Trefoil Guild is an adult section of Guiding that links; Girl Guide Members, former Members and those new to Guiding.
Trefoil Guild looks to connect women who are either actively involved in Guiding or have a history with Guiding. If you are living in Australia and may have been a member of Guiding in another country you are still welcome to join a Guild here in Australia. Those individuals living in areas where there is not a Guild, in nursing homes, or who are disabled or working full time and unable to attend regular meetings may be Lone Members.
Each Guild plans its own program and decides how to further its own aims. The time, place, and frequency of meetings are determined by the Guild Members. Each Guild is autonomous electing its own President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
Trefoil Guilds are members of their State Girl Guide Organisation (SGGO) and pay an annual fee which covers membership in Guiding (this includes insurances); administration of Trefoil Guild (who are financially self-supporting); and membership of the Australian and International Fellowship (the International World Scouting and Guiding organisation for adults).
All Members are welcome to attend the Australia wide National Gathering held biennially. Most States also hold their own Gatherings, Conferences, or special events.
Each State has a Trefoil Guild Adviser who keeps Guilds informed of activities and events through their state newsletter.
Trefoil Guild Australia belongs to both the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and the International Scout and Guide Fellowship (ISGF). To facilitate membership of ISGF in Australia – Trefoil Guild has joined with the Baden-Powell Guild and St Georges Guild to create the National Scout Guide Fellowship (NSGF). Members may attend the triennial World Conference and any Regional Gatherings which are arranged.
Trefoil Guild is a great way for former Guiding women to continue to live by the Guide Promise and maintain friendships formed during our years of active service with the movements.
Working quietly to serve the community and our youth members, and the underlying theme is always one of Fun, Fellowship, Food, Flexibility and Freedom.
All ATG Forms can now be found on Guide Lines.