A wonderful opportunity to meet like-minded people and to share your next adventure - whatever that might be!
In Trefoil Guild, women and men aged 18+ make new friends, travel, explore, serve their communities and help Guiding (and Scouting) thrive across the UK!
Whether you're involved in Guiding or not, Trefoil Guild is a wonderful opportunity to meet like-minded people to share your next adventure - whatever that might be!
Cornwall Trefoil Guild
The Trefoil Guild is a non-uniformed branch of Girlguiding which offers personal and social opportunities for all women and men aged 18 or over, whilst supporting both Guiding and Scouting. Many members pass on their skills and knowledge to local Guiding units, from sewing with the youngest Rainbow to preparing older girls for a camping adventure. Many members are unit leaders or helpers in Girlguiding units.
But it's not all about the girls. There are plenty of opportunities for members to try something new, take on a new personal challenge and escape the daily routine. The best thing is that what you do is up to you!
The Trefoil Guild offers practical help to Girlguiding Cornwall.
* Helping at events
* Providing "Starter Packs" for new units
* Running Uniform and badge shops
* Offering emergency help at any unit meetings
* Running craft sessions.
Their skills can be shared in many ways, for example, by helping with outdoor activities or by becoming a leadership mentor or administrator.
We can also challenge ourselves to do something different by taking part in Girlguiding's Voyage Award or the Dark Horse Venture Award Scheme (a sort of D of E Award for the over fifties), which has encouraged and enabled thousands of older people to take up exciting new interests, hobbies, activities and studies. Many of our members have been awarded with special certificates for their achievements.
In Cornwall we currently have 14 Guilds spread around the County from North Cornwall to Saltash to Penwith and other places in between. We are hoping that in 2020 we will open some new Guilds focusing on younger members. Each Guild is unique, decides where and when they meet and chooses their own programme based around our 4 aims: To find Friendship, Get Active, Get Involved and to Give Support. There are optional Challenges to attempt either as an individual or as part of your Guild, and there are overseas opportunities to discover if that is where your interest lies. Programmes vary from close to home with local outings and giving support to the community, volunteering and fundraising, or holidays and ventures abroad.
So, if you are a group of friends or just you, if you have never been involved before, or even if you still are, whatever your age, gender or religion and like the idea of being part of Girlguiding, and doing the fun things you enjoy or would like to try, either together with your peer group or in a mixed group, then please get in touch. A warm welcome is guaranteed!