News and stories
From 17th June 2013 the Disclosure & Barring Service are introducing the DBS Update service.
Reading Woodcraft Folk have been focusing on an Environmental project this year, looking at Getting about, What we wear, Where we live, What we waste, What we eat, What we want and what we need.
Annual Gathering 2013 resolved to increase the individual membership fee.
Can you read? or add up? If so, perhaps you could be a Funding Champion.
To support groups and Districts in their search for grant funding we are looking for a team of enthusiastic volunteers who are willing to proof-read funding applications. You don't need to be an expert on fundraising, often another set of eyes on an application can pick up any obvious omissions.
We are also looking for volunteers who would be willing to promote funding opportunities, encouraging local groups and Districts to apply by simply sharing example and model applications.
Would you like to get new experiences and volunteer in a like-minded child and youth organisation in another country? Want to take part in European Voluntary Service (EVS) in IFM-SEI member organisations? Be part of the largest ever IFM-SEI EVS project, joining 23 other volunteers across the globe!
The theme of this years Venturer Camp is "A Midsummer Night's Dream." This will shape the look and feel of the camp as well as the programme.
Earlier this week, clan Piercy of Spelthorne District Woodcraft Folk gathered eagerly at Heathrow to meet their sister/daughter/auntie Monica who had just completed a 6,000km cycle ride for charity in only 63 days. She rode from Athens to Lisbon, mostly solo, to raise £5,000 for the girls’ education charity CAMFED.
This weekend Venturer Committee met and, along with other Woodcraft members with key Venturer Camp roles, continued to plan Venturer Camp and the future development of Venturer Committee. This is the first of a number of articles which aim to talk about, amongst other things, elections, bookings, transport, volunteer roles, centres and how we are using Shakespeare to explore Woodcraft’s aims and principles. If there is something you would particularly like us to write about e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
TSSA Annual Conference votes to affiliate to Woodcraft Folk. They join the GMB, Fire Brigades Union and the NUT who have affiliated at a National level, and Unison International who have donated to the Visa Campaign.
Woodcraft Folk is pleased to announce that we are one of 45 third sector organisations receiving a funding boost from the Scottish Government to enhance or develop work focussed on supporting the needs of young people and their families.
The Strategic Partnership Funding of £10 million across 45 organisations will strengthen the work of young people’s organisations working across Scotland, in areas such as adoption, vulnerable families, child health, literacy, bereavement counselling and parental support.