American Heritage Girls

logo from policy manualI LOVE American Heritage Girls. If you are interested in learning more about American Heritage Girls visit their website at www.American Heritage

I have served in many rolls within the organization from Troop Coordinator to Assistant Unit Leader, but at the end of the day, I am still a mom of girl that loves every aspect of AHG. Due to moving around the country we have been involved in 4 different troops, in 4 different states.  While each troop is has its own personality, the core program is the same – growing women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country.

While merit badges are not the focus of AHG, my daughter enjoys this aspect and the sense of accomplishment that is brings.  She has completed over 70 badges across the different levels. As a mom, I realized there are not many merit badge aids to help her achieve her goals unless you are a registered leader. So I set out to help her and others.

Below you will find a list of merit badge helps and printables that I have created, along with some of the projects my daughter has completed. Hopefully this will inspire you and your daughter on her journey to Stars and Stripes. Oh, and lets not forget SWAPS!

Before you begin, it may be helpful to see how Lily organizes her work (here).  And don’t forget to check out tips for sewing on merit badges (here).

Oath Twister (here)

Heritage Frontier

Family Living Frontier

Arts Frontier

Outdoor Skills Frontier

Personal Well-Being Frontier

Science and Technology Frontier



SWAPS  (What are SWAPS)



















8 Responses to American Heritage Girls

  1. Casey Price says:

    This is amazing! Thanks so much for all this information. My daughter is a Tenderheart and I really wish I’d have found your info on how you organize your badgework sooner. But now that I have I’ll certainly be putting it together for when she moves to an Explorer next year. Love all the information!!!

    • lifeofmommab says:

      I am so glad to hear that you find the information helpful, that is my goal. While merit badges are not the most important component of AHG, they are the easiest measure of a well rounded program. Best wishes to you and your daughter as you continue your journey in AHG.

  2. Heidi MI6538 says:

    I am passing your site onto my leaders and to the AHG FB groups I am in. You are amazing and generous. Thank you for providing us all these things and sharing your experiences. Over the years I have had 5 sons go through BSA and they have all the wonderful Merit Badge workbooks. I miss having something like that for AHG (and Trail Life). You are helping fill a void and my pinterest board. ;).

    Wasn’t the 20th Anniversary in Anderson just awesome!?! Wet, very, very wet, but awesome!
    My daughter and I have been with AHG since she was a Pathfinder and today we have our Closing Ceremony and she crosses into Pioneers. (Where has the time gone? 😥 ) We are looking forward to seeing what AHG does for their 25th Anniversary. My daughter should be earning her Dolly Madison in 2020 and is looking forward to receiving it from Patti Garabay. Will it be Stars and Stripes for your daughter? 🙂

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  4. Seriously…thank you for taking the time to share all of this. What a blessing!

  5. Tricia says:

    Hi there, I do all the sewing for the boy scout store here in GA. Several of my moms have been giving me AHG vests to sew. I can’t seem to find anything where it lists all the MB that the girls can earn. Their website is not helpful at all. Do you know of a list where I can find pictures of all of these items that they can earn. I need to know the proper placing for them. Thanks so much.

    • lifeofmommab says:

      I am not aware of any place online that has a list of the badges along with pictures of the badges. I will however, email you privately a resource that I have that may be helpful to you.

  6. Missy Voigts says:

    What a wonderful resource – thank you so much!! (Mom of a brand new Explorer, and a seasoned Patriot)

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