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What Does a Wholesome Program Look Like?
Volume 82, Program 7
5/6/2008
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What does a wholesome scouting program for girls look like? Find out on today’s Home School Heartbeat with Mike Smith and his guest Patti Garibay, executive director of American Heritage Girls.

Mike Smith:
Patti, many homeschoolers want their daughters to understand, appreciate, and share the Christian values America was founded on. How does American Heritage Girls encourage this?

Patti Garibay:
Well, the American Heritage Girls oath, Mike, uttered by each member at every troop meeting states: “I promise to love God, cherish my family, honor my country, and serve in my community.” The importance of honoring our country is just woven throughout the tapestry of AHG. The girls from a very early age learn the proper care and handling of our nation’s symbol, the flag. They also learn the importance of freedom and the price associated with it. As they annually salute our nation’s heroes, our veterans, on Veterans Day. In addition, the girls provide service to our country through projects of care packages for soldiers, for patients at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, and performing flag ceremonies at community events. It’s neat to see, as the girls age, they learn more about becoming an active, involved citizen through their badge work and these service projects. AHG provides a strong leadership program which encourages and enables girls to take a stand in their communities and make a positive, biblical impact on their culture.

Mike:
Patti, those are great ideas. Listeners, join us tomorrow to hear more from American Heritage Girls Executive Director Patti Garibay. And until then, I’m Mike Smith.


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