The Trefoil Guild is a non-uniformed section of Girlguiding UK, with around 20,000 members, which enables men and women to maintain their links with Guiding. Their aims are:
- To live in the spirit of Guiding
- To offer practical help to Girlguiding UK
- To support Guiding worldwide
- To carry the spirit of Guiding and Scouting into the community
The Trefoil Guild offers a warm welcome to everyone, male or female, aged 18 or over, whether or not they have previously been connected with the Guide Movement. Full membership is open to anyone willing to make or renew the Guide/Scout Promise and affiliated membership to those who don't wish to do so, provided they subscribe to the aims and principles of Girlguiding UK. There's also associate membership for any adult still active in the Guide/Scout Association.
There is at least one Guild in every County in the UK and each Guild is different, depending on size, location or the individual needs and interests of the members. In Oxfordshire there are two strands to the Guild - the traditional Guild and a sub-group of young mothers involved in Guiding. Members of Guilds throughout Oxfordshire enjoy all the tremendous benefits of belonging to Girlguiding UK. Many Guild activities result in positive benefit to the community, but as any Guild member will tell you, a large part of the programme is devoted to having plain old-fashioned fun!
So if you've recently left Girlguiding UK and want to stay involved with the Movement, or if you've never been a member but would like to support Guiding in your area, The Trefoil Guild is for you. It's a chance to make new friends, help other people, develop your own skills and, most of all, have fun... just as the guides do.