The AHG Trailblazer Program offers opportunities for growth when a troop is not nearby or families experience obstacles the prevent participation in a troop. This can be a great way for military families on the move to remain connected. These mentor or parent-led opportunities help girls grow into women of integrity. Learn more about the Trailblazer Program on the AHG website.
AHG Catholic Faith Award Books
The AHG Catholic Faith Awards enable girls to learn more about their faith and develop a stronger relationship with Christ. Catholic Faith Awards for each level are listed below.
The Catholic Faith Award Books: Tenderheart, Explorer, Pioneer, and Patriot may be ordered through the local American Heritage Girls Troop or online through the AHG website.
AHG Catholic Faith Award Medals
Requests to receive the AHG Catholic Faith Award Medals may be placed through the downloadable form AMS Order Form for Scouting Ministry. Members of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, may mail to completed order form indicating the mailing address that they would like the emblem sent to. Note that the original signed copy of the emblem completion form found at the back of the Catholic Faith Award workbook must accompany the order form.
Deus et Familia Mea (God and My Family)
Deus et Familia Mea guides Catholic Tenderhearts through an awareness of who they are as children of God in the family of the Catholic Church. Girls will learn about the Holy Mass, sacraments, traditions, and history of the Catholic Church with fun, hands-on activities. Tenderhearts are encouraged to explore and perform works of charity for their families and neighbors.
- The Deus et Familia Mea Workbook may be ordered online.
Deus et Patria Mea (God and My Country)
Deus et Patria Mea allows Catholic Explorers to learn about various saints representing the United States of America. Explorers enrich their faith by exploring Catholic elements that are most important to those saints, including the Eucharist, Corporal Works of Mercy, and missionary work. Deus et Patria Mea is thought-provoking, hands-on, and will foster a desire in Explorers to serve Jesus Christ through His Holy Church.
- The Deus et Patria Mea Workbook may be ordered online.
Deus et Civitas Mea (God and My Community)
Deus et Civitas Mea guides Catholic Pioneers to examine service in their community through Sacred Scripture and Church Tradition. Girls learn the importance of preparing to serve through prayer and learning about people who exemplified service in their lives. Pioneers put what they have learned into practice by serving others and by reflecting on the impact of their service.
- The Deus et Civitas Mea Workbook may be ordered online.
Femina Integritatis (Woman of Integrity)
Femina Integritatis encourages Catholic Patriots to internalize and immerse themselves in what it means to be a Catholic Woman of Integrity. Prayer and discussion are essential elements of this study with opportunities for outings and engaging speakers. Through study of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, Our Blessed Mother, the lives of the saints, and the sacraments, Patriots discern God’s call for their lives after high school.
There are two medals available to be earned on the Patriot Program Level. The “Moral Compass Medal” is awarded after successful completion of Segments One and Two of the Patriot Catholic Faith Award. The “Quiver Medal” is awarded to a Patriot after successful completion of Segments Three and Four of the Patriot Catholic Faith Award. A Patriot may earn both of these medals.
- The Femina Integritatis Workbook may be ordered online.