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• Woodcraft Folk, established in 1925, is a registered Charity operating across the UK.• Woodcraft Folk support the engagement of over 10,000 children and young people in informal co-operative education, supported by 2,750 adult volunteers.Who are the WoodcraftFolk?
Green Hubs: Focal points for care for local green placesChestnut Fund: Helping community environmental projectsget startedCommunity Network: 2,000 community organisationslooking after the green places that matter to themTraining: For skills and jobsBig Green Weekend and Green Heroes: The UKsbiggest weekend of conservation action, celebrating thepeople who make the difference Reclaiming green places since 1959
Woodcraft Folk was established in post- war Britain, with the underlying aim to take children from South London out into the countryside.Origins
“Outdoor life in its Includes 9 principles:broadest sense.” recreation, camping, self-government,Ernest Thompson brotherhood,Seton, 1902 woodcraft pursuits, non-competitiveWhat is Woodcraft?
• Education for Social Change, a critical awareness of the world• One world, exploring issues of sustainability• The Rights of the Child, encouraging children to participate responsibly and democraticallyWoodcraft’s aims &principles
Research has shownthat although 87 percent of parents wishtheir offspring spentmore time outside,one in four is tooafraid about theirsafety to let them doso.Playing Out