Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Training a Leader

Three of us completed half of the AHG leader training last night complete with questions, discussion, jokes, a tiny bit of calendar work, delicious hot teas (honey or sugar?), cheese & crackers and bite sized Reeses cups.

What I learned:

There is something called a Joining Award Leader Resource Packet that we've never seen.

Our troop really needs a shepherd.
Our Charter Organization is supposed to provide one.
A shepherd prays with & gets to know the girls plus provides spiritual leadership for the leaders and moms.

Leaders are only supposed to hold a position for no longer than three years. That can be a good thing. Rachel has 4 more years after this one. Time is fleeting!

Cows frolic. Yes, that did come up during the meeting. No, you really don't want to know.

AHG has its own official polo shirts that are muy expensive (who pays $25 for a polo?) required uniform attire but are not available for sale at convention & charges outrageous shipping & handling. Hm.

Stars & Stripes Award has a required one hundred hour community service project that must be completed by age 18.

The AHG Creed is based on the 10 Commandments. I still haven't figured out which goes with which commandment (not that I've pondered for very long...): An American Heritage Girl is compassionate, helpful, honest, loyal, perseverent, pure, resourceful, respectful, responsible, reverent.

1. Only worship God.
2. No idols.
3. No misusing God's Name.
4. Keep the Sabbath holy.
5. Honor your parents.
6. Do not murder.
7. Do not commit adultery.
8. Do not steal.
9. Do not lie.
10. Do not covet.

Which would you put together?

We plan to finish our training next week. Same bat time & place although the snacks may vary.

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