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American Heritage Girls — an Alternative to the Girl Scouts

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American Heritage Girls is a common-sense, international, faith-based character-development program for girls ages five through 18. My family embraces their biblical worldview, traditional Christian values, and critical thinking opportunities.
 
Their recent announcement of a Respect Life Patch reinforcing AHG’s commitment to honoring life from conception to natural death is a breath of fresh air and a beacon of truth.  
American Heritage Girls is a wonderful faith-based alternative to the Girl Scouts. It promotes a life-honoring culture, stresses the importance of service, and espouses values that clearly delineate right from wrong. I also write about many of these shared values in my new book "King Rules," a Thomas Nelson release. 
 
AHG girls participate in a wide array of badge programs, service projects, leadership opportunities, and outdoor experiences. Troops representing more than 30,000 girls in 48 states can earn the Respect Life Patch by participating in an event that brings attention to respecting life or by providing a service project for an organization whose mission/purpose demonstrates a desire to respect life, such as pregnancy resource centers, pro-life groups, and hospices.
 
When my Uncle ML spoke about his dream for a day when his children "will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character," the character he had in mind was founded on the teachings of the Bible, which include respect for life.

With all the talk we hear today about choice, it seems that the choice of life is often overlooked and undervalued. I’m gratified that American Heritage Girls stresses the value God places on each individual and the importance of living a life that is pleasing to Him.
 
“We are honored to have Alveda’s endorsement and support,” says Patti Garibay, AHG executive director and founder. “She has been a tireless advocate for the unborn and a person whose life is dedicated to glorifying God in everything she does.”
 
Founded in 1995 in Cincinnati, Ohio, AHG currently has more than 30,000 members across the globe, with more than 720 troops in 48 states. In the past four years, it has experienced 40-50 percent membership growth annually.
 
Dr. Alveda C. King grew up in the civil rights movement led by her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She is a pastoral associate and director of African-American outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries. Her family home in Birmingham, Ala., was bombed, as was her father’s church office in Louisville, Ky. Alveda herself was jailed during the open housing movement. Read more reports from Dr. Alveda C. King — Click Here Now.
 
 

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