The Cub Knot Story

Rope: “I’m fit to be tied”

Knot: Cross arms in front and say “What knot”
Cub Scout: “Where’s the cookies?”
Den meeting: “Paint, cut, glue”

For those of you who can’t imagine that a ROPE can come alive, this story may be hard to believe.  Once there was a four foot piece of ROPE who wanted to become a CUB SCOUT.  The ROPE knew that in DEN MEETINGS CUB SCOUTS learned to tie KNOTS in ROPES.   He had always wanted to learn how to tie himself into a KNOT.  So the ROPE checked with a CUB SCOUT that he knew to find out when the next DEN MEETING was to be held.  He put on his best tie, hitched up his pants, and headed for the meeting.   The ROPE could tell he was at the right house because several CUB SCOUTS were arriving to begin the DEN MEETING.  The ROPE walked right in and said to the den leader “I want to be a CUB SCOUT and attend your DEN MEETINGS”.  But the den leader said “I cannot let a ROPE be a CUB SCOUT!”  Well the ROPE was really upset.  He ran out of the DEN MEETING, knot knowing what to do next.  He ran outside into the gravel road and was run over by a bread truck.  The ROPE was tumbled, rolled, crunched, and in general, pretty messed up.  His ends were all unraveled, and he had been twisted into a quadruple half hitch KNOT.  The ROPE could not even remember who he was.  But somehow he remembered he wanted to be a CUB SCOUT and that a DEN MEETING was going on that he should be attending.  he stumbled to the front door and knocked.  When the CUB SCOUT den leader opened the door, there was the unraveled half hitched ROPE.  “I want to be a CUB SCOUT,” said the ROPE.   The den leader looked at him and said, “Aren’t you the ROPE that was here a few minutes ago?”  The ROPE looked right at the den leader and shouted, “I’m a frayed KNOT”.