Advice and Guidance

Case study: Ealing Venturers dance project

Ealing Venturers spotted an issue they wanted to change in their community, and took action. Download the PDF below to find out how they addressed the relationships between adults and young people in their borough, which they felt needed improving. 

If your Woodcraft group would like to start a project led by young people, that aims to make change in your community, why not make it into an Action Project and apply for funding and support from Woodcraft Folk? 

Running a centre at a camp

Have you ever wanted to take an activity you're passionate about to a Woodcraft event or camp - or even to another organisation's event - to share it with others? Tents offering weird, wonderful and inspiring activities often spring up at Venturer Camp and International Camps, from the culinary to the political (and sometimes both! Venturer Camp 2010 offered political baking sessions which were really popular).

Kate loves sustainable costume-making, and shared her skills and enthusiasm for it with the Dressing Up Box at Venturer Camp. Download her story below.

Case study: Woodcraft stall at a festival

Running a stall at an event is a great way to promote Woodcraft Folk, and to share with the public what we do and why we do it. Lots of Woodcraft groups take stalls and activities to annual local events, and some represent us at summer festivals. Here is Kit's story of taking a Woodcraft Folk stall to Latitude.

Involving young people in the District

Banbury District tried out a new way of including younger people in the running of their district - by holding their District Meeting at a Pioneer and Venturer group night. They learned a lot about how they would do it better next time - so here is their story to help you learn from their experience.

Example Equal Opportunities Policy

This is an example of a District Equal Opportunities Policy submitted by Boveney District. You can either read it here on-screen or download a PDF version by clicking on the link below.

Example Complaints Policy

This is an example Complaints Policy submitted by Boveney District. You can either read it on-screen here or download a PDF version by clicking on the link below.

Example 1st Aid Policy

This is an example of a District 1st Aid Policy submitted by Southwark District. It can either be read here on-screen or downloaded by clicking on the link below.

Example District Policies

This is an example of district policies submitted by Hackney District. You can read them here on-screen or download them by clicking on the link below.

Model District Constitution

This is an model of District Constitution approved by General Council.

The General Council will issue model constitutions for all Groups, Districts and Regions on the 15th October 2012.

These constitutions have two parts "Section A" and "Section B".

If you wish to adopt the model constitution without changes you need to do nothing and your Group, District or Region Constitution will automatically be updated at Head Office and sent to you.

If you wish to make adjustments to "Section A" which outlines the powers, objects, members and other administrative affairs of your relevant Branch you will need to seek permission from General Council prior to 1st January 2013. (This may take up to three to four weeks and require negotiations)

If you wish to make amendments to "Section B" which outlines the officers, how committees work, Annual Meeting and other operational affairs of the branch then you may make amendments at any time of your choosing and inform General Council. Any amendments to Section B are not valid until General Council has received a copy of the amended rules and their delegated committee (FGP) has ratified them. (Usually this takes one to two weeks)

You can either read it here or download a Word version by clicking on the link below.

Example New Members Procedure

Please click on the link below to download an example of a New Members Procedure submitted by Boveney District.

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