Author: Mary Davis
The long overdue study of a remarkable and unique youth and children’s organisation founded in 1925 as a non-militarist, pro-socialist alternative to the scouting movement. This organisation – the Woodcraft Folk – is still going strong. Many on the left of the political spectrum will have heard of it – maybe they will have participated in it when they were children or sent their own children to its camps and weekly group nights. Although there were other attempts, Woodcraft Folk is the only surviving independent youth and children’s organisation with a socialist and labour movement orientation.