Organizations like the Girl Scouts of America (GSA) used to come alongside parents in reinforcing time-honored values that gave girls and young women a solid moral foundation upon which to build their lives.

But in the 1990s, moral relativism started changing that. The word “God” was removed from the GSA’s oath. The curriculum stopped promoting traditional values. And GSA leadership began adopting a pro-homosexual political agenda.

In the midst of that turmoil, serving the GSA and the girls it represented was Patti Garibay, a local troop leader. Her husband, Pat, encouraged her to take a moral stand and to work toward reform within the GSA. She did that for several years.

Eventually, however, she decided that an alternative to the GSA might be necessary. And so, she brought together a group of like-minded Christian parents and formed American Heritage Girls (AHG), based up the idea that girls and young women thrive when their lives are built on a solid moral foundation rooted in God’s Word.

Today, more than 52,000 girls and adult members participate in American Heritage Girls troops located in all 50 states. The organization serves girls 5 to 18 years of age in 15 countries around the world, building women of integrity through service to God,