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Square Knot

The square knot is the first knot that new scouts learn in Troop 258; the reason being is because it is the most common knot used. It is simple yet very useful. It will knot jam, is easy to untie, and can be tied in an instant. The square knot is used to tie packages, and is used by sailors for binding rolled sails.

Do not confuse this knot with the granny knot or the thief knot. Each is used for a specific purpose, but not as often as this knot. A way to test to see if you've tied the knot properly is to grab each end of the string with two hands and push the string into itself. The square knot should be able to move away from itself, making it loose, but then if you pull it back it should return the way it>