Its aims are:
Membership of the Trefoil Guild provides opportunities to meet with friends, develop interests, tackle new challenges, enjoy outings and holidays together and help with local, County, Region, National and International activities.
Within Norfolk, we have over 400 members within 29 Guilds all meeting at convenient times to suit them; they enjoy a wide range of activities and regular meetings where the focus is on a varied programme which could include craft, speakers, visits, fundraising for a good cause, as well as providing friendship and having fun.
One Guild, the Breckland Walkers, meets on the third Tuesday of the month for a morning 6’ish mile walk followed by an optional lunch. We also have our County Lones Guild which consists of members who are unable for various reasons to attend a regular meeting, but are still kept up-to-date with what’s going on within the county and beyond.
In addition to meetings at local level, there are also annual County events such as the Review, a Day Out, and an Annual Quiz enabling all members an opportunity to get together and have a catch up. We also organise a 5-day county houseparty every 18 months, our last one taking us to Staffordshire. In 2018, the Trefoil Guild will be celebrating its 75th Anniversary and all units are invited to join us in the Birthday Challenge and of course there’s a badge too!
Supporting Guiding and Scouting is evident throughout the county on a regular basis and some of these are outlined in the Help Ideas for Units Find out who your local Guild contact is through County Office. In addition to this, we help provide refreshments at the Royal Norfolk Show each year and at the Norfolk Scout & Guide International Jamboree, NORJAM, which is held every four years.
For further information about the Trefoil Guild, and to find a Guild near you, visit our national website www.trefoilguild.co.uk
Read more about what we do in our FANFARE – October 2017 magazine.
Our County Newsletter, Fanfare, is produced three times a year, usually to coincide with our Executive meetings to ensure that each member receives a copy.
These highlight current news and what the Guilds have recently been up to (to get a flavour of what we’re about, you can read previous copies of Fanfare below).