About Us

St. Timothy Catholic Church's American Heritage Girls (AHG) Troop #VA1148 was chartered on October 5, 2012. Our troop is an ecumenical mix of Catholic and non‑Catholic Christians, homeschooled, public schooled, and private schooled girls.

Program Overview

Below is an excerpt from www.americanheritagegirls.org website describing its six main emphases. For a detailed explanation of the program, please visit https://americanheritagegirls.org/program-overview/.


Described below are some of the activities and events our troop has done.


Faith

Girls have completed AHG badges such as Bible Basics and Daughter of the King, and special patch programs such as the Respect Life patch and the Jubilee Year of Mercy patch. Some of our Catholic members have completed the NFCYM’s Marian Medal program “Mary, the First Disciple.”


Leadership

Older girls have organized and lead troop meeting flag ceremonies, helped plan troop events (father-daughter dances, mother-daughter teas, award ceremonies, etc.), and mentored younger girl units by teaching/helping them to complete badges.


Citizenship (i.e. Service)

Our troop has participated in Honor Flight, Operation Christmas Child, and Wreaths Across America. The girls have baked, decorated, and donated Christmas cookies to the church’s food pantry.


Social

We’ve held father‑daughter dances, mother‑daughter teas, troop skate dates, and family bowling dates.


Emotional

(Developing Teamwork & Building Confidence)

Our girls have attended AHG summer camps, AHG regional camporees, and our troop’s family campouts. While camping, girls have learned to build fires, hiked through God’s creation, strengthened friendships, and just plain had fun.


Life Skills

Girls have completed badges from the American Heritage Girls Girl Handbook which offers over 80 badges from six different categories called “Frontiers.”