For more information or to find a local Trefoil Guild near you:
Contact: Girl Guides Australia or Contact Your State Office
Telephone: (02) 9311 8000 or Fax: (02) 9319 7453
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Trefoil Guild Information
Trefoil Guild is the adult section of Guiding which links members and former members; female members of the Scout Association and women who have not been Guides but who are prepared to make the Guide Promise.
- Women can join from 18 years onwards!
- The purpose of a Trefoil Guild is:
- To keep alive the spirit of the Guide Promise and Law,
- To carry this spirit into the community and
- To give support to Guiding.
Women living in Australia who were members of Guiding or Scouting in other countries can also join Trefoil Guild. Those still active in Guiding as leaders of youth or adults may join Trefoil Guild. 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 Guide organisation 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 encouraged 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). Australia is a founder member of WAGGGS which was formed in 1928 and is the official umbrella organization for all national Girl Guide and Girl Scout organizations in the world. It comprises 145 Member Organizations, which are organized into five regions – Africa, Arab, Asia Pacific, Europe and Western Hemisphere. 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 and scouting women to continue to live by the guide promise, and maintain friendships formed during our years of active service with the movements. We work quietly to serve our community and our youth members, and the underlying theme is always one of Fun, Fellowship, Food, Flexibility and Freedom.
Currently there are Guilds in all states and territories in Australia, with a total membership of almost 2500.
Why not come and join us, you’ll have a great time!
Australian Trefoil Guild Dark Horse Venture
ATG Dark Horse Venture Co-ordinator – Faye Croft
After many years of Guiding as a Unit Leader, District Leader and various other positions, I joined Brindabella Trefoil Guild approx 16 years ago. I also joined Belconnen TG a few years later, where I held the position of Secretary for 4 years.
In 2010 I was on the State committee as Transport Co-ordinator for the National Trefoil Guild Gathering held in Canberra. (Remember those socks!!!)
I am currently Treasurer for Horizon District (formerly Lone Guides). I have held that position for about 10 years.
What is Dark Horse Venture?
The DHV is an award scheme for financial Trefoil Guild members over the age of 50 years.
Participants join the scheme by paying registration fee of $30.00 and an annual admin fee of $10.00 due 1st February each year.
Members take up an activity of their own choice, something they have not tried before or at a higher level. They set themselves goals and targets within their subject and must continue for a minimum of twelve months and choose their own mentors/assessors.
There are five categories to choose activities from: –
- Active & Creative;
- Giving & Sharing;
- History & Heritage;
- Peoples & Nations and
- Tomorrow’s World.
Any activity people can think of can fit into any of these.
How the scheme works:
Register with ATG DHV Co-ordinator;
Decide on an activity and set targets and choose your mentor/assessor;
Send in Notification Form to ATG DHV Co before activity is started;
Application Form: Application form Dark Horse Venture
Dark Horse Venture brochure to download/print: Dark Horse Venture Brochure
Contact details for further information:
PO Box 1287
Deniliquin, NSW 2710
Ph: (03) 5881 6716
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org