The American Heritage Girls Program is a ministry that is chartered through a local Charter Organization (churches; parochial, private or Christian schools; Knights of Columbus; YMCA; or other faith-based non-profit groups).

First Steps:

  1. Learning and Sharing: Begin by learning more about AHG and sharing it with others. AHG offers the following resources to help in educating you about AHG and in sharing the program with others.
    • Electronic Resources: A page full of assorted marketing resources for you to choose from.  Utilize them all or select those that best fit your needs. If this is what you are looking for you can request this marketing resource.

    • AHG Information Packet: Color booklet containing information about the program as well as additional sheets and resources to share as you talk with others about joining you in the formation of your Troop. This packet may be sent to you once you request the marketing resource sheet above, and complete the Charter Presentation Packet Request form.

    • AHG Info Kits: Contains a bigger glimpse of the AHG Program and includes the majority of AHG promotional materials which are used in presenting to potential Charter Organizations and/or hosting Information Sessions to interested families. Choose the version that best meets your needs. Order these kits through AHG's online store.
  2. Identify Charter Organization: Brainstorm potential Charter Organizations, thinking about who would embrace the AHG program, and set up a time with them to discuss the AHG program and its many benefits to the girls and families in your community. 

  3. Recruit Troop Board: Establish your Troop Board consisting of a Charter Representative, Troop Coordinator, Vice Coordinator, Troop Treasurer and Troop Shepherd.

    Troop Board Ministry Agreements:
    Charter Representative Ministry Agreement
    Troop Coordinator Ministry Agreement
    Vice Coordinator Ministry Agreement
    Troop Treasurer Ministry Agreement
    Troop Shepherd Ministry Agreement

  4. Applying for Charter Approval: Contact the Troop Development Coach for your region at (513) 771-2025 and ask for further instructions on applying for an AHG Charter.
    Also available is a more detailed start-up resource "Steps to Starting an AHG Troop" that outlines additional guidance through the charter process.

    At any point during these beginning steps of chartering an AHG Troop, you may contact the AHG Member Services Department at (513) 771-2025 to obtain support, guidance or any additional information.