Lewisham & Greenwich

 Welcome to Lewisham and Greenwich Woodcraft Folk!

 
We are a well established district with two Elfin groups (aged 6-9), two Pioneer groups (10-12) and two Venturer groups (13-15).  All groups meet on Mondays, but at two different sites - Myatt Gardens Primary School, Rokeby Road SE4 1DF (off Lewisham Way); and Mycenae House SE3 1SE  (near the heath itself at Blackheath, in Westcombe Park).  The groups are mixed, and there's no uniform.  Some groups have vacancies, but there are waiting lists for others. 
 
If you don't really know what Woodcraft is about, that's fine - this link will help
or just come along for an evening and see what you think! - all the contact details are below, and to the right.
 
At the weekly meetings, there are games, craft activities, group talks, challenges (who can build the tallest structure out of (uncooked!) spaghetti and marshmallows), and so on.  We'll play outside if the weather's up to it.  
 
There's other activities through the year, such as weetkend trips to Woodcraft's own environmental centre at Cudham, near Biggin Hill, or going further afield with tents.  Activities include outdoor games, making fires and then cooking on them, whittling, craft, lantern making, dream-catchers etc.  We even did metal smelting in clay moulds at our last camp.  There's also chances to camp abroad for the older ones, and we're hoping to go to Finland in 2018.
 
There's also other day or evening trips, such as countryside walks, ice-skating, and so on.
 
The groups do have regular leaders, who tend to be parents of children, and we do encourage all parents to be involved, even if it's very occassionally.  As well as helping at the group nights, there's also things to do behind-the-scenes, such as making bookings, helping with finances, general organising, and so on.  There's always someone around to show you what to do though!
All regular helpers have DBS (CRB) checks.  There are also some social events for helpers too - we're very partial to a curry now and again!
 
There's a really good 5-page Welcome document <here> as well, on the aims of the Woodcraft Folk overall, including its history, and where the name came from... 
 
Please click the links below to the right for information on the groups, or mail us on lgwoodcraft@gmail.com
 
Hope to see you at one of our evenings soon!