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Storyboard your change

First suggested by National Autistic Society
Decide how you’ll make more change and create a storyboard to show your plans.

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You’ll need

  • A4 paper
  • Pens or pencils
  • Rulers

Before you begin

  • Remind yourself of everything people have everything 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.

Create a storyboard

  1. The person leading the activity should give everyone a piece of paper. They should put their paper horizontally in front of them.
  2. Everyone should use their ruler to draw a horizontal line across the middle of their paper, then draw two vertical lines to split the paper into vertical thirds. They should end up with six sections.
  3. Everyone should think about what they could do to help make an even bigger impact in the community. It could be something people could do individually, or a bigger action they could do as a group.
  1. Everyone should fill in their storyboard to show their ideas about what they could do next.
  2. Once everyone’s finished their storyboard, everyone should come together and chat about what they’d like to do next.
  3. Everyone should work together to decide which idea they’d like to take forwards.
  • What theme did we explore?
  • What did we do?
  • Why did we do it?
  • How did it make you feel? What skills did you develop?
  • How did the project make a difference for people or the environment?
  • What could we do now? How could we achieve the next stage of our badge?
  • Continue to ask more businesses to become autism-friendly or hold an autism hour.
  • Learn more about the challenges autistic people face across the UK.
  • Help people who may be upset, scared, or nervous.
  • Ask your teacher to help people learn about autism, for example, during World Autism Awareness Week.
Logo containing the words Scouts for SDGs. The O in Scouts is made up of 17 coloured segments, representing the 17 goals.

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.


This activity was all about helping your community and being a citizen. How did people feel when they were reflecting on the impact they made? How do their feelings affect their future plans? Changes make the biggest difference when they’re permanent – not just for a short time. How could people work together to make sure there’s long-lasting change in their community?


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

  • Depending on your group, it may be useful to have an adult at each sheet of paper to help people write down their ideas.
  • You could make videos instead of storyboards.
  • People can record their thoughts on the big sheets of paper in whatever way works for them, including drawing and writing ideas down.
  • Storyboards can have as few (or as many) words as people want – it’s up to everyone how they communicate.

All Scout activities should be inclusive and accessible.

Put your ideas into action and work towards the next stage of your Community Impact Staged Activity Badge.