Connect offers an exciting and flexible programme with a huge variety of challenges and opportunities for personal development, primarily aimed at 16-25-year-olds. We’ve developed different types of involvement and made it really simple for you to choose and move between them. They offer you the opportunity to:
The way the aims are carried out and the format of Trefoil Guild meetings are entirely at the discretion of each group; groups and activities vary widely throughout the country.
Some Guild members are able to undertake the The Southern Cross Challenge, a scheme for people 50 and over which aims to discover the hidden talents and abilities of older people and put them to creative and practical use, whilst helping themselves and the wider community.
Trefoil Guilds are located throughout New Zealand. They are supported by a National Trefoil Guild Co-ordinator, who
You do not have to wear a uniform to belong, however a Trefoil Guild polo shirt is available for you to purchase for the occasional, more formal event.
Currently available from our online shop:
Further information and details of a group in your area can be obtained from Margaret Dunkley – [email protected]
The Olave Baden-Powell Society is a global group who support the development of girls and young women. The Society builds the capital funds of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) which demonstrates and delivers democratic processes for girls and young women, adolescent health programmes, literacy, safe food and water education.
Some members have been or still are involved in Guiding, others have had little or no Guiding involvement, but choose this group for philanthropy focused on the development of girls and young women.
Membership is gained by a single donation, which may be delivered over five years, or through a legacy or a life insurance policy. Funds are invested through the WAGGGS investment and finance processes (an international UK registered charity), and the interest is available to WAGGGS for its work.
More information on how to join can be found here.
We understand that young women aged between 17 – 35 years are going through one of the busiest times in their lives. That’s why this group provides the opportunity for young women to opt in and out of support or leadership roles as their time and commitments permit.
Through this group we aim to maintain contact with interested young women, so that when their circumstances or lifestyle changes, any decisions that might be made about volunteering includes a current awareness of GirlGuiding New Zealand.
Through this network, young women receive invitations to attend or help at events, participate in taskforces, or help with local initiatives. Plus, we communicate regularly about the latest information and news.
Apply now – no membership fee applies and there is no formal requirement to commit to anything, nor is there a minimum level of involvement expected.
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National Guiding Friends is an informal social networking group for people who have held a national role within GirlGuiding New Zealand, whether or not they hold a current role within the Association. Its purpose is to renew friendships near where members live. Members receive regular communications from GirlGuiding New Zealand and National Guiding Friends updates at least twice a year.
Eight local groups exist throughout the country;
All Leaders who had held a national appointment before 2016, e.g. National Advisers, Zone Advisers, Regional Co-ordinators/Provincial Commissioners, Diploma’d Trainers, National Board members, are able to join. For Leaders appointed to national roles after 2016, those eligible to become members of National Guiding Friends at the end of their national appointment are National Advisers, National Portfolio Holders, National Trefoil Guild Co-ordinators, National Guiding Friends Co-ordinators, National Board members and WAGGGS trainers. All recipients of the national Kauri and Kiwi awards are also eligible to join.
Local groups always welcome new members. To join a local group or receive further information please email [email protected]