Girls earn necklace beads for attendance, participation, and Bible verse memorization, while learning the four parts of the AHG Oath. They receive the Fanny Crosby Award for completion of this level. Pathfinders wear the official Pathfinder uniform polo & navy skirt/slacks.
*Minimum age requirement is 5 years of age which must be met by October 31 of the program year in which the girl is registering. (Example: If girl is going into 2021-2022 school year, she will need to be 5 by October 31, 2021)
Tenderhearts (1st thru 3rd)
Tenderhearts earn achievement badges in any of the six “Frontiers of Skill” and receive activity patches for participating in Troop activities or special events. Tenderhearts earn the Sacagawea Level Award for achieving the highest level of skill and service at this level. Service stars are awarded for every 5 hours of community service and they may earn the religious award. Tenderhearts wear the official Tenderheart vest with a white polo & navy skirt or slacks.
Explorers (4th thru 6th)
Explorers earn achievement badges in any of the six ‘Frontiers of Skill’ and receive activity patches for participating in Troop activities and/or special events. Service stars are awarded for every 10 hours of community service and they may earn the religious award. The Lewis and Clark Level Award is earned by those girls who achieve the highest level of skill and service in this age group. Explorers wear the official Explorer vest, white AHG polo & khaki skirt or slacks.
Pioneers (7th thru Freshman)
A Pioneer continues to earn achievement badges, service stars, the religious award, and activity patches. The highest award level for Pioneers is the Harriet Tubman Level Award. The Pioneer level is where girls really begin to show leadership skills by assisting their leaders with planning, organizing, and staffing special AHG events in the community or within their Troop. Pioneers wear the official Pioneer sash, AHG white polo & khaki skirt or slacks.
Patriots (Sophomore to Senior)
The Patriot is the highest program level in AHG. These girls plan and carry out activities with Unit Leaders who function as “facilitators,” allowing girls to make decisions on a regular basis. As with lower levels, they too earn achievement badges, service stars, religious awards, and activity patches. Since the girls are older, they are required to demonstrate the highest level of skill in all areas. The level award for the Patriots is the Dolley Madison Level Award, but Patriot girls may go above and beyond to earn the highest honor of the American Heritage Girls: the Stars and Stripes Award. Patriots wear the official Patriot sash, AHG red polo & khaki skirt or slacks.