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Trefoil Guild

The Trefoil Guild aims to keep alive the spirit of the Guide/Scout Promise and Law amongst its members and to carry that spirit into the communities in which the members live and work, and to give practical, financial and moral support to Guiding/Scouting.

Full membership is open to anyone aged 18 or over who has been a member of The Guide Association or The Scout Association or has made the Guide Promise. The Chairman is responsible for the administration of the Trefoil Guild within Girlguiding Sheffield, acting as a link between Trefoil Guild members and Guiding, between the Guilds within Sheffield and the Regional Trefoil Guild Executive Committee.

There are TG members who can offer help or even a whole evening on such things as:

  • Semaphore
  • Guiding history
  • Heritage or traditions badges
  • Knots
  • Outdoor and indoor cooking
  • Camp skills
  • Gadgets
  • Campfires and singing
  • Scottish, Country, Morris dancing
  • Handbell ringing
  • Crafts of many kinds
  • Knitting
  • Environmental games
  • Science activities

And always "another pair of hands"

Contact your District Commissioner or Division TG representative for individuals who may help. Contact names and numbers for the different Guilds are available in the County Directory.

There are 5 Trefoil Guilds within Girlguiding Sheffield and any of them will be delighted to welcome new members:

  • City Guild meets at Friends Meeting House on the 1st Thursday in the month at 1.30 - 4pm
  • Dore Guild: Various Venues and dates
  • Stocksbridge and Deepcar Guild meets at St Annes Church Hall in Deepcar on the last Monday in the month
  • South West Guild meets at the Parish Centre on Dobcroft Road on the 3rd Monday in the month at 7.45pm
  • West Guild meets at the homes of members on the 1st Monday of the month at 10.30am

Trefoil Walking Groups

The Walkers (around 6 miles) and Amblers (3-4 miles) meet on the third Thursday of the month, mostly using public transport to access their walks. We welcome any TG member or member of Girlguiding Sheffield to join either group. Please contact Dianne Bollom

Strollers (1-2 miles) meet in the summer months on various days. Please contact Anne Barraclough

Short History of the Trefoil Guild

In 1940. Miss Mary Porter suggested meetings for members of the 2nd District Ranger Co - most of them were young mothers so the meetings were held in the afternoons. From these meetings, Trefoil Clubs were formed for Rangers over the age of 25 and retired members of the movement, which eventually developed into the Trefoil Guild that we know today. So in 1943, the Trefoil Guild was formed and Miss Porter was appointed CHQ recorder.

Unstone Grange became a popular destination for County Guild Conferences with 31 members at the first one in 1946.   By 1947, there were 2 Guilds in Sheffield but by 1948 there was 1 in each Division.   At the first national conference in London in 1949 the theme was "Friendship and Service". Out of this, a decision was made that the Guild should have its own badge. From these early days the Trefoil Guilds have flourished with now over 20,000 members nationally and over 100 in Sheffield.

 

Girlguiding Sheffield - County Head Office:

Guide House
41 Townhead Street
SHEFFIELD S1 2EB

Tel: 0114 272 5557
Email: guide.office@girlguidingsheffield.org.uk

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