recent years, the Girl Scouts have been mentioned in news stories
relating to topics of promiscuity, sexual orientation, gender identity,
abortion and Planned Parenthood.
In 1995, parents in West Chester, Ohio, explored the idea of a new organizations for their daughters.
led Patti Garibay to found the family-friendly "American Heritage
Girls," a non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of building
women of integrity through service to God, family, community and
American Heritage Girls offers badge programs, service projects, girl leadership opportunities and outdoor experiences.
American Heritage Girls has rapidly grown to serve thousands of girls with troops in nearly every State.
wholesome role-models, character building, traditional Judeo-Christian
morality, focusing on "Faith, Service and Fun," the American Heritage
Girls' Oath is:
"I promise to love God, Cherish my family, Honor my country, and Serve in my community."
When asked what motivated her, American Heritage Girls' founder Patti Garibay told the National Review Online, February 22, 2014:
"Girls discovering that they are made in the image of God, that the Father has a great plan and will for their lives,
that, by discovering this plan, they can have great influence on their
families, their churches, their communities, and their world.
love to see a girl go from a backward, shy state of being to a
confident, God-loving woman of influence in a short amount of time."