Parents, would you like your daughters to be more Christ-like at home, church, school and in their community? Town Creek is proud to host American Heritage Girls Troop 0250, a Christ-centered scouting program for girls (ages 5-18). AHG seeks to develop the whole child – physically, mentally, and spiritually. Girls earn badges doing age-appropriate activities in diverse areas of interest. AHG also stresses the importance of service to the community through service projects throughout the year.
At every meeting, American Heritage Girls are recognized for the way they exemplify the AHG Oath - I promise to love God, cherish my family, honor my country and serve in my community. We also recognize how they exemplify the AHG Creed - As an American Heritage Girl I promise to be: Compassionate, Helpful, Honest, Loyal, Perseverant, Pure, Resourceful, Respectful, Responsible and Reverent.
To learn more about the American Heritage Girls scouting program, visit https://www.americanheritagegirls.org.
A Message from the Troop Coordinator
American Heritage Girls began at Town Creek Baptist Church in January 2016 with 7 girls. We give God the glory because we now have 18 girls who earn scouting badges, work on service projects, and most importantly are growing in Christ every day. We have seen four of our girls receive Jesus into their heart as Savior and Lord this year.
Every week I witness and receive reports of our girls exemplifying the AHG Oath and AHG Creed. While we were packing meals for hungry children, a preteen told me that she loves to serve. One of the adults helping to pack the meals was amazed at how perseverant our youngest girl was, staying with the job she was assigned to do without complaining. Some girls show compassion by caring for siblings or other family members. Our girls are helpful around their homes, respectful to their teachers and others in authority and responsible with their school work. Three of our girls have received awards at school for excellent character.
I am so proud of these girls and I am glad to be part of an organization that strives to build women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country. I am thankful for all the leaders from Town Creek who help make this a reality and for all the parents who reinforce Christ-like character traits in their daughters.
If you would like your daughter to participate in AHG, I would love to talk to you and tell you more about our program.
Vickie Smith AHG Troop 0250, Troop Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
My husband and I have witnessed our seven year old daughter, Abbie grow and mature spiritually and personally over the past year. She has flourished in the development of leadership skills and in combating her shyness as she has strived to exemplify the character traits of what it means to be an American Heritage Girl. Our mother-daughter time spent together attending meetings, activities, participating in community service, and completing badge work are filled with sweet memories that we both treasure. There were multiple opportunities for Abbie's Dad to get involved and participate to much of his enjoyment with fishing, fire building and the Memorial Day Parade. Abbie has formed close friendships with her fellow AHG members and amazing Troop leaders. All of whom are wonderful Godly women that truly aspire to teach and instill the AHG values through love and by example. Town Creek American Heritage Girls Troop 0250 has been a true blessing to our entire family. We are looking forward to the upcoming year with much excitement!
- Robin Troglauer, Parent
When I first looked into AHG it was to just help volunteer in some small way. I have a great niece who was 9 at the time.. She sometimes comes to church with me. The girls in her Sunday school class started talking to her about AHG, all you can learn and just how much fun it will be. My niece started talking to her dad & mom about joining which led to her asking me if I would help her join & take her. . Now I’ll be honest that the idea of taking a child to meetings now that my kids are grown was not appealing at all. I was not jumping up and down at the thought. But the Lord reminded me: Who took you to all those wonderful events that taught you about me? And the answer was “my aunt.” As I prayed about it, I came to realize that I didn’t want to just take my niece but I also had a true desire be involved with her. Now I was jumping up & down in excitement to spend time with her. Leap ahead to the snowball effect of “Hey Vickie I want to volunteer to summer leadership training to becoming a co-leader for the Pathfinders. Can I just say “The girls in AHG are amazing!!! “ They make my heart soar with joy. This has been a year of growth for all of us. The greatest moments this year to me has to be that some of our girls came to ask Jesus into their hearts. My niece being one of those girls. AHG was the tool God used to reach her. How cool is that? I love being a part of AHG. I pray God continues to grow the troop and provides us with new leaders with a heart of service I can’t wait to see what God has planned for us next!!! - Rebecca Young, AHG Leader
Working with the American Heritage Girls is an example of how mentoring works! We are instructed in Titus 2 to teach what is good, urge the younger women to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind.
I portrayed songwriter Fanny Crosby for AHG awards night, especially wanting the girls and their families to know that God has a plan for their lives, even when life isn't “perfect”. A blind, fatherless girl trusted God and knew that He could use her to glorify Him and tell others about salvation through Jesus Christ. She was content and persevered! At the end of the portrayal, we presented the Plan of Salvation, using the girls to read A-B-C posters and Bible verses about what it means to “Admit, Believe, and Confess”.
- Julie Hardaway, Volunteer
The initial year costs are $90 for 5k and $150 for 1st-12th grades. This fee covers AHG registration, uniform/book package, badges, service stars and dues for the year. Some of these fees will be reduced for subsequent years.
American Heritage Girls meet at Town Creek on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 6:30-8:00 pm. AHG runs with the school calendar from August through May. If you are interested in getting your daughters involved, contact Vickie Smith at email@example.com or via the form below.