Group night activity

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.

The Food Chain Game

by Mike Rossetti.

The aim of this game is for children to learn about basic ecology in a fun and creative way. The Food Chain Game stimulates both creative and rational faculties by incorporating elements of both art and science.

The Envoi

This is said or sung by Woodcraft Folk groups at the beginning or end of their weekly meeting, and sometimes at camps and events. Members stand in a circle. A PDF of the sheet music is available below.

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? 

Fairtrade recipe jars

 

A great activity if you don’t have cooking facilities at your venue. Children take the jars away with instructions for baking the biscuits at home.

Aim: To reinforce familiarity with the Fairtrade logo. Co-operation (sharing and turn taking with equipment and ingredients).
Duration: 45 minutes

Ingredients:
Plain flour,
Baking powder
Soft brown sugar*,
Ginger*
Cinnamon*
Ground cloves*
Allspice*

Campaign topics

Woodcraft Folk is supporting young people across the organisation to choose and campaign on a topic of their choice. Help your Woodcraft group explore what issues are important to them with this group night activity plan, including a reminder of Woodcraft's last youth-led campaign, Right to Refuge, and ways of brainstorming what the next campaign might focus on. You can download the plan below.

Quilt making for Hands In!

 

We’re going to be making Woodcraft Folk patchwork quilts during Hands In! aiming to end up with a quilt representing the groups and districts in each region.

During Hands In! Woodcraft Folk groups across the country are making squares to put together into big regional quilts – and we really hope you’ll join in too. Each square will say something about the group who made it (in a similar style to the ‘story quilt’ above), so the finished quilts will celebrate our movement and everyone who is part of it.

Mentoring taster session

Click the link below to download a new taster workshop about the Woodcraft Folk mentoring programme. This workshop is designed to help young people think about roles which they would be interested in taking which having a mentor might give the added confidence and support to commit to. Also it is great for people who are interested in being mentors and would like to get a taste of what this would involve. 

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