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Become an Ambassador of Youth Participation for Woodcraft Folk

Friday, 13 September 2013

Young Woodcraft Folk from Pioneer age upwards are warmly invited to become Youth Participation Ambassadors by attending a jam-packed, free training weekend in October. It's a hugely important event to make sure that the voice of young Woodcraft Folk can continue to thrive, within the movement and outside it. 

Development Conference: Sustaining Groups

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Two months until Development Conference (2nd & 3rd November 2013)

This year’s Development Conference will focus on the sustainability of existing groups and Districts – one of the 3 priorities of the new strategic plan Bigger & Better.

Previous Development Conferences have produced:

1. Woodcraft Folk’s Volunteers Guide
2. New and reviewed policies
3. New leader recruitment postcards
4. Factsheets for new groups
5. Motions to Annual Gathering
6. Volunteer Toolkit

Gift in Memory leaflet

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

As the summer drifts towards its final conclusion, holidays and camps behind us, Woodcraft's Fundraising Group has positive news.

We are proud to announce the launch of a splendid new leaflet for Leaving a Gift In Memory to Woodcraft Folk. It is aimed at people who are mourning a loved friend or member of the family, giving them an alternative to buying flowers.

Outdoor Bushcraft Education for Young People

Monday, 19 August 2013

In 2011 Hornsey Woodcraft Folk received £7,700 from Awards for All, the Big Lottery fund, to carry out a project 'Outdoor Bushcraft Education for Young People'.

Young writers: how can we make the world fairer and more sustainable?

Thursday, 15 August 2013

This is the question asked by Red Pepper in their Young Writers' Competition. All members of Woodcraft Folk aged 16 - 25 are invited to submit an article in response, for the chance to win £100 and have their article published in Red Pepper magazine.

Lockerbrook Hosts the First Meeting of The Co-operative Young Members Board

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Last month Woodcraft Folk’s outdoor activity centre Lockerbrook Farm hosted the first residential meeting of The Co-operative Young Members Board. The Co-operative recently recruited 15 young people from over 300 applicants to sit on this new board. Its aim is to make sure young people have their say in how The Co-operative is run.

Some Woodcraft Folk trainers attended and facilitated discussions and activities on topics including: consensus, shared values, youth participation in democratic structures as well as various teambuilding activities.

Last minute International Opportunity!

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Do you believe in Solidarity? Do you want to have fun? Do you want to visit Palestine?

Last chance to attend the ‘International Volunteer Camp’ in Palestine from 19th to 25th August 2013.

Tribute to Margaret White, first female General Secretary of Woodcraft Folk

Monday, 5 August 2013

[With apologies for the late publication; the Woodcraft Folk website was down on the day Linda kindly submitted this article.]

As some of you may know, Margaret White, a former General Secretary of Woodcraft Folk for nearly 30 years, died last week. Today at her funeral I will be remembering her in a different light. She was my Elfin Leader, the lady who used to relay the message of the Folk to me as I in turn have tried to do for others that followed. My granddaughter will be in Catalonia on a woodcraft friendship delegation as a venturer and many others at Venturer Camp and I will be glad that so many young people have these opportunities to help to make a difference in the world because of Marg's teachings.

Sizzling PlayOut Stirling begins!

Monday, 15 July 2013

Our PlayOut Stirling project got off to a fine sunny start with our first of six PlayOut days this weekend. The warm breeze was appreciated on an otherwise blazing day, even if it did mean chasing brightly coloured craft feathers around the park!

23-25 Aug: European youth come together

Friday, 12 July 2013

In the context of the crisis we all face, social movements exist, but act separately. Moreover, all over the world, the youth are becoming more visible: from the Arab Spring to the Indignados movement, from Occupy Wall Street to the protests of the Chilian students.  The youth have the potential to be a a strong force in  civil society!

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