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Activities for Woodcraft Folk Venturer groups

Click the link below to download the full 'Activities for Woodcraft Folk Venturer groups' booklet produced in 2011 to update our resources for the Venturer age group and incorporate loads of favourite and innovative activities shared by group leaders at VCamp 2010.

To request a free printed copy of the booklet, please contact info@woodcraft.org.uk with details of your group and address.

Folk Symbol session

This session was run with an Elfin group as part of a term's work on 'Community' to explore the theme of 'Our Woodcraft Commiunity'. We discussed the meaning behind the Woodcraft logo, and then used a selection of postcards to explore our understanding of Woodcraft Folk's values.

Pea Fair

Pea Fair (from Highgate & Holloway district)

At the end of each term we hold a district event. In the summer it’s in a park and we invite parents and run games etc. At the end of the term before Christmas we hold a pea fair for the whole district including parents.

The week before the last session we get the young people to come up with ideas for stalls they could run at the pea fair.

These are not limited to

101 Woodchip Ideas

A guide to 101 Woodchip activities that you can do with your group. 

Cartoon Photo Story - Woodcraft Folk History

Duration: 60 minutes 

What you need: Paper, coloured pens
Participants need to be split into groups of 3 or 4. 
 
This activity can be run to make Elfins and Pioneers aware of how Woodcraft came into existence as well as to show them the impact the organisation had over the years, emphasising events of great significance. This will make participants feel more familiar with Woodcraft Folk and will get them thinking about what can be achieved with passion and cooperation.
 
Our EVS volunteer, Josi, made a short cartoon photo story of Woodcraft Folk’s history.
After reading Josi’s story, groups can choose to:
  • Make a similar story with drawings and writings of what they believe are the most important events in Woodcraft’s history
  • Make a similar story with the history of their group (how and when the group started, important events and highlights etc)
  • Make a drama play by using the story as a script
The cartoon photo story is attached. 
 

Blank Woodcraft Folk logos for colouring in

There are three PDF files attached.

The first is an A4 sheet with an outline version of the Woodcraft Folk logo for you to print out (and maybe blow up on a photocopier). This is particularly useful for Woodchips and younger Elfins who are more confident colouring in than creating their own version of the logo on a blank piece of paper.

The second is similar but has slightly simpler simpler new style outline. 

The third is a sheet of 15 versions of the Woodcraft and DF logos which can be printed onto labels for colouring in.

Pioneer Peace Pack Activity 6 - Positive About Peace

Aim of the activity:
To get question the idea that war is inevitable and to think about what a peaceful world could be like.

What you will need:
Pens and paper;
Flip chart sheet and marker pens;
Blutac;
Roll of drawing paper/poster paper or back of an old roll of wall paper;
Paints, crayons, felt tips etc;
Copies of the SEVILLE STATEMENT ON VIOLENCE (download from the foot of the page)
A copy of the STORY (download from the foot of the page)

Pioneer Peace Pack Activity 5 - Child Soldiers

Aim of the activity:
To explore the experience of child soldiers and the reasons why they have become involved in conflicts.

What you will need:
Two chairs;
Copies of the CHILD SOLDIERS STORIES
Flip chart sheet and marker pens
Pens and paper
Paints, crayons and poster paper

Suggested warm-up:

Family tree

If we want to know and understand other people better, we need to start with knowing ourselves. One part of who we are is our family and our ancestors.

Colour portraits

Aim: To recognise that we all have different coloured skin, and this is one thing that makes us special.
You will need: Paper, paints, paint pots and paintbrushes.
Duration: 45 minutes

Paint a self-portrait. Mix the correct paint colours to match your skin tone and hair colour as closely as you can. Everyone will mix their own special colour because we all have slightly different coloured skin and hair.

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