Skip to main content

Novel Coronavirus — November 26, 2021 Update: Explore Scouts Canada’s actions as we continue to follow the direction of government and health agencies in maintaining public health. View recommendations and stay informed here. Learn more about Scouts Canada's new vaccination mandate.

Make a Micronation

Have you ever heard of a micronation? A micronation is a group of citizens within a country who declare themselves to be their own country! If you made your own micronation, what would it be like? What would your rules and customs be?

Back to Activity Finder


  • When and where will you share this adventure?
  • How will you break into small groups to form your micronations?
  • How much time will you have to create your micronation?
  • What will you create for your micronation? Rules? Customs? A national flag?


  • In small groups, come up with at least four distinct characteristics for your micronation: a national flag (or national colours), a taboo (something that is frowned upon in your country), a greeting and an attitude towards one of the other nations.
  • Draw your flag and practise your characteristics.
  • If you have time, you can think of other customs for your nation: maybe you wear your neckers backwards, or always wear your shoes on the wrong feet.
  • Create some laws for your nation. Why are these laws important?


  • What do you know now that you did not know before?
  • What were the other nations like? How were they different from your nation? How were they similar?
  • Why is it important to respect differences?
  • Have you ever been in a situation where someone didn’t respect you?
  • How can you build on this experience?

Keep it Simple

  • Rather than making a micronation, create a set of rules for your Pack or Troop. This can even be used as the basis for your Section’s Code of Conduct.

Take it Further

  • Learn about some real international customs – what are some different customs and traditions from around the world?