Come see us at the MPE Conference, April 7-8!

IMG_20120421_090539Planning on attending the MPE Homeschool Conference in Kansas City this year? Stop by and say hello! We will have representatives from a number of the area Troops at a booth in the Exhibitors Hall. You can check our latest map, pick up information, ask questions, and meet some of the leaders and older girls.

We’ll be in booth 1411, along the back wall of the Exhibit Hall, just past Rainbow Resource.

You can find all the necessary information about the conference, including hours, speakers, and workshops on the Midwest Parent Educators website.

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Public Open House — Hutchinson, Kansas

AHG Paper DollsTroop KS1112, Hutchinson Kansas, will have a public Open House on Tuesday, September 6, for families interested in hearing more about American Heritage Girls.

For more meeting time and location, please contact Troop leadership.

Parent Info Night – Leavenworth Kansas

AHG Women of IntegrityTroop 0167 will have their Parent Information Night at 6:30 pm on 25 August 2016 in Leavenworth, KS.

Bring your whole family! We’ll be talking about roles we all – leaders, parents, and girls — play in the Troop. Crayons, paper, markers, and creativity encouraged!

For time and location, please contact Troop leadership.

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Question: May Activity Patches Move Up?

I ran across a question the other day that is interesting. As near as I can tell, there is no official AHG guidance on the matter. I’m curious what other Troops are actually doing.

What, besides sports pins and their discs, can transfer from a TH vest to an EX vest? Can Operation Christmas Child and the annual rockers?

Our practice, in my Troop, has been to allow a patch that can be earned annually to move up to a new Unit level. One-time-event patches, not.

We have also decided to allow a girl who has earned a PRAY Award to continue wearing it until she earns the next level of it. There is a lot of self-interest in that decision, though, because we want the other girls to notice and say, “Hey, what’s that one?”

What are your thoughts?

 

 

Updated Badge Helps — 7 C’s of History

You might not be aware,  but we maintain a set of boards on Pinterest for all sorts of AHG-related things, including a board for each badge. While they are always in a state of revision,  some are more complete than others.

This week we’ve polished up the board for 7 C’s of History (Heritage Frontier). It offers lots of resources for helping your girls earn this badge. They’re roughly in order by requirement number for your convenience.

(As always, please pre-screen the websites before you share them with the girls. While they appeared safe enough when we visited them, things change quickly on the Internet.)

Note: we got totally stumped by trying to find a website that explains biologic taxonomy in a student-friendly way (#15 – EX Optional). We’d love suggestions!

 

Let’s bring AHG to Lee’s Summit MO!

AHG Paper DollsNotable from the MPE Conference — we have a lot of families looking for a Troop in Lee’s Summit, MO! There is obviously a desire for the AHG program in that city.

Are you part of a church or other Christian non-profit in Lee’s Summit? Can you help make an introduction to the pastor or another leader? We have a number of volunteers who are willing to take it from there, but we need your help in making that initial contact.

Let’s bring AHG to Lee’s Summit!

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