It was tempting to entitle this, “Yet Another Knot Book”. Because that is all it is, joining a great many other books, documents, and web-sites available from throughout the world. But what I was looking for was something that had very clear diagrams, was downloadable for local printing, and focussed on knots relevant to Australian scouting activities. Finding nothing that suited, I decided to write it myself. Whether or not I succeeded in these objectives is for you to judge. But in the process I have enjoyed myself immensely. I have always found knots an intriguing, practical, and satisfying pastime. I hope that you do too.