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Group night activities to download

In this online shelf is a collection of group night activities you can read online or download. Some are session plans for a one-off group night, some are books containing loads of different activities.

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

Bees Song

This song, written by a member of Woodcraft Folk, was inspired by the Friends of the Earth bees campaign:

(To the tune of All Through the Night)

What can we do about global warming?

More than 340 different organisations in 27 countries like the lyrics to the Global Warming song – now it’s on YouTube! Here is the link for a performance by the Making Waves choir: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9g_Ucr4twQ&feature=youtu.be

 

Link your hands together

This song is often sung by groups of Woodcraft Folk members at the end of a group night, or camp. A PDF of the sheet music is available below.

Case study: Ealing Venturers dance project

Ealing Venturers spotted an issue they wanted to change in their community, and took action. Download the PDF below to find out how they addressed the relationships between adults and young people in their borough, which they felt needed improving. 

If your Woodcraft group would like to start a project led by young people, that aims to make change in your community, why not make it into an Action Project and apply for funding and support from Woodcraft Folk? 

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 tree@woodcraft.org.uk with details of your group and address.

A Circle of Equality

Untitled from chloe darlington on Vimeo.

This song was composed by young people and adults at Woodcraft Folk's Development Conference in January 2011. Linda composed the melody.

Follow the Trail - Elfin and Pioneer activities

Follow the Trail is a programme of activities to help Woodcraft Folk groups reflect on what being in Woodcraft means, how young people are involved in the organisation and how we can extend their involvement even further. 

Below you can download the whole programme of activities for Elfins and Pioneers, including:

Water orchestra

Aim : To have fun making music with water
You will need : water, different sized containers
Duration : 30 minutes

We use water in all sorts of ways, and often do not notice the water around us. Water makes many different sounds depending what you do with it.

Fill different containers with varying amounts of water, and blow over the tops to make sounds. Find other ways to make music with water:

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