District Co-ordinator

Bushcraft Camp @ Woodcraft Park Farm 30 Sept – 1 Oct 2017

Friday, 18 August 2017

Bookings for this years Bushcraft camp are open, spaces are limited so get in quickly, the maximum ratio of children to adults will be 5 to 1. It is hoped that an advance working party will arrive on site on the Friday and if you can join us you're very welcome. Leaders who have younger children may bring them to this camp provided the ratio is not exceeded.

News from General Council

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Members of General Council discussed the Strategic Plan, promotion to Gathering and passed the budget for International Camp 2020 at their July meeting.

Membership Badge Competition 2018

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Earlier this year we launched the competition to find next year’s membership badge design. Last year was a chance for thinking about our future. This year we’d like our young members to look at social action in their local area. This is a great group night activity to kick off the Autumn term. 

Theme: Be Inspired by local action

Transgender Inclusion

Woodcraft Folk's Inclusion Statement on supporting members who identify as Trans, and encouraging groups to challenge gender sterotypes, was adopted by General Council in March 2017. The document also contains background information and practical advice for group leaders, covering: - definitions of key terms - use of appropriate and inclusive language - supporting adult volunteers who are Trans - running successful camps and residentials Further guidance can be sought through Folk Office, or from the specialist organisations listed on the final page of the document.

Working Together Guidelines

For Woodcraft Folk to fully benefit from the work of its volunteers and staff, it is important that we all interact in a positive way. Everybody is expected to abide by the following principles:

Working Together Guidelines

For Woodcraft Folk to fully benefit from the work of its volunteers and staff, it is important that we all interact in a positive way. Everybody is expected to abide by the following principles:

Last chance to book Folk Assembly

Friday, 9 June 2017
  • HOORAY!! Only two weeks till Folk Assembly!!! 

  • YIPPIEE!! The booking deadline had been extended until noon, 16th June to give members a chance to grab the last few places!! 

  • WHOOPEE!! The weekend's programme has almost been finalised!!! 

Order our new leaflets in Arabic, Mandarin or Urdu now!

Monday, 15 May 2017

These colourful leaflets were designed by the New groups project last year and include eye-catching images and plenty of reasons for children and young people to get involved with Woodcraft.

The leaflets are available in Arabic, Mandarin and Urdu with English on the reverse. Every leaflet includes contact details for head office and the web address for readers to find their nearest group.

Scottish Summer Camp – a joint adventure with our friends in Northern Region!

Event date: 
30 July 2017 - 10:00am - 5 August 2017 - 1:00pm
Event location: 
Raven Gill Campsite, Whitby

Scottish Summer Camp – a joint adventure with our friends in Northern Region!

The camp will run from July 30th until 5th August 2017 in this fab location at Raven Gill Campsite in the stunning North Yorkshire Moors. 

Join our team to reach new communities in the Eastern Region

Monday, 12 June 2017

Thanks to our successful track record of developing new groups, Woodcraft Folk has secured a significant grant to help us reach new communities in the Eastern Region, focusing on the counties of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

This funding is to work with young people aged between 10 and 20, so we will be looking to start up new Pioneer, Venturer and DF groups in our target communities, which include Cambridge, Peterborough, King's Lynn, Great Yarmouth, Thetford, Norwich, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, St Neots and Lowestoft.

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