"To tie a knot seems to be a simple thing, and yet
there are right ways and wrong ways of doing it,
and scouts ought to know the right way."

Baden-Powell
Scouting for Boys, 1915

There are seven knots featured in the Boy Scout Handbook...

Square Knot - this is a joining knot used to connect the ends of two pieces of rope or cord (of the same size). It is also the ideal knot for tying bandages.
Two Half Hitches - this hitch is used to anchor a line to pole or some other object.
Taut-line Hitch - this adjustable hitch is used to tighten guylines for tents and shelters.
Timber Hitch - this hitch is used as an achor and is typically tied to logs that are then dragged out of the forest.
Clove Hitch - this hitch is typiclaly used at the starting and ending point of a lashing.
Bowline - this is the classic, fixed anchor knot.
Sheet Bend - this knot is used to attach lines of two different diameters. I is also used to attach a line to the corner of a sheet (or tarp).