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Speaking Up in the Houses of Parliament!

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

On Tuesday 15th October, a delegation from Woodcraft Folk took part in a session of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Youth Affairs. Our delegation was made up of a Elfin and Pioneer from Lewisham & Greenwich District, alongside one of our Trustees and our Director of Development. Together they listened as young people shared their concerns with MPs.

General Council update from the October meeting

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

General Council recently met for the first time since Annual Gathering at our Darsham Centre to discuss all things Woodcraft. They've put together this great video to introduce themselves to you and update you on the exciting things that are going to be happening in our movement over the next few years.

Ealing & Hammersmith District celebrates 50th Anniversary

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Ealing & Hammersmith District celebrated it's 50th anniversary at Mad Bess Woods in Ruislip. 

Making Lanterns for Nature

Monday, 14 October 2019

Last week Bury St Edmunds Pioneers and Thetford and Diss District were joined by Katherine from Back from the Brink, conservation organisation working across the UK on rare habitats and species. 

Lockerbrook needs help to de-carbonise!

Monday, 14 October 2019

As a Woodcraft Folk centre we are committed to do what we can to de-carbonise as rapidly as possible.  In 2016 we carried out an environmental audit which led to a whole range of energy saving measures including better insulation, LED lights and so on.  But now we want to go much further. 

Lockerbrook events

Monday, 14 October 2019

If you are not sorted yet for the half term week 21-25 October why not come to stay at Lockerbrook for a Small Groups Gathering.  So if you know another small group why not take the plunge.  We will only charge you per head for your group.  We need around 20 people to make this work.  Contact Jo or Jason at

Common Ground Info Pack is out! A new resource available online

Friday, 11 October 2019

With ten months to go until Common Ground, the first Info Pack for participants is out!

Help Us Evaluate #EverybodyWelcome!

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Got a minute to spare? Help us to evaluate our #EverybodyWelcome campaign which ran from May to September this year. We've created a quick online form (30 seconds to fill out) to capture your thoughts and you can sign up to give us more in-depth feedback if you wish. Find it at:

Edinburgh Woodcraft Folk Host Successful Sharing Meal

Thursday, 3 October 2019
 Woodcraft Folk love sharing meals and we love the environment. We were very lucky to receive a grant from the Scottish Communities Climate Action Network and participate in the European Day of Sustainable Communities. We’d organise a meal! Fun and light on the planet – through the supply chain, in terms of food packaging and excess food thrown away. Would it be surprisingly easy or much harder than we thought?

St Neots receive funding from Central England Coop

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Central England Cooperative Community Dividend fund "have proudly donated over £1.2 million to help fund projects in our trading area".In July groups in St Neots, Peterborough and Thetford put in bids for funding for equipment or materials that will help their groups and lukily... they were successful! St Neots have received funds for a mess tent to aid their future camping trips and public events. The mess tent will be a great piece of equipment as a kitchen tent to cook up lots of yummy camp meals!

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