Christian girls’ group founder advise new BSA alternative

Friday, June 14, 2013
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Momentum is growing for the formation of a new organization for boys based on biblical principles. One of the members invited to help accomplish it has had experience in founding a similar scouting group for girls.

American Heritage Girls was formed 17 years ago after it became apparent the Girl Scouts had moved to the left and away from biblical principles. AHG cofounder Patti Garibay has accepted an invitation to meet in Kentucky with other Christian leaders later this month to help form the new organization. Garibay learned the hard way how to create a Christian alternative to established scouting groups and will have some advice for the panel. 

Garibay, Patti (AHG)"Who knows? This boys' program may end up with a large population of boys in it right away so we need to learn quick and use the best practices that have already been tried and true," she says.

Garibay adds that the public can trust the new organization will have strong biblical standards for the organization and for the boys. 

"This new organization will be using the charter/partner concept where Christ- centered churches and private schools will be the charter partners and own and operate that program, and they will be the voting members of that organization to prevent this type of mission creep from coming in," she tells OneNewsNow. "And also all of the adults will have to agree to a statement of faith that is Christ-centered."

The private meeting will be held in Kentucky later this month and the results made public shortly after. All of this effort is being made in response to the Boy Scouts voting to accept homosexuals as members.

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