Changing Girls’ Lives and Leading Them Towards a More Christ-Centered Life.

American Heritage Girls (AHG) was founded by a group of parents wanting a faith-based alternative to Girl Scouts for their daughters in 1995. The AHG Program is dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country. American Heritage Girls across the nation and the globe participate in badge programs, service projects, leadership opportunities, and outdoor experiences, all with an emphasis on Christian values and family involvement.

Today there are Troops in every state and in 15 countries around the world through the Trailblazer Program. A variety of Christian denominations are also represented as Charter Organizations for Troops. There are thousands of volunteer members across the country helping girls to grow in their faith, cultivate a heart for service, enjoy the great outdoors, and have more fun than they can imagine!

Our Principles

Mission

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

Vision

American Heritage Girls is the premier national character development organization for young women that embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement.

Oath

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

AHG Creed

As an American Heritage Girl, I promise to be compassionate, helpful, honest, loyal, perseverant, pure, resourceful, respectful, responsible, and reverent.

Statement of Faith

American Heritage Girls is a Christ-centered leadership and character development ministry. Our Statement of Faith applies to all American Heritage Girls Charter Organizations and Adult Members.

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American Heritage Girls Through the Years

In 1995, American Heritage Girls was founded by a group of parents that desired a faith-based, character development program to guide their daughters as women of God and integrity. AHG was created with the love of God through the love of families for the love of children. Since its start in 1995 in West Chester, Ohio, AHG has grown from 10 Troops and 100 Members to over 49,000 members across 14 countries and 50 states.

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1995

First Troop meeting takes place, AHG Oath is created, Becomes incorporated in the State of Ohio.

1996

First Troop outside of Cincinnati, AHG Uniform is created, Level Awards are created.

1997

First office space is donated, AHG Creed is written.

1998

The Stars & Stripes Award is developed.

1999

First paid Staff Members come onboard, Adds Charter concept to Troops.

2004

First bound Girl Handbook is produced, Dolley Madison Award is created.

2005

Pathfinder Program is started.

2008

Operation Christmas Child partnership begins.

2009

Sports Pins are introduced.

2010

AHG Membership surpasses 10,000, AHG Troop Shepherd position is added.

2011

Receives first Catholic Bishop endorsement.

2012

National Day of Service is instituted.

2013

Celebrates 100th Stars & Stripes Award Recipient, Assists in the establishment of Trail Life USA.

2015

Holds 20th Anniversary Convention for two-decade milestone, 12 new badges introduced, bringing total to 273, Memorandum of Ministry Alliance is signed with Trail Life USA.

2017

1,000th Troop is chartered.

2018

Celebrates 400th Stars & Stripes Award Recipient.

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Our Inclusion Policy

All biological girls of any color, race, national origin and socioeconomic status who agree to live according to the standards of the AHG Oath and the AHG Creed are invited to be members of American Heritage Girls.