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.

Visit www.DreamBigAtHome.uk

Span the World - mentor a European young person in London!

Friday, 10 September 2021

Woodcraft Folk will soon be hosting two more full-time volunteers from the EU, based in London for twelve months from Autumn 2021. We are now seeking volunteer mentors. Mentors role will be to help the volunteer settle into life in the UK. The volunteer will have daily supervision from WcF staff on their tasks. But the mentor is valuable as:
1) An unbiased sounding board
2) A friendly person with local knowledge
3) Someone to encourage self-reflection.

New online store launched

Friday, 3 September 2021

Woodcraft Folk is proud to launch our new online shop, in partnership with Teemill.

Classic designs - like our iconic hoodies - are joined by a range of new t-shirts, tote bags and stickers. As well as exciting new colours, we've improved the ethical credentials of our clothing, with 100% organic cotton across all sizes, plastic-free packaging and a supply chain powered by renewable energy.

AGM voting & elections

Thursday, 2 September 2021

The final agenda for Woodcraft Folk's Annual General Meeting has now been published together with the candidates nomination booklet. We have received nominations from:

 

  • Edmund Moriarty (General Council 16-24 years category)
  • Sapna Agarwal (General Council lay category)
  • Jeni Dixon (General Council lay category)
  • Jeremy Hudson (General Council lay category)
  • Tamsin Pearce (General Council lay category)
  • Wilf Lamonth (Standing Orders)
  • Ralph Sleigh (Standing Orders)
  • Ash Taylor (Standing Orders)

 

After so long, having fun in the sun at Biblins Summer Camps 2021

Thursday, 2 September 2021

After pretty much two years without camping Woodcraft’s summer camps were back this August for pioneers and venturers at Biblins Campsite! Pioneers aged 10-12 had a jam-packed week commencing on Monday 2nd of August 2021 until Saturday 7th of August 2021.

Annual Gathering 2021, final agenda

Monday, 23 August 2021

Woodcraft Folk's Annual General Meeting will take place online on Sunday 26th September at 11am. All members are welcome to attend and those Group & District Contacts with formal voting rights will be contacted shortly to confirm who will act as voting delegates during the meeting.

Centre Admin vacancy

Friday, 13 August 2021

Woodcraft Folk is recruiting a new Centres Administrator. This will be an really important role supporting our centre teams at Heightgate, Cudham, Lockerbrook & Biblins.

 

The Londoner

Tuesday, 10 August 2021

 

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Co-op College Nominations

Monday, 2 August 2021

Woodcraft Folk is a member of the Co-operative College. The Co-operative College are keen to welcome new Trustees to their Board following a restructure, they are particularly keen to engage young member in their governance.

Nominations are now open for the Co-operative College 2021 trustee elections. Nominations will close on Friday 20 August 2021 at 5pm.

A month to nominations & motion amendments

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Woodcraft Folk published its preliminary agenda for the Annual General Meeting at the end of June.

The agenda includes the usual presentation of accounts and the Trustee's Annual Report. General Council are pleased to announce that despite the pandemic we did manage to perform better than first feared when groups closed in March 2020: launching #DreamBigAtHome, attracting new funding and achieving a near balanced financial outturn.

The agenda will also include a discussion of a constitutional amendment which seeks to introduce a gender quota within our Trustee Board.

HAF programme launched

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Yesterday Woodcraft Folk facilitated the first session of the Holiday Activities & Food programme in South Park in Hammersmith & Fulham.

Woodcraft Folk, together with 25 other organisations, are working with Let Me Play to provide summer activities to school aged children and young people.

Our first session included track and trail, food education and a hot meal for all participants.

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