Governance and structures

Motions Passed at Annual Gathering 2002

  • International Camp

This conference congratulates the movement on the success of the 2001 International Camp held at Walesby. The camp has had an enduring positive effect on the movement and has placed sustainability as one of the main educational themes of the Folk.
This conference calls upon General Council to organise the next International Camp in 2006.

Motions Passed at Annual Gathering 2004

  • Membership categories

Membership categories, age groups and group membership structures shall be determined from time to time by Annual Gathering.

Membership of the Woodcraft Folk shall be open to any person interested in furthering the Objects of the organization.

Members aged 16-20 years (inclusive) shall be known as District Fellows.

Members aged 15 years or under shall be known as young members.

Motions Passed at Annual Gathering 2008

  • Charity Commission in Scotland

This Annual Conference resolves to amend section C of the constitution of the Woodcraft Folk as follows:

Add a new third paragraph:

"Throughout this constitution a 'charitable purpose' is a purpose that is regarded as charitable both in the law of England and Wales and in the law of Scotland, and the term 'charitable' is to be interpreted in accordance both with the law of England and Wales and the law of Scotland"

  • Finance: Payment of Adult Membership

This Annual Conference notes:

Motions Passed at Annual Gathering 2007

  • Objects of Woodcraft Folk (I)

This Annual Conference resolves to amend section C of the Constitution of the Woodcraft Folk as follows:

Delete:

“To educate and assist young persons so as to develop their physical and mental potential so they may grow to full maturity as individuals and members of society and that their conditions in life may be improved.”

And insert:

To educate and empower children and young people to be able to participate actively in society,

Motions Passed at Annual Gathering 2011

  • Developing Volunteers

This Annual Conference instructs General Council

· To provide support to groups and districts by ensuring that we can call on as many people as possible to support the work they are doing

· To help leaders by implementing the volunteer policy agreed by General Council at their meeting in November 2010

· To provide a structure that will enable groups and districts to have CRB checks (and other similar checks as required) for volunteers.

Motions Passed at Annual Gathering 2010

  • Woodchips included in group registration fees

This Annual Conference resolves to remove “between six and fifteen inclusive” in the Woodcraft Constitution Section F(1)(i) and replace with “under 16 years old” so as to read “where they include any Young Members under 16 years old, pay an annual group registration fee as laid down from time to time by the Annual Conference; and”

Motions Passed at Annual Gathering 2009

  • Extension of Unwaged membership fee

This Annual Conference extends the unwaged membership fee band to include those on low wages (i.e.
below the standard income tax threshold).

Motions Passed at Annual Gathering 2005

Resolutions Passed at Annual Gathering 2005

  • Withdrawal of DFES funding

This Annual Conference:

Rough Guide to Annual Gathering

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Group night activities to prepare for Annual Gathering

What is Annual Gathering?

Annual Gathering is a two day event which happens every year. It’s the only annual camp which gathers Woodcraft Folk of all ages from right across the UK. It is also the setting for our national Annual Conference, or AGM. During the conference the delegates discuss how Woodcraft Folk works and what we do as an organisation. Their decisions inform Woodcraft Folk activity and policy for groups, districts, General Council and the staff.

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