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Discussion in 'Trefoil Guild' started by Dionysia, May 21, 2014.

  1. Dionysia

    Dionysia Veteran (100+ posts)

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    Is anyone a member? Is it any good if you can't make meetings?

    Wanting to join and do voyage.

    All of the meetings near me are difficult times, I could make Woodbridge, if I can get someone to get my dd from school.

    But going on holiday, so my 1st meeting wouldn't be till July and then not until October, after school holidays.

    Oh what to do?!!

    Should I just join the internet and then look at getting to meetings in Oct (have to pay) or send off my forms to join Woodbridge and let them know the above?
     
  2. bagpuss

    bagpuss Dursley District Guider & Commissioner GuiderPlus

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    I didn't know there was such a thing, how do you find out about it?
     
  3. Dionysia

    Dionysia Veteran (100+ posts)

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    It on the trefoil forms section. If you are not a member of a meeting it costs, they then send you invite through Facebook.

    You still get the magazine's.
    But it doesn't cost if you go to meetings as its done through the subscriptions.
     
  4. Charnwood Fan

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    BGleader Veteran (100+ posts) GuiderPlus

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    What a great idea!
     
  6. Orly

    Orly Veteran (100+ posts)

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    How do you find out when the meetings are? I've found that there's one in my town - but no idea the times and days.
     
  7. Bunglie

    Bunglie Beginner (10+ posts)

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    Any ideas ?
    I joined my local Trefoil Guild. I attended the meetings, every one for at least six months. I am saddened to say tat I stopped attending 3 months ago, mainly because I found that I was the youngest, (by almost 20 years), we were thought of as a Jam and cake making group and I was not included in most of the outside activities as I found this to be a place for retired Guiders, Brown Owls etc...they already had their links to the local guiding community and were loathed to allow me in. I could sit for two hours and no one spoke to me except to ask if I had recently moved to the area. It was assumed I knew taps, the Trefoil Prayer and much more. No one even asked me when or where I was a Brownie, Guide or what I had done in the last 50 years....I was very disappointed.
    There are no other Trefoil Guilds near to where I live, yet I would like to stay involved and I do feel as if I have a lot I could contribute....anyone got any ideas what I could do?
     
  8. fenris

    fenris fenris GuiderPlus

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    I'm a member of it. Instead of a monthly meeting, we have a monthly challenge or task. There are members across the UK and some based abroad. Some can't attend local Guilds due to geography, or timing, or health limitations. Many are working on Trefoil Guild challenges awards. Happy to answer any questions.
     
  9. Bunglie

    Bunglie Beginner (10+ posts)

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    It sounds promising....I paid my annual subs to the local guild so they send me a magazine....but how do I join the Internet Guild?
     
  10. Bunglie

    Bunglie Beginner (10+ posts)

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    I found them on Facebook, a closed group, applied to join and was accepted. I hope it is more proactive than my first experience. It seems very friendly and promising. Thanks, I am looking forward to it.
     
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  11. Sunny2nd

    Sunny2nd Guide and Ranger Leader GuiderPlus

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    Our county has various Trefoil Guilds - the more traditional district/division based ones and then an "out and about" one which doesn't meet regularly but more sporadically for outings, trying new things and occasional residentials. They welcome people from in and out of county. There might be something similar near you?
     
  12. Bunglie

    Bunglie Beginner (10+ posts)

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    Can anybody please tell me when and by whom a silver coloured (old style) Trefoil Guild promise badge was worn please?
     

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  13. fenris

    fenris fenris GuiderPlus

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    It was worn by Trefoil Guild members until the 1990s. When all of the Promise badges were redesigned to be a similar design (but with 'mock enamel' in section colours) Trefoil Guild was included.
     
  14. Kochanski

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    What sort of tasks do you get?
     
  15. fenris

    fenris fenris GuiderPlus

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    It varies - last one was part of this year's Trefoil Guild Challenge, it might be to visit a place of interest (actually, or virtually if one's travel is restricted), or to suggest an activity idea on a theme, or to take a picture and write a description of a special place or - all sorts of things really, giving a reasonable spread of activity whilst keeping it accessible to as many of the members as possible. As with all Guilds, taking part in the activities is optional.
     
  16. Bunglie

    Bunglie Beginner (10+ posts)

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    image.jpeg Many thanks for promoting my post. I asked when a SILVER coloured promise badge could be worn, not the usual Brass coloured pin, which I am aware was replaced in 1990. I would like to know was a SILVER coloured badge restricted to the chairman or what? I am only aware of one other Silver coloured promise badge and this member is having the same problem as me and has written to CHQ. I want to avoid this as I am sure someone will remember.
    It is not the usual bronze coloured promise pin but Silver, any ideas? All I would like to know is who had the right to wear a silver coloured promise pin? (ie: commissioners wear silver coloured guide promise badges, did the same thing happen in the Trefoil Guild)?
     

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