campaigning

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.

Woodcraft Folk Campaign Hub

Hello and welcome to the Woodcraft Campaigns Hub! This is your one-stop-shop for learning about and more importantly getting involved with all the different campaigns that various Woodcraft groups have been working on to make the social change we believe in, a reality.

 

Campaign workshop

This is a series of activities that can be run separately or one after the other if you've got a whole group night to spare. They involve

  • representing unfamiliar opinions
  • exploring an issue in depth 
  • matching messages with audiences
  • planning how to get your message across

Take action

There are lots of ways to campaign, collaborate and make change with Woodcraft’s help:

Right to Refuge in Cheltenham

All our local Woodcraft groups have benefitted from the Right to Refuge campaign. We have each tried one or two things from the campaigns website; all of these have been valuable not only to the growth of our Woodcraft group but have also helped our local asylum seekers settle in to their new home. Why don’t you, at the click of a button, find your local asylum seekers group on Google? By building up links between our Woodcraft groups and the local community we can help out in developing a friendship that profits all.

Right to Refuge campaign materials

The TREE Communications Group, who run Woodcraft's Right to Refuge campaign, have created a leaflet about refugees and asylum seekers in the UK, full of ideas on how we can help them. They've also created a postcard with simple messages about the Right to Refuge campaign. 

 

Woodcraft Folk and political activity

Woodcraft Folk members are playing an active role in the large public demonstrations in 2010 and 2011. Just like in 2003 the movement's high profile in civil society offers us the prospect of reaching out to new adults and children. However, as we become more visible, so we must expect our position to be questioned - so here are some questions answered.

Migrants: positive Images

This is an extensive pack of activities created by the Red Cross to enable young people explore the themes of:

  • Why people migrate
  • Who migrants are
  • Migrant patterns and journeys
  • Positive images
  • Youth action

March - a poem by a Camden DF

Many young people are taking part in the campaign against education fees and cuts, here is a poem written by one DF, Isabel from Cambden Woodcraft, contributed as part of the Kettled Generation blog:

 

My feet are numb

From marching in a crowd of banners and flags

Time To Flee

This activity can be run as the second activity in a group night about refugee issues, to get Elfins thinking about people who might seek sanctuary in the UK, what they need and how we can help them. The first activity is Same But Different.

You will need: paper and pens

Time: 15 minutes


Split the Elfins into groups of about 4 or 5.

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