The Boy Scout Handbook Through the Years

Each scout handbook since the original 1911 edition reflects its era, and the 1990 revision is today as sophisticated a guide as any to living the good, green life.

Bowline Knot
The Bowline: A noose that neither jams nor slips. Used in lowering a person from a burning building, etc. Form a small loop on the standing part leaving the end long enough for the size of the noose required. Pass the end up through the bight around the standing part and down through the bight again. To tighten, hold noose in position and pull standing part.