Group night activity

Stargazing

Materials

Sky chart - this website has a good one  http://astronomynow.com/uk-sky-chart/

constellation diagrams - one set showing just the stars and one with the stars overlaid on the picture they make, like these

http://www.dkfindout.com/uk/space/constellations/

Black paper (2 sheets per child should be enough)

Star stickers

torches - 1 per child

 

Woodcraft Folk Social Story

This resource is a powerpoint presentation - a social story to support the inclusion of children with additional needs.

 

Social stories are a useful way to support children, especially those with Autism, to prepare for participating at group. The social story helps the child and their carers understand what to expect and how they can get involved.

 

This social stories were prepared by Levenshulme Woodcraft Folk and North Bristol Elfins - thanks for sharing.

Venturer Auction

Venturer Auction (from Highgate & Holloway district)

Each year, at a time when we have lots of adults around (usually the quiz),we hold a Venturer auction at some point in the night.

Pea Fair

Pea Fair (from Highgate & Holloway district)

At the end of each term we hold a district event. In the summer it’s in a park and we invite parents and run games etc. At the end of the term before Christmas we hold a pea fair for the whole district including parents.

The week before the last session we get the young people to come up with ideas for stalls they could run at the pea fair.

These are not limited to

Woodcraft Calendar

Woodcraft Calendar (from Highgate & Hollway district)

What you need to do –

NCS Resource List

A collect of resources from Woodcraft's NCS programme. 

Badge Work

Working towards a badge is a great way to structure your group nights over a term or half term. By completing activities and tasks children can earn badges to show what they have achieved. This is done in a non-competitive way and is about personal and group achievement, not about doing better or worse than others. 

101 Woodchip Ideas

A guide to 101 Woodchip activities that you can do with your group. 

Hornsey Bushcraft Booklet

Kate Anderson, a Hornsey Woodcraft leader who helped win and deliver the 2012-13 Awards For All project ‘Outdoor Bushcraft Education For Young People’ has been working in China for the past year and, taking advantage of a break from her

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