Monday, November 16, 2020 at 11:58 AM

American Heritage Girls



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

For information about joining our troop, please contact Julie

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.



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.  


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.


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



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)