News and stories

Engaging refugee and asylum-seeking families in the Folk

Friday, 18 November 2016

We have secured funding from Children in Need to set up a new Elfin group in Glasgow to attract refugees

Woodcraft Park Farm bookings now open for 2017!

Friday, 18 November 2016

 

Woodcraft Park Farm bookings for 2017 camping are now open. Woodcraft Park Farm is a campsite in the picturesque village of Lurgashall, West Sussex, in the South Downs Natonal Park. The site can accomodate up to 100 campers at a time in one

PhD Opportunity

Friday, 11 November 2016

PhD studentship opportunity -

Oral History of the Woodcraft Folk

The University of Brighton is inviting applications for funded PhD studentship topics to commence in September 2017.

Membership Badge Design Selected for 2017

Monday, 7 November 2016

We're pleased to announce that the winner of this year Membership Badge competition is Maya Hyde (13 years) from the Mahlangu Venturers in Brighton Central & Hove District. We received over 300 votes and the result was very close with only two votes separating 1st and 2nd place.

Activities for your Elfins this Autumn

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Have fun with your Elfins this Autumn by doing some of the suggested outdoor activities: 

Vote for your favourite Membership Badge design for 2017

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Earlier this year we asked our members to take part in this year’s Membership Badge competition. The theme was ‘Woodcraft Folk in the year 2106’.

Last year was a chance for reflection and looking back at our history. So we thought this time we’d like our members to look to the future and imagine Woodcraft Folk in another 90 years.

First fiver for the folk!

Thursday, 13 October 2016

 First fiver for the Folk!

Many of you will have received one of the newly issued five pound notes, marvelled at its see through water mark and indestructability, wondered if you should save it, spend it, frame it?

Why not donate it!

Send us your site ideas for international camp 2020

Saturday, 8 October 2016

 

The Woodcraft Folk is hosting an international camp in 2020.

We are beginning the search for a site and would love to hear your suggestions. We will need a site which can accomodate up to 4000 people, but due to us camping in large circles, we will be looking for sites with quoted capacities of around 10 000 people. 

Co-op Community Fund success

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Congratulations to three districts, Bromley, Clapham and Chorlton & Whalley Range, who have been selected as recipients of the Co-op Local Community Fund.

As you will know, funding from the Co-op that regions and districts used to receive has been reduced or stopped. However, a new Local Community Fund has been set up to support local charities and the first recipients have been selected, including at least three Woodcraft districts.

David Bowie Tribute Summer Camp

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Ground Control to Major Tom 

This summer, Reigate and Redhill District descended on Park Farm, a campsite run by Woodcraft Folk. This was a new site for us, and a new direction in the theming of camps!

We have tended to theme a camp about a local place or historical person – but this time we went with broadening our cultural knowledge into the relatively recent history – back into the youth of some of the leaders! Prehistory to the kids!

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