Here is a great reason to learn knots and lashings! You can have a flag pole wherever you are.
This is convenient for outside ceremonies, used at day camps as well as needed to pass off achievements.
Of course, you could use an outside pole already at the site just for such a purpose, but what about at a local camp site? Besides, look at those parallel lashings. Doesn't that look so cool! So...........well, Boy Scout-y! Standing there as an advertisement to entice your cub scouts to moving on to Boy Scouts. I challenge you!