FAQs for new Woodcraft groups
These FAQs have been developed to support new groups, but may be of interest to any new member. Click on the question to visit the page with the answer.
- What is a member?
- Where can I find membership forms?
- What do you do in a group?
- What is a typical group night?
- What should our group seek to achieve?
- How do I register a new group?
As well as the responses to the above questions, new groups may wish to look at the Top Tips created for New Groups by experienced members at the November 2011 Development Conference ‘Growing Groups’, which were:
- Get help from existing groups/members e.g. Visit their group nights and camps, share publicity, paperwork, session templates
- Explore how the money works e.g. ways of fundraising, example funding applications
- Use 'games, games, games' (available in DVD and book)
- Get a suitable number of committed volunteers – at least four
- Come to regional and national events
- Self belief is essential
- Need to be motivated
- Have fun whilst doing it
- Seek out supporters e.g. MPs, local councillors
- Find a suitable venue
- Make sure there is something in it for leaders and not just the children – keeps adult coming back
- Engage parents/carers and other like-minded people
Read Ealing Woodcraft Folk's story of setting up new groups in London.