American Heritage Girls are Coming to your Area-Macomb

There is currently an American Heritage Girls in the works for the Oxford, Lake Orion, Clarkston, Rochester, Ortonville, etc., areas. If you are looking for a Christian based scouting program designed specifically just for girls, American Heritage Girls is the place to be.  Here is their mission statement:

“Building women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country.”

The meetings will provide leadership opportunities as well as building great friendships, learning life skills, and growing in faith.

For more information about the American Heritage Girls organization, please visit the website

If you are considering membership with American Heritage Girls, feel free to take a look at volunteer positions that are available.  Volunteering is a cost of membership in the troop.  Look over the positions below and contact when you decide what position you would like to volunteer for.  This needs to be a collective effort in order for it to work.

*Board position (Required Immediately for Chartering): * Troop Treasurer -responsibilities include but are not limited to building a budget with theother board members, keeping track of the income from fundraising, membership, donations, etc. and the expenses required to run the troop and provide the AHG program to the girls and making sure we’re staying in budget.

Board Position: Troop Secretary – ideal for someone gifted in all things clerical, responsible for compiling the newsletter; taking minutes at committee meetings; and handling any correspondence outside of the troop.

Board Position: Membership Coordinator – ideal for someone who LOVES paperwork and organizing! You would be responsible for ensuring that every girl has completely filled out the application; all the adults have completed the appropriate paperwork; attending recruiting events, if possible.

Board Position: Advancement Coordinator – Ensuring that a girl has completed the appropriate requirements in order to earn a certain badge; compiling a badge order; assisting any Patriot that is working toward her Stars & Stripes award (similar to the Boy Scout Eagle Rank) to ensure that all requirements are fulfilled before the Board of Review (last step before achieving the Stars & Stripes award); arranging any Boards of Review necessary.

Unit leaders and Co-Unit leaders for
Pathfinders (ages 5&6 in Kindergarten) ;
Tenderhearts (ages 6-9 in grades 1-3);
Explorers (ages 9-12 in grades 4-6);
Pioneers (ages 12-14 in grades 7-8);
Patriots (ages 14-18 in grades 9-12)

First Aid/Medic – Great for anyone in the medical field that is required to keep up their first aid / CPR training for their job. We need at least one for each unit. If there are multiple volunteers for one unit, the Unit leaders may have a schedule set up to ensure that there is one there at all times.

Other volunteer opportunities…

Unit Treasurers
Supply Coordinator/ Unit Supply Coordinators
Snack/Food Coordinator
Ceremony Coordinator / Party Planner
Fundraising Coordinator
Service Project Coordinator
Training Coordinator
Activities Committee Coordinator/ Assistant Activity Committee Coordinator
Event Planner
Field Trip Coordinator
Camping Coordinator
Parade Coordinator
Meeting Activity Coordinator
Badge Counselor Coordinator
Badge Counselors
Unit Shopper
Troop Historian
Liaison to the VFW
Liaison to local Senior Centers
Spiritual Recognition Program Leader/Mentor
Song Leader
Transportation Coordinator
Providing the Promise Coordinator
Uniform Manager
Committee members and parents will make up any Boards of Review.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, contact Julie Haege at

Sandra Martin, Troop Coordinator
Anne Swindle, Troop Co-Coordinator
Julie Haege, Troop Shepherd