American Heritage Girls


 

WA0360

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

For information about joining our troop, please contact Julie

Upcoming Events
 

 

Zoo Trip for Pathfinders and Tenderhearts

When: July 8 at the Oregon Zoo

Time: Meet at zoo at 9:15! We will get in the gates as soon as it       opens at 9:30

RSVP: By June 17 on Trooptrack for group rate (need 20 or more to RSVP to qualify for group rate)

If you do not RSVP, you are still welcome to come at regular price

Parent/guardian required to come!

Adult Leadership Training

July 17, 2017  1:15pm-8:00pm

All current leaders, and any parents interested in possibly taking on more leadership roles within the troop, are invited to an afternoon of training, fellowship, and prayer.  We would ask that you RSVP by July 14, 2018.  Snacks and Dinner Provided.  Training will occur in the annex across from Holy Redeemer.

Day Hike to Blue Lake for Explorers and PiPas

July 22, 2017  9:15am-5:00pm

Join us for a day hike to Blue Lake at the Thomas Trailhead in the Columbia River Gorge.  Please RSVP on Trooptrack.  Leaving Holy Redeemer at 9:15am and returning by 5pm.  Bring the 10
essentials, and make sure to have a sack lunch. 

 

Explorer and PiPa Leadership Training Day

August 17, 2017  Please arrive at 9:30am.  

Please bring a sack lunch (peanut and tree nut free)

Come develop your leadership skills as we plan our fall calendar and prepare to lead a variety events at camp and for the upcoming year.

Dinner and Snacks Provided.  Girls attending both leadership day and camp are invited to stay the night on Thursday.  If you are NOT doing this, but are planning to attend the leadership day, please let us know.

Summer Camp

August 18-20, 2017
Contact Julie to register

Arrive Friday by 8:30AM. Families are invited to attend the potluck BBQ at 12:30pm on Sunday, August 20th, followed by the closing awards ceremony.

  • 1st--3rd grade are welcome either to attend as a day camp, or can stay overnight if a parent stays with them. *Safe environment training is required for ALL adult overnight campers. 
  • 4th grade and up can stay overnight without a parent.

Multi-age homesteads place the girls in a “family” for their time at camp.  Trail bosses (PI/PA girls) lead the homesteads and help the younger girls. 

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

 

Save the Date:

Next Join Night: Sept 11, 2017

Fall Mandatory Parent Meeting: Sept 18, 2017

 

Upcoming Events: