Group Leaders

The rights of the child - Webinar

Event date: 
12 February 2018 - 7:30pm - 8:15pm
Event location: 
online based training

This series of webinars is taking each aim and principle of Woodcraft Folk and presenting how members can s

Co-operative and sharing approach to life - Webinar

Event date: 
6 February 2018 - 7:30pm - 8:15pm
Event location: 
online based training

This series of webinars is taking each aim and principle of Woodcraft Folk and presenting how members can support children to engage and explore them. This will involve bringing together the outcome matrix, badgework and will reflect on age appropriate ways to engage our youngest members in our values.

Leader Training Weekend: 9-11 February

Friday, 12 January 2018

Places are still available on our forthcoming leader training weekend in Febraury, which will take place at the Darsham Country Centre in Suffolk.

The training is suitable for new and existing volunteers working with any of our age groups. Participants will have the chance to share challenges and solutions, as welll as learn practical tips and techniques for managing your group, keeping young people safe, and planning an engaging programme.

Planning and supporting effective campaigning - new resource

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

2017 was a busy year for campaigning and it looks like 2018 will provide plenty of opportunities to make our voices heard on issues that matter to Woodcraft Folk. General Council has prepared a new resource to help members plan effective, inclusive campaigning activity and to clarify the process for Woodcraft Folk endorsing campaigns organised by others. 

You can view the resource or download a PDF version at https://woodcraft.org.uk/resources/campaign-planning-approval-process

Financial Returns Webinar for Treasurers

Event date: 
18 January 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Event location: 
online based training

Join this webinar to receive training and support on how to complete your Financial Returns for 2017. The webinar will be hosted by Roland Susman our current Treasurer and Richard Robertson who manages the returns process. 

At the end of the training session you will have the oppurtunity to ask questions andgive feedback on the returns process.

Update from the recent General Council meeting

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Last weekend General Council met for the first time at our Lockerbrook 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. General council's main responsibilities are to help set and fulfill the main

Scottish Gathering 2018

Event date: 
2 February 2018 - 6:00pm - 4 February 2018 - 1:00pm
Event location: 
Crianlarich Youth Hostel, Perthshire

Scottish Gathering is an opportunity for everyone involved with Woodcraft Folk in Scotland to come together, share what we have been doing in different parts of the country, build links, plan for the future (and socialise!). The programme will include a variety of workshops and our AGM with elections to the Scottish Committee.

The results are in for this years Membership Badge Competition!!

Thursday, 23 November 2017

We're pleased to announce that the winner of this year Membership Badge competition is Alicia Peacock a venturer from the Ealing & Hammersmith District. We received over 133 votes and the result was very close with only nine votes separating 1st and 2nd place.

We'd like to thank the 151 members who made an entry and their Districts for supporting them to get their entries in: 

Succession of volunteers

Its important as a Woodcraft Folk group that as well as operating on a day to day basis you also look to the future. We've noticed over the last few years groups run by longstanding members sadly folded when key volunteers stood down. We want to support our groups to start thinking about volunteer succession and why it's important to have an action plan now rather then being reactive to a volunteer stepping down. 

Group Sustainability & Growth

Sustaining existing groups & helping them to grow is one of Woodcraft Folk’s strategic priorities and we want to give our groups as much support as possible to ensure they continue to provide Folk activities for children and young people in their local area.

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