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Reflections from Scottish Rep

Thursday, 28 November 2019

General Council members are taking it in turns to share their reflections with the members. This month we hear from Claire Slocombe, Scottish Rep:


Safeguarding Policy updated 2019

Monday, 25 November 2019

Every year Woodcraft Folk reviews it's Safeguarding Policy, learning lessons and identifying good practice.


To find a copy of Woodcraft Folk's updated policy please visit


SW & Midlands regional gathering

Monday, 18 November 2019

On a very wet October Saturday morning members gathered from across the Midlands and South West regions to share practice and solidarity support.


The programme included an update from the Districts present, which included tales of:


- Banbury's moving up ceremony

- Cheltenham's success at recruiting student volunteers

- Bristol's winning Coop Good Causes application (three times in a row)

- Leicestershire's Refugee Project

- Stroud's sausage sizzle

Celebrating the #PowerOfYouth this #iWill Week!

Monday, 18 November 2019

This #iWill week is time to celebrate the #PowerOfYouth, especially our Woodcraft Folk members who are taking part in social action through their Pioneer, Venturer and DF groups across the country. 

Vote for your favourite Membership Badge design 2020

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Earlier this year we asked our members to take part in this year’s Membership Badge competition. The theme was ‘International friendship’. We had over 200 entries from 23 District and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all those members who submitted a design. They were all fantastic and the “secret panel’ had a hard time choosing the finalists.

Winter Wonderland 27th to 30th December

Monday, 4 November 2019

Robin Hood is the theme of this year's Winter Wonderland, a 3 night residential between Chrismas and New Year! It's open to all DFs (16 to 20 year olds) from up and down the country, and will be a lovely, cosy, seasonal event. This year it will be in Stone, near Stoke-on-Trent.

The Great Biblins Flood

Monday, 4 November 2019

From early on Friday 25th October until late on Saturday 26th October, the rain fell constantly and heavily over Biblins camp site.  More importantly, it also fell on the hills and mountains of Wales, filling the many streams and tributaries of the River Wye.  By the Sunday (ironically, a gloriously sunny day), the River Wye at Biblins was showing distinct signs that it was putting on weight!!

Who will you host at Common Ground 2020?

Monday, 28 October 2019

We're counting down to the Early Bird deadline and it is time to start matching UK groups with international delegations.

SOS enrichment

Friday, 25 October 2019

 Groups in the Eastern Region enjoyed a visit to Suffolk Owl Sanctaury during October half term, where they delivered some enrichment items for the animals.

Animals in captivity don't have the same pressures of finding food, water and shelter as their wild cousins, so to stop them from getting bored, Keepers often provide them with enrichment. This can be puzzle feeders, toys or just interesting items in their enclosures.

A Letter in Support of Trans Inclusion

Friday, 25 October 2019

Originally shared: 28/08/2019 / Latest update: 25/10/2019

Woodcraft Folk have drafted this letter and sought the support of other youth organisations as co-signatories because we are dismayed at how national media outlets are whipping up hatred towards trans children.

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