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Get involved with the StopDSEI Campaign

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Plans for stopping DSEI are being progressed and the opportunities for Woodcraft to contribute are becoming much clearer.

The weeks of action will be the first two weeks of September. The intention of the first week will be to disrupt the setup of the Arms Fair. During the second week tyrants and bombers from all over the world will be descending on East London for their evil trade.

General Council update from the Chair

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Pip Sayers the Chair of General Council has put together this great video to update you on what's going on in the movement right now.

Highgate & Holloway 25th celebrations

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Highgate & Holloway District are celebrating 25 years of 'education for social change' and 'spanning the world with friendship'. That's 25 years of camps, clans, peafairs, protests, crafting, co-operative games, hikes, fires and friends.

So we're having a party!

Glasgow Southside take part in Window Wanderland

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Pioneers from Glasgow Southside took part in the local event of Window Wanderland this February.

This is an event that sees a neighbourhood put on a fantastic evening display of creative window design transforming everyday streets into magical, outdoor galleries.

School Strikes - a young member's perspective

Monday, 25 March 2019

 Many Woodcraft Folk members of all ages have been actively participating in school strikes - campaigning for decision makers to recognise a climate emergency.

 

Cherry Tucker of Leeds District shares their experience:

 

What are the Youth Strikes 4 Climate?

London agm appoint a new Chair

Monday, 25 March 2019

Hello, I'm Ashley and I'm pleased to have been elected the new chair of London committee! 

I started in Woodcraft as a Venturer, and have been one of the Teddington district Venturer group leaders for about 10 years. I was also a facilitator for the national-level Venturer Committee for a while. Prior to being elected chair I was an occasional attendee to London committee meetings, including being involved with organisation for last year's London region camp.

Peacemakers of Tomorrow

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

 As members of IFM@SEI, all Woodcraft Folk groups have the opportunity to come together and demonstrate international solidarity and peace.

Sign up your group to participate in the 'Peacemaker of Tomorrow' event from the 5th - 7th April.

Woodcraft Folk Support Young People to Speak Out About Climate Change!

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Climate change is the most urgent issue of our time. Yet not enough is being done. Children and young people are taking action because the adults entrusted with making policy decisions are not doing enough to address the impending climate crisis.  

Scottish Gathering at Crianlarich

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

 Scottish Gathering this year took place 1-3 February in idyllic snow-covered Crianlarich, bringing together groups from Edinburgh, Falkirk, Glasgow, Stirling and fledgling group in Lochwinnoch with representatives from all the age groups.

From Aims & Principles to Social Action: Cambridgeshire #iWill Project

Monday, 11 February 2019

In January 2019 we were delighted to hear that we've been award £2000 from #iWill via the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation to enable our young members to take part in even more social action in their communities! Drawing upon our aims & principles we'll be putting on three events in Cambridgeshire during 2019 aimed at Pioneers, Venturers, DFs and the volunteers who support them. These are:

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