News and stories

New online training module

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Over recent months Woodcraft Folk have been piloting new ways to support local volunteers to engage with training. Today we are launching a series of new onlne introductory modules for new leaders and new groups - New Group Journey. The online module brings together everything leaders need to know to get started and looks at the following topics:

Online Training seminars

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Woodcraft Folk strive to be inclusive, open and accessible to all, with this aim in mind Woodcraft Folk began a series of online seminars in March. 

Ian Willis

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Ian Willis of Cambridge Woodcraft Folk collapsed and died at home unexpectedly last week, at the age of 58 leaving his family and friends shocked and devastated. He was extraordinarily active in woodcraft folk over much of the past 20 years, both nationally and in the Cambridge district.

Folk Supply Online

Monday, 12 May 2014
With Folk Supply now online you can now simply sit back and make your order without filling in order forms or trying to organise a district cheque. 

Face your Elephant Volunteers needed

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Fun at Festivals with Face Your Elephant

Woodcraft Folk are invitied to help festival-goers increase their knowledge of science and engineering and how to reduce their carbon emissions.

Some Woodcraft Folk members may remember "Face Your Elephant” from previous years and it's back for 2014. FYE is seeking to recruit up to 50 engineering students to receive training and engage with festival goers in a variety of fun, interactive ways at two great festivals this year; Latitude and Shambala.

Create your own Community

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Woodcraft Folk members can now create their own digital Communities. So if you've been looking for a way to invove Folk across the movement in a topic close to your heart - whether it's campfire cooking, co-operative games, Woodcraft Folk's visa campaign or any other subject - an easy way to do it is now available.

More ways to fundraise for the Folk

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Have a look at Woodcraft Folk's new Fundraising area, which has been recently revamped and now includes lots of information on how you can support the movement in fun and easy ways. There are two distinct sections:

Staff take on challenges to support Woodcraft Folk

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Working in Woodcraft Folk, it's easy to end up thinking that parachutes are only made for playing games - cat and mouse, mushroom, fruit bowl, you know the list - and there is nothing remotely scary about them. They're particularly useful and photogenic for members on peaceful protests on the street.

Goodbye to TREE

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Woodcraft Folk’s TREE programme has reached the end of its funded period, after 5 years of useful resources, fun activities, diverse training and the active engagement of young leaders. The TREE programme engaged 4,360 young people in a wide range of activities including:

·         Action projects

·         Reporting

·         Right to Refuge campaign

Friendship Festival 2014

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

On Sunday 23rd March, Walton on Thames Folk were joined by members from Knaphill, New Malden, Spelthorne and Tolworth & Kingston districts in what it is hoped will be the first of many future joint activities.

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