Outreach stall guidance
Stalls at community events mean you can target your outreach depending on the type of event you go to.
Find further guidance to help with your stall on our outreach guidance page, and don't forget the related resources to the right.
Targeting your outreach to specific groups eg. school fairs to attract local children, fair trade events to find like-minded adults.
Raising the profile of Woodcraft Folk - you’re likely to meet lots of people.
Watch out for:
Depending on the event, you might meet lots of people with not much spare time to devote to new things.
You’re not likely to be able to chat for long with one person, especially if the event is busy.
Things to consider
Have a clear message or ‘call to action’ for families. This will usually be ‘come to our taster session or group night’ let them know a date, time and venue. Go to the publicity guidance page to find flyer templates and examples for an easy way to do this.
Check well in advance what space is available and what the organisers want you to offer.
Bringing along an activity for children will mean you have longer to chat to their adults, and will start to get them excited about WcF too. Make sure it's not one that requires constant instruction so you have time to speak to parents and carers too.
What to bring
Banner or flag
Anything to make your display interesting eg. take along sample resource packs to give people an idea of what we do. Just make sure no-one takes them away with them!
An activity: a craft activity, parachute or other games. If you're running group activities, schedule a time in to play them, or just wait until you've gathered enough children and adults. Check with the organisers what space and time is available to plan an appropriate activity. You could try playing 'what's in the tent', a tried and tested game popular at outreach events. Check the playout guidance page for more examples and guidance for great outreach activities.
This resource was created by the new groups project. From September 2014 to March 2016 the project supported new groups to start in West Yorkshire, Mersyside, North Wales, Glasgow, Stirling and Falkirk. To see more resources created by the project, please visit thenew groups project page.
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