American Heritage Girls is 21st Century Beacon of Truth for Families

American Heritage Girls

American Heritage Girls Respect Life Badge

AHG is a common sense inter-denominational faith-based character-development program for girls ages five through 18. My family embraces their Biblical worldview, traditional Christian values and critical thinking opportunities. Their recent announcement of a Respect Life Patch reinforcing AHG’s commitment to honoring life from conception to natural death is a breath of fresh air and a beacon of truth.

American Heritage Girls is a wonderful faith-based alternative to the Girl Scouts. It promotes a life-honoring culture, stresses the importance of service and espouses values that clearly delineate right from wrong. I also write about many of these shared values in my new book KING RULES, a Thomas Nelson release.

AHG girls participate in a wide array of badge programs, service projects, leadership opportunities and outdoor experiences. Troops representing more than 30,000 girls in 48 states can earn the Respect Life Patch by participating in an event that brings attention to respecting life or by providing a service project for an organization whose mission/purpose demonstrates a desire to respect life, such as pregnancy resource centers, pro-life groups and hospices.

When my Uncle ML spoke about his dream for a day when his children ‘will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character,’ the character he had in mind was founded on the teachings of the Bible, which include respect for life. With all the talk we hear today about choice, it seems that the choice of life is often overlooked and undervalued. I’m gratified that American Heritage Girls stresses the value God places on each individual and the importance of living a life that is pleasing to Him.

“We are honored to have Alveda’s endorsement and support,” says Patti Garibay, AHG executive director and founder. “She has been a tireless advocate for the unborn and a person whose life is dedicated to glorifying God in everything she does.”

Founded in 1995 in Cincinnati, Ohio, AHG currently has more than 30,000 members across the globe, with more than 720 troops in 48 states. In the past four years, it has experienced 40-50 percent membership growth annually.

3 Responses to “American Heritage Girls is 21st Century Beacon of Truth for Families”

  1. Anne Schenk says:

    Praise God for an Christian alternative to the Girl Scouts!

  2. DL Widdifield says:

    As much as I appreciate the faith-based structure of this program, I don’t know how truthfully you can call it “international” with the current name, “American” Heritage Girls. I’m sure groups in Canada, Germany or Kenya would not appreciate being called such. Too bad the developers did not come up with a better, universal name.

  3. alv3d@ says:

    DL Widdifield,

    I have corrected the blog. They are not an international organization. It should have read inter-denominational. They do operate outside the United States but to children of military personnel who are stationed in other countries. Again, my apologies for the confusion.

    Eugene Vigil
    Priests for Life
    Outreach Associate
    Asst. to Dr. Alveda King

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