Advice and Guidance

Do children need to buy a uniform?

No. There isn’t a compulsory uniform, but many groups do encourage children to wear a t-shirt, folk shirt or hoodie.

Folk costume is a great way to help children and young people feel a part of Woodcraft Folk. If you are working through badges, these can be sewn on to personalise the clothing. 

Is training accredited or transferable?

Woodcraft Folk training is not currently accredited, but many skills you will learn are transferable.

What if children are the wrong age?

Our age groups are not fixed, so leaders have some discretion but it is best to attend a group relevant to your age.

Working Together

You're in one of the main sections of Woodcraft Folk's New Group Journey training module. The most important points to remember are listed first, and following that is a fuller explanation of what you need to do in this area.

Publicity Guidance

There are lots of ways to publicise your group. Here are some of the techniques we know work.

Outreach stall guidance

Stalls at community events mean you can target your outreach depending on the type of event you go to.

Playout Guidance

Parks and green spaces are great locations to give families their first taste of Woodcraft Folk. Why not plan one off or regular park activities to recruit new children and families to your group?

Outreach guidance

Face to face outreach sessions are a great way of promoting your group. Families who have met and had fun with you are far more likely to come back than if they’ve just read a flyer.

Being Part of the Folk - New Group Guidance Sheet

This guidance forms part of the New Group Journey resource.

Being Part of the Folk

This is Guidance Sheet 6 in the New Group Journey pack. 

It outlines opportunites to engage in wider Woodcraft Folk activities for new groups. 

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