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Celebrating co-operation at Co-operatives United

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

"People that can do stuff, rather than talk about doing stuff." 

This is how one visitor to Co-operatives United described "a good co-operative" when asked. Others described a co-operative as unity, shared aims, responsibility in your community, mutual benefit - just some of the descriptions of a co-operative given to young Woodcraft Folk member David, who volunteered at this huge festival of co-operation. He gathered an inspiring range of views on co-operation and co-operatives, which you can listen to on this Soundcloud page.

Woodcraft Park Farm Working Days

Friday, 9 November 2012

As we reach the end of another great year of camping it’s time to turn our minds to making sure that next year is even more amazing than the last!

DFs learn to live on the land for The Share.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

From 27 October to 3rd November, eleven DFs and Kinsfolk journeyed to Hobbiton, I mean Lammas, to build hobbit holes.

First Twinned Action Project

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Last month saw the rewarding of the first twinned Action Project, giving them £1000 pounds to raise the profile of outdoor education and Woodcraft.

Woodcraft Folk's at Co-ops United!

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Woodcraft Folk members from across the country have gathered in Manchester to take part in the celebration of the international year of co-operatives, Co-ops United.

Hands In 2013 "It's Geocaching Time"

Monday, 29 October 2012


Members of Woodcraft!

       Have you heard about the exciting new opportunity coming to a district near you? In the coming year Woodcraft groups across the UK will be venturing outdoors with one aim and one aim alone; CACHE!! (not to be confused with cash...) For your group to get involved all you need is a waterproof box and a little bit of creativity.

BYC National Members Meeting

Monday, 22 October 2012

10th November, 10.30-16.00, London

Young Leaders Training 12th - 14th of October - Bristol

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

 This weekend (12th to 14th of October) saw the coming together of 16 young leaders from across the Woodcraft membership to the YHA Bristol to hone their leadership skills. They came from as far North as Newcastle and were aged 15 to 24, either young leaders from Elfin or Pioneer Groups or looking to become ones.

The weekend started by a review of the key aims and principles of Woodcraft and how these were put into practice by our groups. As these would be the building blocks of our young leaders leading and the reasons they were doing so.

Woodchips take over Gwerin Annual Gathering

Friday, 12 October 2012

Y rhai cyntaf i gyrraedd Cynulliad Blynyddol Gwerin oedd Megan a Joel dau o gywion y coed Llyn Brenig. Mae'r ddau yn rhan o dyfiant diweddar mewn grwpiau newydd yng Nghymru a fydd yn sicrhau dyfodol disglair i Werin y Coed. Eleni roedd gan bawb ddewis i aros yn yr hostel neu i gampio. ‘Mam, mi fysa pedwar tent arall yn ffitio yn tent ni! Joel wrth gymharu pabell ei hun a'r babell leiaf yn y cae.

Introducing Joe Wyatt

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Joe Wyatt – Group Support

I would like to introduce myself: I’m Joe Wyatt and I’m the new Development Officer focusing on Group Support. So who am I? I’m a 25 year old who lives in the Guildford area. I became involved in youth work when I became a member of the UK Youth Parliament at the age of 17, since then I have become more and involved in youth voice and youth rights. I’ve been through all the stages, participant to young leader to volunteer then finally a full time worker, where I worked for 3 years as a participation worker at UK Youth.

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