American Heritage Girls

Learn more about American Heritage Girls
Troop TX0147 starting in September 2021!

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

Oath: “I promise to love God, cherish my family, honor my country, and serve in my community.”

  • American Heritage Girls (AHG) began 25 years ago with one troop in Ohio started by Patti Garibay. The goal was to provide a faith-based character building & adventure program for girls.
  • The program emphases are Faith, Leadership, Citizenship, Social & Emotional, Life Skills, & Outdoors.
  • Trail Life USA began in 2013 and partnered with AHG. Their structure and some of the programming is based off of AHG.
  • Program Levels
    • Pathfinder 5-6
    • Tenderheart 6-9
    • Explorer 9-12
    • Pioneer 12-14
    • Patriot 14-18
  • Badge Frontiers
    • Heritage
    • Family Life
    • The Arts
    • Outdoor Skills
    • Science & Technology
    • Personal Well-Being

Sample Badges from the Handbooks for Different Program Levels (click to see PDF detail):

Practical Info for Our New Troop

  • Calendar/Schedule:
    • We will meet at the same time and in the same location as TLUSA TX-0147.
      • Currently, that schedule is the first, second, and third Tuesdays from 7-8pm at 9401 LBJ Fwy near Abrams/LBJ.
      • We are hoping to find a new facilities arrangement at a new location in North Dallas/Lake Highlands soon.
    • The leadership team will plan the rest of our troop calendar together to include activities such as campouts, weekend events/day trips, a fundraiser, etc.
  • Costs:
    • TX-0147 has offered to pay the $500-600 start-up costs for this AHG troop. What a blessing!
    • $35 registration fee per girl (capped at $90 per family) – Discounted to $30 before 12/31!
    • $35 parent registration fee – Discounted to $30 before 12/31!
    • Uniforms: $25-55 + white polo and navy/khaki bottoms
      • Class A Uniforms:
        • Pathfinder (5-6): t-shirt, necklace, navy bottoms
        • Tenderheart (6-9): white polo, red vest, navy neckerchief, navy bottoms
        • Explorer (9-12): white polo, navy vest, red neckerchief, navy/khaki bottoms
        • Pioneer (12-14): white polo, navy sash, navy/khaki bottoms
        • Patriot (14-18): red polo, navy sash, navy/khaki bottoms
      • Class B Uniforms: $10 AHG t-shirt, navy/khaki/jeans bottoms.
    • Handbooks: All Girl Members will be provided with a FREE handbook after completing their Joining Award and first Frontier Badge. If the uniform package you choose includes a handbook, the cost of the handbook will be deducted from the package cost or refunded to your family.
    • We will not charge annual dues starting out, but we will have some occasional “per participant” activity costs.
    • There will be a fundraiser in the fall to establish a budget which will hopefully cover troop fees as well as subsidize family costs such as activities and uniforms.
  • Needs:
    • Active participation to help the girls as they learn.
    • Volunteers to rotate weekly teaching responsibilities.
    • Two-deep leadership covered for each separate group.
    • If you would like to discuss joining the troop or have any questions, please contact us.
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