News and stories

Annual Finance Returns....Thank You to the Treasurers

Monday, 3 February 2020

A massive Thank You to our Treasurers who have done a brilliant job getting the Annual Finance Returns for 2019 done with the earlier deadline that we need this year and with a new reporting system. By the deadline on 31st January we had 70 of the 121 needed complete and 19 others almost finished.

All Change - Climate Science Education Project

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Thanks to new funding from the National Association for Environmental Education (NAEE) Woodcraft Folk and partners will be looking to engage young people, teachers and youth workers in a range of opportunities, including:

 

  • New educational resources – Climate Action Now! It's jam packed with activities for children and young people to learn about and take action on the Climate Emergency! To be published in March.

 

Camping Equipment Inventory

Thursday, 30 January 2020

 Right now, we are busy doing an inventory of the equipment owned by our districts and groups.

Queer Easter 2020!

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Queer Easter is an international seminar held (unsurprisingly) for a week over the Easter Weekend at Kurt Lowenstein House, just outside of Berlin.

Death Comes to Dinner

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Newham Venturers joined the Campaign Against the Arms Trade and other organisations to protest outside the ADS dinner -

 an expensive feast at a swanky hotel held annually for those trading in arms, and their supporters.  The theme was Death Comes to Dinner, and Venturers provided an impressive visual presence dressed as Grim Reapers.  Contact us for information about how you can help us with our campaign against the arms trade.

Nottingham Volunteer Induction January 2020

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Debs McCahon, Woodcraft Folk's Director of Development, met 6 new members from Nottingham Woodcraft Folk on a dark, damp night only a stone’s throw from the Nottingham Forest/City Ground Stadium.

 

Debs began the session by sharing the welcome to Woodcraft Folk resources. https://woodcraft.org.uk/welcome and responded to the volunteers’ burning questions, which included:

 

Safeguarding training in St Albans

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

 Safeguarding training @ St Albans, January 2020

 

On a cold, wet and windy evening there is nothing better than sitting on primary school chairs exploring the safeguarding role of Woodcraft Folk adults!

 

Debs McCahon, Woodcraft Folk’s Lead Safeguarding Officer, facilitated a jam packed session looking at:

 

Job Opportunity with IFM

Monday, 27 January 2020

Woodcraft Folk is a member of the International Falcon Movement. IFM is looking to recruit a new Development Officer to lead their international education projects. Please share:

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Hands In 2020

Monday, 20 January 2020

It is 'Hands In' time again!

Each Spring term for the last 8 years groups have been encouraged to put their 'Hands In' and participate in similar activities across our network of groups. This year's theme is 'Span the World with Friendship' as we all begin to get ready for Common Ground, international camp August 2020.

Activities include:

Weekend of Song, at Lockerbrook

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Early December is perhaps not the time when most of us want to be sat round a campfire for too long, but that makes the

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