Welcome to the CAMBRIDGE WOODCRAFT FOLK

The Woodcraft Folk is a progressive educational movement that aims to develop self confidence, social awareness and empowerment in children and young people in our society, and to move towards building a world based on equality, friendship, peace and co-operation. This is summed up well by our motto:

“Span The World with Friendship”

For all enquiries please email: coordinator@cambridge-woodcraft.org.uk

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Through our activities, which include co-operative games, discussion, drama, craft, singing, hiking and camping, our members learn the values of co-operation, democracy, friendship and peace. We try to give members an understanding, at a level appropriate to them, of important issues such as the environment, world debt and global conflict, with a key focus in recent years being sustainable development.

“We are aware that there was an error with the contact form during August 2018, and email addresses for contacts were not retained. A few enquiries have come through without email address or contact information. If you made an enquiry to WoodCraft Folk during this time, please re-submit your enquiry using the now updated form”.

Thank you for your understanding. The Cambridge Woodcraft Folk team

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About Cambridge District Woodcraft Folk

Woodcraft Folk in Cambridge is a parent-led voluntary organisation which is a part of the national registered charity.

Representatives from each group meet together monthly to discuss relevant issues and organise district-wide events such as camps, walks, picnics and parties.

The present Cambridge District organisation was started in 1981 with an ‘Elfin’ group meeting in the Grove School, Arbury. In the 25 years since, many groups have opened and some have closed as children have grown up and moved on. Currently there are six groups in the City.

Through our activities, which include co-operative games, discussion, drama, craft, singing, hiking and camping, our members learn the values of co-operation, democracy, friendship and peace. We try to give members an understanding, at a level appropriate to them, of important issues such as the environment, world debt and global conflict, with a key focus in recent years being sustainable development. 

We do not have a set uniform; although our members often choose to wear green T-shirts or Sweatshirts with logos; or T-shirts or ‘woodie hoodies’ designed by our own youth groups.

What is “Woodcraft”?

The Woodcraft Folk as an organisation started in 1925 in South East London. The word “Woodcraft” was used by the writer and naturalist Ernest Thompson Seton in the early 1900s to describe the skills needed to live in the open air, close to nature.

The Woodcraft Folk head office is in London and provides various services to district organisations, groups and individuals. Have a look at the National Woodcraft Folk website for more information.

Aims and Principles

  • Woodcraft Folk is an educational, empowerment and advocacy movement for children and young people, which seeks to further the International Co-operative Alliance’s Statement on the Co-operative Identity. It seeks to be recognised as the Co-operative and Trade Union movements’ educational and empowerment organisation open to all with the aim of building an environmentally sustainable world built on children’s and human rights, equality, friendship, peace, economic & social justice and co-operation.
  • Our aims and principles include: Education for social change, having a cooperative and sharing approach to life, international understanding, the rights of the child, religion, one world, a world at peace and affirmation.

More information and detail on our aims and principles can be found here: https://woodcraft.org.uk/outcomes