What is Folksy Scouts?

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.

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where

All of our Folksy Scout Meetings will take place at our Folksy Gathering Space, located in the Clarence/Williamsville area. Please drop off your child to the meetings between 10 and 5 minutes prior to the meeting start time.

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when

Bluebell Troop
Tue 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Sunshine Troop
Wed 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Sparrow Troop
Thurs 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Rustling Leaves Troop
Sat 11:00am - 12:00pm

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HOW

Registration for Folksy Scout Troops will go live on 8/31 for former troop members and 9/1 for new members.



Pricing

Folksy Scouts was created to provide an incredible experience for our kids. In order to provide a safe place and proper materials we have to have a series of fees.

Annual Fee: $50
Supplies Fee: $30*
*If you would like to see what is included in the Supplies Fee, check out our Toolkit Page
Monthly Fee: $48/scout
If you pay the full year in advance we can offer a 10% discount

Each scout is also required to buy their formal uniform. Information can be found on our Folksy Uniform page.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.