Friends, skills, confidence and a voice

Making new friends, learning new skills, and feeling more confident are key benefits identified by young people involved in the TREE programme. All those surveyed felt the experience help their future college, training and job opportunities.

“TREE has been really a important part in my Woodcraft life and has allowed me to benefit from so many different and varied opportunities and develop skills that I’d never thought that I had.”

TREE participants also believed that the project had given them a louder voice within the movement – particularly at national level.

“TREE has enabled me to get much more involved in Woodcraft and has made me want to do youth participation as a career.”

Whilst almost all the young people agreed that they can now make a difference within Woodcraft Folk at national level, perhaps surprisingly a smaller proportion felt that they could have a real influence in their groups and Districts.