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#EverybodyWelcome at Woodcraft Folk!

Friday, 23 August 2019

As part of our growth project in East Anglia, our team of Development Officers have been delivering outreach sessions at a range of schools in the region. These sessions provide children who are not involved in our groups on a regular basis with an opportunity to benefit from activities structured around our aims and principles. In several locations we’ve been delivering these session in SEN schools - schools for children and young people with special educational needs. 

A Summer of Fun in the Eastern Region!

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Even with the great British weather, when summer comes around it seems like the perfect time to get outdoors and try out those activities which are much less appealing during the winter months. Many of our groups head out on camps and trips to new destinations across the country (or continent) or to favourite sites closer to home. 

V-Camp 2019-Did you forget something?

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Venturer Camp 2019

So you've put your tent back into storage. You can no longer remember why you got upset about someome slicing carrots the wrong way. You are unpacking your rucksack I guess its time you washed that green shirt when you realise you forgot something, you didn't get an embroidered badge to add to your collection. And you know what they say, if you don't have the badge you weren't there!

Woodcraft Folk hits Birdfair 2019!

Monday, 19 August 2019

 Birdfair goes by many names and this year it lived up to the Glastonbury for Birders!

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.


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