News and stories
Hello one and all, we now have 5 nominees for the role of Editor at The Courier, their hustings are listed below and also on the voting form i
FROM TINY ACORNS...
Last spring three Woodcraft groups were asked to pilot a new project run by Kew Garden that aimed to encourage 12 to 25 year olds to transform their local area by sowing native wild seeds. Each group was sent a pack to help them to organise their activities. Here is Kat Budd from Sheffield reporting back on her pilot of the pack with the Venturer group:
Woodcraft Park Farm
Park Farm want to be able to extend the use of our site this year to enable smaller groups with fewer resources to enjoy the wonderful surroundings and facilities.
Woodcraft Folk supports March 22nd Actions against Racism and Fascism
March 22nd is UN Anti-Racism Day, which commemorates the 1960 Sharpeville massacre when 69 peaceful demonstrators were shot by police in South Africa.
You may be aware that an article in the press last week revealed that the DfEE have issued new guidance to schools, suggesting that they use volunteers to stay open during the teachers’ strike planned for 26th March. General Council believe that this is an underhand way of undermining the ability of Trade Unions to negotiate on behalf of their members.
Did your group enjoy writing stories for Hands In! 2014? Do you want to make friends with young people on another continent? We'd like to hear from any Venturer group interested in becoming penpals with young people in Dakar, Senegal, where young Woodcraft Folk member Fred is volunteering as part of the European Voluntary Service.
Darsham had a good year in 2013 but needs help with their working weekend on the 29 & 30th March.
Keep up-to-date with the latest news and events from the London region.
Newham Watersmeet Woodcraft are taking a whole year to celebrate their 80th birthday.
They've set themselves the challenge of doing 80 Great Things during 2014. These will include great things on group nights, great things on camps and great things for local communities and environments. A celebration of these is planned for November 2014.