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!
Notable 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!
We’ll be at the Midwest Parent Educators (MPE) homeschool convention today and tomorrow, April 24/25. If you’re attending, stop by to say “hi”, ask some questions, find a local Troop, meet some real-life volunteers and American Heritage Girls, and learn more about why we do what we do.
Booth 1310, next to Trail Life USA. Visit http://midwesthomeschoolers.org/attend-events/conference/ to learn more about the conference.
See you there!
We will offer a series of informational meetings for parents interested in hearing more about American Heritage Girls. Your daughter will have a chance to participate in a regular meeting and meet other girls; you will be able to observe her activities, as well as have a time to learn about the program and ask questions.
Sunday, April 26, 300-430pm.
Grace Church, 8500 W 159th St, Overland Park KS
For more information, please contact our South Overland Park Troop.
Troop KS1690 will hold an ice cream social and general information night for families interested in learning about AHG on Monday, April 20th at 6:30 at Fellowship Bible Church.
Contact Tabitha Telken at https://ahgconnect.org/placement_requests/new?troop_id=3926 for more information.
A message from KS0167 in Leavenworth, KS:
Each year a local business in Leavenworth, Kansas, the Candle Queen’s Candles, hosts a 5K run. The proceeds of that run are donated to a local charity/charitable cause. This year, our troop’s H.U.G.S. Duffel Bags program was nominated by members of our community for the award. There are four local charities in the competition. The business decided this year that rather than giving the entire pot to the winning charity they would divide it amongst the four groups based on which organization garnered the most “Likes” on their Facebook page. Our troop has the chance to win $4,000 that would be used solely for our H.U.G.S. program. This year, we are in the process of filling 300 bags for the Leavenworth community. Raising the $1,800 needed for the bags has been our biggest challenge.
Would you help us with a “Like” the on Facebook? That is all it takes. The group with the most “Likes” receives $4,000. The group with the second most “Likes” receives $3,000. The third and fourth place finishers receive $1,500. Any one of these prizes would be an absolute blessing to our troop. With an organization the size of the American Heritage Girls, we could gather a lot of “Likes!”
All anyone has to do is go to https://www.facebook.com/Queens5KRomp/photos/ms.c.eJw1ysENACAIA8CNDIVaZP~;FTESelxxpO0IoBh2~_2JZgdpLfCU~;lDo3VxrjeFy57vQ~;s.bps.a.440533612767546.1073741851.117120175108893/440533796100861/?type=1&theater and “Like” our photo.
It’s that simple. There is no cost to us. There is no endorsement. There is a chance to win some much needed revenue to help us meet a lofty goal.
What say you? Is it possible to spread the word as far and wide as possible?
If you’re not familiar with it, HUGS (Heritage Girls United Giving Service) is the service arm of the American Heritage Girls Program. Service is an important piece of character development and the AHG mission that all Troops include in their yearly calendars. AHG’s prayer is that through our service we may make a difference in the lives of many. Remember the words of Matthew 5:16, which says, “…let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.