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Scouts for Sustainability - What Do You Dream?

Learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals and how they are a part of your life.

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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 will you play this game – will you use photos and create your own captions for them, or will you use prompts to start a discussion or inspire a drawing?


Version 1:

  • In a small gathering, have one person select a photo or meme from the pile. 
  • Each person writes their own caption or title for the selected photo. This might be a funny, inspirational, serious, or silly  
  • Fold your paper and put it in a pile in the middle. 
  • The person who picked the photo or meme must then read the captions aloud and decide who wrote which caption. 
  • A point is rewarded to how many guesses were correct!
  • Continue by having the next person around the circle choose the photo or meme. 

Version 2:

  • Using the prompts provided (or your own), select a prompt at random and read it aloud.
  • Each person should draw a picture or write an answer to the prompt.
  • Share your picture or answer with the rest of the group – you can either have a short discussion based on the prompt and the answers that people shared, or you can try another prompt.  


  • 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?


  • Photos or memes– these can be of anything. People, places, things, etc. from your community or around the world
  • Prompts for the Goals
  • Pen/pencil or other drawing supplies (if you’re going to draw to match a prompt, rather than write a prompt for a photo).
  • Paper

Prompts (feel free to use your own!):

No Poverty: What are some things we take for granted that not everyone has access to?

Zero Hunger: What does hunger feel like and how does it affect you?

Good Health and Well-Being: What healthy activities make you feel happy?

Quality Education: What do you like learning about the most?

Gender Equality: How can I support other people with a different gender than my own? 

Clean Water and Sanitation: How much water do you think you use each day?

Affordable and Clean Energy: What would you be unable to do today if you did not have electricity?

Decent Work and Economic Growth: What is your dream job?

Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure: If you could invent anything, what would it be?

Reduced Inequalities: What are some inequalities that you cannot see with your eyes?

Sustainable Cities and Communities: What is the coolest thing about where you live?

Responsible Production and Consumption: Do you know what you can recycle where you live?

Climate Action: How can we prepare for extreme weather events? 

Life Below Water: If you were a sea creature, what would you be?

Life on Land: What would you rely on if you had to survive outside where you live?

Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: If you were Prime Minister, what would you do?

Partnerships for the Goals: What Goals will be the most challenging to accomplish?

Keep it Simple

  • Start with simple prompts and have everyone draw out their ideas. If people are comfortable, have them share what they drew with the Group.

Take it Further

  • Play Pictionary! Create a drawing of a project or concept related to a Goal – then, have the rest of the group guess what Goal your drawing relates to!