Advice and Guidance

Outline Task Lists for Volunteers

Below are concise list of tasks for volunteer roles in Woodcraft Folk Groups and Districts, necessary to function at what is currently considered best practice.

Ladder 4 Learning

Ladder 4 Learning is an example of a district training audit.

Please click on the links below to download the toolkit and guidance notes.

Example Job Description London Development Worker

This is an example of job description for a Young Peoples Co-coordinators for London Region.

Big Camp Guide

Here is the Big Camp Guide, produced by the Camping and Outdoor Adventures Working Group of General Council, and designed by the Campaigns and Communications Working Group. Use it to plan camps of between 300 and 500 people.

Click this link to download the digital Big Camp Guide.

Accounting Spreadsheet for Groups & Districts

Please find below the following documents which should help treasurers to keep financial records:

Case study: setting up a new group in Ealing

Ealing District Woodcraft Group are over-seeing the development of two new groups, a Woodchip and an Elfin group, based in the White City Estate, Hammersmith. Getting the premises was made possible by the Head of a local primary school who manages the centre and whose children have been members of Ealing Woodcraft.

Planning the term's programme

Looking for ways to involve children and young people in planning the programme for your group next term? Find out how Leicester Woodcraft Folk do it in the PDF below.

If you've got a different way of involving everyone in the group in planning your programme, share it! Log in to the website and publish it as a resource, or add it as a comment below, or email it to

Food, Food, Food - Camping Cookbook

Great advice and menus when camping with your group or districts. Download local cook books from the attachment below or have a look at the recently published national Woodcraft Folk recipe book, Food Food Food.


Take action

There are lots of ways to campaign, collaborate and make change with Woodcraft’s help:

Motions Passed at Annual Gathering 2003

  • Strategic Review Motion

This conference welcomes and endorses the new strategic review "The Beat Goes On", covering the period 2003-2008.
Conference urges all Nations, regions and districts to use this document to help develop their own strategies over the next five years.

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