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.


Folk Supply re-opens!

Thursday, 24 September 2020

Dear Friends,

I am delighted to let you know that Folk Supply will re-open on Tuesday 29th September. Go to

Orders will be sent out once a week from this date. And we intend to continue as long as its is safe to do so, any change to guidance and our service will be noted on the front page of the online shop.

AGM 2020 and Election Results

Monday, 21 September 2020

We held our Annual Gathering Meeting yesterday/on Sunday 13th September and we wanted to update you on the results. 

This was the first time we have attempted to do such a meeting online, and, despite a few hiccups it went well. We had 69 proxy votes submitted in advance and 13 votes cast on the day. There were 25 people in attendance, including Standing Orders Committee an General Council Members.

The full minutes will follow shortly and will be available via the website, but here are the important headlines.

Member Meet Up (Scotland, North, Wales & Midlands)

Sunday, 20 September 2020

Members came together today (online) to share their experiences of lock-down and plans for resuming group night activities. Members from Scotland, the Northern and Midlands regions came together and heard about:

  • Nottingham's Zoom meetings
  • Glasgow East End's activities in the local park
  • Leicestershire's Kingfisher group basing activities on the #DreamBigAtHome weekly challenges

As a group we shared plans, COVID-19 restrictions and the impact of localised lockdown. 

To support groups members asked for the following:

Branding Key Messages

Sunday, 20 September 2020

Do you get tired of explaining 'what is Woodcraft Folk'?


As an organisation Woodcraft Folk is diverse and offers many activities and opportunities to children and young people across the country and have strived from the last decade to be better known and understood. General Council have committed to reviewing our branding to support us to increase and widen participation.


The Londoner

Tuesday, 15 September 2020


Keep up-to-date with the latest news and events from the London region

Opportunity to participate in a video project

Monday, 7 September 2020

Being socially active and aware of the issues within the world we live (such as climate change, gender equality, refugees, LGBT+ rights etc.) is really im

Fireside chats & bright ideas

Friday, 14 August 2020

General Council are introducing a new 'fireside chats and bright ideas' sessions to encourage members to influence decisions and shape how Woodcraft Folk responds to topical issues and develops activity to achieve our strategic ambitions.

The first in the series will look at our website as we begin to make progress on replacing it.

Other planned sessions look at:

Woodcraft Folk AGM - Final Agenda now available

Friday, 14 August 2020

This year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Sunday 13th September 11:00-13:00. This year’s meeting will be held on line and limited to the functional elements of the AGM. Notably there will only be two motions, regarding accepting the accounts and appointing the auditors only.

New CEO appointment

Thursday, 13 August 2020

General Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Debs McCahon as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Woodcraft Folk.

Online Common Ground 2020

Thursday, 13 August 2020

It was great to see and meet some of you during Virtual Common Ground last week!

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