Splicing and Whipping. Robert W. Brey Roundtable Staff. Rope work. Back Splice Eye splice Short Splice Whipping. Back splice. Un-lay 3 to 4 inches of the rope Identify the three strands as A, B, and C Lay strand A back on the standing part. Back Splice.
Robert W. Brey
Take strand A of the left rope and take it over strand 1 on the right rope and tuck it under strand 2.
Roll rope towards you and take strand B over strand 2 and under strand 3.
Roll the rope toward you again and tuck strand C over strand 3 and under the next strand.
Continue rolling the rope toward you and tucking the appropriate strand. Tuck three times with each strand. To make the splice thinner, trim one third of each strand as you tuck.
Remove temporary whipping and do the same tuck and roll working to the left. Complete three tucks with each strand.
Pictures and text adapted from Pioneering merit badge pamphlet,
1995 printing of 1993 version, Boy Scouts of America