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Woodcraft Folk's at Co-ops United!

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Woodcraft Folk members from across the country have gathered in Manchester to take part in the celebration of the international year of co-operatives, Co-ops United.

Hands In 2013 "It's Geocaching Time"

Monday, 29 October 2012


Members of Woodcraft!

       Have you heard about the exciting new opportunity coming to a district near you? In the coming year Woodcraft groups across the UK will be venturing outdoors with one aim and one aim alone; CACHE!! (not to be confused with cash...) For your group to get involved all you need is a waterproof box and a little bit of creativity.

BYC National Members Meeting

Monday, 22 October 2012

10th November, 10.30-16.00, London

Young Leaders Training 12th - 14th of October - Bristol

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

 This weekend (12th to 14th of October) saw the coming together of 16 young leaders from across the Woodcraft membership to the YHA Bristol to hone their leadership skills. They came from as far North as Newcastle and were aged 15 to 24, either young leaders from Elfin or Pioneer Groups or looking to become ones.

The weekend started by a review of the key aims and principles of Woodcraft and how these were put into practice by our groups. As these would be the building blocks of our young leaders leading and the reasons they were doing so.

Woodchips take over Gwerin Annual Gathering

Friday, 12 October 2012

Y rhai cyntaf i gyrraedd Cynulliad Blynyddol Gwerin oedd Megan a Joel dau o gywion y coed Llyn Brenig. Mae'r ddau yn rhan o dyfiant diweddar mewn grwpiau newydd yng Nghymru a fydd yn sicrhau dyfodol disglair i Werin y Coed. Eleni roedd gan bawb ddewis i aros yn yr hostel neu i gampio. ‘Mam, mi fysa pedwar tent arall yn ffitio yn tent ni! Joel wrth gymharu pabell ei hun a'r babell leiaf yn y cae.

Introducing Joe Wyatt

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Joe Wyatt – Group Support

I would like to introduce myself: I’m Joe Wyatt and I’m the new Development Officer focusing on Group Support. So who am I? I’m a 25 year old who lives in the Guildford area. I became involved in youth work when I became a member of the UK Youth Parliament at the age of 17, since then I have become more and involved in youth voice and youth rights. I’ve been through all the stages, participant to young leader to volunteer then finally a full time worker, where I worked for 3 years as a participation worker at UK Youth.

Esplac International Camp 2013

Thursday, 27 September 2012


Esplais Catalans, Esplac, have invited Woodcraft delegations to join them on their first ever international camp next summer. The camp is for 13-17 year olds and their leaders. This is the perfect opportunity for Venturers to do an exchange with an Esplac group – your group can visit them on their camp and you can host a group of young people at Venturer Camp, which will take place a few days after.

Join Woodcraft Folk to fight for A Future That Works on October 20th

Friday, 21 September 2012


The Trade Union’s Congress has called a march on October 20th to fight for A Future That Works and Woodcraft Folk are going to be part of it!

"All change" at Darsham station

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Darsham Country Centre has been undergoing some changes... thanks to some funding and a lot of dedicated volunteer time. Download the full story below to read about the beautiful new garden and improvements inside the lovely old station building too.

Rainbow Resources Study Session

Monday, 17 September 2012


Call for Woodcraft participants for IFM-SEI’s Study Session ‘Rainbow Resources: Gender and sexuality rights education with children’

European Youth Centre Budapest, 11-18 November 2012

This study session aims to enhance the quality and reach of IFM-SEI’s human rights education with children in the fields of gender and sexuality, by providing the space to share approaches and methodology and training multipliers in the field.

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