News and stories

John Marland Obituary

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

It is with a sad heart that we must report the passing away of John Marland (WINGFOOT) of Watford Woodcraft Folk. 

John died on 31st October at the incredible age of 94. He was born in 1922 and was married to Kate.

Engaging refugee and asylum-seeking families in the Folk

Friday, 18 November 2016

We have secured funding from Children in Need to set up a new Elfin group in Glasgow to attract refugees and asylum seekers to become part of our movement. The group will be launched in January 2017 and will meet in the city centre to be accessible to families from across Glasgow.

Woodcraft Park Farm bookings now open for 2017!

Friday, 18 November 2016

 

Woodcraft Park Farm bookings for 2017 camping are now open. Woodcraft Park Farm is a campsite in the picturesque village of Lurgashall, West Sussex, in the South Downs Natonal Park. The site can accomodate up to 100 campers at a time in one of several fields on the site. There is also a large barn area, toilets and hot showers available for campers to use. There is also a small 'standing camp' available for use throughout much of the camping season meaning that a kitchen is already set up for you and ready to go.

PhD Opportunity

Friday, 11 November 2016

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.

Membership Badge Design Selected for 2017

Monday, 7 November 2016

We're pleased to announce that the winner of this year Membership Badge competition is Maya Hyde (13 years) from the Mahlangu Venturers in Brighton Central & Hove District. We received over 300 votes and the result was very close with only two votes separating 1st and 2nd place.

Activities for your Elfins this Autumn

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Have fun with your Elfins this Autumn by doing some of the suggested outdoor activities: 

Vote for your favourite Membership Badge design for 2017

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

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.

First fiver for the folk!

Thursday, 13 October 2016

 First fiver for the Folk!

Many of you will have received one of the newly issued five pound notes, marvelled at its see through water mark and indestructability, wondered if you should save it, spend it, frame it?

Why not donate it!

Send us your site ideas for international camp 2020

Saturday, 8 October 2016

 

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. 

Results from this years AGM 2016

Monday, 3 October 2016

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. 

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