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AHG Founder Urges Girls to ‘Open the Floor’ for Discussion About Their Faith Journey

October 5, 2021     

CINCINNATI, Ohio — American Heritage Girls (AHG, www.americanheritagegirls.org)—one of the largest Christian, scout-type organizations in the world— is proud to encourage AHG members to be involved in Focus on the Family’s “Bring Your Bible to School Day” this Thursday, October 7. The event empowers Christian students of all ages to speak God’s grace and truth into the culture around them, starting with two simple steps — bringing their Bibles to school and sharing what God’s Word means to them.

The message of sharing their faith with friends ties in well with AHG’s mission of building young women of character who have a heart for the Lord. AHG’s dedicationto providing Christ-centered programming is tailored to the age and ability of each girl.

Patti Garibay, founder and executive director of American Heritage Girls, stated, “Our AHG program is thoughtful, well-rounded, and intentional. A girl who completes the AHG program will be a Christ-following servant leader who is honoring, relational, and competent—in short, a woman of integrity.”

AHG’s Christian foundation goes hand-in-hand with Focus on the Family’s “Bring Your Bible to School Day,” a nationwide, student-led movement to read and treasure Scripture as God’s Holy Word, to encourage others with the hope they have in Christ Jesus, and to celebrate religious freedoms in the United States. Last year, Focus on the Family had 514,609 students register for the event in over 50,000 schools across the nation. This year, as students everywhere are trying to get back to their “normal” school routines, Christian girls now have new opportunities to share with their friends the hope they have in Christ, and how this hope has seen them through the many challenges they have all faced over the past two years.

Garibay commented, “We encourage all of our members to participate in ‘Bring Your Bible to School Day’ and utilize it as an opportunity to share the Gospel with their peers. For girls who might not know how to start that conversation, this is a great way to open the floor for that dialogue.”

To register for “Bring Your Bible To School Day” or for more information, click here.

American Heritage Girls was founded in 1995 by a group of parents who wanted this faith-based, scout-type character development program for their daughters. At AHG, girls ages five to 18 meet together as a single Troop at the same time and then break out into Units by Levels. This gives AHG girls the important social experience of interacting with friends and godly mentors of various ages; members also learn leadership skills within a group setting. AHG Troops are located in local communities across the nation. If none exists in a given area, families can bring the AHG Program to their own area. An American Heritage Girls Troop Development Coach is available to provide resources to potential Charter Organizations and other families to form a new Troop. To hear more about the purpose, mission, and vision of AHG from Founder and Executive Director Patti Garibay, click here.

Today, there are Troops in all 50 states and girls being served in 15 countries around the globe. Girls can join a Troop at any time; if a Troop is not available nearby, they can become a Trailblazer and enjoy the AHG program alongside their parent. A variety of Christian denominations are also represented as Charter Organizations for Troops. Thousands of volunteer members across the country are helping girls grow in their faith, cultivate a heart for service, enjoy the great outdoors, and have more fun than they can imagine. 

The “Raising Godly Girls” radio feature and Raising Godly Girls blog shares guidance and biblically based advice on many key topics affecting girls today. It gives parents, educators, and faith community leaders a set of tools, resources, and Scripture-based advice to assist in raising girls after God’s own heart. The “Raising Godly Girls Minute” with Patti Garibay airs on 900+ Christian radio stations across the country. 


To schedule interviews with Patti Garibay, Founder and Executive Director of American Heritage Girls, contactMedia@HamiltonStrategies.com, Beth Harrison, 610.584.1096 ext. 105, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.

To inquire about airing the “Raising Godly Girls Minute” with Patti Garibay, contact Michael Hamilton, 610.584.1096, ext. 101.