County Adviser: Colin Scarff


This is the art of building structures out of wood and ropes, normally using a range of different sized poles. It brings out elements of creativity, problem solving and team building. It is a classic camp activity but also would fill an evening programme. Projects can be adapted to be relevant all the various scout sections.

There is some guidance HERE

Pioneering Courses

Pioneering courses are held at Bentley Copse to stimulate fun and experience with rope work.

Check the County diary for the latest details on events to date. Details of courses can be obtained from Colin Scarff

International Guild of Knot Tyers

Visit the Surreyknots website

Plenty of useful knot diagrams to download as well as the Surrey Six cards too!




Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls