As an experiment, this year we are splitting the traditional Annual Gathering into a less formal Folk Assembly in July and a formal AGM in September.
This years Folk Assembly will be at the Youlbury Scout Centre in Oxford from the 8-10 July. It will be a gathering of Woodcraft Folk members from all over the country where we'll share skills, discuss the things that matter to us and enjoy each others company.
Leicestershire District enjoyed a wonderful 90th Birthday May Camp with friends from Hinckley, Derby, Coventry and Wales. Eighty people co-operated in fantastic activities from archery to zipwire, plus bushcraft, campfires, canoeing, cooking, crafting, cricket and singing. The camp had all age groups from Woodchips up.
Wood Green, N22 7AY
Saturday 29th November 2014
11.30pm – 1.30am No admission after midnight
Leaders free if not skating; please collect money in advance and pay per group on the night
Friends are welcome as long as they behave in a Woody way!
Searches for alcohol, glass bottles and weapons likely.
We at Woodcraft we believe that all young people who want to should be able to take on leadership roles in a way that best suits them. But what is a leader? A leader comes in all sorts shapes and sizes.
Woodcraft Folk and NCVYS (the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services) are bringing together many youth organisations and colleagues from the co-operative sector for a free day of workshops and discussions on the theme of youth participation. It will be a brilliant chance to find out how other organisations involve young people, and celebrate all the ways Woodcraft Folk and NCVYS empower younger members. As TREE's final big event, we also hope it will be a chance to look back on five years of exciting development work and hand over our learning and resources to Woodcraft Folk's team of highly skilled volunteer Ambassadors of Youth Participation!
Our Times is the new campaign from young people around Woodcraft Folk, who want to give other young people a platform to be heard on social and political issues including war. The aim is to enable young people to educate each other on the issues they care about, and enable wider society to hear and respect young people's views.
We've put together a range of activities to get your Venturer group thinking about society and what they care about most in it. Download the PDF below.
Time taken: 30 minutes to play and at least 15 minutes for reflection.
Equipment: About 80 sweets (small, individually wrapped, variety to suit all tastes)
This game is designed to simulate international negotiations. It is based on "Prisoners Dilema" type experiments from economics.
Final deadline for applications: Monday 27th of April