American Heritage Girls: A Foundation of Faith Provides Hope for the Future

March is Women’s History Month; AHG Highlights Godly Role Models for Girls, Such as Harriet Tubman and Many Others

March 1, 2021

CINNCINATI, Ohio American Heritage Girls (AHG,,  understands that in a world wrought with difficulty, girls need positive influences, a spirit of hope and most importantly, God in their lives. With this in mind, AHG will host its Women’s History Month Event March 8 – 12 for their members, so young girls may discover how women of the past and girls of today can make a difference for Christ. Each day of the event will feature themed activities, with special presentations throughout the week on the AHG YouTube Channel.

AHG holds true to the belief that as women and girls bear God’s image in the world, they have the opportunity to make a lasting impression in history with their unique image, and to behold the beauty that surrounds every bit of who they are in Christ.

Celebrating Women’s History Month affirms this fact and recognizes many prayerful women such as Harriet Tubman, a towering figure of courage and faith who risked her own life and freedom, to rescue men and women from slavery. Harriet Tubman is the namesake for the AHG Pioneer Level Award, a special recognition earned by girls ages 15-18 signifying their dedication to the AHG Program. Harriet Tubman stands as an example of needs recognition and sacrifice of time and resources to make a better life for others—a role model of bravery and confidence.

American Heritage Girls recognizes that prayer is the first line of defense in times of trouble.  As the U.S., and the world, approaches the one-year mark of struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic and celebrates Women’s History Month, AHG continues to pray for girls everywhere, that they would witness God’s goodness, despite difficulty in our world, and experience the joy that is living a life for Christ. Godly role models play a strong part in helping girls have a vision for the future by knowing what outcomes were of heroes in the past.

In an article appearing inHeritage Headlines, the American Heritage Girls quarterlymagazine, AHG explains, “As believing women … in the midst of … challenges, we put our faith in God over our fear of the unknown. We continue to find peace in knowing that God is sovereign over all, and He will reveal an end in His perfect timing. Put simply, by placing our faith in a big God, we get to live in the hope of His promises for tomorrow.”

American Heritage Girls was founded by a group of parents wanting a faith-based, scout-type character development program for their daughters in 1995. The AHG Program is dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country. American Heritage Girls across the nation and the globe participate in badge programs, service projects, leadership opportunities, and outdoor experiences, all with an emphasis on Christian values and family involvement.

In addition to the biblically-based parenting advice shared in the Heritage Headlines Winter 2021 issue and Raising Godly Girls blog and radio features, the American Heritage Girls Program provides a community experience in a Troop setting. Girls benefit from Christ-centered friendships and mentors to assist them in becoming Godly girls.

Today there are Troops in all 50 states and in 15 countries around the world through the Trailblazer Program. A variety of Christian denominations are also represented as Charter Organizations for Troops. There are thousands of volunteer members across the country helping girls to grow in their faith, cultivate a heart for service, enjoy the great outdoors, and have more fun than they can imagine.


To schedule interviews with Patti Garibay, founder and executive director of American Heritage Girls (AHG,, contact, Marjorie Pratt, 610.584.1096, ext. 107, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.