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Scouts for Sustainability - Make a Run for It!

Learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as you play a faced-paced game that tests how fast you can think and move!

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  • What materials will you need for this activity?
  • What do you want to learn about the SDGs before you start playing?
  • How long will you play this game?
  • What prompts will you call out during the game?


  • Print out copies of the SDGs and find a way to step on them without damaging them (tape them onto foam tiles, laminate them, etc.)
  • Use the Goals to create a circle with enough space between each Goal for people to comfortably stand on them (if you have more than 17 people playing, you can use multiples of some Goals).
  • Ensure that you have one fewer SDG in the circle as there are people playing. Make sure you know what Goal you’re on!
  • Have one person stand in the middle and read out a prompt.
  • Anyone who the prompt applies to must step off their Goal and move to another one. For an added challenge, you cannot step off your Goal and move to the one beside you.
  • The person in the middle also tries to claim a tile.
  • Whoever is left without a tile is now in the middle and the game continues. 


  • What do you know now that you did not know before?
  • What did you learn about the Sustainable Development Goals?
  • What else would you like to learn about the SDGs?


  • Copies of the Goals that can be stepped on without being damaged (taped onto foam tiles, laminated, etc.)
  • Copies of the prompts provided, cut up and put into a hat or basket (feel free to add your own!).


Sample Prompts:

Anyone standing on an environmental goal.

Anyone standing on an innovation goal.

Anyone standing on a society and culture goal.

Anyone who has done a project related to the goal they’re standing on.

Anyone who can think of an existing Scouting project related to the goal they’re standing on.

Anyone who can think of a project related to the goal they’re standing on.

Anyone who is confused by the goal they’re standing on.

Anyone who can connect the goal they’re standing on to another goal.

Anyone who is passionate about the goal they’re standing on.

Keep it Simple

  • Start with simple prompts, like “anyone who is standing on an environment goal” or “anyone who is standing on a goal that they’d like to learn more about”

Take it Further

  • Work as a group to create harder prompts to use for the game. Try creating prompts related to projects that you have done or would like to do in the future!