More than 800 Scouts in Virginia worked together last weekend to break the world’s record for the “longest knotted rope chain made in five minutes.”
By tying ropes together with square knots, they created a rope that was 5,463.6 feet long and contained more than 2,000 pieces of cord.
The rope would have been even longer with 8,000 pieces of cord, but several granny knots interrupted the chain. Still, the Scouts broke the old record by more than 184 feet.
The knot-tying event was part of the Aquia District Fall Camporee near Haymarket, Virginia.