Welome to American Hertiage Girls IN2114.
American Heritage Girls is a Christ-centered scouting organization with focus on faith, family, community service, and patriotism and is designed for girls of every grade-school age, regardless of their faith.
- Pathfinders: Ages 5 & 6 or in Kindergarten Girls earn necklace beads for attendance, participation and bible verse memorization while learning the four parts of the AHG Oath. They receive the Fanny Crosby Award for completion of this level.
- Tenderheart: Ages 6-9 or in grades 1-3 A Tenderheart earns achievement badges in any of the six Frontiers of Skill and receives activity patches for participating in Troop activities or special events. They earn the Sacagawea Award for achieving the highest level of skill and service at this level. Service stars are awarded for every 5 hours of community service.
- Explorers: Ages 9-12 or in grades 4-6 An Explorer earns achievement badges in any of the six Frontiers of Skill and receives activity patches for participating in Troop activities and/or special events. They receive service stars for every 10 hours of community service. The Lewis and Clark Award is earned by those girls who achieve the highest level of skill and service in this age group. Explorers are also allowed to participate in high adventure activities.
- Pioneers: Ages 12-14 or in grades 7-8 A Pioneer continues to earn achievement badges, service stars and activity patches. The highest award level for Pioneers is the Harriet Tubman Award. These girls may also become Camp and Event Aides. The Pioneer level is where girls really begin to show leadership skills by assisting their leaders with planning, organizing and staffing special events for AHG in the community or within their Troop.
- Patriots: Ages 14-17 or in grades 9-12 The Patriot is the highest program level in AHG. These girls plan and carry out activities with Unit Leaders who function as “facilitators,” allowing girls to make decisions on a regular basis. As with lower levels, they too earn achievement badges, service stars and activity patches. Since the girls are older, they are required to demonstrate the highest level of skill in all areas. The level award for the Patriots is the Dolly Madison Award. Patriot level girls may go above and beyond to earn the highest honor of the American Heritage Girls: the Stars and Stripes Award. This is the most prestigious of awards, and requires a great deal of time, sacrifice and devotion to achieve.