Venturer leader training

Event date: 
25 October 2013 - 7:00pm - 27 October 2013 - 1:00pm
Event location: 
Lockerbrook Outdoor Activities Centre, Snake Pass, Bamford, Peak District

Weekend residential: Venturer Leader Training Weekend

Learn practical, hands-on activities for Pioneers and Venturers! 

A course for everyone intending to work with 12-15 year olds by leading or helping in a group or supporting them at camps and residentials, on projects or campaigns


The course comprises 5 interactive workshops sessions plus time to put skills and knowledge into practice with feedback from tutors and peers. It has been developed by experienced Woodcraft Folk leaders. It is designed to embed the necessary skills and knowledge to needed to work with young people in safe and confident ways that respect their desire to be increasingly responsible for their own programmes.

Who should take part?

The course is particularly aimed at:

  • People already involved in Woodcraft Folk groups for younger children who want to go on to supporting Venturers.
  • People already helping with Venturer groups but who feel they would benefit from training.
  • New volunteers wanting to work with Venturers including older DFs or young kinsfolk.

Course content

  • Young people, society and Woodcraft Folk aims & principles
  • Working with young people – the leader’s role and safeguarding
  • Programme planning part 1 – groups, issue based work and peer education
  • Programme planning part 2 - camps, residential, health & safety matters
  • Group organisation, course review and action planning
  • There will also be time to devise and practice running sample activities

Attendance certificates are awarded and Leaders Certificates can be attained by completing 10 hours' reflective practice after attendance.

To book or find out more:

Contact Tracy at