What is Folksy Scouts?

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Starting on October 3rd:
Monday 5-6,
Tuesday 4:15-5:15,
Tuesday 5:30-6:30,
Wednesday 5:30-6:30,
Thursday 4:30-5:30,
Thursday 5:45-6:45,
Saturday 10:30-11:30 
*Minimum enrollment must be met for each time slot to run.

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Folksy Scout troop meetings are held at The Folksy House in Clarence.  Please drop off your child to the meetings 5 minutes prior to the meeting start time.




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When

Starting on October 3rd:
Monday 5:00-6:00,
Tuesday 4:15-5:15,
Tuesday 5:30-6:30,
Wednesday 5:30-6:30,
Thursday 4:30-5:30,
Thursday 5:45-6:45,
Saturday 10:30-11:30 
*Minimum enrollment must be met for each time slot to run.

What is Folksy Scouts?

Folksy Scouts was created by a board certified music therapist and certified forest teacher to provide children a unique, nature based scouting experience.  Scouts attend weekly meetings led by volunteer leaders who are provided with mentorship and lesson plans developed by the organization to lead scouts through foundational activities.  The program is currently overseen by a NYS licensed social worker and supported by a NYS certified teacher.  

Folksy Scouts strives to lead and teach all children practical and nurturing skills so that they may grow into self-sustaining, empowered individuals with an appreciation for nature & natural materials, sustainability with our earth, and thoughtful relationship building. Our troops work with children age 4 - 10 and our Junior Leadership Program is for ages 11 - 17.

Troop meetings follow the Folksy Scouts curriculum based on the Folksy Scouts foundations and seasonal rhythms.  Throughout the year, scouts complete foundational activities. Once all activities in a particular foundation are completed, the scout is considered to have “earned” the patch for that foundation, which will be awarded at the end of year camping trip and celebration.  Throughout the year, scouts will be encouraged to participate in fundraising activities to offset the costs of patches and the camping trip as well as to earn their Entrepreneurship patch.

Pricing

Registration - $50 (non refundable, includes uniform t-shirt and foundations journal)
Monthly Subscription - $48/month (October-June)
Supply Fee - $20 (one-time purchase)
Scouts Knife - $35 (one-time purchase)
Formal Uniform - prices vary, see uniform page for details

The Folksy Promise

Kindness to you, Kindness to me
We look and we find what we're longing to see
With hands and our heart, we're learning to be
What the world needs from you and the world needs from me.

I'll build a skill that is helpful to me
and help you become the best you can be.
Our seasons guide us as we grow and learn
and I feel accomplished by the patches I earn.

I am joy, I am peace, I am capable and strong
in all that I do, even singing a song.
We celebrate all who join us each day
We're inclusive and kind, we give everyone a say.

Guided by curiosity, wonder and beauty
I promise to uphold my true Folksy duties.

Folksy SCout Foundations

Here are our core principles. We guide all of our activities and programming around one of these ten foundations.

Hammer

Handwork, Knife & Tools Skills

Developing fine motor skills is so important and useful for little hands (and big hands too!) but what's really special about handwork is the connection it creates.

Folksy Needle

Thrifting, Mending, upcycling

We'll be learning the basics of thrifting and shopping secondhand to acquire things we need or desire, how to mend clothing, and to upcycle goods that need repair.

Shovel

Gardening & Harvesting

Having an awareness and dedication to where our food comes from, how it grows, and how to cultivate it for our own health and wellbeing in a sustainable way for our earth.

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Nature Appreciation

We want to demonstrate how Mother Nature is a gift and giver, and how to care for and appreciate her.

Entrepreneur patch

Entrepreneurship

Now more than ever, innovation and creative thinking sets you apart from the crowd. Being able to gather all of your skills to be both thrifty and resourceful can create real success.

Knife patch

Survivalist basics

Knowing the basic skills for self-sustainability such as fire building, pitching a camp, cooking simple meals, tying knots, helping assist with first aid, and reading a map.

Cooking patch

Cooking, Baking, Fermentation

We will learn skills in intuitive cooking and recipe following. We'll also take a dive into some fermentation basics like sourdough and kombucha.

Homestead Patch

Homestead building

How to take what we have and make it into something that can serve us. How to create a micro-environment of things that not only make us happy but help us thrive.

Hosting Gathering Patch

Hosting & Gathering

Celebrations feel natural throughout the year, and bring us a sense of rhythm, excitement, and drive.

Community Outreach Patch

Peaceful Community outreach

Morals and values are part of the Folksy Scout code, including the beliefs that kindness comes first and that people are important and deserving of love and respect.