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A Letter in Support of Trans Inclusion

Friday, 25 October 2019

Originally shared: 28/08/2019 / Latest update: 25/10/2019

Woodcraft Folk have drafted this letter and sought the support of other youth organisations as co-signatories because we are dismayed at how national media outlets are whipping up hatred towards trans children.

SOS enrichment

Friday, 25 October 2019

 Groups in the Eastern Region enjoyed a visit to Suffolk Owl Sanctaury during October half term, where they delivered some enrichment items for the animals.

Animals in captivity don't have the same pressures of finding food, water and shelter as their wild cousins, so to stop them from getting bored, Keepers often provide them with enrichment. This can be puzzle feeders, toys or just interesting items in their enclosures.

Speaking Up in the Houses of Parliament!

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

On Tuesday 15th October, a delegation from Woodcraft Folk took part in a session of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Youth Affairs. Our delegation was made up of a Elfin and Pioneer from Lewisham & Greenwich District, alongside one of our Trustees and our Director of Development. Together they listened as young people shared their concerns with MPs.

General Council update from the October meeting

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

General Council recently met for the first time since Annual Gathering at our Darsham Centre to discuss all things Woodcraft. They've put together this great video to introduce themselves to you and update you on the exciting things that are going to be happening in our movement over the next few years.

Ealing & Hammersmith District celebrates 50th Anniversary

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Ealing & Hammersmith District celebrated it's 50th anniversary at Mad Bess Woods in Ruislip. 

Making Lanterns for Nature

Monday, 14 October 2019

Last week Bury St Edmunds Pioneers and Thetford and Diss District were joined by Katherine from Back from the Brink, conservation organisation working across the UK on rare habitats and species. 

Lockerbrook needs help to de-carbonise!

Monday, 14 October 2019

As a Woodcraft Folk centre we are committed to do what we can to de-carbonise as rapidly as possible.  In 2016 we carried out an environmental audit which led to a whole range of energy saving measures including better insulation, LED lights and so on.  But now we want to go much further. 

Lockerbrook events

Monday, 14 October 2019

If you are not sorted yet for the half term week 21-25 October why not come to stay at Lockerbrook for a Small Groups Gathering.  So if you know another small group why not take the plunge.  We will only charge you per head for your group.  We need around 20 people to make this work.  Contact Jo or Jason at

Common Ground Info Pack is out! A new resource available online

Friday, 11 October 2019

With ten months to go until Common Ground, the first Info Pack for participants is out!

Help Us Evaluate #EverybodyWelcome!

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Got a minute to spare? Help us to evaluate our #EverybodyWelcome campaign which ran from May to September this year. We've created a quick online form (30 seconds to fill out) to capture your thoughts and you can sign up to give us more in-depth feedback if you wish. Find it at:

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