Sheet Bend Knot

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How To Tie The Sheet Bend Knot

Step 1 - Put a bight in the end of the thicker rope and hold it with one hand.
Step 2 - Pass the end of the other rope through the bight. Then take that end around behind the bight.
Step 3 - Bring the end across the front of the bight and tuck it under its own standing part.
Step 4 - Tighten the knot by pulling the standing part of the smaller line.


The Square Knot

Also known as the Joining Knot and Reef Knot, will be used many times during your scouting career and beyond.

This knot was used for centuries by sailors for reefing sails and tying things aboard ship.  It is important to not use this not for tying two ropes together.

The following is the steps for tying the Square Knot... Just remember right over left, and left over right:

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Step 1 - Hold your rope at the ends
Step 2 - Do an over hand knot with right over left
Step 3 - Do a second over hand knot now with left over right
Step 4 - Pull the ends tight


The Square Knot is used in many of the knot awards you may receive as a Boy Scout and as a Leader.