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Make a kindness community display

Create a community display to shout about the power of kindness.
Plan a session with this activity

You will need

  • Things to create your display or run your event

Before you begin

  • Remind yourself of everything people have done to champion kindness. If you have quotes and facts, or photos and videos of them taking action, bring them to show everyone. You could ask people to bring their own photos and resources too.
  • Find out if there are any spaces in your community you could use for your display, such as a library or shopping centre.
  • You could also think about events where you could promote your project, for example, a community or Scouts event. You could even decide to organise your own event.

Plan the campaign

  1. Everyone should split into small groups.
  2. Each group should think about how they’d like to celebrate their project an encourage others to take action.

  3. Each group should work together to decide what they’ll do. They should try to choose something they think will make a big difference.
  4. Each group should work together to plan their event. Someone should do a risk assessment.

Run the event or display

  1. The person in charge of the event should make sure everyone understands their roles and is ready to go.
  2. Everyone should work together to welcome guests and do everything they planned.
  1. At the end of the event, someone should thank all of the guests for coming.

Evaluate the event

  1. Everyone should gather together and think about what went well and what could’ve been improved.
  2. An adult should share what people did by emailing scouts@redcross.org.uk

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 all about being a citizen and helping your community. How easy was it to plan the event or display? What skills did people use on the day?

In this activity, people helped others understand their project and the difference it made. Can anyone sum up the key message of their project? What action would they like people who came to their event to take? Was it easy to communicate these things?

Safety

Outdoor activities

You must have permission to use the location. Always check the weather forecast and inform parents and carers of any change in venue.

Road safety

Manage groups carefully when near or on roads. Consider adult supervision and additional equipment (such as lights and high visibility clothing) in your risk assessment.

All activities must be safely managed. 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.

Make it accessible

All Scout activities should be inclusive and accessible.