We are members of National Woodcraft Folk, which provides us with different forms of support and serves as the main policy forum for those involved in the movement.
Its annual conference, attended by delegates from groups and local districts, is the ultimate decision-making body. Between annual conferences, responsibility for running the organisation falls on the members of the General Council. About half of our current General Council are young people under 25 years of age.
The central organisation is supported from funding from from trade unions and from businesses that are sympathetic to our aims and objectives and also relies on donations from supporters. In particular, the Woodcraft Folk has historical links with the British retail cooperative movement. Until 2005. it also received a small grant from the UK's Department for Education and Employment.
Woodcraft Folk was established as an educational movement and charity in 1925 as an alternative to the Scouts, and was run entirely by young people, with 19-year-old Leslie Paul as its original leader. The organisation has become a forward thinking youth organisation continuously changing with the times