Square knot

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{{Otheruses|[[Scouter Awards|Adult leader awards]] are also called "Square knots."}}</noinclude>
{{Otheruses|[[Scouter Awards|Adult leader awards]] are also called "Square knots."}}</noinclude>
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[[Image:Square-Knot.gif|frame|right|<center>'''Square Knot'''</center>]]
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| name=Square knot
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| names= Reef knot
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| image= Square_knot.gif
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| type=Binding
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| related=[[Thief knot]], [[Granny knot]], [[Grief knot]], [[Surgeon's knot]]
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| releasing=Jamming
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| caveat=Not secure as a bend. Spills easily if one of the free ends is pulled outward. Does not hold well if the two lines are not the same thickness.
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| uses=Joining two ends of a single line to bind around an object.
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[[Image:Square-Knot.gif|frame|right|<center>Animation of tying a '''Square Knot'''</center>]]
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|introduction = {{quote-source|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 has many uses-from securing bundles, packages, and the sails of ships to tying the ends of bandages.'''|[[Boy Scout Handbook]] p. 8}}
|introduction = {{quote-source|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 has many uses-from securing bundles, packages, and the sails of ships to tying the ends of bandages.'''|[[Boy Scout Handbook]] p. 8}}

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Animated Knots show you how to tie Basic Knots, Fishing Knots, Sailing Knots, Climbing Knots, Forty Knots,
Special Knots, and Advanced Knots, for Wolf, Bear, Webelos, Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class.

Adult leader awards are also called "Square knots."

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Animation of tying a Square Knot
Animation of tying a Square Knot

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See also
Knots by Use
Basic knots Overhand knot · Square knot · Granny knot · Two half-hitches · Taut-line hitch · Bowline · Sheet bend · Slip knot · Clove hitch · Timber hitch
Advanced knots Constrictor knot · Monkey's fist · Ocean plait · Trucker's hitch · Turk's head
Special knots Braiding · Carrick bend · Chain sinnet · Cow hitch · Double sheet bend · Sheep shank
Fishing knots Arbor backing knot · Barrel knot · Blood knot · Blood loop · Clinch knot · Fisherman's knot · Improved clinch knot · Nail knot · Needle knot · Palomar knot · Surgeon's loop · Turle knot
Sailing knots Bowline on a Bight · Cleat Hitch · Double Bowline · Figure Eight · Marline Hitch · Midshipman's Hitch · Rolling Hitch · Stevedores Knot
Climbing knots Alpine Butterfly knot · Double fisherman's knot (Grapevine) · Figure eight follow-through · Figure eight on a bight · Figure eight on bend · Figure eight knot · Prusik knot · Safety knot · Water knot
Forty knots


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