TREE programme

Shaping Participation: sharing practice for a stronger youth-led future

Event date: 
20 February 2014 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Event location: 
Regent's University, Regent's Park, London

Woodcraft Folk and NCVYS (the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services) are bringing together many youth organisations and colleagues from the co-operative sector for a free day of workshops and discussions on the theme of youth participation. It will be a brilliant chance to find out how other organisations involve young people, and celebrate all the ways Woodcraft Folk and NCVYS empower younger members. As TREE's final big event, we also hope it will be a chance to look back on five years of exciting development work and hand over our learning and resources to Woodcraft Folk's team of highly skilled volunteer Ambassadors of Youth Participation!

Our Times: campaign activities for Venturers

 

 

Our Times is the new campaign from young people around Woodcraft Folk, who want to give other young people a platform to be heard on social and political issues including war. The aim is to enable young people to educate each other on the issues they care about, and enable wider society to hear and respect young people's views.

We've put together a range of activities to get your Venturer group thinking about society and what they care about most in it. Download the PDF below.

 

Our Times: campaign activities for Pioneers

Our Times is the new campaign from young people around Woodcraft Folk, who want to give other young people a platform to be heard on social and political issues including war. The aim is to enable young people to educate each other on the issues they care about, and enable wider society to hear and respect young people's views.

We've put together a range of activities to get your Pioneer group thinking about society and what they care about most in it. 

Woodcraft Folk's impact

Experience of group night activities, camps, projects and commitees has a really positive impact on children and young people in Woodcraft Folk. 

Below you can download a summary of what young people told Cadence, our external evaluators, about the impact youth participation in Woodcraft Folk has had on them. The survey was conducted amongst young people who have experienced either activities run at a local or camp level supported by TREE resources, or activities run by the TREE team themselves:

Youth Participation Forever

The TREE programme, which ran from 2009 to 2014, supported young Woodies aged 10 - 18 to have their voices heard, to take on new roles and challenges, and to learn new skills such as communication, facilitation, decision-making and many forms of leadership.

Although funding for the work has currently finished, empowering young people is still very important in Woodcraft Folk. Here you can download a list of TREE's main messages for Woodcraft Folk - please read, remember and act on these!

Youth Participation Ambassadors - Guide

Helpful information for anyone who wants to champion young people's participation at all levels of Woodcraft Folk. Created from a weekend's training activities run by the TREE team for young people from Districts all over Woodcraft Folk. 

Please share with your group and help them give young members a voice and influence at every level of Woodcraft Folk!

Ideas for involving young people in committees

These ideas were put together for Woodcraft Folk Outdoor Centres who want to get more under 18s involved in their centre committees, but they apply to other committees too.

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To find out about Woodcraft Folk's joint practice-sharing event on February 20th 2014, click through to the calendar.

Tf'LON II

Missed the first Training for Leaders Old & New? Like the first so much you want to go again? Here is your chance!

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