Christian-based Alternative to Girl Scouts Gearing Up to Celebrate 20th Anniversary at Historic National Convention

By Jennifer Troutman

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CINCINNATI, Ohio¬†–¬†American Heritage Girls, a Christian-based alternative to the Girl Scouts with over 40,000 members worldwide, will celebrate its 20th anniversary June 24-27 at Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana (north of Indianapolis).

The 20th anniversary convention is the largest national event to date for American Heritage Girls members and volunteers. The convention theme “Upside Down” showcases what it means to live out biblical truth in a compromised world.

During this four-day conference, girls and adults will choose from more than 60 exciting workshops organized to empower and engage future girl leaders. Pure Freedom CEO Dannah Gresh, one of the keynote speakers, will address the crisis girls face today in the fight for emotional wellness and modesty.

AHG Founder and Executive Director Patti Garibay states, “This celebration promises to be a memorable and life-changing event for all who attend. God’s blessing beyond AHG’s humble beginnings around one mom’s kitchen table has astounded AHG’s members over the past two decades. I can’t wait to see how the future unfolds!”

As part of AHG’s birthday celebration, several prominent conservative Christian leaders including Franklin Graham, Alveda King, James Dobson, Joni Eareckson-Tada and Jim Daly will honor AHG in a 20th anniversary tribute. The national convention is also sponsored by several organizations including Samaritan’s Purse, Rush Revere, Abby Candles and Heart and Soul Candies.

American Heritage Girls is a character-development organization for girls ages 5 through 18. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, the ministry has over 40,000 members across the globe and has averaged 30% growth annually since 2010.

American Heritage Girls’ mission is to build women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country. Girls participate in badge programs, service projects, leadership opportunities and outdoor experiences. For more information regarding American Heritage Girls please visit

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