Group night activity

Our Times: campaign activities for Venturers

 

 

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 Venturer group thinking about society and what they care about most in it. Download the PDF below.

 

International Negotiations and unfair resource distribution

Time taken: 30 minutes to play and at least 15 minutes for reflection. 

Equipment: About 80 sweets (small, individually wrapped, variety to suit all tastes)

This game is designed to simulate international negotiations. It is based on "Prisoners Dilema" type experiments from economics. 

Weapons of War

A game exploring war and the arms trade, run by Angus at CoCamp.


Overview

Group night activities to download

In this online shelf is a collection of group night activities you can read online or download. Some are session plans for a one-off group night, some are books containing loads of different activities.

Folk Symbol session

This session was run with an Elfin group as part of a term's work on 'Community' to explore the theme of 'Our Woodcraft Commiunity'. We discussed the meaning behind the Woodcraft logo, and then used a selection of postcards to explore our understanding of Woodcraft Folk's values.

Map Skills session

This session was used with a mixed group of Pioneers & Venturers to learn basic map and navigation skills in preparation for a residential trip to Woodcraft's Lockerbrook Outdoor Centre.

The session plan refers to outcomes which can be found in the Aims & Principles Outcomes Matrix

This video shows how to take a bearing using the 1-2-3 method.

Programme plans

On this page you will find example programme plans from different Woodcraft Folk groups. 

Most groups meet termly or half termly to plan a broad outline - you won't find a huge amount of detail on each of these plans: its up to the individuals signed up to lead that session to flesh out the idea with a session plan. 

Programme plans tend to double up as rotas too: send out the plan to all parents and volunteers asking for help. People are much more likely to sign up if they have an idea of what's happening that session. 

Session ideas from Northern Region Meeting

Great Northern group night market place

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