75th Birthday Challenge 2018
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75th Birthday Challenge 2018

75th Birthday Challenge 2018
A challenge for all sections from Rainbows to Trefoil Guild.
To gain your Trefoil 75th Birthday 2018 Challenge Badge, complete one challenge from each of the SEVEN different sections.
There is one section for each of the seven letters of the word TREFOIL and each contains a variety of challenges. We hope there is something suitable for all ages and abilities but you are free to use your own ideas too!
You can work for the challenge on your own, with a friend, with your unit, guild, patrol or any group you wish. Perhaps you could build some challenges into your unit or guild meetings, outings or holidays.
But most of all have fun and ‘Celebrate Together’
Click below to download the 75th Birthday Challenge 2018 information as either:
Word Document

Challenge Badges can be ordered now, please visit Girlguiding Trading Services shop to purchase them, or see here for more information. 10p for each badge sold goes to support Riding for the Disabled Association, our chosen charity for our 75th year. See here for more information on what your money will be supporting.

for Teamwork

Your challenge is to plan and work together for an activity or event. This could be:
  • A party to celebrate Trefoil’s 75th  birthday
  • A fund raising event for a charity, local or further afield. Trefoil’s special charity for the year is Riding for the Disabled Association (www.rda.org.uk), it would be great if you chose to help us raise a fantastic sum for them
  • A sleepover
  • A fashion show with fashions through the 75 years of Trefoil
  • A trip to somewhere different
  • A fun day​

for Remember

Your challenge is to discover something about what has been going on from 1943 when the Trefoil Guild was started.
  • What was it like to be a guide or brownie or even a leader 75 years ago
  • Put together a memory box or talk to people who were young in the 40s, 50s or 60s.
  • Discover how your town, city or village looked 75 years ago.
  • Explore your family tree
  • Find old guiding books and try some of the games or activities from early days.

for Explore
  • Your challenge is to explore your neighbourhood, your country or even the world. You could:
  • Try geocaching
  • Visit a local castle, museum, archaeological or heritage site or somewhere else you’ve never been before
  • If you are going on holiday somewhere find out about it and share your knowledge with others.
  • Go ‘champing’ www.champing.co.uk
  • Brighten up an area near you – plant some bulbs, or tidy an overgrown area.

For Fun, Food and Friendship

This is a celebration year and we want everyone to enjoy it so share some fun, friendship and food with friends. Why not:
  • Have a Barbeque or picnic or party
  • Have a recipe swap evening with tastings
  • Create and taste test Mocktails
  • Try the food of a country other than your own.
  • For Trefoil Guilds - invite another Trefoil Guild or a local guiding unit to celebrate with you
  • For guiding groups – invite your local Trefoil Guild to a meeting or event.

 for Outdoors
  • Get out and have some fun! Could you:
  • Go pond dipping, sledging or grass sledging
  • Make and fly a kite
  • Take part in a conservation project
  • Learn and try out map skills
  • Take a canal or river trip
  • Light a fire outdoors and cook on it.

 for International – Look Wide!
  • Try one of these or invent your own challenge:
  • Learn some welcoming phrases in different languages
  • Celebrate Thinking Day in a different way
  • Learn a game, dance or song from another country
  • Find a pen friend or Facebook friend or twin with a group in another country
  • Have an international evening
  • Visit one of the guide World Centres
  • Invite someone who has travelled to somewhere incredible to talk to you.

 for Learn
Have a go at something new or improve a skill you already have. You could learn to:
  • Ride a bike, ride a Segway
  • Swim or synchronised swimming
  • Draw, paint, sculpt or do balloon modelling or tea bag folding
  • Use a computer, send an email, use Facebook
  • Use a Satnav or GPS device
  • Knit, crochet, use a sewing machine or make lace
  • Line dance or country dance
  • Identify wild flowers, grasses, trees or garden birds.
  • Post pictures or accounts of your challenge on your county website or local newspapers.

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