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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. 


Cambridge Pioneer sponsored trek for CamFed

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Over the early May Bank Holiday weekend 29 Cambridge Pioneers took part in a sponsored walk in the Chiltern Hills to raise money for Camfed, a locally based charity that supports education for girls in some of the poorest countries in Africa [see ]. The Pioneers were the originators of the plan;  they carried all their own personal gear [sleeping bags, mats, water, clothes, etc], they put the tents up each night and took them down each morning, loaded the van, cooked and washed up, remained thoroughly cheerful throughout   -  and walked over 25 miles! 

Sex-ed Training

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

18th - 20th October 2013

At our own Cudham Environmental Activities Centre, London

Come and learn how to teach up to date, sex positive, unbiased sex, mental health and LGBTQ+ education for a range of ages, Elfins and up.

Do you have green ticket 151?

Friday, 3 May 2013

The raffle has been drawn for the visa campaign t-shirt designed and signed by Steve Bell, Woodcraft member and Guardian cartoonist. The winning ticket is... Green 151.

If this is your ticket, please get in touch with Sarah to claim your prize! You'll need to be able to produce the ticket itself. 

IFM-SEI World Congress - join us in Manchester!

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Woodcraft Folk are hosting IFM-SEI’s World Congress in June 2013. The Congress takes place every three years and brings together people from member organisations from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Europe. Woodcraft are honoured to be hosting the event and will be celebrating the six years of dedicated service that Tamsin Pearce, a former Chair of Woodcraft, has brought to IFM-SEI as their Secretary General.

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