What are you doing for the SDG Challenge?

The SDG Challenge was launched across Australia last month.  Now is a great time as we break for the school holidays to plan how you will participate in the SDG Challenge.
The challenge is open to both youth members and leaders so everyone has the opportunity to participate.  Don’t forget once you complete the challenge requirements you can purchase a SDG pin to wear on your uniform.
The other great feature of the SDG challenge is that you can incorporate this challenge into your Achievement pathway, for example as a Special Interest Award.  We encourage everyone to form a Project Patrol and identify which of the 17 SDGs they will focus on.  Remember that for the Joey Scout and Cub Scout sections the project should cover approximately 10 hours of effort, and for all other sections and leaders approximately 20 hours of effort.  This action be some something like a tinned food collection for a local charity or an Environment project in your community.
Over the coming weeks, keep an eye out as we highlight some of the 17 SDGs and provide some ideas on what you could do to complete your SDGs challenge.
Regardless of which SDGs you select to focus on, everyone in the Project Patrol needs to:
– Gain awareness; <Plan
– Take action; <Do and
– Inspire others <Review
Also don’t forget you can log details on your SDG Challenge in Terrain. We would also encourage everyone to share their project on SDGs.scout.org so our efforts in Australia can help contribute to Scouting’s worldwide action on the SDGs.
If you need any help or guidance there are lots of resources to help you get started, and please feel free to get in touch if you need further information.  We look forward to hearing all about your projects so we can inspire others to participate
Want to learn more about Scouts and the SDG’s? Head over to http://SDGs.scout.org