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
 

 

 

March Outing for PiPas

Camp In at Annex

We'll be finishing off our cinematograpy badge in this fun overnighter.  Watch trooptrack for more information.

 

Soup Supper Service Opportunity

March 9, 2018

Give back to our charter organization with this Friday Lenten Soup Supper.  See Trooptrack for details.

April Outing for All Troop

Pittock Mansion
For Dates and Time check Trooptrack

Adults: $11  Seniors (65+): $10
Youth (ages 6–18): $8  Children (under 6): FREE

This event requires a parent/adult guardian to stay and be responsible for their own children.

Pittock Mansion is a historic house museum in Portland, Oregon operated by Pittock Mansion Society in collaboration with Portland Parks & Recreation. 

AHG Talent Show and Dessert Auction

April 27, 2018

6:30pm in the Parish Center
Tickets are $5 each

Contact the FF Office for Tickets

 

    

May Outing for Explorers and PiPas

Camp Dakota
For Dates and Time check Trooptrack

Located in the Western Cascade foothills about an hour from Portland or Salem Oregon, Camp Dakota is a beautiful 45 acre forested campground and adventure park.  Our overnighter will include: paintball, archery or tomahawk range, rock climbing, disc golf, and a challenge course.  Cost is $40.  We will be staying in a Tent Cabin (see above), so no tents required. But, bring everything else on your gear list. Camping Gear Packing List.docx Permission Slips must be filled out and current medical forms on file to attend.  

June Outing for PiPas and 6th Grade Explorers

Cape Lookout
For Dates and Time check Trooptrack

Camping at the beach!  Watch for details to come.

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.  

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

 

 

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)