American Heritage Girls at Family Fellowship Baptist Church in Mobile, AL

AHG troop AL2345 will hold a pajama party on Friday, August 1 from 6-9 PM at Family Fellowship Baptist Church!  Girls are welcome to wear their pajamas and join in fun games.  Parents may stay to learn more about AHG.  Dinner will be served.  We will also kick off our fundraiser to help raise money for registration, uniform, dues, etc.  Click “contact us” for more info!

Registration for the 2014-2015 program year will be Thursday, August 28 at 6:00 PM at Family Fellowship Baptist Church, 1057 Middle Ring Rd., Mobile, AL 36608.  At this time we expect to offer Pathfinder, Tenderheart and Explorer age units, though if there is interest, we will add Pioneer and Patriot levels as well. Click “Contact us” for more info!

If you would like to participate in the fundraiser to help raise initial funds, please contact us by August 10!

Our National Day of Service (first service project) will be this Saturday, Sept. 21!  We will be helping with the Women’s Resource Center’s Walk for Life.  Please meet us at the Pavilion at Langan Park (Municipal Park on Zeigler Blvd.) at 7:30 AM.  We should be done by 11:00 at the latest.  Parents, please stay with your daughter for this service project, as we will not have enough leaders to monitor all girls in a crowded area.  Girls need to use the restroom before coming…to my knowledge the nearest bathroom is quite a walk away.  Girls need to wear their uniform bottoms with a white shirt (polo preferable.)  Our uniforms will probably not be in on time.  Please remember…in order to get her HUGS patch at the end of the year, each girl will need to participate in at least 2 service projects during the year.  See you Thursday night at 6:00 for our regular meeting!

Registration Day!!!

Registration Day is this Thursday, Sept. 5 at 6:00 at Family Fellowship Baptist Church!  There will be a mandatory parent meeting, lasting until about 7:30 or 8:00.  We will go over various Troop policies and procedures.  Bring a pen and be ready to fill out a bunch of forms!  All money will be due at this time as well.  Girls are welcome to attend but for this meeting it is not necessary.  Regular meetings will be every Thursday at 6:00 beginning Sept. 12.  I’m looking forward to meeting everyone!

More dates!

Here are some more dates for you!

Aug. 28 – Fundraiser due

Aug. 31 – Leader & Assistant Leader Training, exact time TBA

Sept. 5 – Registration Day & Parent Meeting at 6:00

Sept. 12 – First meeting at 6:00

Sept. 21 – National Day of Service

Sept. 28 – Field trip to the Battleship?  We’re trying to find out if this is Free Day…always a good thing!

Oct. 18 – Movie Night

Nov. 9 – Field trip to Five Rivers Delta

Nov. 21 – Award Ceremony & Thanksgiving Party

Dec. 19 – Christmas Party

There will probably be a community service project in late Nov./early Dec. (Salvation Army Angel Tree) but we probably will not know more details about that till this fall.  There are usually 2 options: working at the Angel Tree in the mall, and at the Distribution Site.  The option of working at the mall gives more flexibility with individuals’ scheduling, while the Distribution Site is more of an entire-troop project (and also much more fun, in my opinion!)

Dates to note!

We’ve sent in our paperwork and in about 3 weeks we should have our charter approved!  Here are some dates to note:

Aug. 8 – Fundraiser kick-off meeting at 7:00.  We will hand out the sample coupon books and go over fundraising guidelines.  We also need all volunteers and leaders to please return their applications to get background checks started.  No money will be due at this time for either fundraising or applications.

Aug. 31 – Leader and Assistant Leader Training.  Exact time TBA, but it will be in the morning.  CPR/First aid certifications will need to be done on your own time before the first meeting (9/12) unless there is enough interest in a group class.  Newman’s Ambulance does CPR classes for $25, but I don’t know their schedule.

Sept. 5 – REGISTRATION DAY!!! (and Parent Meeting) at 6:00 – We will begin registering girls on this date.  At least one parent must be at this meeting, as we will go over some of the troop policies and guidelines.  Girls are welcome to attend, but it’s not necessary.  All monies will be due at this time.

Sept. 12 – First meeting at 6:00.   Meetings will be every Thursday at 6:00.

Sept. 21 – National Day of Service – This will be our first community service project.  We are still working out the details, but it will probably take place in the morning.

 

Almost there…

We’re sending in our paperwork tomorrow to get our charter approved!  Once it is approved (tentatively mid-August) we can begin training leaders and we expect to be ready to register girls in the first half of September!   The goal is to have a Registration Day & Parents Meeting on either Sept. 5 or 12, and the first meeting will be the following Thursday.

We will be having a fundraiser to help raise the initial funds for registration fees, troop dues and uniform costs.  We will be selling coupon books from Enjoy the City for $20 with a $10 profit.  Adults wishing to be volunteers or leaders may also participate in the fundraiser to help raise their registration fee, uniform costs, and CPR/First Aid training (if applicable,)  We will have a Fundraiser Kick-off Meeting on August 8 at 7:00 at Family Fellowship Baptist Church to distribute the sample books for pre-sale and go over fundraiser guidelines.  If you are interested in participating in this fundraiser, please let me know by Tuesday, July 30 so I can get enough sample books ordered!

One last thing… If you wish to be a volunteer or leader within our troop, please be sure to come to this meeting and have your Adult Registration Form filled out (available at the meeting if you don’t already have one.)  No money will be due at this time, but we do need to have these forms sent in as soon as our charter is approved so we can begin background checks and the process for getting leaders trained before we can register the girls.

If you know you cannot attend the August 8 meeting, please let me know (“Contact Us” button) to make other arrangements!

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