Cub Scouts Learn Knot Tying
By Liam (age 8)
Hi! I’m Liam and I’m a Cub Scout Wolf in Maryland. I’ve only been in Cub Scouts for a few months, but I’ve already learned how to tie 3 different knots!!
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Overhand Knot – the overhand knot is used to keep a rope from going through a pulley, hole or to make a rope easier to hang on it.
- Make a loop in the end of the rope.
- Tuck the end of the rope through the loop.
- Pull the end of the rope to tighten the knot.
Square Knot – the main use of a square knot is to join the ends of two ropes. In Scouting, it is called the “Joining Knot”
- Tie two over hand knots. First, bring right rope over left rope. Go under and around the left side rope with the right side rope.
- Then, bring the left side rope over the right side rope. Go under and around the right side rope with the left side rope.
- Pull both ropes firmly to create knot.