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Anyone Can Be a Leader!

Can you think of a good leader? What qualities and characteristics does a leader have? Explore and talk about what helps make a good leader!

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  • How will you share your answers in this activity? 
  • What do you need to be successful? 
  • How much time do you need to complete this activity? 


  • Tell the group that you will be deciding on a leader and that everyone will vote. 
  • The leader will help with things like fire drills, important tasks, and be “in charge” of certain things to help. 
  • Discuss with the group what qualities a leader possesses. 
  • After discussion, tell the group they will be voting whether the leader should be a boy or girl (this can be done anonymously) 
  • After the results are in, discuss why some people think a leader should be a boy/girl and ask if they think that it’s fair or hurtful. 
  • Talk about both males and females that are in roles of leadership and the qualities that each possess (Politics, Teachers or Principals, etc.) 


  • What do you know now that you did not know before?  
  • What would you change next time?  
  • What are some qualities that you possess that make you a good leader? 
  • Remember to submit your activities on our Scouts for Sustainability Take Action Map

Keep it Simple

  • Make a list of leaders from around the world. What qualities do they share that make them a good leader? 

Take it Further

  • Consider talking about International Women’s Day, Women’s Month and connecting it to women in power/ women that have had an influence in the world as leaders (Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Malala Yousafzai, etc.)