News and stories

We've launched #DreamBigAtHome!

Our new lockdown website has hundreds of activities and games to do at home, weekly challenges to try and a regular programme of live workshops and events online, as well as information on how our groups can operate during the COVID-19 outbreak.


Training opportunity in Portugal in January 2021

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

The Portuguese youth organisation

Keeping financial records - we’re looking for treasurers (incl new treasurers) to pilot our new guidance

Saturday, 25 April 2020


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Update 09 May 2020: the pilot phase is now over and the guidance is available for use at the hyperlink below. Please do continue to share any feedback with Ros at the email address below.

We are looking for Group and District treasurers (including new treasurers) to try out our new financial records guidance.

Biblins Update and Fundraising Appeal!!

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Many of you will have seen the photos earlier this year of the Flooding in the Wye Valley, which once again affected the campsite. Sadly this time the water reached higher than ever, getting inside the wardens cabin, toilet block and Camp Koodoo. 

New book on Woodcraft's history

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Driven by the energy and creativity of young people, Woodcraft Folk has a rich and fascinating history. The organization has gone a long way since it was founded in 1925, adjusting and evolving throughout the years, while remaining inspired by and anchored to its core principles.

Find out about ESC volunteering

Monday, 20 April 2020

Our wonderful ESC volunteer Tommaso has made this presentation to give other young people age 18-30 a chance to find out about ESC volunteering, what it is and how you can get involved. 

Online Programme Update!

Friday, 17 April 2020

While we are all at home during this strange period, we are doing our best to adapt and keep you and your friends connected and to do some activities together even if we cannot see each other during group nights and camps as we would normally do at this time of the year. 

Climate Change Mentoring

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Woodcraft Folk is a supporting partner to IFM-SEI's Resist: The Climate Divide project. Resist! aims to mobilise a young generation of climate change activists to be ambassadors and multipliers for a systemic and intersectional approach to the global climate emergency.

Due to COVID19 planned face to face have had to be postponed but concern around the climate emergency hasn't gone away as a result of the pandemic despite improvements in air quality across the globe.

Common Ground Postponement

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

We have taken the difficult decision to confirm that Common Ground will not be taking place this Summer. 

Members Update April 2020

Monday, 6 April 2020

Dear Member,

Thank you for all your patience and support in recent weeks.

Like many organisations across the globe we have been reacting to the challenges of COVID19 and adapting how we work and how we seek to engage children and young people. We must apologise for the huge number of emails that we have sent as we attempt to keep everyone updated. This email hopes to give you an update about our response and what you can expect from the staff team and various volunteer leads.

In this update you will find information about:

Future of Common Ground

Friday, 3 April 2020

There is much uncertainty for all events planned for the Summer of 2020.

The Common Ground team are currently exploring alternatives as it is looking unlikely that the camp will go ahead as originally planned. With every alternative there are implications, we are currently looking at:

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