Girl Levels/Units

What Level for my Daughter?

 

Any girl, age 5-18 can be an American Heritage Girl. Girls of all different backgrounds are welcome in AHG and are encouraged to join at any/every age! You don't have to start as a Pathfinder (age 5) in order to gain the benefits from participating in the AHG Program.

AHG has a multi-level structure, which means that girls from all levels comprise ONE Troop and meet together as a single troop on the same night. Badgework and certain activities are done within age appropriate groups (units).

There are five level divisions in American Heritage Girls. Troops may offer all five levels, if there are girls and leaders available for each. However, it is common for new Troops to begin with only a few levels. Troops range in size from 12 – 100+ girls.
 

PATHFINDER LEVEL:

Girls at least 5 years old and in Kindergarten at time of registration. ***

Earn necklace beads for attendance, participation and verse memorization.

Learn about the four parts of the AHG Oath.

Receive the Eliza Shirley Award for completion of the level.

TENDERHEART LEVEL:

Girls at least 6 years old and in grades 1st through 3rd. ***

May earn badges in any of the 6 Frontiers of Skill. **

May receive activity patches for participation in Troop activities or special events.

May earn the Sacagawea Award for achieving the highest level of skill and service.

Service Stars (blue) are awarded. One star for every 5 hours of community service given. **

May earn denomination’s religious award.

EXPLORER LEVEL:

Girls at least 9 years old and in grades 4th through 6th. ***

May earn badges in any of the 6 Frontiers of Skill. **

May receive activity patches for participation in Troop activities or special events.

May earn the Lewis and Clark Award for achieving the highest level of skill and service.

Service Stars (red) are awarded. One star for every 10 hours of community service given. **

May earn denomination’s religious award.

PIONEER LEVEL:

Girls at least 12 years old and in grades 7th and 8th. ***

May earn badges in any of the 6 Frontiers of Skill. **

May receive activity patches for participation in Troop activities or special events.

May be Camp and Event Aides. May also assist Unit Leaders with planning, organizing and staffing special events for all American Heritage Girls in their community or Troop.

May earn the Harriet Tubman Award for achieving the highest level of skill and service.

Service Stars (white) are awarded. One star for every 15 hours of community service given. **

May earn denomination’s religious award.

 

PATRIOT LEVEL:

Girls at least 14 year old and in grades 9th through 12th. ***

May earn badges in any of the 6 Frontiers of Skill. **

May receive activity patches for participation in Troop activities or special events.

May be Camp and Event Aides. May also assist Unit Leaders with planning, organizing and staffing special events for all American Heritage Girls in their community or Troop.

May earn the Dolley Madison Award. May also choose to earn AHG’s highest honor, the Stars and Stripes Award for achieving the highest levels of service and skill.

Service stars (yellow) are awarded. One star for every 20 hours of community service given. **

May earn denomination’s religious award.

 

** The Badges and Service Stars for American Heritage Girls are progressive in nature. A Tenderheart will require a very basic skill level while a much older Patriot will have progressed to a much higher skill level to complete a Badge. **


*** Age requirements must be met by October 31st of the program year in which the girl is registering.

 


SOURCE: http://www.ahgonline.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=21925

 

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