Levels are based on a girl’s age, not her grade. Be sure that when you are recruiting families and marketing your AHG Troop that you clarify Level placement – age, not grade.
One of AHG’s primary values is to provide developmentally appropriate activities and to not “hurry” a child into mastery, but to enjoy the process and learn along the way.
October 31st is the age cut-off for girls registering in a certain Level. If a girl will meet a Level’s minimum age requirement shortly after the October 31st cut-off date, please contact your AHG Troop Coach about the situation (if the girl’s parents intend to place her in the next Level).
- Pathfinder Level: Ages 5-6
- Pathfinders typically spend one year as a Pathfinder
- Tenderheart Level: Ages 6-9
- Tenderhearts typically spend 3 years as a Tenderheart
- Explorer Level: Ages 9-12
- Explorers typically spend 3 years as an Explorer
- Pioneer Level: Ages 12-14
- Pioneers typically spend 2 years as a Pioneer.
- Patriot Level: Ages 14-18
- Patriots typically spend 4 years as a Patriot
A girl cannot prematurely jump to the next Level (if she does not meet the minimum age requirement), but she may stay back a Level if she is not ready to move ahead.
- Keep in mind that this may affect the girl’s decision to earn her Stars & Stripes Award, which must be earned before she turns 18.