Sunday, June 14, 2015

Kibbo Kift - Woodcraft Folk 75 Years

Woodcraft Folk's direct antecedent was the the Kibbo Kift (later known as Green shirts) an organisation led by ex-Scout Commissioner for Woodcraft and Camping John Hargrave, who had broken with what he considered to be the Scouts' miltaristic approach in the years immediately after WW1. Woodcraft Folk was established by Leslie Paul in 1925 after the south London co-operative groups challenged Hargrave's authoritarian tendencies over his refusal to recognise a local group called "The Brockley Thing" and broke away from the Kindred.