Understanding the present and imagining the future of youth work demands an appreciation of its past – hence a genuine welcome to this history of the Woodcraft Folk. A review of the book would be much appreciated.
The youth movement Woodcraft Folk has made a remarkable impact on British politics and education. Founded in 1925 on a wave of post-WWI utopianism and now a network of hundreds of local groups, it has empowered thousands of young people to shape the world around them. This book explores the history, values and evolution of this unique organisation in a chronological sweep of stories from hand-making tents, and rescuing children from advancing Nazi troops, to campaigning against climate change.
Offering an unmatched insight into the story of this little-known but influential organisation, the book features 200 pages of colour photographs, essays and stories, and is introduced by the veteran campaigner, Labour politician and long-standing Woodcraft Folk supporter Jeremy Corbyn MP.