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Strategic partnership with Scottish Government

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

 

Woodcraft Folk is pleased to announce that we are one of 45 third sector organisations receiving a funding boost from the Scottish Government to enhance or develop work focussed on supporting the needs of young people and their families.

The Strategic Partnership Funding of £10 million across 45 organisations will strengthen the work of young people’s organisations working across Scotland, in areas such as adoption, vulnerable families, child health, literacy, bereavement counselling and parental support.

International Summer School - calling Woodcraft participants

Monday, 20 May 2013

Theme: Anti-Muslim racism, anti-Semitism, anti-ciganism and social exclusion

Date: 30 June – 7 July 2013

Venue: Kurt Löwenstein House, Werftpfuhl, just outside of Berlin, Germany


Age restriction: 16-30 year olds

Cost: 75€ participation fee (accommodation, food, programme), 70% of travel reimbursement available up to 150€

Number of places: 4 places with priority to those who have not attended an international seminar at the Kurt Löwenstein House

British Youth Council – National Members Meeting

Monday, 20 May 2013

When? Saturday 15 June 2013, 10.30am – 4.00pm
Where? Old Street, London, United Kingdom

- Are you 16-25 years old?
- Would you like to learn more about BYC and influence their work?
- Would you like to network with other national youth organisations?

Venturer Camp Pre-Camp Launched

Thursday, 16 May 2013

As Venturer Camp draws closer groups across the country begin to think 'What is actually going to happen at Venturer Camp?', 'Where can I help decide how Venturer Camp will run?', 'Who will I be camping with?' and other similar questions. One place to find answers to all of these questions and to the questions you didn't know needed answering is Pre-Camp.

Successful fundraising Jumble Sale for school in Pakistan

Thursday, 16 May 2013

 On Saturday 11th May, Sheffield Woodcraft Folk linked together with members of the local Pakistani community in the Nether Edge area of Sheffield and raised a stunning £1,127.25 from a Jumble Sale held at Common Ground (St Peter’s) on Machon Bank.

Explorers wanted!

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

 

TREE are looking for young Explorers (Venturers and DFs) to visit Pioneer groups across the country. 

 

Celebrating youth work

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

If you volunteer with a Woodcraft Folk group, this invitation from the National Youth Agency is for you:

Transforming Lives: Youth Work Stories

The National Youth Agency (NYA) is embarking on a major campaign to help people better understand the value, breadth and role of youth work in the UK today – whether that youth work is provided by professionals or volunteers, and with disadvantaged young people, or those who have had a solid start in life. 

Lockerbrook launches participation campaign at Annual Gathering

Thursday, 9 May 2013
 
150.00 donations are offered to groups, districts and individuals for securing Lockerbrook booking

Cambridge Pioneer sponsored trek for CamFed

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Over the early May Bank Holiday weekend 29 Cambridge Pioneers took part in a sponsored walk in the Chiltern Hills to raise money for Camfed, a locally based charity that supports education for girls in some of the poorest countries in Africa [see camfed.org ]. The Pioneers were the originators of the plan;  they carried all their own personal gear [sleeping bags, mats, water, clothes, etc], they put the tents up each night and took them down each morning, loaded the van, cooked and washed up, remained thoroughly cheerful throughout   -  and walked over 25 miles! 

Sex-ed Training

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

18th - 20th October 2013

At our own Cudham Environmental Activities Centre, London

Come and learn how to teach up to date, sex positive, unbiased sex, mental health and LGBTQ+ education for a range of ages, Elfins and up.

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