Group Leaders

Become a young trainer

Event date: 
18 February 2011 (All day) - 20 February 2011 (All day)
Event location: 
Oxford YHA

The Young Trainers Course will be led by Julie Thorpe of The Co-operative College in partnership with the TREE Programme

The course is aimed at Venturers, DFs and folk in their 20s

Elfin Christmas Sleepovers

Event date: 
10 December 2010 (All day) - 11 December 2010 (All day)
Event location: 
Cudham Environmental Activities Centre, Kent

ELFIN CHRISTMAS SLEEPOVERS AT CUDHAM


Get in quick to avoid disappointment!!

Last year several groups took part in our Elfin Sleepovers - which were great fun. The dates, as previously published, will be Friday 10th December OR Saturday 11th December. If your group would be interested in attending, please see below for what you need to do next.

We would really love to fit every group in but as we only have 50 spaces available each evening it will have to be "first come first served" in order to be fair to all.

Lockerbrook AGM

Event date: 
13 November 2010 (All day)
Event location: 
Lockerbrook Outdoor Centre, near Sheffield

 

Lockerbrook Centre
Snake Pass
Bamford
Hope Valley
S33 0BJ

For more information, call 01433 651412.

Choose It, Plan it, Do it!

What is this resource?

Choose it, Plan it, Do it! is a Woodcraft Folk activity pack containing a selection of ideas and tools for gathering ideas, planning and making decisions in groups of all ages. The pack is divided into three parts, with subsections. Each section is packed full of useful activities to make planning and decision making as a group easy, fun, inclusive and inventive.

The TREE Programme

TREE stands for Training, Representation, Equality and Engagement.These are all things Woodcraft Folk aims to give young members. The more fully young people can participate in the organisation, the stronger our future will be.

The TREE Programme was funded by the Big Lottery over a period of five years (2009 – 2014) with the task of developing youth participation at all levels of Woodcraft Folk throughout England. We focused on making sure young people's experience of Woodcraft Folk - from playing games at a weekly group night to sitting on our national trustee board - was as good as possible, and that they could act on the issues that are important to them within the movement and outside of it.  

Woodcraft Folk has always brought children, young people and adults together to learn about and act on social issues, since we were established in 1925 by 19 year-old Leslie Paul. At local and national level, we try to create an atmosphere of equality and co-operation where people of any age can get involved in making decisions, running activities and influencing the movement.

How to apply for Action Project funding

Download the form

Applications are now open for projects starting in Spring 2014 so download the simple form at the foot of this page and fill it with your ideas over the winter. Make the most of your cold winters instead together and plan exciting stuff for the coming year.

Possible Action Project ideas

Here is a few possible ideas to get you thinking:

The Big Plan

Members of Woodcraft Folk decided on five main ambitions that the organisation should work towards, locally and nationally, between 2008 and 2013. Four cross cutting ambitions were also decided, which will help us achieve the main seven. Two more main ambitions were added in 2010. 

You can download the full Big Plan from the foot of this page, and read more about the groups working towards the ambitions on the Working Groups page.

Media Enquiries Policy

Below is guidance for Woodcraft Folk members on dealing with the media. It doesn't include advice on actively seeking media coverage - you can find that on the District Media Guide page

Websites for Groups Policy

Below is a document detailing requirements for Woodcraft Folk group or district websites, including guidance on how to set one up. If you have any queries about this document, please contact the Woodcraft Folk office. 

Don't forget that all Woodcraft Folk groups can now create their own page on this website. Visit the group pages guidance for information. 

Ethical Sourcing Policy

Below is Woodcraft Folk's policy on sourcing supplies and suppliers ethically. If you have any queries about this document, please contact the Woodcraft Folk office on 020 7703 4173 or info@woodcraft.org.uk.

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