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Started by RoseRed on Nov 14, 2012 9:40:58 AM
Woodcraft Folk

I know several people who were members as children, and they all seem to have had a fantastic time, so I thought I would send my kids along. But the local group has folded, although there are still resources and people willing to give occasional support as well as screw interested families, so I'd have to be more committed than I envisaged in order to get a group going again. Does anyone here have kids who go, or who used to go themselves? Is it worth it, or should I just send them to cubs/brownies?

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binturong - 14 Nov 2012 10:08:12 (#1 of 77)

Not quite the same - occasional holidays away rather than regular activities near home - but do you know Forest School Camps? Similar sort of ethos, although I think yours are a little young still - starts at 6.6 for unaccompanied ones.

MaisonLazlique - 14 Nov 2012 10:08:44 (#2 of 77)

Little GreenShirts.

dottie30 - 14 Nov 2012 10:09:42 (#3 of 77)

My son attends the local cubs. I wasn't keen but all his mates went on a Friday evening and he really wanted to join and so I relented. He loves it and I just try to ignore the religious aspect.

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SlasherBindman - 14 Nov 2012 10:12:30 (#5 of 77)

((((The Woodcraft Folk))))

tasselhoff - 14 Nov 2012 10:14:28 (#6 of 77)

I went when I was little and it was ace.

lucicle - 14 Nov 2012 10:16:52 (#7 of 77)

I went to Woodcraft Folk and absolutely loved it. It was billions of times better than Brownies.

milhouse - 14 Nov 2012 10:40:15 (#8 of 77)

My son attends the local cubs. I wasn't keen but all his mates went on a Friday evening and he really wanted to join and so I relented. He loves it and I just try to ignore the religious aspect.

It's a lot less than it used to be, and a damn sight less than it is over here, where the scouts are VERY catholic.

MaisonLazlique - 14 Nov 2012 11:12:08 (#9 of 77)

A ex was in the Woodcraft Folk. When they moved there wasn't a Woodcraft Folk and she ended up in Brownies.

From which she was promptly expelled for telling Brown Owl (or whatever) to "Fuck Off".

BrouTwo - 14 Nov 2012 12:08:50 (#10 of 77)

as well as screw interested families

I'm in!

binturong - 14 Nov 2012 12:41:04 (#11 of 77)

((Hippy brainwashing))

Avonlea - 14 Nov 2012 15:32:35 (#12 of 77)

Screw?!

Avonlea - 14 Nov 2012 15:32:49 (#13 of 77)

Ah, I see Brou beat me to it.

RoseRed - 14 Nov 2012 17:02:49 (#14 of 77)

That was supposed to be "a few". I am beyond rubbish at using a phone keyboard.

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RosyLovelady - 19 Nov 2012 17:03:41 (#17 of 77)

< do you know Forest School Camps? >

Are they still going strong, Binturong? I went on one of their mobile camps years ago, as a spare adult. I was friends with a family who were related to the founder.

binturong - 20 Nov 2012 12:53:21 (#18 of 77)

They are, rosy. Friend of mine is quite involved - not sure whether she does any staffing these days but she always seems to be going off to stores camp or glee camp, or helping write new editions of the song book.

nrv0us - 08 May 2013 22:21:49 (#19 of 77)

Just spent an hour or so running around in the woods with my kids as part of a W'craft excursion. A bit of drizzle, but they didn't mind a bit. They didn't even have time for a snack after school, but they didn't mind. At 7pm it took me quite a while to convince them to come and get in the car to head home.

((((Woodcraft Folk))))

FGBFGB - 06 Oct 2015 14:29:28 (#20 of 77)

http://donlonbooks.com/products/the-kindred-of-the-kibbo-kift-intellectual-barbarians-by-annebella-pollen

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