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Membership Badge Competition 2019

Friday, 31 August 2018

Its that time of year again!! Membership badge Competition 2019!! 

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 social action and this year we want to focus on 'Widening Participation'!!

Book your activity programme at Lockerbrook now!

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

This Autumn at Lockerbrook Farm we are organising 3 specific events for Elfins/Woodchips, Pioneers and Venturers. We have put together an exciting programme of activities with our instructors for each of these age groups. Register your interest now via the links below by Monday 24th September. Places are limited to 30 per event.

Joint Chief Execs to start in September

Monday, 13 August 2018

Woodcraft Folk is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Welsh as our new Director of Operations & Finance. Sarah will also serve as Joint Chief Executive Officer (CEO) alongside Debs McCahon, our Director of Development. Debs and Sarah will start their new roles at the beginning of September with outgoing CEO (also known as the General Secretary), Jon Nott, supporting the transition to the new leadership team until the end of the month.

London Camp 2018

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Case Study: Increasing and Widening Participation in Existing Districts

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Within the New Groups Project in the Eastern Region, we’ve been working with three existing districts to help them to increase and widen participation by open groups for new age groups and in new areas. In Norwich and Lowestoft, existing open groups have been supported to separate and tailor their activities for Elfins and Pioneers, whilst in Cambridge a new Pioneer group has been opened in the expanding northern part of the city. By providing age-specific programmes close to where people live, this has helped to increase and widen participation in all three areas.

Upcoming Training Weekends for Volunteers

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Upcoming training weekends for volunteers will take place:  

  • 5th - 7th October at Lockerbrook Outdoor Centre, Sheffield 

  • 7th  - 9th September at Cudham Activity Centre, Kent

Both events are free residential training weekends for new and existing volunteers. The training is aimed at both volunteers working directly with young people in a local group, as well as those taking on District and camp roles. 

Mahlangu Venturers join the Together against Trump protest

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

 Mahlangu Venturers from Brighton Central and Hove District join the Trump protest on Friday 13th July 2018

Venturer Weekend 22nd & 23rd September

Monday, 16 July 2018

Announcing the next upcoming adventure weekend for Venturers. Camping at Biblins Youth Centre.  Activities include:

Join our team to reach new communities in the Eastern Region

Saturday, 14 July 2018

The New Groups Project in the Eastern Region was launched in June 2017, and is jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. This three-year project will see us grow new groups for young people aged 10-18 in Norwich, Suffolk & Cambridgeshire.

We are now seeking to expand our team for the next phase of this exciting project.  

Case Study: Reaching Out To New Areas

Thursday, 12 July 2018

During the first year of our New Groups Project in the Eastern Region, we’ve set up two new Pioneer groups in areas which didn’t have any current Woodcraft Folk groups.

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