TREE programme

Decisions Decisions

Decisions Decisions is a poster devised by the TREE Steering Group and TREE Communications Group, to show young members of Woodcraft Folk the main ways they can get involved in decision-making around the organisation, and how to do this.

TREE Steering Group meeting

Event date: 
7 December 2013 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Event location: 

A day meeting of the TREE Steering Group. Contact for more information. 

Our Times: campaign activities for Pioneers

Our Times is the new campaign from young people around Woodcraft Folk, who want to give other young people a platform to be heard on social and political issues including war. The aim is to enable young people to educate each other on the issues they care about, and enable wider society to hear and respect young people's views.

We've put together a range of activities to get your Pioneer group thinking about society and what they care about most in it. 

Mountains and molehills in youth participation

Event date: 
10 March 2012 - 12:00pm - 11 March 2012 - 4:00pm
Event location: 
Lockerbrook Outdoor Activity Centre, Snake Pass, Bamford, Hope Valley

What mountains and molehills have you encountered in meaningful youth participation?

Woodcraft Folk has put together an event for youth organisations to share their successes and challenges as they work to involve young people in developing, reviewing and improving their services. We’d like you to join us, not just at the event but in creating the agenda and making sure we all get the chance to learn from each other. The aim is to demonstrate how we involve young people effectively, so that our successful methods can be shared, and mountains turned back into molehills.

Hands In! group challenges

Throughout the 5 weeks of Hands In! we have a series of challenges and activities for Woodcraft Folk groups around the country to take part in.

Choose a different thing to do from the list each week.

Some things can be done during your group night, while others may need to be completed between sessions (you could all do it, or nominate a small team for each thing). You can do as many as you like - see how many challenges you can get through during the 5 weeks!

Hands In!

About Hands In!

Hands In! were UK-wide activities set up by the TREE Steering Group for the spring term (January to March), when groups across our movement have been doing activities to link us together as one. In the past  we've created beautiful quilts and had fun geocaching.

Wokingham Action Project


Wokingham Elfins and Pioneers are running a project to improve their local meadow for everyone that uses it. They’ve planned what they want to do with advice from a local conservation group ‘Friends of the Emmbrook’ in order to make the area look nicer, encourage wildlife and to make the area more interesting for young people. 

Norwich Thorpe Hamlet's Action Project

Norwich Thorpe Hamlet Venturers’ project got underway during the summer of 2010, as they used their funding to bring five young refugees and asylum seekers to Venturer Camp and to their district camp. The young people, from Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo enjoyed the camping experience, making new friends and entertainments. 

Survey of Woodcraft groups

34 Woodcraft groups responded to the challenge of TREE’s end-of-year survey in 2009. It’s one of the ways we’re working out how much impact the TREE programme is having, and this first survey was also simply a way to hear what groups are doing and what they want support with. There were some interesting answers, all of which are in the report downloadable below.

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