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.


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.

In 2020 American Heritage Girls published a new Faith Award program. There are two different programming tracks: The Catholic Faith Awards and the Build Your Faith Awards (B.Y. Faith Awards). The Catholic Faith Awards honor the AHG Creed, Oath, and Mission connecting what girls are learning in AHG with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Since implementation, our troop has had girls completing segments of the Catholic Faith Awards at all levels. (At the Patriot level, the Catholic Faith Award studies inspiring saints and the Apostolic Letter Mulieris Dignitatem Of The Supreme Pontiff John Paul II On The Dignity And Vocation Of Women.)


Older girls have organized and led 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. Since the founding of the troop, the girls have baked, decorated, and donated Christmas cookies to the church’s food pantry each December. In 2021, the troop implemented a new annual service project: a Back-to-School Supply Drive.

Social & Emotional

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

Life Skills

Girls have completed badges from the American Heritage Girls handbooks which offer over 80 badges from six different categories called “Frontiers.”


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

(last updated 8/25/22)