Category Archives: Badges

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!



Ideas for the Dawn of Our Country badge?

AHG BadgesWe’re beginning the (lengthy) process of updating and completing our Badge Helps boards on Pinterest.

First up — the most requested and searched for — is Dawn of Our Country. We would love your contributions!

What have been your favorite crafts? Best books? Most fun field trips? Can’t miss websites?

Leave your recommendations in the comments!

Kids Craft Day, December 14

Kids Craft Day is a great way to make the holidays special. Make one-of-a-kind natural gifts to give to the people you love this holiday season. Don’t forget to create your own gift wrap before you leave!

Saturday, December 14, 10 a.m – 1 p.m.

No registration required; suitable for all ages.

Consider this activity for Artastic #2.

Wreath Making, December 7

Nature WreathBring the sweet smell of cedar and pine into your home during the holidays by creating a personalized wreath. We will provide evergreens, dried native grasses, pine cones, and other natural embellishments. Please bring a small wire frame wreath as a base for your creation.

Suitable for ages 14+ (ages 14-17 must participate with an adult)

Saturday, December 7, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center
1401 NW Park Road, Blue Springs, MO 64015

Registration required — call 816-228-3766 to register.

This would easily meet Home Decorating #6 (Pioneers and Patriots, check with your Unit Leader to see if this is an acceptable elective for you.)

AHG In A Homeschool

Do you homeschool your children, or are you considering it? American Heritage Girls can be a useful supplement to your program. In addition to regular Troop activities,  a good portion of the badgework can be done at home, forming a ready-made Unit studies program for you. Try out these articles to see how easy it can be:

Our Badge Helps section of this blog and our Pinterest boards are designed to help you accomplish AHG projects in a Troop or at home. Remember also that a number of the Outings we suggest on this blog could be used for school-time field trips.