A selection of projects to keep your Scout busy in those spare moments at camp.
Many of us have unplaited one of these woggles at some time or other in our Scouting lives and then played for hours trying to get it back together again Well, here the secret is revealed. You can of course make a new woggle by using a strip of leather and cutting slits in it as shown, and make your own woggle. In each diagram the shaded area indicates the front of the woggle.
The Turks Head knot is one of the most decorative knots around. When made correctly it
serves as the perfect woggle for scouts and leaders alike. The most decorative Turks Head
Woggles are made from thin 3 or 4mm nylon climbing rope.
The Back Splice & The Eye Splice
In order to make a back splice, a crown knot must first be tied. This is shown to the right. It must be tied neatly so that the pattern on the far right is seen on the top of the rope.
In order to make the splice itself you must take each strand in turn and pass it over the strand of rope it lies alongside (against the lay) and under the next one. Repeat this process three or four times, making sure that the strands are tucked in the same order each time. Cut off the ends and rool the splice betwwen your hands, or on a flat surface.
The Eye Splice
The Eye Splice is used to make a permanent loop in the rope end.The Eye splice is formed by doing the following:
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