Big Idea Entertainment (VeggieTales)
American Heritage Girls developed a program relationship with Big Idea and VeggieTales in June 2010. The partnership was initially launched with the goal for Big Idea and AHG to together share the message of ''true beauty'' through VeggieTales' DVD, Sweetpea Beauty. Additional information on this opportunity can be found here. Big Idea Entertainment is the leading faith-based studio and producer of children's and family programming, characters and brands. Since 1993, Big Idea's best-selling animated series VeggieTales has sold 70+ million videos, 13 million books and more than 7 million CDs.
CampingMaxx is an AHG, Inc. approved vendor and a National provider of camping, cooking, and outdoor gear that sells everything with 100% customer satisfaction. Shop and buy through the special AHG link from the CampingMaxx website and your order will be shipped within one business day via FedEx Ground Express.
Frieda to B. a Blessing
AHG and Frieda B. developed a program relationship in 2012. There are two Frieda B. programs for AHG: the Free to B. a Blessing (FBAB) patch program – based on the scriptural foundation of the first Frieda B. book, Frieda B. Herself and the Free to B. True (FBT) patch program - a program about conflict resolution based on the second Frieda B. book, Frieda B. Meets the Man in the Moon. The FBAB program focuses on helping girls dream big (Eph. 3:20) and believe in their God-given stories (Jer. 29:11), and determine how God would have them live their stories in service to others (Matt. 5:16). Built on The Golden Rule (Luke 6:31), the “Free to Be True” patch program focuses on friendship, adventure, and making amends. AHG is thankful for this exciting and growing partnership with Frieda B. Visit www.ahgonline.org/friedab for more information.
Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation
American Heritage Girls and the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation (LCTHF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding in August 2011. Through this MOU, the LCTHF and AHG will collaborate on projects and programs that interpret the stories of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and provide stewardship of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. The Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation seeks to connect people and place in the spirit of Lewis and Clark, promote scholarship on Lewis and Clark issues, and preserve the Lewis and Clark Trail. With a national scope, the Foundation has a presence in all 50 states as well as many countries throughout the world. AHG girl members across the country are able to complete requirements to earn patches through the Ohio River Chapter of the LCTHF.
Pure Freedom (Secret Keeper Girl)
American Heritage Girls developed a program relationship with Pure Freedom and its founders, Bob and Dannah Gresch in April 2010. Pure Freedom provides resources in the form of books and live events to equip men and women of all ages to live lives of purity. Dannah provides a special emphasis on equipping moms to raise their tween girls to be sexually pure, modest and emotionally whole teen girls. AHG hosted one of Pure Freedom's live events, Secret Keeper Girl, during the ministry's 15th Anniversary Convention and has been promoted in Dannah Gresch's book Six Ways to Keep the "Little" in Your Girl.
Student Outdoor Experience
American Heritage Girls developed a program relationship with Student Outdoor Experience in early 2010. This organization provides older girls of AHG with a power packed event designed to teach leadership through outdoor experiences. Their training includes high energy, hands on activities, turkey and deer calling competitions, tent pitching competitions, archery shoots, fishing, and hunter safety courses. AHG girls from all across the country enjoyed their SOE adventure during AHG's 15th Anniversary Convention. AHG's relationship with SOE continues to be defined with more opportunities being provided to AHG members.
Trail Life USA
AHG continues to assist the new Christ centered boys' organization, Trail Life USA, through the sharing of intellectual property and best practices. It is AHG's hope that Trail Life USA will remain aligned with AHG throughout their development, so that both organizations can enjoy working together to serve and impact the lives of youth. Although there is no formal relationship at this time, AHG will continue to assist while monitoring Trail Life USA's development and looks forward to receiving their finished curriculum for young men ages 5-17. Visit Trail Life USA at www.traillifeusa.com.
U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation’s (USSAF) Trailblazer Adventure Program
The USSAF Trailblazer Adventure Program introduces youth and their families to outdoor activities such as shooting, fishing, hunting, and trapping. More than 1.3 million youth and their families have participated in a Trailblazer program since its inception in 2001.
The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation’s (USSAF) Trailblazer Adventure Program and the American Heritage Girls (AHG) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on May 16, 2012. Under this new agreement, all current and potential members of AHG nationwide will have an opportunity to experience the excitement of outdoor adventures including shooting sports, archery, fishing, and a host of other hands-on outdoor related activities.
The USSAF Trailblazer Adventure Program staff will be working with AHG Troops across the country to introduce them to the enjoyment of the outdoors and the connection between American sportsmen and women and conservation. The relationship that led to the MOU was cultivated at the Boy Scouts of America Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. USSAF will be working with AHG to develop outdoor programs and create leadership opportunities for girls as well as workshops for Leaders.
For more information, visit www.ussportsmen.org/youth-programs.