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?

 

 

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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!

We’re at the MPE Conference this weekend!

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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!

South Overland Park Parent Information Meeting — April 26, 2015

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.AHG2015

Sunday, April 26, 300-430pm.

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

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

Gardner, KS Parent Information Night, April 20, 2015

cropped-ahg-faith-service-fun-logo4.jpgTroop 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.

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