Introduction: Simple Scout Paracord Lanyard

A practical lanyard for a compass, whistle, mask or other scouting essential that can be used to also practice knots anytime!


  • Two lines of paracord, 24 - 30 inches each
  • One set of breakaway clips*
  • One lanyard clasp

*preferred but optional - can also tie ropes together with overhand or square but not as safe

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

Step 2: Thread Paracord Into Breakaway Clips

Thread the cord into the breakaway clips, tie small overhand knots near the ends of the cord.

Pull the knots small and tight, pull them into the breakaway clips, attach the clips.

The first time attaching the clips is the hardest, use a desk or surface to force them if needed.

Step 3: Attach the Lanyard Clasp

Thread the two cords through the lanyard clasp, tie an overhand knot with both cords at the height you would like the clasp to be when around your neck.

Step 4: Tie the Loose Rope As Desired

Tie the loose ends as desired, practice knots such as the square knot or tie them up in a sliding overhand.

Step 5: Wear the Lanyard, Untie the Loose Ends and Practice Knots!

Make one for yourself or make extras to give to friends and family!

Teach them how to adjust and play with theirs, share the joy of scouts and knots.