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Make Tea Not War - Woodcraft against the DSEI Arms Fair 2nd - 8th September

Monday, 19 August 2019

It's just a few weeks now before one of the world's largest arms fairs comes to the Excel Centre in London.  A week of protest takes place from the 2nd to the 8th September (see below for details). A number of Woodcraft Groups have committed to help but we need moe support.

The Peace Kitchen needs volunteers to prepare, cook and serve an evening meal for protesters on Tuesday and Saturday

We are also looking for

Sponsor a brick campaign

Friday, 16 August 2019

At Biblins we are approaching the end of our second successful camping season - visitors numbers have been increasing from roughly 17,000 in 2017 to nearly 25,000 in 2019.

But work does not stop when the last canvas is packed away at the end of the Summer. The Biblins Management Committee have plans and are seeking to respond to requests from our regular visitors. This Autumn volunteers will be working with staff and contractors to:

Member Pioneer (paid role) Opportunities with Co-op Group

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

As shared believers in co-operative values supporting local communities, Woodcraft Folk members might be interested in the Co-op Group's new paid roles for Member Pioneers and Member Pioneer Co-ordinators. 

What's This Venturer Camp All About Then?

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Biblins campsite, which we took over two years ago from the Forestry Commission, will stage a major youth camp this summer: Venturer Camp 2019, when the 18 acre site plays host to 400 of our young members.

Glasgow Southside Woodcraft Folk Take Part in Govanhill Carnival

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Glasgow Southside Woodcraft Folk raised their profile in the community last year by taking part in Govanhill Carnival.

The area is an incredibly diverse community and the parade was made up of local groups and individuals who have made costumes and decorations at workshops ahead of the event. Young people and volunteers from groups in Glasgow Southside took part in the parade carrying the group’s banner and then hosted a stall at the festival which followed on.

Come to Lockerbrook this Autumn!

Monday, 15 July 2019

Has your group been to Lockerbrook - one of our wonderful Woodcraft Folk centres?  If not you are in for a treat and if you have then you know how brilliant it is up here!  Lockerbrook is a former hill farm at 1200ft in the High Peaks with a stunning view overlooking the Ladybower reservoir.  It is a purpose built adventure activities centre with 38 beds.


Venturer Camp Update July 2019

Sunday, 14 July 2019

With camp only a few weeks away the VCamp: Voyages team and Venturer Committee have been working very hard to make sure this is the best yet!

Membership Competition 2020!!

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Its that time of year again!! Membership badge Competition 2020!!

Earlier this year we launched the competition to find next year’s membership badge design. Last year was a chance for groups to think about wideninig participation and this year with only a year to go until Common Ground we’d like groups to think aboutt the camps theme of 'International Friendship'!! 

This years competition: 

IFM-SEI Congress 2019

Thursday, 4 July 2019

 The International Falcon Movement - Socialist Educational International (IFM-SEI) is Woodcraft Folk’s umbrella movement of like-minded children’s and youth organisations from around the world. Pip, Tom, Debs, Tamsin and Frankie represented Woodcraft Folk at the IFM-SEI Congress in Tbilisi which takes place every three years. A lot happened in two days but some of the main points were: 

Update on the Stop DSEI Campaign!

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Dear Friends,

Woodcraft Peace Kitchen at stopDSEI

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