News and stories

Woodies makeover begins

Friday, 2 February 2018

A team of eager volunteers gathered at Biblins over the weekend to give the site a good spring clean. Volunteers travelled 

Aims and Principles of Woodcraft Folk - Webinar Series

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

There will be a series of webinars starting 6th February to explore how we can put Woodcraft Folk’s aims and principles into action whilst running our groups. The webinars are taking each aim and principle of Woodcraft Folk and presenting how members can support children to engage and explore them.

Jill Higgleton

Thursday, 18 January 2018

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Jill Higgleton on Wednesday 10th January 2018.

Central Brighton and Hove District at Burning the Clocks 2017

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Check out this video of Central Brighton and Hove District at Burning the Clocks 2017.

New home for Woodcraft in the West

Friday, 12 January 2018

 New management for Biblins Youth Campsite

The Forestry Commission are pleased to announce new management arrangements for the Biblins youth campsite.  After many years of in-house management, the site at The Doward,Whitchurch, Ross-on-Wyewill now be managed under a long-term lease with the UK charity, Woodcraft Folk.

Woodcraft Folk are a progressive youth organisation with 90 years’ experience of supporting children and young people to camp, play and learn about the environment.

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.

How many ways can you raise funds for the Folk?

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Have you looked at our Supporters page lately?

There are so many ways to raise funds for Woodcraft Folk and most of them don't require you to jump out of an aeroplane or run a marathon - though we're very happy that a team is doing just that. Please support them.

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

2018 Calendar. Don't miss out limited stock reduced to clear

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

In line with the theme of the membership badge for 2018 this calendar features 12 beautiful photos from throughout the years inspired by Woodcraft Folks participation in Social Action. This glossy A3 wall calendar will bring you pleasure throughout the year and motivate you to continue all you do to help build a fairer world for all. 

The calendar comes with a board mailing envelope making it the perfect gift for under £10!

Size:A3 (includes wire loop hanger)

Support for team Woodcraft!

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

 Support our team Woodcraft!

Brighton Marathon 2018 is taking place on Sunday 15th April and we have an amazing team of runners taking part to raise much needed funds for the Folk. While most of us are still snuggled up in bed they are out in all weathers training in preparation.

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