Time to chill!

As young adults, you generally spend a bit more time sitting indoors at desks than participants in younger Sections especially currently. Unfortunately, this can have negative effects on one’s physical and mental wellbeing.

One way to bring a little peace and joy to your indoor work space is to build a desktop Zen garden. A small Zen garden is easy to make and can be a useful tool for relieving stress.


  • When and where will you build your desktop Zen gardens?
  • Who on the internet might share a knowledge of the background and creation of Zen gardens with you? Could you link with some Scouts in Japan?
  • What tools and materials do you need?
  • What is your budget for this project?


  • Build your desktop Zen garden.
  • Find a perfect home for your garden in your work space.
  • When you need a break. Rake the sand, arrange the stones and breathe.


  • What do you know now that you did not know before?
  • How did you feel before, during and after this project?
  • How has the garden impacted your workspace and your work habits?
  • What other ways can you bring a “Zen” quality to your work space or study space?