Advice and Guidance

New Group Journey Checklist, Timeline and Guidance Sheets

These resources have been developed by the new groups project to support you to set up and run a successful group. Together they will help you understand what makes a group sustainable, plan actions and keep track of progress. 

Open Meeting for Parents - Plan

Are you hoping to set up a new group but need more leaders to help? 
Are you an existing group wanting more help from parents? 

Below are notes and plans from groups who have faced the same issues.

New Groups

Behaviour Management for Elfin Groups

Find lots more resources and guidance about managing behaviour here. 

ii) Establish simple routines so that children know what to do without being told every time

101 Woodchip Ideas

A guide to 101 Woodchip activities that you can do with your group. 

Volunteer Co-ordinator role description

Below is a suggested description for the role of Volunteer Co-ordinator for a group or District in Woodcraft Folk. You can also download it as a Word file. This document is found in the Volunteer Toolkit available online or in print from Folk Office.

If your District has any other volunteer role descriptions you'd like to share with the rest of the movement, do get in touch.

Supporting the transition from participant to young leader

Woodcraft Folk good practice: supporting young people to make the transition from participant to volunteer leader

We've gathered together some ideas on how experienced volunteers can support young people to make the transition from being a participant in a group to a volunteer with leadership responsibilities. You can download the same information from the Word document below. This certainly isn't an exhaustive list, so if you have other good ideas please comment below or let us know!

Woodcraft Folk Communities guidance

All Woodcraft Folk groups and Districts now have an online Community where they can have discussions, share news, resources and images, and maintain a group calendar of events.

View a short introduction to Woodcraft Folk Communities here.

Workshop Plans: Examples

Below are three workshop plans which were used at the training event Training for Leaders Old & New. Listed below are the aims of each workshop, and for download below that are the full plans for each of the three workshops.

1. Reaching Out to New Communities Workshop 

Objectives:

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