Kinsfolk

Kinsfolk are member who are over the age of 20, Kinsfolk often hold informal events and activities with older members of the District Fellow age group.

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!!! 

Folk Assembly 2017

 

Folk Assembly is a gathering of Woodcraft Folk members from all over the country to share skills and discuss the things that matter to us and to enjoy each other’s company. The event will include:

  • Open space discussion
  • Training and structured workshops
  • Skill sharing
  • Social activities

For further details, download the new draft programme below or contact gathering@woodcraft.org.uk.

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.

General Council Meeting Update

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Our board of Trustee also known as General Council met last weekend to discuss all things Woodcraft Folk. General council's main responsibilities are to help set and fulfil the main aims of the organisation, make sure we've enough money to do what we want, set policies, employ staff and ensure we met all our legal obligations as a registered charity.

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