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Common Ground for Bromley Woodcraft Folk

by Jackie:D in Beckenham, England, United Kingdom

Common Ground for Bromley Woodcraft Folk

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This project will only be funded if at least £1,000 is pledged by December 20th 2019 at 6:07pm

Young people from Bromley attending a ten day international camp at the Kent County Showground 1-11 August 2019

by Jackie:D in Beckenham, England, United Kingdom

Bromley Woodcraft Folk are part of a national inclusive youth organisation aimed at encouraging young people to build a better world.  At Bromley a dozen dedicated young people and their leaders meet every week for a collaborative programme of craft, discussion and games to develop themselves as a team which can engage in purposeful activities.  Over the years they have participated in events at campsites, animal rescue farms, ice rinks and parks.  Along the way the group have acquired food hygiene certificates, first aid certificates and safeguarding training to enable them to offer high quality refreshments and a good quality programme for those who attend their events. 

In August 2020 the young people would like to attend  Common Ground at the Kent County Show Ground for 5000 young people from across Britain and their guests from around the world.  This ten day residential event will be an opportunity for them to showcase their skills and develop further.     The Bromley group aim to be part of the Central Programme Team.   At the week long VCamp for 500 young people from the UK our young people provided stewarding for the welsh border campsite in Ross on Wye.   One of our 16 year olds was highly praised for his innovative environmental offer for the central programme and two of our 17 year olds participated in the performing arts central programme.  One of our 14 year olds wrote a successful mandate for election to the national committee for youth leadership.  We have already signed up to be part of the central programme for food distribution for the Common Ground. 

As an experienced team of leaders and young people we intend to make this an opportunity to help develop thinking about how to care for our environment and build a better world.

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