Intro to Innovation

Explorers will be introduced to the two-part process of innovation – ideation and exploration.

• Exploring Posts (14-20 years old) • Exploring Clubs (10-14 years old)


By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify a local, national or global need
  • Understand what it means to create value
  • Explain the importance of ideation and exploration
  • Understand how to disprove an idea
  • Practice learning to adapt quickly and efficiently
  • Understanding the importance of an adaptable mindset and viewing change as growth


  • TV, Computer or Projector with internet connection (one per class)
  • The Innovation Framework Handout (use as a reference)
  • The Idea Validation Checklist Handout (one per group)
  • Ideation Flashcards Handout (one per class)
  • Exploration Flashcards Handout (one per class)
  • Start with Why YouTube video (one per class)

Leader Note:

Text in italics should be read aloud to participants. As you engage your unit (post or club) in activities each week, please include comments, discussions, and feedback to the group relating to Character, Leadership, and Ethics. These are important attributes that make a difference in the success of youth in the workplace and in life.