News and stories

Venturer Committees latest meeting and Venturer Camp Update

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

This weekend Venturer Committee met and, along with other Woodcraft members with key Venturer Camp roles, continued to plan Venturer Camp and the future development of Venturer Committee. This is the first of a number of articles which aim to talk about, amongst other things, elections, bookings, transport, volunteer roles, centres and how we are using Shakespeare to explore Woodcraft’s aims and principles. If there is something you would particularly like us to write about e-mail

Venturer Camp Theme Structure

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

The theme of this years Venturer Camp is "A Midsummer Night's Dream." This will shape the look and feel of the camp as well as the programme.

TSSA vote to affiliate to Woodcraft Folk

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

TSSA Annual Conference votes to affiliate to Woodcraft Folk. They join the GMB, Fire Brigades Union and the NUT who have affiliated at a National level, and Unison International who have donated to the Visa Campaign.

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.

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?

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

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.

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. 

Explorers wanted!

Wednesday, 15 May 2013


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


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