News and stories

We've launched #DreamBigAtHome!

Our new lockdown website has hundreds of activities and games to do at home, weekly challenges to try and a regular programme of live workshops and events online, as well as information on how our groups can operate during the COVID-19 outbreak.


Online Programme Update!

Friday, 17 April 2020

While we are all at home during this strange period, we are doing our best to adapt and keep you and your friends connected and to do some activities together even if we cannot see each other during group nights and camps as we would normally do at this time of the year. 

Climate Change Mentoring

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Woodcraft Folk is a supporting partner to IFM-SEI's Resist: The Climate Divide project. Resist! aims to mobilise a young generation of climate change activists to be ambassadors and multipliers for a systemic and intersectional approach to the global climate emergency.

Due to COVID19 planned face to face have had to be postponed but concern around the climate emergency hasn't gone away as a result of the pandemic despite improvements in air quality across the globe.

Common Ground Postponement

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

We have taken the difficult decision to confirm that Common Ground will not be taking place this Summer. 

Members Update April 2020

Monday, 6 April 2020

Dear Member,

Thank you for all your patience and support in recent weeks.

Like many organisations across the globe we have been reacting to the challenges of COVID19 and adapting how we work and how we seek to engage children and young people. We must apologise for the huge number of emails that we have sent as we attempt to keep everyone updated. This email hopes to give you an update about our response and what you can expect from the staff team and various volunteer leads.

In this update you will find information about:

Future of Common Ground

Friday, 3 April 2020

There is much uncertainty for all events planned for the Summer of 2020.

The Common Ground team are currently exploring alternatives as it is looking unlikely that the camp will go ahead as originally planned. With every alternative there are implications, we are currently looking at:

Young Members Framing Online Programme

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

As you will all be aware by now, due to recent government guidelines we have had to pause groups meeting physically to help slow the spread of Covid-19. At Woodcraft Folk we have been working hard to assure that this doesn’t mean that groups have to have a pause in taking part in Woodcraft folk activities.

Staying Safe Online Webinar

Monday, 30 March 2020

Last week Debs Mccahon lead a webinar on staying safe online which included guidance on things to think about when organising and delivering virtual and online programme. To view the presentation or download a copy of the powerpoint, please click the link below. If you have any questions about online safety and best practice please get in touch

Some tips to take care of yourself during self-isolation

Friday, 27 March 2020

Hi everyone! Hope you are all doing well. We have put together a few suggestions for taking care of yourself and your mental health during this period. We are all in this strange situation, and we hope you will find some useful tips. If you have more suggestions or want to share something, write a comment in the comment section!

What is mental health?

Virtual Programme Fundraiser

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Woodcraft Folk Virtual Sessions Fundraiser

We are adapting our work to reach as many children and young people as possible during the COVID-19 outbreak – but we need your help!

Woodcraft Folk is the co-operative children and young people's movement. The demand for our work is increasing as a result of COVID-19 as children and families are faced with isolation from friends, school and community.

A Big Hello To Tommaso!

Friday, 20 March 2020
Dear Woodcraft Folk friends, members and volunteers, 
My name is Tommaso, and I will be working at the Folk office in London for the next 7 months, helping with the preparation of Common Ground.

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