American Heritage Girls: The Moral Destitution of Our Nation is Underscored by Shocking Comments of Youth

Discouraging Results of American Worldview Inventory 2021 Survey Should Jolt America’s Christian Parents

May 24, 2021

CINCINNATI, Ohio Today, the American Heritage Girls (AHG, www.americanheritagegirls.org) scout-type program is clearly more important than ever before. That’s because, according to the results of the American Worldview Inventory 2021, an astounding 43 percent of millennials said they “don’t know, don’t care, or don’t believe God exists”—compared to just 28 percent of baby boomers who said that.

The researchers found that millennials (born 1984-2002) have gone further than other cohort groups—including Gen X (1965-1983) and baby boomers (1946-1964)—in cutting ties with traditional Christian views and normative biblical teaching. Americans younger than 55, they said, are far more likely to distrust the Bible and to believe God is uninvolved in people’s lives. The American Worldview Inventory 2021 is a survey of the philosophy of life on American adults from Arizona Christian University.

Reacting to the survey results, AHG Founder and Director Patti Garibay commented, “The need for evangelization and discipleship is necessary now more than ever. The discouraging results of the American Worldview Inventory 2021 underscore the moral destitution of our nation. Now more than ever, additional arrows must be placed in the quiver of our youth.

“Youth must hear the gospel and those who know Christ must be able to share and defend their faith,” Garibay added. “Youth need to live their faith, day to day, as it is the sweet aroma of Christ when lived out daily, that will attract their peers to Him. 

“Christ-centered ministries that embrace a biblical worldview are essential arrows to the existing arrows of family and church,” Garibay also said. “American Heritage Girls and Trail Life USA provides exactly that: evangelization and discipleship opportunities while providing leadership and life skills necessary to navigate today’s complex world.”

AHG is dedicated to providing authentic, positive and values-driven outdoor activities and many other character and leadership development opportunities for girls across the nation.

American Heritage Girls was founded in 1995 by a group of parents who wanted a faith-based, scout-type character development program for their daughters. 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 Raising Godly Girls blog and Raising Godly Girls radio features that are heard on 770 radio stations, American Heritage Girls 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 globe through the Trailblazer Program. A variety of Christian denominations are also represented as Charter Organizations for Troops. Thousands of volunteer members across the country are helping girls to grow in their faith, cultivate a heart for service, enjoy the great outdoors, and have more fun than they can imagine.

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To schedule interviews with Patti Garibay, founder and executive director of American Heritage Girls (AHG, www.americanheritagegirls.org), contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, Beth Harrison, 610.584.1096, ext. 105, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.