Silver Pine Pioneers


Phone: 020 8428 2409
Location: Harrow Baptist Church Hall, College Road, Harrow, HA1 1AB
Meeting time: Tuesdays at 18:30

The Harrow Pioneer Group is for young people between 9 and 13 years old

Harrow Pioneers meet Tuesday evenings 6.30 to 8pm in Harrow.  Group programme includes a number of games, building on the popular regularly played ones.  The games are followed by an educational period of craft work, group games, group projects, drama, varying from week to week. 

Examples of Games & Activities:

  • Outdoor Games
  • Indoor Games
  • Trust Games
  • Parachute Games
  • Pioneer Group Weekend Camping
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Co-Operation, Friendship and Conflict
  • Pioneering
  • District Camping
  • External trips and excursions
  • Ice Skating

The aim of the Pioneer group is to enthuse young people about a co-operative way of life, empower them to act and involve them in ongoing activities.   We encouraging Pioneers to imagine how small changes can make big differences

We think this is a really exciting age - we can begin to explore how Pioneers can influence society and find ways to cope with increasing peer pressure.

Focusing on the physical

Self-esteem can be a problem at this age - children are becoming aware of their physical development and can feel awkward or self-conscious.

So we encourage a lot of physical activity and development through games, hiking, camping and outdoor pursuits and some community action. We don't reward competitiveness, we just get everyone involved and ensure they have fun.

Taking them seriously

Pioneers play a big part in deciding on their programme - from why and how they are doing a particular activity to the games they play at group nights.

Like before, we still do games, drama, singing, craftwork, projects, discussions etc but at this age activities outside the weekly group night become more important.

Everything we do reflects the aims and principles of the Woodcraft Folk.


  • To span the world with friendships.
  • To understand that inequalities exist and work to end them.
  • To work for world peace and co-operation.
  • To combat discrimination that is based on age, class, gender, race, sexual orientation or disability.
  • To create a more equal and caring world.
  • To understand the environment and social sustainability and to work towards a world where we provide for the needs of everyone on the planet, without destroying the environment in which we live.

For full details phone John Woolf: 020 8428 2409 or email