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Update from the recent General Council meeting Dec 2018

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Earlier this month General Council met in London to discuss all things Woodcraft. They've put together this great video to introduce themselves to you and update you on the exciting things that are going to be happening in our movement over the next few years.

Folk Supply Last Orders for 2018 & New Items

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

 Folk Supply Last Orders & New items!

Christmas and the New Year are fast approaching and we would like to remind you of the last date to place an order with Folk Supply is Sunday 16th December 2018.

After this date Folk Supply will close for stock take and year end preparations and no more orders will be posted out until week commencing 8th January 2019.

Folk Office opening hours this Xmas

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Folk Office will be closed from 2:30pm on Monday 24th December and will re-open on the Thursday 3rd January with a skeleton staff team until the 8th January. 

If you've a safeguarding emergency please email which will be checked over the festive period. 

Grow Your Tenner campaign is now open!

Sunday, 9 December 2018

At 10am on December 11th 2018 the Grow Your Tenner campaign begins.

Parents can set up a £10 per month direct debit for 12 months and Local Giving will match fund the last 6 months of donations

The results are in for the 2019 Membership Badge Competition!!

Thursday, 6 December 2018

We're pleased to announce that the winner of this year Membership Badge competition is Cicely Bonald a pioneer from Watford District. We received 220 votes and the result were very close with only 15 votes separating 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

We'd like to thank the 173 members who made an entry and their Districts for supporting them to get their entries in.

Folk Office will now work behind the scenes to get the chosen badge ready for 2019!!

An Open Letter to Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP

Monday, 3 December 2018

Dear Lloyd,

On behalf of General Council and Woodcraft Folk I want to express our support and admiration for the speech you gave in parliament last week. Since you became MP for Brighton Kemptown it’s been a pleasure and delight to see someone who was chair of our organisation and who lives and breathes Woodcraft Folk giving a voice to young people in the commons, and your brave decision to publicly share your HIV positive status only adds to our pride.

Winning winter group night ideas share

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Over 60 people from all Scottish districts got together for a day of fun and sharing ideas in Falkirk in mid November. Young people and adults rotated around 5 idea stations where they picked up different ideas for group nights. These stations were smoothie making, soup making and knifework, craft origami book marks, anti plastics campaigning, Common Ground camp, and water issues. In true co-operative style each person was invited to bring a vegetable or fruit to add to the soup and smoothies.

The Londoner

Wednesday, 14 November 2018


Keep up-to-date with the latest news and events from the London region.

Vote for your favourite Membership Badge design 2019

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Earlier this year we asked our members to take part in this year’s Membership Badge competition. The theme was ‘Widening Participation’. We had 173 entries from 13 District and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all those members who submitted a design. They were all fantastic and the “secret panel’ had a hard time choosing the finalists.

Louise Medus - an inspiration

Monday, 12 November 2018

 Last week Louise Medus-Mansell sadly passed away. Her energy, passion and laughter is being remembered fondly by many leaders up an down the country.


Duncan Siret of Cheltenham Districts writes

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