News and stories
With the TREE Programme coming to an end in March, this is your group’s last chance to apply for the opportunity to run a £500 youth-led community Action Project. An Action Project needs to meet these four simple criteria:
Deadline for applications: 28th February and 12th March 2014
Woodcraft Folk are a local delivery partner for the National Youth Agency, in the Cabinet Office's National Citizen Service.The NCS programme seeks to engage 16 and 17 year olds in a range of residential and community activities which will lead to a more:
"They started with a map, as all great adventures do: OS1, the Ordnance Survey map for the Dark Peak area. They spread it out on a table to begin with, and read the names..."
So starts one of the stories that have just been posted to the lucky Woodcraft Folk groups who are first in the chain for this year's Hands In! story telling activity. What do you think happens next?
On the 21st December (The Winter Solstice) Mahlangu Venturers and others from Brighton Central and Hove District braved the elements to continue to publicise the visa campaign, by taking part in the Burning the Clocks Parade held every year in Brighton.
2013 Glasgow Southside Woodies Moffat weekend
This December the Southside Woodies and two families from Stirling went to Moffat. We stayed in a massive house, with lots of stairs and beds, for a whole weekend.
For their last group meeting of the year, Spelthorne District and guests from Walton District held a special event. Graham Cornick of the Hydestyle Resident Animals in Godalming gave a ‘Talk on the Wild Side’ , he brought along some rescued animals & birds and explained their life histories and how they were nursed back to health.
It was interesting to read the article in The Guardian by Seumas Milne – Mandela has been sanitised by hypocrites and apologists, 12/12/13, about the true supporters of the anti-apartheid movement, and those who now proclaim that they supported ending apartheid.These are the very people who are now supporting a new apartheid between rich and poor.
Would you like to join the great outdoors debate with the Ramblers?
Woodies are great hikers – we do it with all ages, starting with Woodchips – using public footpaths and open spaces all over the country. The Ramblers need our help to protect the future of the great outdoors. The Ramblers – Britain’s walking charity – has started canvassing views from like-minded organisations to establish what issues are affecting the great outdoors and how we use them.
We're extremely sad to announce that Tom Dunnill, from Ealing & Hammersmith Woodcraft Folk, has died. Tom was a much-loved volunteer, active in his District and on General Council until very recently, when he stepped back due to illness. Woodcraft Folk have lost a dedicated member and dear friend, and our sympathy is with his family.
General Council met last weekend in sunny London for a long weekend, here's some of the things we got up to.