AHG Program Levels

Each AHG Program Level is specifically created with the physical, mental, social, spiritual, and emotional needs of girls 5 to 18 years old.

American Heritage Girls is designed to celebrate girlhood in every way. Unlike other extracurricular activities that exist to push a child into mastery, the Program Levels do not serve to rush a girl through learning and experiencing all that AHG has to offer. Rather, the five Program Levels of AHG exist to guide a girl towards pursuing Christian leadership opportunities and becoming a woman of integrity in her own way by exploring life skills, faith, and service.

AHG's family-friendly, multi-level structure means that girls ages 5 to 18 meet together as a single Troop at the same time. During Troop meetings, girls and leaders break into Units where programming is tailored to the different age groups and abilities. This structure allows for natural mentorship for younger girls and leadership opportunities for older girls.


Ages 6-9 As Tenderhearts, young girls learn to boldly explore the world around them through the AHG Program. Tenderhearts grow in their faith and life skills through Troop activities, service opportunities, outdoor adventures, badges, and Patch Programs. This Program Level encourages girls to set goals and teaches them about dedication and perseverance. As a Tenderheart, each girl has the opportunity to grow and to discover new passions and interests. Girls at this Program Level can achieve the following:

  • Badges in 6 Frontiers of Skill
  • Activity Patches
  • Service Stars
  • Religious Recognitions
  • Sacagawea Level Award