About Hands In
Many of you will remember your first experience of a national Woodcraft Folk event and the amazing feeling of being part of a movement where anything is possible. This feeling is too important to leave behind when we pack away our tents. Some people are members of Woodcraft for years before finding out what happens beyond their group, and others never do.
Hands In 2014 – Linking us together!
It’s great to receive something in the post but this happens less and less with the age of emails and texts. So for next year’s Hands In we want to reclaim the pen and paper and use it to help link us all together. Hands In are UK wide activities set by the TREE Steering Group for the Spring term (January to March), when groups across our movement do activities to link us together as one. In the past we have created beautiful quilts and had fun Geocaching. This year we have decided on three possible creative writing activities to give more choice in how groups get involved:
1. Link your stories together. An exciting first paragraph of a story will be sent out to groups, who will be asked to write the next paragraph of the adventure before sending it on to the next group. After visiting groups around the country we will collect these stories and share them with everyone.
2. Link your words together. We want your group use their creative writing skills and create poems based on our aims and principles. We will then collect a selection of these into a poetry book to be shared with movement. We also feel this will be great way to introduce Woodcraft to others.
3. Link your games/songs together. Every group has a favourite game or song and we want you to share these. We will do this through a chain letter going from group to group filled with more games and songs as it goes.
We will be in touch with more details so we’re all ready to go for the new year.
For any questions or more information contact Joe Wyatt (firstname.lastname@example.org or 07803 781797)