Linking us together - Hands In! 2014

We've launched #DreamBigAtHome!

Our new lockdown website has hundreds of activities and games to do at home, weekly challenges to try and a regular programme of live workshops and events online, as well as information on how our groups can operate during the COVID-19 outbreak.


Hands In! 2014! is about sharing your stories and games with other Woodcraft Folk groups. We've posted the start of a story to several Woodcraft Folk groups, who are each the first in a chain of 4 or 5 groups. We hope each group in the chain will write part of the story and send it on to the next group. 

Every group has received a map telling you who to expect a story from, and who to send it on to when you've written your section. Please act quickly to create your section and send it on, so that the groups later in the chain don't have to wait too long!

Just in case the story goes astray, the five different story beginnings are available to download below - choose one if you'd like to participate in the story chain but don't receive anything from the previous group in the chain. (Refer to the map in your Hands In! pack to find out who is before and after you in the chain, and if you can't find the map from your pack, search the 'All Maps' PDF below to find out which chain you're in. There are a lot of chains in this PDF, so use CTRL + F to search for your group's name and jump straight to the right page.)

Also below are the two other Hands In! activities that have been posted to all Elfin, Pioneer, Venturer and DF groups:

  • Link your words together - a poetry activity based on the Woodcraft Folk aims and principles
  • Link your games & songs together - a template for you to explain your group's favourite game and/or song to the next group in the chain and pass it on

In your Hands In! pack there is a stamped envelope so it shouldn't cost you anything to send on your story and game to the next Woodcraft Folk group. Please send us any poems you create and we'll help a panel of young people to choose a selection for printing in a book - which we think will be a great way to show new members and groups what the Woodcraft Folk values mean to our groups.


Link our story together- Story start A.docx179.96 KB
Link our story together- Story start B.docx480.14 KB
Link our story together- Story start C.docx306.43 KB
Link our story together- Story start D.docx850.46 KB
Link our story together- Story start E.docx251.77 KB
Link our games & songs together activity.docx482.14 KB
Link your words together - poetry activity.docx276.8 KB
All Maps.pdf2.41 MB