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Woodchips take over Gwerin Annual Gathering

Friday, 12 October 2012

Y rhai cyntaf i gyrraedd Cynulliad Blynyddol Gwerin oedd Megan a Joel dau o gywion y coed Llyn Brenig. Mae'r ddau yn rhan o dyfiant diweddar mewn grwpiau newydd yng Nghymru a fydd yn sicrhau dyfodol disglair i Werin y Coed. Eleni roedd gan bawb ddewis i aros yn yr hostel neu i gampio. ‘Mam, mi fysa pedwar tent arall yn ffitio yn tent ni! Joel wrth gymharu pabell ei hun a'r babell leiaf yn y cae.

Introducing Joe Wyatt

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Joe Wyatt – Group Support

I would like to introduce myself: I’m Joe Wyatt and I’m the new Development Officer focusing on Group Support. So who am I? I’m a 25 year old who lives in the Guildford area. I became involved in youth work when I became a member of the UK Youth Parliament at the age of 17, since then I have become more and involved in youth voice and youth rights. I’ve been through all the stages, participant to young leader to volunteer then finally a full time worker, where I worked for 3 years as a participation worker at UK Youth.

Esplac International Camp 2013

Thursday, 27 September 2012


Esplais Catalans, Esplac, have invited Woodcraft delegations to join them on their first ever international camp next summer. The camp is for 13-17 year olds and their leaders. This is the perfect opportunity for Venturers to do an exchange with an Esplac group – your group can visit them on their camp and you can host a group of young people at Venturer Camp, which will take place a few days after.

Join Woodcraft Folk to fight for A Future That Works on October 20th

Friday, 21 September 2012


The Trade Union’s Congress has called a march on October 20th to fight for A Future That Works and Woodcraft Folk are going to be part of it!

"All change" at Darsham station

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Darsham Country Centre has been undergoing some changes... thanks to some funding and a lot of dedicated volunteer time. Download the full story below to read about the beautiful new garden and improvements inside the lovely old station building too.

Rainbow Resources Study Session

Monday, 17 September 2012


Call for Woodcraft participants for IFM-SEI’s Study Session ‘Rainbow Resources: Gender and sexuality rights education with children’

European Youth Centre Budapest, 11-18 November 2012

This study session aims to enhance the quality and reach of IFM-SEI’s human rights education with children in the fields of gender and sexuality, by providing the space to share approaches and methodology and training multipliers in the field.

Children's Mystery Walk along the London Peace Trail

Friday, 14 September 2012

To be held Sunday 23rd September organised by the Movement for the Abolition of War

The event is for children aged 5 to 11, a fun day out for the whole family. Children are given a Mystery Walk puzzle book and a Mystery Walk passport. They'll find clues, solve puzzles and decode messages along the route in order to get their passports stamped at each site.

Brighton Hill Fort don’t camp, they glamp!

Friday, 14 September 2012

Brighton Hill Fort held their circus extravaganza district camp in Small Dole, West Sussex at this end of the summer.

The circus themed activities ranged from acrobatics and slack-lining, to juggling ball making. In your spare time, you could always find someone to practise poi, juggling or diabolo with.

Young Leader Training - free to all

Friday, 7 September 2012

Venturers, DFs, young Kinsfolk: Here is your chance to become a leader.

If you think about it, you probably already lead in some way. Leading in Woodcraft Folk isn’t about standing above or in front of everyone else and telling them what to do, it’s about understanding people and helping them understand the world – and then change it for the better – whether it’s through cookery or campaigning.

Height Gate 2013 bookings for Woodcraft groups now open!

Wednesday, 5 September 2012


Height Gate is a beautiful seventeenth century farmhouse located in idyllic West Yorkshire between Hebden Bridge and Todmorden. The centre is only a short scramble from Stoodley Pike and its location in the hills offers a perfect place to go for a tranquil and relaxing trip away. The fully equipped building holds groups up to 30 people. More information here:

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