Find a troop location

Search by your zip code to locate a Troop in your area!

You are here: Home > Get Involved > Start a Troop > Troop Structure

Troop Structure

Patriot doll

In American Heritage Girls, girls ages 5-18 meet together as a single Troop at the same time. This allows a girl the social experience of interacting with friends and Godly mentors, as well as learning leadership through interacting with younger girls in a large-group setting.

Troop meetings usually break into age-specific groups called Program Levels (or Units) for Badge work or other activities. Troops are led by dedicated Adult Volunteers who facilitate the AHG Program while incorporating girls’ valuable input.

Sample AHG Troop Meeting Schedule:

• 6:45-7:00 pm - Connecting/socializing time in individual Units
• 7:00-7:15 pm - Flag Ceremony, prayer, and announcements as a whole Troop
• 7:15-8:00 pm - Badge work in individual Units
• 8:00-8:15 pm - Snack, cleanup, and closing prayer in individual Units or whole Troop

An AHG Troop can . . .

• meet during the day, in the evening, or even on the weekend. Most Troops meet during the school year but some meet year-round. 
• meet once a week, every other week, or twice a month, as determined by the Troop Leadership with input from Troop families.
• vary in size. Some Troops have as few as 12-15 girls and some are much larger. The average number of girls per Troop is about 35-40 girls.
• be chartered through a church, private school, or other non-profit organization that abides by the AHG Statement of Faith .

Although each Troop may differ, all AHG Troops agree to:

• Live according to the AHG Oath, the AHG Creed and the AHG Mission Statement
• Offer 5 Levels of age-appropriate programming
• Provide a minimum of three service projects per year
• Offer Level advancement opportunities for all girls 
• Serve as ambassadors of American Heritage Girls’ ideals in their community
• Provide an open, caring, and accepting atmosphere where girls can grow spiritually, socially, emotionally, and physically