18th - 20th October 2013
At our own Cudham Environmental Activities Centre, London
Come and learn how to teach up to date, sex positive, unbiased sex, mental health and LGBTQ+ education for a range of ages, Elfins and up.
TREE stands for Training, Representation, Equality and Engagement.These are all things Woodcraft Folk aims to give young members. The more fully young people can participate in the organisation, the stronger our future will be.
The TREE Programme was funded by the Big Lottery over a period of five years (2009 – 2014) with the task of developing youth participation at all levels of Woodcraft Folk throughout England. We focused on making sure young people's experience of Woodcraft Folk - from playing games at a weekly group night to sitting on our national trustee board - was as good as possible, and that they could act on the issues that are important to them within the movement and outside of it.
Woodcraft Folk has always brought children, young people and adults together to learn about and act on social issues, since we were established in 1925 by 19 year-old Leslie Paul. At local and national level, we try to create an atmosphere of equality and co-operation where people of any age can get involved in making decisions, running activities and influencing the movement.
Download the form
Applications are now open for projects starting in Spring 2014 so download the simple form at the foot of this page and fill it with your ideas over the winter. Make the most of your cold winters instead together and plan exciting stuff for the coming year.
Possible Action Project ideas
Here is a few possible ideas to get you thinking:
As part of the TREE programme, Woodcraft Folk offered funding to groups who wanted to run youth-led projects to take action on social issues or local community initiatives. Over the 5 years there have been over 80 projects run across the UK, doing a range of activities from community orchards to refugee awareness.
Groups and individuals in Woodcraft Folk take action on many issues, including climate change, racism, perceptions of young people and sustainable energy.
Below are a few of the ways Woodcraft Folk are currently working to make their community a fairer, more sustainable place. Some projects are internally focussed, some reach out into their communities.