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NEWSFLASH: Woodcraft's visa campaign

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

The context:-

At last year's Annual Gathering it was agreed to set up a campaign to address the problems our invited international delegations were having obtaining visas, particularly from Africa, Asia, and South America amongst others.

Lloyd Russell-Moyle: new Vice-President of European Youth Forum

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Woodcraft Folk’s Lloyd Russell-Moyle is the newly elected Vice-President of the European Youth Forum. The General Assembly of the European Youth Forum took place from 21-25 November in Maribor, Slovenia - European Youth Capital 2013 – where Lloyd got elected. Lloyd is the previous Chair of Woodcraft Folk and is currently Vice-Chair (Centres and Campsites) of General Council.

Feeling lucky?

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Lucky Club is a small lottery run by our volunteers which gives all our members the opportunity to win some money and support the Folk!!

Youth Challenge Fund

Monday, 26 November 2012

Youth Groups in the UK can apply for grants of up to £2,500 to work on specific themes with youth groups in Germany.

'Our Times' - a news platform for young people

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Over the TREE residential meeting in September, a group of 13 to 23 year-olds from the TREE Communications and Steering Groups discussed and voted on the next, youth led, national Woodcraft Campaign. The chosen campaign focuses on “Young People’s Awareness of Politics, War etc” and is going under the working title of “Our Times”.

Support to strengthen our Trade Union links

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

A new resource has been created to help your Woodcraft Folk group seek affiliation from your local Trade Unions. If you're a member of a Trade Union and would like to propose to them that they formalise their link to Woodcraft Folk, this is for you!

Click through for advice and useful documents including an example motion to take to your Trade Union branch meeting.

Woodcraft Folk members: your views wanted

Friday, 16 November 2012


Dear all Woodcraft Folk members,

A few General Council members are interested in getting members' views on whether they like the present General Council election system, or whether they would like to look at an alternative.

Please find attached below a Discussion Paper. Replies by the 26th November would be very useful so we can report back members' views to the General Council meeting on 30th November.

I look forward to hearing from you all!

Energised by Conference

Friday, 16 November 2012

As the leaves fell from the trees, the sun shone on 55 Woodcraft members who met in Bristol for Development Conference and Bored Meeting.

NUS DEMO 2012 November 21st

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Join Woodcraft on the NUS Demo to fight for the right to education here

The National Union of Students have called a demonstration on Wednesday 21st November to protest against the government's education reforms. It is vital that we as a children and young person's educational movement support this.

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.

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