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Choose A Woodcraft Folk Group to Support as Your Co-op Local Cause!

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

When Members buy Co-op branded products and services, the Co-op will give 1% to a local cause. Your support can help raise more for causes in your community, including Woodcraft Folk groups across the UK who have been selected as causes of 2020. Go online coop.co.uk/membership, become a member if you're not already, and make us your cause today!

Research support

Monday, 9 March 2020
Aggie Taylor, a third year Politics and Sociology student, is seeking support from Woodcraft Folk members.
 
Aggie is an active member of Woodcraft Folk and is looking for participants for her research project; Gender division and sex segregation within voluntary organisations that are ideologically committed to equality: An in-depth case study of the Woodcraft
Folk. 

Scottish Gathering 2020

Sunday, 1 March 2020

50 members and young people from Edinburgh, Falkirk, Camelon, Stirling, Glasgow Southside, Glasgow East End and Glasgow Kelvingrove met for our annual Scottish Gathering weekend and AGM at the beginning of February. Crianlarich youth hostel is situated near hills and woodland and was an appropriate backdrop to our camping and outdoor adventures programme theme, ahead of Common Ground International camp and other summer activities this year.

Window Wanderland 2020

Sunday, 1 March 2020

Children and young people from Glasgow Kelvingrove Woodcraft Folk joined Glasgow Southside district in creating a display for our local Window Wanderland event this February.

This is an event that sees a neighbourhood put on a fantastic evening display of creative window design transforming everyday streets into magical, outdoor galleries.

Become a #litterhero

Friday, 28 February 2020

The Coop group are supporting the Great British Spring Clean, 20th March – 13th April 2020. Woodcraft Folk groups are urged to join their co-operative colleagues in supporting litter picks in their local area.

 

The annual campaign run by Keep Britain Tidy aims to encourage people to take to the streets creating cleaner streets, parks and beaches, protecting our wildlife and, ultimately, stopping the tide of plastic that is doing so much damage to our oceans and marine life. Such social action can help to transform our country for the better,

Our house is on fire!

Thursday, 27 February 2020

This month saw the first anniversary of school strikes in the UK. As a youth organisation committed to the rights of the child and sustainable development we have been inspired by the school strikers and Greta Thunberg. Our young members recognise that the climate emergency is one of the most important issues of our time and warmly welcomed the Government’s declaration of a climate emergency in May 2019. We eagerly await action.

 

Food at Common Ground

Thursday, 27 February 2020

The Common Ground Team are well aware that food is a very important part of camp. We have created a new page on our website which is all things food! Check it out here - A draft menu will also be published soon which our KP team have been working hard on and consulting members too. 

Park Farm May Bushcraft Camp

Saturday, 22 February 2020

 Bushcraft Camp @Woodcraft Park Farm 7–10 May 2020

Open to all Woodcraft Folk groups, including Elfins, Pioneers, Venturers and DFs,

Mentors Wanted for ESC Volunteers

Thursday, 20 February 2020

Woodcraft Folk will soon be hosting four full-time volunteers from the EU, two at Biblins and two in London.

European Solidarity Corps

Friday, 14 February 2020

 Spanning the World with Friendship

 

Woodcraft Folk has been dedicated to the cause of internationalism throughout our 95 year existence. Our groups work to promote a global outlook, and welcome young people and their families from across the world. New Erasmus+ funding will enable to welcome 4 European Solidarity Corps volunteers. The ESC volunteers will take place in full-time placements supporting:

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