Learn to Lead: Woodcraft training videos

This is a great set of short videos featuring Woodcraft volunteers. They explain all the important aspects of running a group and District, in a really clear and friendly way.

Training for Leaders Old and New

Event date: 
22 February 2013 - 4:58pm - 24 February 2013 - 4:58pm
Event location: 
Lee Valley YHA
A training weekend for leaders New and Old. All are welcome!

Following the great success of recent training for young leaders we are pleased to invite you to a new kind of training event, one with both training for young leaders and training which enables established members to support young leaders.

Bored Meetings - Make effective decisions

Event date: 
10 November 2012 - 9:00am - 11 November 2012 - 5:00pm
Event location: 
Bristol YHA, BS1 4QA

 Ever wanted to become part of the decisions that guide Woodcraft:

Training a co-operative enterprise: skills sharing and training

Event date: 
20 May 2012 - 3:00pm - 27 May 2012 - 12:00pm
Event location: 
Darsham Country Centre, Suffolk

Come on a training activity supported by the European Union Youth in Action Fund and share ideas for Co-operative Enterprise for education. From 20th May to 27th May 2012

This seminar which will happen in the Woodcraft Folk's education centre in Darsham, Suffolk will bring together international trainers, practitioners to explore how in the International Year for Co-operatives and cooperative we can create education for co-operative enterprise.Come on a training activity and share ideas for Co-operative Enterprise for education.

What training is available?

Woodcraft Folk offers a range of training opportunities, some to be self-delivered on a local level and other more intensive residential training experiences. Woodcraft Folk aims to empower all leaders and helpers to be able to run groups with confidence and the necessary level of skill. Most of our training is provided by experienced volunteer leaders within Woodcraft Folk.

Introducing Woodcraft

Note: this session plan is an earlier version of the bitesize session - putting the aims and principles into practice. While the bitesize session focuses more on planning your first sessions, you may want to compare the two if you are planning an introductory training session. 

A two hour training session giving a general introduction to the organisation, explaining its aims, roots and background.

Inclusion partnerships

In recent years Woodcraft Folk have developed a number of partnerships to support inclusion, with the aim of developing training, advice and guidance material for group leaders in how to meet the additional support requirements of children and young with additional needs.

Partnerships include:

• National Deaf Children’s Society
• National Autistic Society
• Asthma UK
• Young MINDS

The following links will direct you to training and guidance information:

Young Trainers Residential

Event date: 
18 November 2011 - 6:00pm - 20 November 2011 - 5:00pm
Event location: 
Manchester YHA

·        Think you’ve got what it takes to become a trainer in the Woodcraft Folk?   

·        Interested in helping other people learn and achieve their potential?     

·        Not sure how to stay in touch now you’re no longer a DF?     

Train to Train Mentors Day

Event date: 
11 June 2011 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Event location: 
Folk Office, 83 Crampton Street, London

Learn how to train mentors using the new Mentors Training Course developed in partnership with the Co-operative College.  The day will provide a detailed briefing on the course plus an introduction to the key elements of mentoring in general and our scheme in particular


Woodcraft Folk have developed a Mentoring Scheme to offer support to people, especially young members, as we encourage them to take up a wide range of volunteering opportunities.

Woodcraft Training Camp

Event date: 
7 May 2011 - 12:00pm - 8 May 2011 - 4:00pm
Event location: 
Woodcraft Park Farm, Lurgashall, West Sussex

For the 22nd year in a row Boveney District will be running their Training Camp at the Woodcraft Folk's own site, Woodcraft Park Farm in West Sussex. The camp will look at child protection, health and safety and general skills of camping with a Woodcraft basis.

Feedback over the years has been very positive and we would like to extend the invite to anyone interested. Information and booking forms are in the attached letter. If you have any questions or queries, contact Danny ( 

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