District Co-ordinator

Vote at 16

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

On November 3rd, Jim McMahon is presenting his private member’s bill asking MPs to give votes to 16 year olds. In support we've produced the following video highlighting the importance of giving 16 year olds the right to vote in general elections and referenda.  

Update from the recent General Council meeting

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Last weekend new and existing members of GC met for the first time at our Cudham Centre to discuss all things Woodcraft. This was their first meeting since our AGM so part of the main business was to elect a Chair and other keys roles within GC.

Available now the updated Volunteers Policy!!

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

This year General Council approved the updated volunteers policy which is now available for to download from our website. 

The volunteers policy seeks to:

New Leader Training Available to Book NOW!!

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Are you new to volunteering with Woodcraft Folk? 

Have you been involved for a while but want to learn more? 

Our New Leader Training weekends are a great way to learn more about Woodcraft Folk, share ideas with new leaders from across the UK, and a gain the skills and confidence to lead engaging activities for children. 

People who come to our training sessions say they feel more confident and more able to lead activities at group. 

Bushcraft Camp @ Woodcraft Park Farm 30 Sept – 1 Oct 2017

Friday, 18 August 2017

Bookings for this years Bushcraft camp are open, spaces are limited so get in quickly, the maximum ratio of children to adults will be 5 to 1. It is hoped that an advance working party will arrive on site on the Friday and if you can join us you're very welcome. Leaders who have younger children may bring them to this camp provided the ratio is not exceeded.

News from General Council

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Members of General Council discussed the Strategic Plan, promotion to Gathering and passed the budget for International Camp 2020 at their July meeting.

Membership Badge Competition 2018

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Earlier this year we launched the competition to find next year’s membership badge design. Last year was a chance for thinking about our future. This year we’d like our young members to look at social action in their local area. This is a great group night activity to kick off the Autumn term. 

Theme: Be Inspired by local action

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.

Working Together Guidelines

For Woodcraft Folk to fully benefit from the work of its volunteers and staff, it is important that we all interact in a positive way. Everybody is expected to abide by the following principles:

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