Membership Info

General Information for Interested Families

Annual Registration 

Annual registration occurs during the month of September.  However if you are interested in joining, please complete the New Scout Information form any time of the year.  We currently are at max capacity in most of our squads, but will see what we can do!  

Interested in registering?  please complete the New Scout Information Form

For specific question, please send an email to: ahgtroop1180@gmail.com


Meeting Schedule

Our Troop meetings are held at our charter organization, St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, one Friday per month & our Squads meet 1 time per month, either at our charter organization or out & about town.

Our troop runs from September through May, with an end-of-the-year award ceremony at the end of May.  Optional summer activities & camps are available as well.


Membership Costs  2016/2017

  1. Annual AHG Girl Registration - $26/girl, $60/family cap (for 3+ sisters) 
  2. Annual AHG Program Support Fee - $20/girl, $50 family cap (for 3+ sisters)
  3. Annual Troop Dues - $105/girl, $160/family cap (for 3+ sisters) 
  4. Uniforms & handbooks - Parents must order from http://store.ahgonline.org
    • Pathfinder - $27.00 (includes T-shirt, necklace & handbook)
    • Tenderheart/Explorer - $26.00 (includes vest, neckerchief, troop numbers, flag patch & membership pin)
    • Pioneer/Patriot - $14.00 (includes sash, troop numbers, flag patch & membership pin)
    • Girl Handbook - $18.00 (for all girls Tenderheart & older)
  5. All achievement awards, badges, participation patches are paid by parent.
  6. Camping fees and other activities may have a cost as determined by the Troop Board
  7. Adult Registration - $26 - annual - for adult volunteer positions

 Volunteers – Troop Ministry Team

  1. Troop Board - Coordinator, Vice Coordinators, Treasurer, Shepherd, Charter Representative, and Advancement Chair.
  2. Troop Leadership -
    • Unit Leaders and Assistant Unit Leaders - Implement the AHG program at the Unit level while incorporating the interests of the girls and encouraging girl leadership. Uphold AHG’s Health and Safety Standards as to ensure a safe environment for each Troop meeting. Participate in leaders meetings as well as Troop Board planning meetings.
    • Troop Level Leaders - Implement the AHG program at the Troop level in positions such as Camping Chair, Religious Emblems Chair, Service Projects Chair
    • Troop Level Volunteer Teams - One-Time events such as Special Events, Service Projects, etc.

For full description of volunteer roles, please see:  AHG TX1180 Roles, June 2015


FAQ

How big is your troop?

We currently have ~ 60 girls (with a max of 65) registered with the troop. Each squad with in the troop is led by a minimum of two trained adult volunteers.

Pathfinder (Kinder) ~   Tenderheart (1st – 3rd) ~ Explorer (4-6)   ~ Pioneer (7-8) ~ Patriot (9-12)

Is TX1180 a Catholic troop?  Do you have to be a St. Anthony of Padua member to join the troop?

AHG is a Christian organization, and while St. Anthony of Padua (STAOP), our chartering organization, is a Roman Catholic parish, our troop is not specifically Catholic.  We welcome any families who are comfortable participating in activities that include prayer, reference to scripture, and acknowledgement of our life in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Leaders (not girls) sign a statement of faith (www.ahgonline.org ).

Does a parent need to stay at every meeting?

While parent attendance requirements vary based on their daughter’s age, in general, a parent is expected to participate in Troop meetings or stay on STAOP campus during the meetings.  In addition, we have a parent participation requirementto ensure that all families are contributing to the functioning of the troop.  We encourage all parents to take an active role in the troop structure.

I have other small children.  Can I bring them with me to the AHG meetings?

Siblings may attend meetings with Mom or Dad provided that they do not disturb the girls or the flow of the meeting.  Activities are planned for AHG members, not their siblings, so you should bring entertainment for your other children.  Children may not be unattended. 

Do you have events on days other than Fridays?

Yes, we have optional events such as service opportunities, outdoor events (including camping trips), and other special events.  We are all busy families and recognize that not all members can attend every event.  Each family chooses which events to attend.

Do you meet over the summer?

The troop is inactive during the summer and hence, there are no formal meetings.  We do have optional activities including mini day camps, swimming party, and the opportunity to attend regional summer camp.

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