Special Knots, and Advanced Knots, for Wolf, Bear, Webelos, Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class.
"The Bowline makes a reasonably secure loop in the end of a piece of rope. It has many uses, e.g., to fasten a mooring line to a ring or a post. Under load, it does not slip or bind. With no load it can be untied easily. It's principle shortcoming is that it cannot be tied, or untied, when there is a load on the standing end. It should therefore be avoided when, for example, a mooring line may have to be released under load. Two bowlines can be linked together to join two ropes."
|— Boy Scout Handbook pp. 148-149|
- Required for
Make a loop (top to you). The rabbit goes out of the hole, around the tree, and back into the hole.
The Bowline is one of the Forty Knots.
- Lesson Videos
- Wonder How To Video: Bowline Knot - Grog's Animated Knots: Bowline - Grog's Animated Knots: Bowline - Video: Bowline Knots - Video: Bowline Knots
- Wonder How To Video: Running Bowline Knot
- Wonder How To Video: Portugese Bowline Knot
- Wonder How To Video: Spanish Bowline Knot
- Video: Bowline Bend -
- One-Handed Bowline
"The One Handed Bowline is a useful and quick way to tie a bowline when the other hand is occupied or injured. There are three main steps. 1. Hold the short end and tie a half hitch with your whole forearm. 2. Pass the short end round the standing end. 3. Still holding the short end, withdraw your hand from the loop."
- Grog's Animated Knots: One Handed Bowline - [http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-tie-the-one-handed-bowline-knot-for-climbing-265452/ Wonder How To Video: One Handed Bowline
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