Knot Riddles and Game

Wendy Baker
Sparks Guider, Pathfinder Guider, Craft Trainer, Potential Trainer, Chair of Division Composite Camp, District Commissioner
Central Area, Ganaraska Division, Sugarbush District


Make up cards that say:

1. I am the king of knots because - if I am used correctly - I never slip, and I am put to use in a variety of rescue operations.

2. I am sometimes known as the Weavers' knot. I am used by sailors in rigging the ship. I join two ropes different thicknesses.

3. I must be female, because I love tying up loose ends! I hate to see rope ends fray so I sit very snugly and hold them firmly- and, My don't they look neat when I'm used?

4. I am constantly used. I'm used to tie the ends of bandages in First Aide, because I lie flat, and don not hurt, I don't slip or slide, and I can be undone easily, I'm swear, but I'm very popular!

Answers:

1. Bowline, 2 Sheetbend 3. whipping 4. Reef

Have the girls do it as a relay where the 4 cards are on a chair at the end of the room with a rope. I have 4 different coloured cards and a set of 2 for two teams. They must one at a time run to the chair, pick up blue, green, yellow, orange card in order I tell them and tie the knot that is described the leaders stay near the chairs to make sure the knot it right.



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