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Joint Chief Execs to start in September

Monday, 13 August 2018

Woodcraft Folk is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Welsh as our new Director of Operations & Finance. Sarah will also serve as Joint Chief Executive Officer (CEO) alongside Debs McCahon, our Director of Development. Debs and Sarah will start their new roles at the beginning of September with outgoing CEO (also known as the General Secretary), Jon Nott, supporting the transition to the new leadership team until the end of the month.

London Camp 2018

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Case Study: Increasing and Widening Participation in Existing Districts

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Within the New Groups Project in the Eastern Region, we’ve been working with three existing districts to help them to increase and widen participation by open groups for new age groups and in new areas. In Norwich and Lowestoft, existing open groups have been supported to separate and tailor their activities for Elfins and Pioneers, whilst in Cambridge a new Pioneer group has been opened in the expanding northern part of the city. By providing age-specific programmes close to where people live, this has helped to increase and widen participation in all three areas.

Mahlangu Venturers join the Together against Trump protest

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

 Mahlangu Venturers from Brighton Central and Hove District join the Trump protest on Friday 13th July 2018

Upcoming Training Weekends for Volunteers

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Upcoming training weekends for volunteers will take place:  

  • 5th - 7th October at Lockerbrook Outdoor Centre, Sheffield 

  • 7th  - 9th September at Cudham Activity Centre, Kent

Both events are free residential training weekends for new and existing volunteers. The training is aimed at both volunteers working directly with young people in a local group, as well as those taking on District and camp roles. 

Venturer Weekend 22nd & 23rd September

Monday, 16 July 2018

Announcing the next upcoming adventure weekend for Venturers. Camping at Biblins Youth Centre.  Activities include:

Case Study: Reaching Out To New Areas

Thursday, 12 July 2018

During the first year of our New Groups Project in the Eastern Region, we’ve set up two new Pioneer groups in areas which didn’t have any current Woodcraft Folk groups.

Pioneer Activity Weekend at Biblins - 6th-7th October

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Announcing our next Pioneer Activity Weekend, taking place on the 6th - 7th October at Biblins Youth Centre. The activities on offer will include: 

DF Camp 2018

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Have you  booked your place to attend this year's DF camp? Time is almost running out so don't delay!! 

DF camp is the main event on the District Fellows calendar so don’t miss out. The camp will be held from the 2nd - 9th August and will be hosted in Cambridgeshire. 

Annual Gathering 2018 - What happened?

Friday, 29 June 2018

This year's Annual Gathering was held at our newest campsite - the wonderful Biblins - in glorious sunshine. Saturday was full of celebration of our achievements over the past year, launching our new strategic plan - which will take us through to our centenary in 2025 - and a wide range of inspiring workshops and skill-sharing sessions.

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