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Trefoil Guild

Adults can complete badges and go on adventures too

Who are we? 

We are open to everyone aged 18 and over. Trefoil is a place to find friendship, embark on new challenges and get active in your community. We are an opportunity to get involved and learn new skills. We are a network of members here to give support.

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Trefoil is part of the Girlguiding family, and we aim to support them and help others by carrying the spirit of Guiding into our communities. Many members support Girlguiding directly by assisting or leading units, and others give support in different ways. Trefoil Guild allows you to find like-minded friends to share your adventures and challenges.

Trefoil allows you to be involved with what works for you. If your local Guilds do don’t fit with your interests or lifestyle you can always start your own. You can begin small with a few friends. The paperwork is as minimal as possible to allow the maximum time for enjoying activities.

The key to success is being flexible. We know that meeting monthly, weekly or at a fixed time and place doesn’t work for everyone and not every member can make every meeting. Some Trefoil Guilds meet online, some have fixed meeting dates a few times a year with flexible dates in between. Others have regular interest groups like a book club
or craft session.

Once you have decided what you want to do and would like to get going, contact our Cornwall County Chair, you will be fully supported to pick your Trefoil Guild name and register your  Guild.

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Trefoil Guilds in Cornwall

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Kernow County Lones

There can be many reasons why you may not be able to join a Guild for meetings and activities. If you live in a remote area, work odd hours, have young children or are less active and possibly housebound, we have Kernow County Lones so you can still be a member of Trefoil and not miss out on the friendship and fun. Lones keep in touch with each other and the rest of Trefoil by newsletters, phone, emails or zoom and however else they can, they are still full members and can take party in any County events they wish.

Meet The County Team

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County Chair


County Secretary


County Treasurer



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Public Relations Lynne 



Voyage Awards
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Trefoil Challenges
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STARS is made up of 5 points; Skills, Together, Roam and Self. Each encompassing the 4 trefoil key messages: find friendship, get active, give support and get involved. 

Each STARS theme has a suggested list of 8 clauses. To gain the badge you need to complete 5 clauses. Their is no minimum or maximum time limit to complete a challenge. 

They can be undertaken in Guild meetings with other members, in smaller groups or individually, the choice is yours. For more details speak to your Guild Chair. 

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Voyage Awards

If you should wish to challenge yourself on a more personal level and on a wider scope, why not try the Trefoil Guild’s Voyage Award? 

There are three levels to this award, Bronze, Silver and Gold. They take longer and are progressively more difficult, but still have five sections for each Award level. You will need to choose one activity or challenge from each of the following sections, Service, Myself, Teamwork, Skills and Explore My World. Contact the County Adviser for more details.

We also have short lived challenges that vary each year for you to try.

International Opportunities

Being a member of Trefoil affords us many opportunities, both for us as individuals and in pour counties, regions and countries. We also need to take advantage of what being part of an international organisation means - recognising that wherever we go in the world and meet the other members of Trefoil, Girlguiding, or girl scouting we know that we are sharing a common bond, one that does not need to be explained. 


Your chance to get involved in a fun and challenging international project. Selection weekends are held regularly. 

To complete the TOPAZ Challenge complete one activity from each of the sections. Speak to the County International Adviser for more information.

Trefoil Thanks 
Thanks and Recognition

This is a tangible way of saying Thank You to a member or non-member of Trefoil Guild. This is no criteria for this award. 

It can be purchased via the Girlguiding County Badge Secretary.

Cornwall County Trefoil Guild Thanks Brooch

Our County Thanks Brooch, designed in 2020 by members and made by a local jewellery company, is our way of saying a special Thank You to those members and non-members who have helped Cornwall in exceptional ways over time or shown outstanding fortitude.

Further information and application forms available from County or Guild Chairs

Trefoil Guild Silver Brooch 

Presenting this very special brooch is a way of showing gratitude and recognition of service specific to Trefoil Guild over and above what is normally expected. This brooch can be given to any member of Trefoil Guide or any adult member of Girlguiding if the applicant gives service to Girlguiding as a Trefoil Guild Member, or member who fills the criteria. 


Talk with your County or Region Chair who can help you with this application.  

For more general information about The Trefoil Guild, including The Trefoil Guild Handbook, further details of Challenges and Awards, and National and Regional information, contact the National Trefoil Guild.

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