When I started in the American Heritage Girls (AHG), it helped me to grow in my godly character. It also helps to teach life lessons. Among the activities that taught me to grow were the camping experiences, hiking and fellowship. What was it like for me, you ask? When I decided to join, I was excited about the possibilities of doing the things that I might not have had the opportunity to get to do on my own. I really liked the first night I went to a troop meeting. We made Valentine’s Decorations for a local senior assisted living home. We made colorful little gnomes out of construction paper. The Tenderhearts, the age 6 through 9-year-olds, assembled the decorations. A week, no two weeks after I started, we did community service doing face painting during Westend Fest. It was my first-time doing face painting. We went camping about a week later at Catalina State Park up in Tucson, AZ. That was also a first for me. I had never been camping and enjoyed immensely. I got to hold a snake, a Boa Constrictor. Even though it was not my first time holding a snake, it was exciting doing it during a camping outing.
Once we got back to the campsite, we got to practice building a campfire for the Fire Safety and Fire Building Badge. Badges can be earned at a camp or workshop, or even individually with my family. I got to help cook dinner and make cinnamon rolls for everybody. The next day was an early riser at 6 AM. We packed up and policed our campsite in prep to head home. It was a really good experience for the first time.
Over and Out,