For centuries ‘knotsmanship’ has been passed down from fathers to sons, not just a right a passage, but a necessary skill to earn that knot merit badge. Q: What knot is considered to be a rescue knot? A: Bowline. If you don’t know a clove hitch from a granny knot, it may be time to brush up on those knot-tying skills. Kit includes rope in 2 colors and an 8”x5” illustrated chart.