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Adventure starts with Woodcraft Folk!

Come and join one of the longest serving and most established youth movements in the world.

Through our weekly group nights, campaigns, events and programmes we support children and young people to take the lead and change their world.

Joining a Woodcraft Folk group offers a chance for young people to develop skills, build confidence, make friends, get outdoors and explore new experiences in a safe space where everyone is welcome.

Joining Woodcraft Folk means being part of a thriving community of passionate and dedicated people. It’s about helping children and young people engage with the world around them and, developing their skills, making friends and most importantly, we have fun!

Everyone welcome

Every week thousands of volunteers and young people across the UK meet in school halls, community venues and a host of other places to attend our local groups. There, our young members learn about big ideas and topical issues such as the environment and world peace through fun activities like craft, games, camping, playing and debating.

Our local groups are the lifeblood of our charity and we are an inclusive organisation that aims to make our groups accessible and open to all young people who want to join. We seek to keep activity costs low, and offer financial support to young people where we can.

We have nearly 200 groups across England, Wales and Scotland for ages 0 to 20 with many of our older members aged 21+ years then staying in the movement to get involved with our volunteer programme.

Activities are designed to meet the needs and aspirations of the young people in the group, and will take account of any medical needs, disabilities or learning needs. Your local group co-ordinator will be able to provide more information.

Develop skills
Meet new people
A rewarding experience

What happens at group nights

Our weekly groups, run by volunteers, usually last between one and two hours. Activities explored depend on the age group.

While all our groups are underpinned by the same aims and principles, we explore these in an age-appropriate way through our different age ranges.

Here are some of the things we get up to across our age groups:

As our members progress through the organisation, young people grow in confidence and will have more opportunities to shape their group’s activities such as running a workshop for their peers to share a skill or talent.

Why join a Woodcraft Folk group

Our young members can benefit from:

  • A space where everyone is welcome
  • Learning new things within a supportive community
  • A range of activities and opportunities on offer to explore
  • Meeting new people and making memories to last a lifetime
  • Many physical and mental wellbeing improvements particularly with outdoor activities
  • Growing in confidence
  • International experiences

Signing up

Many of our local groups are currently looking for new members. If you fill in the form below by Thursday 9th November we will put you in contact with your local group who can share further info and explain the easy steps to take to get your young person registered at the group.

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Application form

To register your young person at a Woodcraft Folk group, please fill in the form below and your details will be shared with your nearest local group. Your local group will contact you with more information and the next steps you need to take (make sure to check your spam/junk folder as our emails can sometimes end up here and we don’t want you to miss out!).
Your name
Childs Name
Address – we need this to find your nearest group
How would you like Woodcraft Folk to contact you about joining a local group?

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