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Scouts got talent

Put on a performance to show what you’ve learned about mental health and what you’ll do next.
Plan a session with this activity

You will need

  • Pens or pencils
  • A4 paper
  • Sticky tack
  • Props and costumes (optional)

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.

Share your talent

  1. Everyone should split into small groups.
  2. Each group should plan and practise a short performance about what they’ve learned. It’s up to them how they perform: they could sing, mime, dance, use puppets, or anything else they can think of. Their performance should last up to five minutes.
  1. The people leading the activity should take their seats and become the judges.
  2. Once each group’s ready, they should present to the judges.
  3. The judges should give helpful feedback. They could choose a winner or pick multiple winners for categories like best teamwork, funniest production, best ending, or most informative performance.

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 improving wellbeing and trying new things. What’s the most important thing people have learned about mental health and wellbeing? How did they share that with others in their performance? How could they continue to learn and make more change?

Safety

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.