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This year all Glasgow Woodcraft Folk groups got together for a fun camping week at a working farm in Coldingham on the East Coast of Scotland. Elfins, Woodchips, Pioneers, Venturers, DFs and other adults put all their effort into making this camp one to remember.
The theme of the camp was ‘origins’ because we were celebrating the 90th anniversary of Woodcraft Folk. We celebrated this through different traditional Woodcraft Folk activities and songs.
Our last working party was so successful, we thought we would do a weekend this time!
The Woodcraft Folk Park Farm Commitee are organising a working party at Lurgashall Park Farm, (Lurgashall West Sussex, GU28 9EU) August bank holiday weekend 28th - 31st August 2015.
Charity secures funding from Government to help get more children involved in Social Action in Merseyside
Woodcraft Folk, the co-operative children’s charity run by volunteers and designed to help develop young people’s self-confidence and awareness of the world has secured funding from Government to help create more opportunities for young people in Merseyside.
The organisation has received funding from Youth United Foundation to help them deliver their New Groups Project
Getting ready for camp, juggling a million tasks, haven't booked for Annual Gathering yet, don't want to pay the late fee, don't panic we have extended the booking deadline by two weeks to the 31st July 2015.
About 250 Woodcraft Folk members had a great time on Saturday 13th June on the Dulwich Fort Scout site. The weather
started off a bit grey, but then the sun came out. The adults could reminisce over old photographs, displays and films indoors, but most of the activities were aimed at children who were encouraged to do at least 8 activities to be rewarded with a cupcake decorated with the folk symbol and one of the brand new cloth badges.
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.
On Sunday the 4th of July over 40 people came together for the Cudham Adult Reunion.
It was a wonderful day with volunteers from the whole of Cudhams history coming together to celebrate and remember past events and people who have contributed to the success of the centre.
As part of the 90th anniversary celebrations Woodcraft Folk is looking to appoint a developer to upgrade it's current heritage website.
The heritage website was developed as part of Woodcraft Folk's 75th anniversary, and hosts a whole range of photographs, documents and activities. It is definitely worth a visit.
However, as technology has moved on the website needs a refresh. Woodcraft Folk would like the new look website to:
New to Folk Supply
Embroidered badge & T-Shirt to commemorate the 90th anniversary of Woodcraft Folk.
The back of the T-Shirt features a beautiful illustration titled 'A Day in Camp' taken from the Hallo newspaper of the 1937 International camp in Brighton, depicting a day in camp from morning cry, clan duties, singing & dancing to bedtime. Underneath the text reads, 'Grassroots Education since 1925'