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Scottish Gathering at Crianlarich

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

 Scottish Gathering this year took place 1-3 February in idyllic snow-covered Crianlarich, bringing together groups from Edinburgh, Falkirk, Glasgow, Stirling and fledgling group in Lochwinnoch with representatives from all the age groups.

VCamp: Voyages Update Feb 2019

Monday, 11 February 2019

With just a few days to go until the early booking deadline it’s been a busy month for the VCamp team and Venturer Committee, working hard to make the camp the best it can be! It’s great to see that lots of you have booked now – keep them coming before Friday 15th Feb to get £10 off!

From Aims & Principles to Social Action: Cambridgeshire #iWill Project

Monday, 11 February 2019

In January 2019 we were delighted to hear that we've been award £2000 from #iWill via the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation to enable our young members to take part in even more social action in their communities! Drawing upon our aims & principles we'll be putting on three events in Cambridgeshire during 2019 aimed at Pioneers, Venturers, DFs and the volunteers who support them. These are:

Pioneers on the radio!

Thursday, 31 January 2019

On Tuesday 29th January St Neots Pioneers took to Huntingdon Community Radio to promote their group to new members in the area. The Pioneers - Daisy-Mae (age 11) and Ethan (age 10) did a wonderful job of explaining what Woodcraft Folk is and what they get up to at their groups. The Pioneers were asked about their favourite activities that they do at Woodcraft Folk, Ethan really enjoys the crafts "last week we made a willow lantern at our group night" and Daisy-Mae spoke about how the Bivvies on camp are her favourite part of Woodcraft Folk.

Elfin Summer Camp @ Park Farm

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Woodcraft Park Farm are inviting you to an Elfin Summer Camp at their wonderful site in West Sussex.

Burning the Clocks 2018

Monday, 14 January 2019

This yearly celebration of the Winter Solstice on 21st December in Brighton had the theme 'Remembrance' this year. Brighton Central and Hove District decided to remember refugees/asylum seekers/migrants who bravely make sea crossings to get to a place of safety. Little did we know how important and relevant this would be, by the day of the event, when quite a few little boats bringing asylum seekers had crossed the channel and landed just along the coast in Kent. Our big lantern boat with the remembrance message led all the little boats, which fanned out behind.

#WelcomeToWoodcraftFolk Campaign Launched!

Monday, 14 January 2019

Today is the day we say #WelcomeToWoodcraftFolk. We are the co-operative youth movement where everybody is welcome and we'd love to have you join us. Watch our video to find out more, and when you're ready get in touch at www.woodcraft.org.uk/startvolunteering.

VCamp Update - Extended Early Booking Deadline!

Friday, 11 January 2019

The Venturer Camp team are well under way with preparing for the camp this summer!

Since we want as many of you to go as possible we've extended the early bird booking deadline to the 15th February. 

 

Stop DESI campaign

Friday, 11 January 2019

This is Newham Venturers in London have launched a Woodcraft campaign to stop the DSEI arms fair at the Excel Centre. 

In September an arms fair will be hosted in east London where countries from all over the world will be invited to buy and trade weapons.

Bookings Open for Common Ground on 21st January!

Thursday, 10 January 2019

IT'S OFFICIAL: booking for Common Ground 2020 opens on January 21st!

With just a year and a half to go, it's time to make your plan and get booking. AND, the first five groups to book for Common Ground will win exciting camp-themed prizes for their members - so go, go, go!

Details of how to book will follow!! 

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