Group night activity

Aims and Principles Photo Story

Here's a photo story explaining Woodcraft Folk's Aims and Principles.
You might find it useful in introducing Woodcraft Folk to children and parents.

Cartoon Photo Story - Woodcraft Folk History

Duration: 60 minutes 

What you need: Paper, coloured pens
Participants need to be split into groups of 3 or 4. 
This activity can be run to make Elfins and Pioneers aware of how Woodcraft came into existence as well as to show them the impact the organisation had over the years, emphasising events of great significance. This will make participants feel more familiar with Woodcraft Folk and will get them thinking about what can be achieved with passion and cooperation.
Our EVS volunteer, Josi, made a short cartoon photo story of Woodcraft Folk’s history.
After reading Josi’s story, groups can choose to:
  • Make a similar story with drawings and writings of what they believe are the most important events in Woodcraft’s history
  • Make a similar story with the history of their group (how and when the group started, important events and highlights etc)
  • Make a drama play by using the story as a script
The cartoon photo story is attached. 

Bees Song

This song, written by a member of Woodcraft Folk, was inspired by the Friends of the Earth bees campaign:

(To the tune of All Through the Night)

Explore Spain

Below are the materials you need to run Waltham Forest Woodcraft Folk's group night about Spain - including the language, the food and some of its main tourist attractions.

How Trade Unions were created

Waltham Forest Woodcraft Folk use the stories of the Tolpuddle Martyrs and other workers to learn about how trade unions were created. The document attached below includes the stories so you can act them out, and an activity plan on the final page to help you explore the history and reasons why workers establish trade unions.

What can we do about global warming?

More than 340 different organisations in 27 countries like the lyrics to the Global Warming song – now it’s on YouTube! Here is the link for a performance by the Making Waves choir:


VCamp 2013 taster activities

Below is a big pack of exciting activities for Venturer groups. They've been created as tasters of the centres that will be running workshops at Venturer Camp 2013, but you can do them just for fun too. The theme of VCamp 2013 is A Midsummer Night's Dream, so look out for ideas of transformation, relationships and the natural world cropping up in the activities...

Bushcraft activities

Below are Woodcraft Folk's latest bushcraft way activity leader handbooks for groups - one for Elfins, one for Pioneers and one for Venturers. We hope to publish a Woodchip handbook soon. 

Planning an Action Project - group activities

Explore making change happen your local community or the wider world and turn your ideas into plan for a local Action Project with your group using this downloadable set of activities.

Woodcraft Folk can currently offer funding to groups who want to run youth-led projects to take action on social issues or local community initiatives, so you can turn your plan into an application to get some funding and support. Find out more...

Issues for Venturers resource pack

Our brand new issues-based resource for Venturers and Venturer leaders is ready and available to download here!

We know that many Venturer leaders find it challenging to address difficult and challenging issues with 13 to 15 year olds in Woodcraft Folk.  This resource has been designed to help explore some of these issues which concern young people at a level they can relate to and learn from.  We hope it will give you ideas and confidence in educating for social change.

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