The Woodcraft Folk was founded in 1925 it has been a registered charity since 1965 and a registered company limited by guarantee since 2012.
Woodcraft Folk is governed by Articles of Association, Standing Orders and Aims, Principles and Programme documents which together informally constitute our constitution. This lays out the primary objective and mission, which are:
The objects of the organisation are the advancement of education and the empowerment of children and young people for the public benefit by:
- encouraging children and young people to participate in society, improving their lives and others through active citizenship; and
- promoting the interests and welfare of children and young people
In furtherance of the above objects but not otherwise the organisation shall further the International Cooperative Alliance’s Statement on the Co-operative Identity. It shall seek to be recognised as the Co-operative and Trade Union movements’ educational and empowerment organisation open to all with the aim of building an environmentally sustainable world built on children’s and human rights, equality, friendship, peace, economic & social justice and co- operation
Constitutional documents and strategic plan
After the 1st January 2013
The Articles Of Association and other Rules of the Woodcraft Folk will be accessible here: http://woodcraft.org.uk/branch
We also have a five-year strategic plan called The Bigger and Better Plan, which was designed by and for members to use at local and national level.
The policies of the Woodcraft Folk are created by two mechanisms
- Political policy and long term strategic direction is set by our Annual Gathering and Conference of group delegates, if you want to see these policies click here.
- Operational policy (such as child protection and safeguarding, financial guidelines and staffing policies) is set by the General Council, the elected Trustees of the movement, if you want to see these policies click here.