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Talk on the Wild Side

Friday, 3 January 2014

For their last group meeting of the year, Spelthorne District and guests from Walton District held a special event. Graham Cornick of the Hydestyle Resident Animals in Godalming gave a ‘Talk on the Wild Side’ , he brought along some rescued animals & birds and explained their life histories and how they were nursed back to health.

Nelson Mandela’s legacy

Thursday, 19 December 2013

It was interesting to read the article in The Guardian by Seumas Milne – Mandela has been sanitised by hypocrites and apologists, 12/12/13, about the true supporters of the anti-apartheid movement, and those who now proclaim that they supported ending apartheid.These are the very people who are now supporting a new apartheid between rich and poor.

Join Ramblers for the great outdoor debate

Friday, 13 December 2013

Would you like to join the great outdoors debate with the Ramblers?

Woodies are great hikers – we do it with all ages, starting with Woodchips – using public footpaths and open spaces all over the country. The Ramblers need our help to protect the future of the great outdoors. The Ramblers – Britain’s walking charity – has started canvassing views from like-minded organisations to establish what issues are affecting the great outdoors and how we use them.

Tom Dunnill has passed away

Thursday, 12 December 2013

We're extremely sad to announce that Tom Dunnill, from Ealing & Hammersmith Woodcraft Folk, has died. Tom was a much-loved volunteer, active in his District and on General Council until very recently, when he stepped back due to illness. Woodcraft Folk have lost a dedicated member and dear friend, and our sympathy is with his family. 

An update from General Council, November 2013

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

General Council met last weekend in sunny London for a long weekend, here's some of the things we got up to.

Valedictory for Adrian Hastings

Monday, 9 December 2013

 It is with sadness that we write this piece about Adrian Hastings following his unexpected death on the 18th November 2013.

Co-operACTION Toolkit Launched!

Sunday, 8 December 2013

IFM-SEI has created the Co-operACTION Toolkit for Young Co-operators and leaders to use with their groups!

This handbook is one of the results of IFM-SEI’s Co-operACTION project. The Co-operACTION worked to promote the co-operative model of enterprise to young people at risk of unemployment through education, exchange and practical experience of setting up co-operative enterprises in 11 local communities.

Visa campaign news

Thursday, 28 November 2013

IFM-SEI (, the international youth movement of which Woodcraft Folk is a member organisation, has decided to make the visa issue one of its core priorities for the next three years. This is because arranging visas for IFM events, whether in Europe or beyond, has become increasingly challenging. Exclusive, unfair and expensive visa regimes mean that IFM exchanges, international camps and seminars are no longer accessible to everyone. 

Leaders in Brighton & Hove forage bushcraft qualifications

Thursday, 28 November 2013

 Woodcraft Folk leaders in Brighton and Hove forage bushcraft qualifications


Tuesday, 26 November 2013

We at Woodcraft we believe that all young people who want to should be able to take on leadership roles in a way that best suits them. But what is a leader?  A leader comes in all sorts shapes and sizes.

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