Knot of the Month Club
Bob Marietta (RMARIETT@CCM.HOWARDCC.EDU)
Wed, 22 Jul 1998 12:58:47 EST
FYI: Abuse of the Knot of the Month Club. I have heard rumors of
money changing hands so I am spreading the word.
The Knot of the Month Club began 5 years ago at Troop 601 in
Columbia, Maryland, USA. It was begun to promote knot tying among
adults and older scouts. To join you must know the 6 basic knots
required for advancement. In the USA they are the Square Knot, the
Clove Hitch, the Bowline, Two Half Hitches, the Timber Hitch and the
Tautline Hitch. You must agree to teach and learn at least one knot a
month. (Yes, some people do relearn the same knot for months). The
symbol and badge of the club is a 6ft. length of, usually white, 1/8th
or 3/16th rope tied in a chain knot and and knotted together at the
ends. Leave about 6 inches or so out of the chain at each end. It is
worn looped over your belt ready to be used for instruction or
There is no cost to join, there is no registration, no mailing list.
Anyone may join and induct new members, this is usually done by giving
them the chain knotted rope you are wearing and making another for
yourself. Please enjoy the club but don't try to make a buck off it.
Yours in Scouting,
Bob Marietta, Scoutmaster Troop 601
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