American Heritage Girls - Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church

American Heritage Girls

Liz Andersen, Coordinator


Building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country

American Heritage Girls (AHG) is a Christ-centered non-profit scouting organization with a wholesome program for girls ages 5-18. AHG is dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country. A character development organization, AHG offers badge programs, service projects, leadership opportunities, and outdoor experiences to its members.

Troop VA1975 meets on Monday afternoons.

The AHG Oath

“I promise to love God, cherish my family,
honor my country, and serve in my community.”

To learn more please contact AHG Coordinator, Liz Andersen at or visit

Program Overview & Levels

Program Emphases

Faith and relationship with God through prayer, fellowship, service, and the AHG Faith Award Program

Servant Leadership opportunities at all levels of programming

Social Development encourages friendships with girls of all ages, mentorships, and learning naturally through positive and loving relationships

Emotional Development gives girls an anchor in Christ, understanding their identity as daughters of God. Girls build confidence though varied outdoor experiences and trying new things in a safe environment.

Character Development ~ through community service and citizenship programs

Life Skill Enhancement through multi-level merit badge program

Program Levels

AHG Troops are comprised of the following levels, which meet together:

Pathfinders ~ Ages 5-6 and in Kindergarten

Tenderhearts ~ Ages 6-8 and in Grades 1 – 3

Explorers ~ Ages 9-11 and in Grades 4 – 6

Pioneers ~ Ages 12-14 and in Grades 7 – 8

Patriots ~ Ages 14-18 and in Grades 9 – 12


AHG Activities

  • Hiking
  • Greeting Honor Flight of WWII Veterans
  • Caroling at Nursing Home
  • Can Sorting for LINK
  • Marching in Holiday Parade
  • Making Gingerbread Houses
  • Laying Wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery
  • Father-Daughter Dance
  • Service at Parish Events
  • Playing Games at Assisted Living Facility
  • Mother-Daughter Event
  • Family Camping
  • and several other service and social events!

Contact the Coordinator

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