Lord Baden Powell said:
“Scouting and Guiding is not only a game for children, it is a way of life for adults”
The aims of Trefoil Guild are to keep alive the spirit of the Guide Promise and Law, to carry that spirit into the community and to give support to Guiding.
Members of Trefoil Guild are both past and present members of the Guide movement who may have given up active Guiding, or currently haven’t the time to help run a Unit due to study, work, family or other commitments. Trefoil Guild provides friendship, activities and enjoyment for its members and gives service and support to the local community and IGG.
IGG’s Trefoil Guild is a member of the Federation of Irish Guides and Scouts (FIGS) (www.figsireland.org), which in turn is a member of the International Scout and Guide Fellowship (ISGF) (www.isgf.org) Through this membership, Trefoil Guild members can travel to conferences, workshops and gatherings held regularly at venues in Ireland and around the world.
Members can belong to a local Guild or can be Lone members who stay in touch through annual meetings and occasional activities. Trefoil Guild members also link with their local IGG Units for annual events such as World Thinking Day. At present there are 10 local Trefoil Guild groups around the country and each Guild is represented on the Irish Trefoil Guild National Council (ITGNC). The Chair of the ITGNC is a member of the National Programme and Training Committee and in this way keeps in touch with the programme and activities of the Irish Girl Guides.
Trefoil Guild members can complete the Trefoil Guild personal challenge called the Evergreen Challenge, which is based on the interest badges of the Journey Programme.