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Members & Supporters Update, April 2021

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

This latest members and supporters update has been circulated to all those who support Woodcraft Folk's work.


Kids Got Rights International Kick Off Meeting

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Over the weekend of 9th-11th April a small group of young delegates from Woodcraft Folk took part in the international kick off weekend of the Kids Got Rights project.

BYC Members Meeting

Friday, 16 April 2021

Woodcraft Folk are active members of the British Youth Council and recently attended an online meeting of BYC members. The meeting shared practice and the ongoing impact of COVID on the sector and on young people. The meeting recognised the need to support the mental health of children and young people and that poor mental health is often as a result of other factors such as discrimination, unemployment, lack of support and the life experiences of individuals.


Green Influencers Scheme Conference

Thursday, 1 April 2021

On Tuesday 30 March, Owen - Head of Membership and Programme and Elaine, our Green Mentor in Leeds and Bradford attended the first Green Influencers Scheme Conference.

Catherine McCarthy

Thursday, 1 April 2021

The Folk remember Catherine McCarthy - Cudham Centre Mananger 2008-2020.


For everyone who has ever met Catherine they will remember a warm hearted woman who took great joy in hosting groups at Cudham and sparking an interest in the world amongst children and young people. Catherine shared her knowledge, skills and experience; coaching new leaders and hosting residential stays for new groups. She was a good organiser of people, but would also put herself out to help others.


Cudham vacancy

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

As Woodcraft Folk centres prepare to reopen in the summer we are seeking to recruit a new Cudham Centre Co-ordinator.

Cudham is nestled in woodland and provides a safe residential setting on the edge of the North Downs. Traditionally used by Woodcraft Folk and other youth organisations for a wide range of residential and environmental education activities. The site boasts:

Families Together

Friday, 26 March 2021

Woodcraft Folk's motto is span the world with friendship and we demonstrate our commitment to international understanding and solidarity through our international, camps, exchanges and support for the Families Together coalition.

Volunteer recruitment campaign

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Working with 360 Recruiting Woodcraft Folk has launched a national volunteer recruitment campaign. The campaign aims to increase the number of volunteers supporting our camps, campaigns and local groups.

Upcoming Volunteer Training

Thursday, 18 March 2021

As groups prepare to return to face-to-face meeting, Woodcraft Folk's membershp & programmes team are offering a range of opportunties to brush up your skills and hear the latest news. Find out more about these online sessions, open to all volunteers, by following the links to our event calendar:

Camp dates confirmed

Thursday, 18 March 2021

Following the Government's publication of its Roadmap to Reopening Woodcraft Folk is in a position to continue to plan for a summer of camping. Whilst the implementation dates of the stepped approach to reopening may change there is high confidence that the planned Pioneer and Venturer camps will go ahead in August 2021.

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