News and stories

Fundraising support

Friday, 22 May 2020

Folk Office recognise that these uncertain times will created added stresses and pressures impacting on the sustainability of local groups. Whilst most groups and Districts have not lost money, they have all lost income during the period of closure. To support the financial sustainability of local groups the following support will be provided:

Membership Badge Competition 2021

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Earlier this year we launched the competition to find next year’s membership badge design. Last year was a chance for groups to think about International friendship and this year in light of the current crisis we wanted our children & young people to think about how they've helped members of their local communities. 

This years competition: 

Lockdown exit strategy

Thursday, 14 May 2020

Like all organisations across the globe, Woodcraft Folk has begun to explore when groups might reopen.

 

Your Weekly Challenges!

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

As you probably have seen, we have launched our new #DreamBigAtHome

#DreamBigAtHome success

Monday, 11 May 2020

On May 7th Woodcraft Folk launched #DreamBigAtHome - Woodcraft Folk's remote and virtual programme for children and young people.

A new website with 100s of activities was launched https://dreambigathome.uk/ which has already seen over 1,700 visitors. Over the coming weeks additional activities will be added - if you have suggestions please email lauren@woodcraft.org.uk

Big Camp IN! May 2020

Monday, 11 May 2020

A huge part of Woodcraft Folk experiences is being able to camp with our groups and districts. At the moment we cannot go camping together so instead of having a big camp out this year we will be hosting a big camp IN.

Future of Woodcraft Folk

Monday, 11 May 2020

Woodcraft Folk members are missing group and are keen to gather once more around a campfire, but under current COVID-19 restrictions remain contented with remote and virtual programme activities.

Denis Goldberg – a man of hope 1933 – 2020

Monday, 11 May 2020

My earliest recollection of Denis was a story I was told of when his wife, Esme, and children came to London in the mid 60s. I had just started Elfins in Wimbledon and learnt about him and his role in rising up against apartheid in South Africa and the subsequent Rivonia trial. Even at this young age I was made aware of the inequalities in life based on race which has stayed with me to this day.

Adur #DreamBigAtHome packs

Thursday, 7 May 2020

Adur Woodcraft Folk have led the way on distributing activity packs and craft materials to families in need. Funded by their local Lions, the Co-op Party and CrowdFunding they have been able to distribute 60 packs to families via the Shoreham Food Bank, with another 40 being prepared.

 

The packs include ideas for activities to do from home, paper, craft material for collages, scissors and some have included everything you need to plant sunflower seeds to bring a bit of sunshine to every home.

 

Dream Big At Home Launch!

Thursday, 7 May 2020


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