The Girl Scouts rejected God and embraced moral relativism

In God’s providence, Patti Garibay founded American Heritage Girls


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September 15, 2020

Guest host Adam McManus talks with Patti Garibay, the founder of American Heritage Girls, a Christian version of the Girl Scouts. In this second installment of two conversations, Patti, a Girl Scouts parent volunteer, shares her outrage with the group for making the pledge to God optional, for advocating moral relativism, and for championing a disturbing weekend called “Sexuality & You” for 12 to 14-year- olds which celebrated gender confusion and sexual perversion antithetical to God’s design.

She empathized with Habakkuk, the prophet, who cried out, “How long, O Lord, must I call for help? But You do not listen! Must I forever see these evil deeds? Why must I watch all this misery?” (Habakkuk 1:2-3)

After trying to reform the Girl Scouts from within, she felt God calling her to found American Heritage Girls, a Christ-centered adventure program for girls (5-18) whose troops are hosted in 1,200 churches and have 56,000 members nationwide. It’s all chronicled in her book Why Curse the Darkness When You Can Light a Candle?

If you missed Part 1 of Adam’s interview, in which Patti shares her life story about how God used her wheelchair-bound father and her alcoholic mother, click here.

About Your Host, Kevin Swanson

Homeschooled himself in the 1960's and 70's, Kevin Swanson and his wife, Brenda, are now homeschooling their five children. Since graduating from his homeschool and then serving as student body president of a large west coast university, he has gone on to other leadership positions in corporate management, church, and other non-profits.