Elfins

Folk Assembly 2017 – A Scottish Adventure

Friday, 30 June 2017

A minibus full of Scottish Woodcraft Folk headed to our UK wide gathering, Folk Assembly, to share skills, experiences and help decide the future direction of our movement.  Eight of the delegation were aged between 10-15 and many had never taken part in a national event. 

News from Falkirk

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Back at the beginning of the summer term Falkirk Elfins and Pioneers (and some of the adults) spent a lovely sunny evening outside making these mini-zines about their memories of our group. Many thanks to our volunteer, Lynsey, who showed us how to make the zines.

Falkirk zines

Falkirk Elfins and Pioneers made zines of their favourite activities at our group.

Transgender Inclusion

Woodcraft Folk's Inclusion Statement on supporting members who identify as Trans, and encouraging groups to challenge gender sterotypes, was adopted by General Council in March 2017. The document also contains background information and practical advice for group leaders, covering: - definitions of key terms - use of appropriate and inclusive language - supporting adult volunteers who are Trans - running successful camps and residentials Further guidance can be sought through Folk Office, or from the specialist organisations listed on the final page of the document.

Fun at the Glasgow East End BBQ

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Glasgow East End Hosts Vegetarian and Vegan BBQ

We were fortunate to be awarded a grant from The Vegetarian Society to celebrate and promote National Vegetarian Week. We hosted a vegetarian and vegan BBQ and invited all of our Woodies friends to come together and share food and fun.  

Bromley group wins Outstanding Team Volunteers Award!

Friday, 9 June 2017

Congratulations, Bromley, on your Outstanding Team Volunteers Award!

Another fantastic story to round off Volunteers Week 2017 with the news that Bromley group volunteers have been awarded the Outstanding Team Volunteers Award at the 10th Community Links Bromley Volunteer Awards.

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