Welcome to American Heritage Girls Troop MN0323

This page is designed for families that may be interested in learning about American Heritage Girls and about our Troop, which is chartered by Oakridge Community Church.

American Heritage Girls (AHG) is the premier national character development organization for young women (ages 5-18) that embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement. The AHG Mission is: "Building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country."

The AHG Program Emphases create a well-rounded experience for girls:

  • Faith
  • Leadership
  • Social & Emotional
  • Outdoors
  • Citizenship
  • Life Skills

Girls have the opportunity to earn a vast assortment of badges with age-appropriate activities. There are countless opportunities for girls to grow their leadership skills in a safe and supportive environment.

Registration

Yearly registration for AHG National is $40. Registration for National will be completed online during the 2024/2025 season. The troop will invite the parent to register online through AHG Family. Please email: troopmn0323@gmail.com if you would like to register or have any questions.

Troop Dues

Our Troop dues are $45 a child Tenderheart and up. This fee covers the basic expenses of your daughter’s involvement in American Heritage Girls such as: unit leader supplies, activity and craft supplies, individual squad service projects, general office supplies, includes 2 merit badges for your daughter (add'l badges are $3.5/each), includes 2 activity patches for your daughter (add'l badges vary between $1 and $3.50), includes 1 service star for your daughter (add'l service stars are $1.00/each). You can pay your National Dues ($40 a daughter**) on AHGfamily.org and complete the National registration process there. Troop Dues are paid by check at the first meeting.

Our Troop dues for Pathfinders is $30 (since they don’t earn service stars or badges at that age).

**Please note that there is a “Sister Cap,” which is a maximum fee ($105) set in place for families registering for National Dues.

Here is a worksheet to help break down dues by level.

Transferring American Heritage Girls

If you are transferring from a different troop please contact our Troop Coordinator at troopmn0323@gmail.com. Our Troop Coordinator will initiate a transfer request through National. 

Troop Documents

The below documents will need to be filled out and submitted for the 2024/2025 Year. If you are unable to complete these documents, please contact us at troopmn0323@gmail.com.

Health and Medical Form

Girl Behavior Agreement (Policy Handbook) -- coming soon!

Troop Meeting Permission Slip

High Adventure Form
(not required for all events, but may be required throughout the year)

Uniform FAQs

Level Placement

Level placement is determined by age first, and grade second. The date cut-off is October 31st. If your daughter will meet the minimum age requirement shortly after the October 31st cut-off date, please contact us so that we may get in touch with our AHG National Representative about your individual case.

Pathfinder - ages 5-6 - Kindergarten
Tenderheart - ages 6-9 - Grades 1-3
Explorer - ages 9-12 - Grades 4-6
Pioneer - ages 12-14 - Grades 7-8
Patriot - ages 14-18 - Grades 9-12

Uniforms and Books

To purchase AHG books and uniforms visit the AHG store. To help save money for familes, you do not have to buy the official AHG polo - just buy the right color polo at the store of your choice. Also - all levels can wear navy bottoms. We do not accept leggings for bottoms.

Pathfinders
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Tenderhearts
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Explorers
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Pioneers
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Patriots
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Parent Involvement

We need parents!  This troop will only be as good as what we all make it. If you have any ideas on how you could be involved, please let us know!

Here are some of the ways you could be involved:

Event coordinator
Unit helpers during troop meetings
Christmas party planner/events
Award ceremony set up/take down
Fundraising

Need More Info?

Go to www.americanheritagegirls.org

Contact Information:
Jaime Beyersdorf - Troop Coordinator - email: troopmn0323@gmail.com