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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 are always happy to welcome new members.

Interested in registering?  Please complete the NewScout Information Form

For specific questions, 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 Monday per month & our Squads meet an additional 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 in May.  Optional summer activities & camps are available as well.

Membership Costs  2023/2024

  1. Annual AHG Girl Registration - $40/girl, $105/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, $270/family cap (for 3+ sisters) 
  4. Uniforms & handbooks - Parents can order directly from https://store.americanheritagegirls.org/ or via a Troop order placed throughout the year.
    • Pathfinder - $31.71 (includes T-shirt, necklace & handbook)
    • Tenderheart/Explorer - $84.21 (includes vest, shirt, handbook, neckerchief, neckerchief slide, troop numbers, flag patch & membership pin)
    • Pioneer/Patriot - $65.72 (includes sash, shirt, handbook, troop numbers, flag patch & membership pin)
  5. All achievement badges and participation patches are paid by the parent.
  6. Other planned activities may have a cost as determined by the Troop Board or the venue.  All of these are optional and can be attended based on family desire and/or need.
  7. Adult Registration - $40 - annual - for adult volunteer positions

Please note that we, as a Troop, have decided not to fundraise.  This allows us to be able to provide for the troop needs without the added stress.  If you need assistance, we are here to help, so please reach out to ahgtroop1180@gmail.com and the Troop Coordinator will contact you to assist with any financial needs you may have.  

 Volunteers – Troop Ministry Team

  1. Troop Board - Coordinator, Vice Coordinators, Treasurer, Shepherd, Charter Representative, and Camping 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


How big is your troop?

We currently have ~ 20 girls registered with the troop. Each squad within 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, references to scripture, and acknowledgment of our life in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Leaders (not girls) sign a statement of faith (www.ahgonline.org ).  Each girl will be required to do a faith award for at least 1 year of the program group (TH, EX, PI, and PA).  There are various versions for Catholic and non-Catholic options.

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 requirement to 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?

Due to recent changes, we will be unable to have small children attend meetings unless they are registered members of AHG.  All volunteers and children must be registered with AHG and have valid paperwork on file in order to attend meetings.  This is to protect the safety of existing members and leaders.

Do you have events on days other than Mondays?

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?

There are no formal troop meetings.  However, we will have social gathering opportunities for the girls to remain connected throughout summer breaks.

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