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Glasgow Southside new Pioneer group for 2013

Sunday, 6 January 2013

This year promises to be an exciting one for the Glasgow Southside Woodcraft Folk groups. A new Pioneer group is starting this term for ten to twelve year olds and as a result for the first time ever children of all ages will be able to come to Woodcraft Folk activities in the Southside of Glasgow. In previous years there was just one group in the area and for the last couple of years, an Elfin (6-9’s) and a Venturer (13-16’s) group. It is great to be going into 2013 with 3 groups planned.

Paid Recruitment Research

Friday, 21 December 2012

Woodcraft Folk is working with Change Agents UK to support 10 Districts to explore how to most effectively recruit new members.

This project builds on work completed in Oxford, Brighton, Nottingham, Manchester, London and Birmingham during the summer term of 2012.

Do you have the energy and passion to work with a local District to:

Camping & Outdoor Adventures Newsletter

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

See attached the Camping & Outdoor Adventures Newsletter.

Have you been involved in a TREE activity?

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Woodcraft Folk's TREE programme has been supporting young people's participation in the organisation and the wider community for three and a half years now - and we'd love to know what difference we've made for the young people who've been involved in our activities. So we're looking for any young person (aged 21 or younger) who's done TREE-related activity to complete a quick survey for us.

Click through to the survey here

GMB Union affiliate to Woodcraft - and much more

Thursday, 13 December 2012

After a very productive meeting with Paul Kenny, General Secretary of the General Municipal & Boilermakers Union, Woodcraft Folk are looking forward to a fruitful relationship with GMB.

Paul confirmed that GMB would be affiliating to Woodcraft Folk and are keen to communicate Woodcraft Folk's opportunities to their members. GMB will also be able to help Woodcraft Folk educate our younger members about the value of trade unions.

Folk Supply: Last Post and Last Chance Buys

Friday, 7 December 2012

Want to get a special present for your loved ones this Christmas? Fancy treating yourself to a winter treat? Then get your order with for Folk Supply now! The final postage date for getting your Folk Supply goodies in before Christmas is Wednesday 12 December. Download your order form from our website (here) and place your order with Leanne at info@woodcraft.org.uk.

It’s your last chance to buy the following limited-edition items:

Scouts hope to include atheists

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Woodcraft Folk responds to the announcement by Scouts that they will consult their membership on the issue of accepting atheists as members and leaders:

As an organisation founded in 1925 by former Scouts who left that movement because of Scouting's commitment at that time to church, monarchy and patriarchy, Woodcraft Folk welcomes the Scouts' consultation process to begin the end of over 100 years of excluding young people on the grounds of their atheism.

An explanation of how easy Gift Aid is to administer - or, "Money for Old Rope (or a new parachute)"

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Many Districts are not using the Gift Aid system because they think it is too complicated or will cause them some kind of problem. Until recently, I thought the same and my District missed out on the massive opportunity Co-Camp presented to raise money for the District and for Woodcraft's central office... writes Tom from Ealing.

National Camp for Younger Members?

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

The Education and Groups Grand Committee is currently undertaking a consultation exercise with all Woodchip, Elfin and Pioneer groups on whether there should be one or more national camps for Woodcraft Folk’s younger members. This consultation will help shape the views on whether a camp is a realistic possibility.

NEWSFLASH: Woodcraft's visa campaign

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

The context:-

At last year's Annual Gathering it was agreed to set up a campaign to address the problems our invited international delegations were having obtaining visas, particularly from Africa, Asia, and South America amongst others.

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