Parent Info and Registration Night, Raymore MO

Troop MO 0134, Raymore MO, is hosting a Parent Information and Registration Night for all interested new and returning families. Please come visit us to learn more about AHG and to find out what’s in store for Troop 0134 as we begin troop year #6 of “Building women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country”. For more information about AHG or our troop, contact Kathy Sneed visit the American Heritage Girls website at

Tuesday, July 16, 6:30 p.m.

Faith Baptist Church of Raymore
414 S. Franklin St, Raymore, MO

AHG Summer Camp at Lake of the Ozarks

Members of AHG troops in Missouri and Kansas are invited to Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation in Laurie, Missouri for an exciting summer camp program. Camp dates will be July 14-19, and there will be age-appropriate activities for all program levels.

Remember that summer camp is the highlight of the scouting year and that the deadline for  the early registration discount is coming up soon. For this inaugural year, we are offering a reduced fee of $200 ($180 if paid by 6/15/13). That covers almost everything, including three meals a day from Sunday night to Friday breakfast. For adults, the fee is $90 to cover meals.

Plan to arrive Sunday afternoon for check-in, orientation, tours, swim tests, and the like.  Troops will cook meals in their camp site; you will be provided groceries and a menu and cooking instructions for every meal. Sunday evening we will have a camp-wide flag ceremony followed by a religious service.

Monday will see the sun rise on a Boy Scout camp populated by only girls, and we will have some specialty programming just for the girls, starting with a flag ceremony in the morning to an all-girl campfire that night.  Girls rising into second grade through fifth grade will have an exciting week of age-appropriate programming including shooting BB guns at the range, archery, hand crafts, swimming and other scouting pursuits. Girls entering sixth grade and above will have a more challenging but still age-appropriate programming including shooting bigger guns at the range, archery, climbing on the climbing tower, swimming and other programming. For the older girls the programming is also centered on the merit badge program.

You can learn more about the Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation on their website, or view a video about the camp on YouTube.

Contact John Stansfield of AHG Troop MO-0121, Columbia, MO with any questions.

Garden Party, Admit Two!, June 22

Garden Party - Admit Two!We’re celebrating the 1920s and the glorious movies that made it a joy to spend Saturday afternoon at the matinee with your friends! Come have your hair styled like Mary Pickford’s, taste Douglas Fairbanks Jr.’s lemon pie and Gloria Swanson’s fudge, make a movie craft, and doll yourself up like Clara Bow. You’re the “It” girl for the day and who knows, you just might want to take in a movie after the party! This year, you’ll be able to view original 1920s frocks from a private collector and from Johnson County Community College’s Fashion Merchandising vast collection. This year, we’re awarding awesome prizes for the best 1920s – based attire!

Tickets are $18 per person (or $16 for Friends of Shawnee Town members). Children must be at least six years old and accompanied by an adult. For information and reservations call (913) 248-2360.

Saturday, June 22, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

For more information, visit the Shawnee Town website.

This might be a fun way to talk about fashion for My Style, or beauty with Best Me I Can Be and Daughter of the King, but best of all, it’s a great way for a mom and a daughter to have some fun together!

Summer At the Reptile, June and July

At the Reading Reptile with Grandma KarenReading Reptile is a funky little children’s bookshop over in Brookside. We discovered via coffee-shop-flyer that they are offering a series of art workshops this summer for elementary-aged children. Unfortunately, they haven’t updated their website in a couple of months, so you’ll need to call or email to confirm times and costs. Phone number is (816) 753-0441 and email address is

Reading Reptile
328 W. 63rd Street, Kansas City, MO

  • June 10 or 12 — Sweater Bags
  • June 17, 19, or 20 — Papier Mache 1
  • June 24, 26, or 27 — Papier Mache 2
  • July 8, 10, or 11 — Dollhouse
  • July 15, 17, or 18 — Adv. Papier Mache
  • July 22 or 24 – Needle Felting
  • July 25 — Habitats
  • July 29 or 31 — Jewelry Making
  • August 1 — Paper Dolls

Many of these workshops look like great opportunities to address activities from the Arts Frontier, particularly the Creative Crafts badge. While you’re in the area, take some time to wander through the neighborhood itself — Brookside Toy and Science makes for some fun browsing, and there are plenty of nice shops for the grown-ups, too.

Parent Information Meetings — June 22/23

We will offer a series of informational meetings for parents interested in hearing more about American Heritage Girls.

Saturday, June 22, 4:30 & 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 23, 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m.

Grace Church, 8500 W 159th St, Overland Park KS

These will be held during Grace’s regular weekend services, so there will be children’s classes available from nursery through 5th grade, for your convenience. Please allow yourself 15 minutes to get the children settled before our meeting starts. Of course, older girls are welcome to join our meeting as well, to see for themselves what AHG is all about.

For more information, please contact our South Overland Park Troop.