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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?

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Plan

  • 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?

Do

  • 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?

Review

  • 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?