7 Essential Knots (video)


You know I often have to remind you to put your phones away. But I am not totally against technology in Scouts. Here is a video on YouTube that I would encourage watching during (some) meetings. It is especially good for those of you under First Class and any of you who still need to learn knots, and as a refresher for anyone going to Kon-Tiki next in the weekend (1-Sep, 2017).




The 7 knots covered in the video are:

  • Square Knot (Reef Knot)
  • Clove Hitch (Builder’s Hitch, Tied in a bight, and at an end)
  • Sheet Bend (And Double Sheet Bend)
  • Bowline (Tied two ways)
  • Figure 8 loop (Tied 3 ways)
  • Round Turn + Two 1/2 Hitches
  • Taut-Line Hitch