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About Clapham District Woodcraft Folk

25 March 2015

Hello and Welcome to Clapham District Woodcraft Folk.

In our District we have 5 groups, mostly meeting weekly in term time and doing various joint activities throughout the year. We also have some DFs who don’t meet regularly but attend Woodcraft events:

3 Elfin groups (6-9 years)
Gandalf Elfins meet Thursday evenings in a central Clapham school – contacts Paddy Elson and Veronica Hammerstone

Sunrise Elfins meet Wednesday evenings in a school in Balham – contacts Ian Falconer

Dulwich Wood Elfins> meet Wednesdays at the school of the same name - contact Billie-Jo Brown on,

1 Pioneer group (10-13 years):
Radagast Pioneers meet Thursday evenings in a central Clapham school – contact Amanda Thorpe

1 Venturer group (14-17 years)
Clapham Venturers meet alternate Thursday evenings in a community centre in Clapham – contact Jamille Malcolm
Adult members
All parent/carers are encouraged to be involved and to become members of Woodcraft Folk, to support the organisation.
Anyone who helps at group is required as a minimum to become a member, giving two referees, and also sign a Safeguarding Declaration if they are helping only very infrequently. Anyone who helps more than once a month, or attends residentials, must have a valid DBS certificate.

All parents/carers are encouraged to come to group planning meetings and District meetings and our AGM. Members may vote and will regularly receive minutes of the meetings by email or post.

Training is available free to Clapham District members on a range of skills and knowledge.

Ian Falconer Celebrates 50 years as a Woodcraft Leader

14 August 2015

In this 90th Anniversary Year, Clapham District has been celebrating an anniversary of its own.

Ian Falconer has been a Woodcraft Leader for 50 – yes 50 – years!

While at Cudham camp and residential and during a visit by Bromley District, Ian was presented with a trowel engraved with Congratulations from Clapham Woodcraft for his long service and a dahlia, as he is a very keen gardener.

The children also made colourful bunting which decorated the hall following the presentation and there was an iced fruit cake, enjoyed over the next couple of days by all at the camp.