TREE programme

Friends, skills, confidence and a voice

Making new friends, learning new skills, and feeling more confident are key benefits identified by young people involved in the TREE programme. All those surveyed felt the experience help their future college, training and job opportunities.

"The definitive guide to youth led discussion"

The A to Z of Good Discussion

This beautifully illustrated resource that brings together over 26 great tips for fun, effective and inclusive discussions has been embraced as much by other youth organisations as Woodcraft Folk. It was created collaboratively by 16 - 20 year old members of Woodcraft Folk who say it gives them ‘more confidence to take more of an active role in discussion (especially on new levels)’.

Download your own copy of ‘The A to Z of good discussion’ today.

How 3 years of TREE changed 11-year-old Izzy’s life

14-year old Izzy from Cambridge was one of the youngest members of the TREE programme Steering Group when she joined three years ago.

Woodcraft groups - please complete the TREE survey

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Over the last four and a half years, Woodcraft Folk has been running a national development programme called TREE. Just to remind everyone, TREE stands for Training, Representation, Equality and Engagement. We’ve provided a wide range of activities for children, young people and volunteers and developed lots of new resources. Some of the main elements of the programme can be found at

Become an Ambassador of Youth Participation for Woodcraft Folk

Friday, 13 September 2013

Young Woodcraft Folk from Pioneer age upwards are warmly invited to become Youth Participation Ambassadors by attending a jam-packed, free training weekend in October. It's a hugely important event to make sure that the voice of young Woodcraft Folk can continue to thrive, within the movement and outside it. 

Decisions Decisions

Decisions Decisions is a poster devised by the TREE Steering Group and TREE Communications Group, to show young members of Woodcraft Folk the main ways they can get involved in decision-making around the organisation, and how to do this.

TREE Steering Group meeting

Event date: 
7 December 2013 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Event location: 

A day meeting of the TREE Steering Group. Contact for more information. 

Have you been involved in a TREE activity?

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Woodcraft Folk's TREE programme has been supporting young people's participation in the organisation and the wider community for three and a half years now - and we'd love to know what difference we've made for the young people who've been involved in our activities. So we're looking for any young person (aged 21 or younger) who's done TREE-related activity to complete a quick survey for us.

Click through to the survey here

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