American Heritage Girls


 

WA0360

"Building women of integrity through serviceto God, family, community and country." 

For information about joining our troop, please contact Peggy Glisson at ahg@holyredeemervanc.org

 

Upcoming Events

 

Winter Ceremony

Rehersal on January 9, 2017  4:30pm-6:00pm

Ceremony on January 21, 2017  4:30pm-6:00pm

Please plan on coming to celebrate your girls at this wonderful event. 

Please Bring:

Pathfinders--Fruit or Cheese
Tenderhearts--Savories
Explorers--Sweets
PiPas--Fruit or Cheese

Snowshoeing at Frog Lake

Explorers, Pioneers, and Patriots!
January 28, 2017
8:30am-3:00pm

Join us for a snowshoeing outing at Frog Lake near Mt. Hood.   We will meet at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and will leave at 8:30 am.  We can caravan to the trailhead together, stopping at Joe's Donuts along the way for a snack and to get sno-passes, if necessary. Girls will need to come with a parent or arrange a ride with someone else who is planning on attending.  Coordinators WILL NOT be arranging carpools or transportation for the girls attending.

We plan to hit the trail around 10 am.  The trail is about 3 miles round trip.  Afterwards, we can caravan to a lunch spot nearby (TBD).  

Cost is $15 for snowshoe rental.  A Sno-park snow pass is required for parking at the lot. RSVP by Jan 21 (using TroopTack).

Annual Talent Show and Dessert Auction
Fundraising Event

Febraury 3, 2017
6:30pm

Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us exercise them... Romans 12:6

Invite freinds and family to spend a night enjoying tasty desserts while being entertained by our very own American Heritage Girls. 

AHG girls, what God-given talent can you showcase?  
Some ideas include: instrumentals, singing, poetry recitation, gymnastics routines, karate forms, and more...  Not comfortable in front of crowds, how about helping with welcome, decorations, and hospitality, and clean up.  We will need families to help procure gourmet-style dessserts for the auction.

What is a dessert auction?
Each table of guests will be given a bid/donation sheet, and each person or couple at the table will “bid” an amount they are willing to donate. At the intermission of the talent show we will add up all the “bids” for each table.  The table that has donated the most per family group will get to go to the dessert table to select their individual dessert first.  The table with the second highest bid goes next, and so on.  Please note that the idea is that each person gets one dessert, not a buffet of desserts.  However, if we have extras, they MAY be able to go back for seconds.

All donations and money raised will be used to support the AHG Troop 360 as they strive to build women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country.

Troop Needs

  • If parents do stay during the meeting, we would ask that you step forward to help.  Please keep side chatting to a minimum, so as to not distract the girls.  Please sit near the water fountains.

  • We need more parents to step forward to help with the squad time. The appropriate number of girls per squad is 8, and right now we have 16 girls in the 2-3 grade squad and 11 girls in the 4-6 grade squad.  Contact your daughter's squad leaders if you can help.

  • We also need help with babysitting for leaders' children.  Contact Peggy if you can help in this way.

 

 

Age Groupings

Pathfinders - beginning Kindergarten in the Fall (ages 5-6)
The Pathfinder Level is intended to give a girl a chance to try out the AHG Program and learn more about it. A Pathfinder girl earns necklace beads for attendance, participation and Bible verse memorization while learning the four parts of the AHG Oath. She may earn the Fanny Crosby Award upon completion of this Level.

Tenderhearts - grades 1st - 3rd (ages 6-9)

Explorers - grades 4th - 6th (ages 9 - 12)

Pioneers/Patriots - grade 7th + (ages 12-18)

Troop Meetings

We are a multi-Level structure which means that girls from all Program Levels meet together as a single Troop at the same time, though we split into Levels for certain activities. Each of our meetings begins with honoring the Flag and a prayer.  Then we have our Shepherds Corner with Monica where she shares a Bible verse that she and the girls talk about it.  Then the girls split into their squads and work on an activity.  Sometimes it is a craft, badge work, or planning an event.  Finally, we all meet again for the closing flag ceremony.

Troop meetings are on Mondays, from September through May, except for the first Monday of each month--that is set aside as a leader meeting so that we can best serve the girls.  Meeting run from 4:30 - 6:00 pm in our parish center.

AHG helps girls acquire skills that will assist them in all areas of life. These skills may include how to use a computer, sew on a button, protect themselves, learn about their ancestors or what it takes to be an astronaut. The Badge program provides opportunities for girls to interact across age groups, as older girls teach younger girls. Each Badge can be earned at three different levels (Tenderheart, Explorer, and Pioneer/Patriot). And there are many different badges. The badge program is divided into six "Frontiers of Skill," intended to be offered together to create a well-rounded program.

The Six Frontiers of the American Heritage Girls Program Include:

  • Our Heritage
  • Personal Well-Being
  • Family Living
  • The Arts
  • Science and Technology
  • Outdoor Skills

Extra Activities

Our troop provides extra activities and can vary each year.  Some of our events/activities have included:

  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Veteran's Day Celebration
  • Walk-N-Knock
  • March for Life
  • Snow Shoeing
  • Talent Show and Dessert Auction
  •  Mother/Daughter Tea
  • Hiking
  •  Bowling
  • Soup Supper Participation
  •  Service Projects
  • Camping

  

We also have several fun activities planned for the summer, including camp. If you would like to participate in our summer activities or attend summer camp, we will have a Camp Information Night at Holy Redeemer in June.  We will have all the information needed for the girls to attend camp at this meeting.  

Fees

During the summer we only require the National dues, which is $46; that allows the girls to attend the summer activities including camp. The Local dues of $40 will be due in September. We also have monthly outings that incur their own fees.  For example, in September the 4th graders and up are going on an overnighter that includes a half-day horse ride.  Cost for that event is $75.

Uniforms

AHG is a uniformed organization.  Members wear their uniform to all AHG activities and meetings.  Wearing the AHG uniform gives members a sense of identity and equality, encourages good behavior and allows the community to recognize the organization which it represents.  Uniforms are offered through the AHG website.

·         Pathfinders:  Pathfinder t-shirt

·         Tenderhearts:  White polo shirt, navy pants, shorts, skorts, Red AHG vest, Blue AHG neckerchief

·         Explorers:  White polo shirt, Khaki pants, shorts, skorts, Blue AHG vest, Red AHG neckerchief

·         Pioneers:  White AHG polo shirt, Khaki pants, shorts, skorts, Blue AHG sash

·         Patriots:  Red AHG polo shirt, Khaki pants, shorts, skorts, Blue AHG sash

 

 

AHG Calendar

Badge Fees:

$3.65 for Joining Awards and Badges
$4.50 Sports Pins
$0.28 Sports Disc

Save the Date:

Talent Show and Dessert Night (Annual Fundrasier)
Feb 3, 2017 6pm-8pm

Soup Supper
 March 31, 2017

Camp PreMeeting
June 5, 2017  4:30pm

Summer Leadership Day
Aug 17, 2017

Summer Camp 
Aug 18-20, 2017

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