PhD studentship opportunity -
Oral History of the Woodcraft Folk
The University of Brighton is inviting applications for funded PhD studentship topics to commence in September 2017.
Scottish Gathering is an opportunity for everyone involved with Woodcraft Folk in Scotland to come together, share what we have been doing in different parts of the country, build links, plan for the future (and socialise!). The programme will include a variety of workshops and our AGM with elections to the Scottish Committee.
Have fun with your Elfins this Autumn by doing some of the suggested outdoor activities:
Earlier this year we asked our members to take part in this year’s Membership Badge competition. The theme was ‘Woodcraft Folk in the year 2106’.
Last year was a chance for reflection and looking back at our history. So we thought this time we’d like our members to look to the future and imagine Woodcraft Folk in another 90 years.
The Woodcraft Folk is hosting an international camp in 2020.
We are beginning the search for a site and would love to hear your suggestions. We will need a site which can accomodate up to 4000 people, but due to us camping in large circles, we will be looking for sites with quoted capacities of around 10 000 people.
London Committee has found a band, The Passing Moment, and an affordable hall in central London for a Ceilidh.
This event is aimed at children and adults. The standard ticket will cost £10; children and those on no or low incomes will be charged £5. The price will include a simple Ploughman’s (bread, cheese, pickle); drinks and snacks will be available for donations.
If possible please bring a mug.
We need to know numbers, so please get in touch with Anna to book your tickets.
Phone 020 8399 3614 or
See below the results from this years Annual General Meeting held on the 24th September 2016. Full wording of motions can be found here on our website.
Ground Control to Major Tom
This summer, Reigate and Redhill District descended on Park Farm, a campsite run by Woodcraft Folk. This was a new site for us, and a new direction in the theming of camps!
We have tended to theme a camp about a local place or historical person – but this time we went with broadening our cultural knowledge into the relatively recent history – back into the youth of some of the leaders! Prehistory to the kids!
On Sunday September 11th Kelvingrove Woodcraft Folk joined forces with the Glasgow Children's Wood to run the children's activities at the Yorkhill and Kelvingrove Community Gala Day. About 300 people attended including about 100 children and young people.
If you're a district treasurer/district co-ordinator, do you think about your core costs - rent and group registration, for example? Have you considered how many children you need to make the district sustainable? Do you know what the minimum number of children you need to cover the core costs is?