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Raising the Flag

Pride for a flag is important. Flying our national flag, your provincial flag, or the flag for your Section lets others know where you’re from or what group you’re a part of. It also lets people know that you’re happy to be a part of whatever community’s flag you’re flying.

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  • What materials are you going to use for this Adventure? Where will you get them?
  • What skills do you need to learn? How can you learn them? What help can your Scouters offer?
  • Is this going to be a competition against other teams? If so, what rules will you have?
  • When and where will you have this Adventure?
  • What skills do you need to learn for this Adventure?


  • As a team, gather materials and construct the tallest flag pole that you can.
  • This is a great Adventure to try at a camp. A tall flag pole is a great addition to a campsite!
  • You can even compete against other teams to see who can put together the tallest pole for their site!
  • Gather your materials, and build a flag pole that reaches into outer space!


  • What do you know now that you did not know before?
  • Did your team work together?
  • Is there anyone who deserves a special pat on the back? Why?
  • What would you do differently next time?
  • How can you build on this experience?

Keep it Simple

Take it Further

  • For large-scale camps, like jamborees, it is a tradition to put a camp gate at the entrance of your site to welcome people. Build your own camp gate and decorate it to make it your own – hang your Group flag, a Patrol banner or even your city flag!