News and stories

We've launched #DreamBigAtHome!

Our new lockdown website has hundreds of activities and games to do at home, weekly challenges to try and a regular programme of live workshops and events online, as well as information on how our groups can operate during the COVID-19 outbreak.


Vote for your favourite Membership Badge design 2021

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Earlier this year we asked our members to take part in this year’s Membership Badge competition. The theme was ‘Supporting our community during the lockdown’. We had quite a few entires and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all those members who submitted a design. They were all fantastic and the “secret panel’ had a hard time choosing the finalists.

Engineer Visits to Your Group!

Monday, 18 January 2021

For those who don't know we are currently working on a Royal Academy of Engineering funded project to support engineers to share engineering solutions to the climate emergency.

Member update Jan 2021

Monday, 11 January 2021

It is disappointing to find ourselves in lockdown once more, but we continue to plan for the future.

AGM notice

Monday, 11 January 2021

General Council and Standing Orders Committee have agreed to host Woodcraft Folk's next Annual General Meeting online on Sunday 26th September 2021.


In 2020 the AGM meeting was held online for the first time in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Who made your 2020? Woodcraft Folk Honours List

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

Who made your 2020?

Nottingham Woodcraft Folk help plant a Covid-19 memorial woodland

Saturday, 2 January 2021

On Saturday 5th December, as part of National Tree Planting Week, the Nottingham Woodcraft Folk group teamed up with Carlton Hill Community Action Group to help plant a memorial woodland for the people of Gedling Borough who have lost their lives to Covid-19. 

The Elfins group planted 15 native British saplings that had been donated by the Woodland Trust. It was a sunny but cold day, and hot chocolate and biscuits helped keep spirits up. The children did brilliantly to maintain social distancing and were awarded their Ecologist Badge at the end of the day. 

Ingenious Blog - Engineering to Combat the Climate Crisis Part Two by Bob Dean

Friday, 18 December 2020

Last week’s instalment

Thank you Catherine

Thursday, 17 December 2020

The Cudham Centre Committee and volunteers join Woodcraft Folk’s Trustees and staff in thanking Catherine McCarthy for her dedicated service at Cudham.

Building Up!

Monday, 14 December 2020

Lead by the Slovenia Falcons, Woodcraft Folk will be working in partnership with other IFM member organisations to develop a toolkit to support the transition of young people from participant to leader.

This exciting project will involve youth workers and young people from Barcelona, Austria, Germany. The start of the project has been delayed due to COVID-19, but we hope to hold our first on-line meeting in February working towards a seminar in late August/early September. 

Could you represent Woodcraft Folk as part of this project?

Green Influencers Scheme

Monday, 14 December 2020

Woodcraft Folk are pleased to join 40 other organisations in the Ernest Cook #iwill Green Influencers Scheme. The project will be launched in January 2021 and will seek to support and engage young people (10-14 years) in participating in and designed green social projects. Our project will work across Leeds and Bradford throughout 2021 and 2022.

The Green Influencers Scheme was borne out of a desire to help young people reliase their potential to positively impact the environment through youth social action: habitat conservation, tree planting, litter picking, lobbying etc.

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