This shall be for a bond between us,
That we are of one blood you and I;
That we shall cry peace to all,
And claim kinship with every living thing;
That we hate war, sloth and greed,
And love fellowship.
And that we shall go singing to the fashioning of a new world.
The Woodcraft Creed
Woodcraft Canada is an environmental and community service organization for young people based in Hamilton, Ontario. While not affiliated, we reflect the values of the Woodcraft Folk movement in the United Kingdom. Woodcraft Canada is based on the principles of showing love and respect for nature and wild spaces, service to the community, and providing a respectful and inclusive space for all youth.
We meet weekly during the school year in Kirkendall and are open to anyone who wants to make the trip. Here we share and learn skills for camping and the outdoors, discuss and plan responses to current events and community issues, and learn interesting skills and stories from our neighbours.
We also take our love for nature outdoors, and camp and explore natural areas often, including provincial parks, conservation areas, the Royal Botanical Gardens lands, and the Bruce Trail. We are committed to learning by playing and exploring safely in the outdoors.
Finally, we are committed to the principles of social justice and democratic decision making, and are always working to ensure fairness and justice both within our group and our community.
Come and see what we’re all about at woodcraft-canada.ca or by contacting us at email@example.com and let us show you a world waiting for your child to explore.
Who Are We?
We are a group of community leaders who are passionate about getting young people into nature, and for standing up for peace and justice in the world. If your children were involved with Scouts or Guides in Kirkendall in the past 10 years, you probably know some of us. Together we have over 30 years of experience helping youth to experience the magic of the outdoors, and to learn how to raise their voices when they see injustice in our world.