The Knot Master Program
The purpose of this Program is to help participants learn and retain knowledge on knots, how to tie and use them.
To get started in the program, you must first obtain your 5’ length of white paracord, your carabineer and your Knot Master Program sign-off card. Next work on your knots so that you know each knot that you want to test on without having to ask for help, or without having to refer to a drawing.
When you feel that you are ready to test, find someone at or above the level that you are working on, i.e. if the knot you wish to be tested on is in the Yellow category, then the person testing you must be completed in Yellow or above. Also the Knot Master card may only be signed by a Patrol Leader or above.
Once you have all of the knots for a given level signed off you will go to a Scoutmaster to have a quick conference and to tie a few of the knots in that level. When completed you will turn in your old color and receive your new color rope.
To achieve the level of Black you will need to complete a project that encompasses at least two different knots, one of which is NOT part of the Knot Master Program. This can be a decorative lanyard for a knife or tool handle, an embellishment on a hiking stick, something that will show that you can use these skills in combination with each other.
Knots by Level