Uniforms and Levels

 

American Heritage Girls Uniform and Level Descriptions

 

The AHG Uniform shows that you are a member of the American Heritage Girls! Please purchase your uniform apparel directly from the online AHG Attic (http://store.ahgonline.org/). For information on the uniforms and insignia placement, see pages 20-27 of the Girl Handbook.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

                                                                                                 

              

Pathfinders (ages 5-6 and in Kindergarten)

Pathfinders are girls at least 5 years old and in Kindergarten at time of registration.***

Girls earn necklace beads for attendance, participation and Bible verse memorization while learning the four parts of the AHG Oath. They receive the Eliza Shirley Award for completion of this level. Pathfinders wear the official Pathfinder uniform polo & navy skirt/slacks. 


  

Tenderhearts (ages 6-8 and in Grades 1st-3rd) 

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

They earn achievement badges in any of the six 'Frontiers of Skill' and receives activity patches for participating in Troop activities or special events. Tenderhearts 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 and they may earn the religious award. Tenderhearts wear the official Tenderheart vest with a white polo & navy skirt or slacks.


              

Explorers (ages 9-11 and in Grades 4th-6th)

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

They earn achievement badges in any of the six 'Frontiers of Skill' and receives activity patches for participating in Troop activities and/or special events.Service stars are awarded for every 10 hours of community service and they may earn the religious award. The Lewis and Clark Award is earned by those girls who achieve the highest level of skill and service in this age group. Explorers wear the official Explorer vest with a white polo & khaki skirt or slacks.

  • Required:  Explorer Vest Package (navy vest, flag patch, AHG membership pin, red neckerchief, and set of 4 Troop numbers (3712)
  • Required:  Girl Handbook
  • OR Save $10 on the Explorer Starter Bundle: AHG girl polo, Explorer Vest Package (neckerchief and insignia included) set of 4 Troop numbers (3712), Badge Magic Starter Kit, and a girl handbook.
  • Optional:  Casual Class B Uniform T-Shirt (worn when formal uniform not appropriate)
  • Optional:  AHG Girl Polo (white)
  • Optional:  Badge Magic Kit(s) – details bjelow

 

Pioneers (ages 12-14 and in Grades 7th-8th)

Pioneer girls are at least 12 years old and in grades 7th and 8th. ***

A Pioneer continues to earn achievement badges, service stars, the religious award, 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 AHG events in the community or within their Troop. Pioneers wear the official Pioneer sash with a white polo & khaki skirt or slacks.


        

Patriots (ages 14-18 and in Grades 9th-12th)

Patriot girls are at least 14 year old and in grades 9th through 12th. ***

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, religious awards, 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 Dolley Madison Award, but Patriot girls may go above and beyond to earn the highest honor of the American Heritage Girls: the Stars and Stripes Award. Patriots wear the official Patriot sash with a red polo & khaki skirt or slacks.

 

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

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


Optional Items

  • Casual Class B Uniform T-Shirt: The girls will wear this uniform when it’s not appropriate to wear their formal uniform (i.e. camping, certain outdoor activities, etc.). Recommended, but optional. Choice of red or royal blue.
  • AHG Girl Polo: All girls will wear a polo under their uniform. The official AHG Girl Polo is optional.
  • Badge Magic AHG Starter KitThe Badge Magic Starter Kit comes complete with cut outs for the AHG flag patch, 2 badges, 1 Honor Troop/HUGS arc, 4 numbers, and 4 stars.
  • Badge Magic Combo KitThe Badge Magic Combo Kit is perfect for adding your girls badges and service stars to her uniform
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