Most of the basic Scout knots involve tying
to an object in some way. This is easy to do outdoors and chair and table
legs can be used as a substitute indoors.
However the hitching rail arrangement illustrated
below will serve as a useful teaching tool for the rainy day when you cannot
get outside. It also solves the problem of driving tent pegs into the troop
room floor which most of our charter organizations frown on.
Construction is not all that exact but approximate
dimensions for a table top version are shown.
Now that I have it what do I do with it?
1. Supply the appropriate number of lines
and let pairs of Scouts challenge each other face to face in the six basic
2. Use the base for mini-pioneering projects.
3. Set up at pre-opening to let Scouts practice
4. It makes demonstrating actual use easier.
DIMENSION SHOWN IN INCHES