Scout flag flies high at Wayfarer
19 July 2016
GEOCON has helped the Diamantina Cub Scout group celebrate their 100th anniversary in style by flying the Centenary flag above its Wayfarer apartment building.
The flag was hoisted by crane to the top of the building this afternoon where it will fly proudly for the next two weeks.
Diamantina Cub Scout group leader Sue Groves said there were many different ways the centenary was being celebrated amongst the 13 million scouts around the world.
“We wanted to fly the centenary flag as high as we could to challenge other Packs to better this achievement and to see how many Cub Scouts would actually see the flag flying,” she said.
“It will fly until 30 July when all ACT scouting groups attend a national campfire at Camp Cottermouth.”
GEOCON General Manager Damon Smith said the flag would be hoisted on Crane Tower 1 above Wayfarer Apartments at the end of each work day until 30 July and then be relocated to GEOCON’s Southport site in Tuggeranong for two weeks.
“It’s a novel idea and we are pleased to support the Diamantina Cub Scouts celebrate the centenary of scouting in this way,” he said.
Scouting was founded in 1916 by Lord Baden-Powell and originally known as Wolf Cubbing. Generations of young people have embarked on an adventure filled with laughter, excitement and camaraderie; an adventure inspired for many years by Rudyard Kipling’s Classic The Jungle Book.