Human Impact

Make a video about a science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) topic



Your members at home will need –

  • recording equipment, like a video camera or smartphone
  • editing software (free on some devices such as iPhones)
  • computer, tablet or smartphone for viewing videos


What to do

Have a discussion as a group about STEM. Ask your section if they know what it stands for – science, technology, engineering and maths – and to suggest ways that STEM can impact the future (for example, helping us to monitor climate change and to invent and build solutions).


Challenge the young people to each make a short video to raise awareness about a topic that is likely to affect people in the future. Examples could include climate change issues (such as extreme weather, air pollution or rising sea levels), or positive developments in science and technology (such as green energy, electric cars or smart homes).


In the midst of this current situation, which is causing us to participate in Scouting at Home, maybe some members may wish to investigate and discuss Covid-19 coronavirus and how science and technology may help us to overcome it.


Individual members at home can be tasked to find out and describe exactly how the topic will impact society and then present their findings in a video that’s between 3–5 minutes long.


Share the videos with the rest of the section and review. Maybe you would like to share some of your videos with us, so that we can broadcast them on Somerset Scouts Facebook page?



Age Range:                     Explorers

Time to Complete:         —

Badge Requirements:   Digital Citizen Staged badge

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls