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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.

  1. Make a loop in the end of the rope.
  2. Tuck the end of the rope through the loop.
  3. 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”

  1. 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.
  2. Then, bring the left side rope over the right side rope. Go under and around the right side rope with the left side rope.
  3. Pull both ropes firmly to create knot.