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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? 

Running a centre at a camp

Have you ever wanted to take an activity you're passionate about to a Woodcraft event or camp - or even to another organisation's event - to share it with others? Tents offering weird, wonderful and inspiring activities often spring up at Venturer Camp and International Camps, from the culinary to the political (and sometimes both! Venturer Camp 2010 offered political baking sessions which were really popular).

Kate loves sustainable costume-making, and shared her skills and enthusiasm for it with the Dressing Up Box at Venturer Camp. Download her story below.

Case study: Woodcraft stall at a festival

Running a stall at an event is a great way to promote Woodcraft Folk, and to share with the public what we do and why we do it. Lots of Woodcraft groups take stalls and activities to annual local events, and some represent us at summer festivals. Here is Kit's story of taking a Woodcraft Folk stall to Latitude.

Involving young people in the District

Banbury District tried out a new way of including younger people in the running of their district - by holding their District Meeting at a Pioneer and Venturer group night. They learned a lot about how they would do it better next time - so here is their story to help you learn from their experience.

Case study: the role of 'Meeter and Greeter'

Ealing District have developed a new role that helps them engage parents. Below, Tom talks about why and how they did this, and how it's helping his group:

Case study: setting up a new group in Ealing

Ealing District Woodcraft Group are over-seeing the development of two new groups, a Woodchip and an Elfin group, based in the White City Estate, Hammersmith. Getting the premises was made possible by the Head of a local primary school who manages the centre and whose children have been members of Ealing Woodcraft.

Planning the term's programme

Looking for ways to involve children and young people in planning the programme for your group next term? Find out how Leicester Woodcraft Folk do it in the PDF below.

If you've got a different way of involving everyone in the group in planning your programme, share it! Log in to the website and publish it as a resource, or add it as a comment below, or email it to tree@woodcraft.org.uk

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