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Newham Woodcraft Folk celebrate anniversary with year of fun

07:00 31 January 2014

Newham Woodcraft folk celebrate their 80th birthday

Newham Woodcraft folk celebrate their 80th birthday

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Young people are celebrating their youth group’s 80th anniversary with a year-long celebratory challenge.

Newham Woodcraft Folk are inviting former members to join in with the 80 Great Things challenge, which will include camps, activities and supporting the local community.

The items on the challenge list were put forward by members, and the first of them included an eight mile walk across Wanstead Flats, creating art along the way.

The group, which is divided into four age sections, is open to girls and boys aged six and over, and was formed as a breakaway from the Scouting movement.

Chair of Newham Woodcraft Folk, Suzannah Walker, said “Our camps and residential this year will be superb, a fantastic time for us to explore the history of Newham Watersmeet Woodcraft Folk.

“It’s also a time for us to make a positive contribution to our borough; you’ll find us giving 80 things away, getting involved in community gardening, meeting community elders and many more fun and exciting mini events.”

Woodcraft Folk originated in south London in 1924, when it was seen as radical to include both genders in the same youth movement, and the Newham branch, which meets in Forest Gate, was founded ten years later.

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