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.


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.

Folk Office: staff working remotely in response to COVID-19

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Following yesterday's Government announcement regarding COVID-19 we have asked all of our staff at Folk Office to work from home when possible until further notice. Folk Office is not closed and we will continue to provide a service to our members, however there may be some delays to the following:

calling members 16-25 years old

Saturday, 14 March 2020

All those from South London Woodcraft districts  aged 16-25 who are interested  to apply for one of our volunteering roles for this year during the summer.

COVID-19: All face-to-face activities suspended

Friday, 13 March 2020

In response to the Government's latest announcement, we are postponing all face-to-face Woodcraft Folk activities scheduled between now and Monday 1 June 2020. This includes all May camps and any residential experiences planned for what remains of the Spring and early Summer terms.

NAEE Climate Science Workshop

Friday, 13 March 2020

All Change: Climate Science fun


The National Association for Environmental Education funded, All Change project hosted the first in a series of practical training sessions at Coop Group Headquarters involving Woodcraft Folk members from Manchester, Leeds, Bradford, Leicester and Wales. For some members it was the first time they had taken part in science experiments since leaving school at 16!


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, 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

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.

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.

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