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Create the next chapter

Reflect on taking action, then storyboard what more you could do to help end homelessness.
Plan a session with this activity

You will need

  • A4 paper
  • Pens or pencils

Before you begin

  • Remind yourself of everything people have done for their project: how did they identify the need, plan action, and take action?
  • If you have resources people made, or photos and videos of them taking action, bring them to show everyone.
  • Write the Questions to ask on six pieces of paper and display them around your meeting space.

 

Remember, remember

  1. The person leading the activity should help everyone remember the main details about their project so far. They should use any resources, photos, or videos to help jog people’s memories.
  2. Everyone should move around the room, visiting each of the six pieces of paper. They should think about each question, chat with their friends, then jot down their ideas.
  1. Everyone should share their ideas.

Put it to the people

  1. Everyone should chat about the impact their project had on people. Did anything surprise people?
  2. Everyone should try to speak to some of the people who benefitted from their project. They could ask questions like ‘How did the project make you feel?’, ‘What difference has this project made to you?’, or ‘What could we have done better?’.
  1. Everyone should note down any important comments or suggestions for improvement.

Storyboard the future

  1. Everyone should take a piece of paper and place it in front of them so it’s landscape (so the long sides are on the top and bottom).
  2. Everyone should divide their paper into six roughly equal sections by drawing a line across the middle of the page then drawing two equally spaced out lines from top to bottom.
  3. Everyone should fill the top three boxes with writing and drawings that show what they’ve already done to help end homelessness.
  4. Everyone should fill the bottom three boxes with writing and drawings that show what they could do next to make an even bigger impact in their local community. They could include things they want to do individually and things they’d like to do as a group.

This activity helps contribute towards some of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Find out more about the SDGs, and how Scouts across the world are getting involved.

Reflection

This activity was about helping your community and being a citizen. How do people feel about the action they took? What was their favourite part of their project so far? What do they think made the most difference for others in their community?

Part of being a citizen is staying active and engaged. How did everyone decide what to do next? What more can be done to help end homelessness? Do people think that others believe it’s achievable? If not, how could they help them see a different perspective?

Safety

All activities must be safely managed. Use the safety checklist to help you plan and risk assess your activity. Do a risk assessment and take appropriate steps to reduce risk. Always get approval for the activity and have suitable supervision and an InTouch process.