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Bushcraft Camps @ Woodcraft Park Farm 2013

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Following the recent work day at WPF and thanks to the efforts of members of Walton, Hounslow and Spelthorne Districts, the new bushcraft area is now ready to start camping.

More grant success!

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Azania Pioneers grant

One of Brighthelmstone's Pioneer groups has been successful in obtaining a grant worth over £3700 to develop further its bushcraft and outdoor work.

Paul Bemrose, one of the group leaders explained:

"We applied for the funding and have been accepted. The money will be in the bank next week! The grant will allow our group to train 4 volunteers in bushcraft with Woodcraft School, which runs level 3 accredited training. So all volunteers will have a A level equivalent.

Leicestershire District Walk 2013

Saturday, 29 June 2013


On Wednesday 26th June, 68 members of Leicestershire Woodcraft Folk gathered in beautiful Bradgate Park to play some games and to go for a walk. We were pleased to have representatives from all of our groups, all of our age ranges and some new members from the brand new group that we have piloted this summer to start properly in September. 

Camping with Southwark Young Carers group

Thursday, 27 June 2013

During May half term Southwark Woodcraft linked up with Southwark Young carers group for a 3 day camp at Lurgashall Park Farm, part of an outreach project funded by Southwark Youth Community Restoration Fund. Around 20 Venturers and Young Carers got a chance to go mountain biking, do archery, play night games and experience what its like to camp and live in a co-operative way.

Changes to the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) June 2013

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

From 17th June 2013 the Disclosure & Barring Service are introducing the DBS Update service.

Changes to Individual Membership Fee

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Annual Gathering 2013 resolved to increase the individual membership fee.

Reading Woodcraft Folk CAN do it!

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Reading Woodcraft Folk have been focusing on an Environmental project this year, looking at Getting about, What we wear, Where we live, What we waste, What we eat, What we want and what we need.

Volunteer in Honduras, Cameroon or Senegal for a year

Monday, 17 June 2013

Would you like to get new experiences and volunteer in a like-minded child and youth organisation in another country? Want to take part in European Voluntary Service (EVS) in IFM-SEI member organisations? Be part of the largest ever IFM-SEI EVS project, joining 23 other volunteers across the globe!

1 + 1 = 2

Monday, 17 June 2013

Can you read? or add up? If so, perhaps you could be a Funding Champion.

To support groups and Districts in their search for grant funding we are looking for a team of enthusiastic volunteers who are willing to proof-read funding applications. You don't need to be an expert on fundraising, often another set of eyes on an application can pick up any obvious omissions.


We are also looking for volunteers who would be willing to promote funding opportunities, encouraging local groups and Districts to apply by simply sharing example and model applications.

Monica cycles from Athens to Lisbon for girls' education

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Earlier this week, clan Piercy of Spelthorne District Woodcraft Folk gathered eagerly at Heathrow to meet their sister/daughter/auntie Monica who had just completed a 6,000km cycle ride for charity in only 63 days. She rode from Athens to Lisbon, mostly solo, to raise £5,000 for the girls’ education charity CAMFED. 

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