Square Knot

The square knot is also known as the joining knot because it can join two ropes together and because it is the first knot Scouts learn when they join the BSA. It is never to be used for human or critical loads - it may spill into two half hitches and then slip. It can also bind, and be hard to undo, or worse, it is frequently tied wrong as a "Granny Knot".

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