Or, staff, stave, stick, pole, whatever...they are useful. I don't know all the commercial models, and usually don't recommend anything. But that comes from being a Public Servant, and having to avoid it, haha.
I've often looked at the medallions for mounting on poles, but haven't done so. I think I would only do that for a ceremonial model, to avoid losing them. Here's one of the things I do on some poles. I've wood-burned things like my Units, or Camps, or even a ruler. Yes, I mean i placed markings along the length so I could measure rope, fish, whatever, haha.
And don't forget First Aid uses, and Camp gadgets. Other than one more thing to keep up with, they're very handy. Ever needed to reach someone or get help getting up a bank?? Extend the pole, just like in water rescues.