The American Heritage Girls (AHG) was presented a Memorandum of Mutual Support by the Boy Scouts of America at the AHG National Leadership Conference on Friday, June 12, 2009 at 7 pm at Vineyard Community Church in Cincinnati. View a copy of the AHG and BSA Memorandum of Mutual Support.
This Memorandum is historic in nature as it is the first presented to an all girls’ organization in the one hundred year history of the Boy Scouts of America. The Memorandum was presented to AHG National Executive Director, Patti Garibay by BSA’s Director of the Community Alliances Team, Charles Holmes, of the Boy Scouts of America, Irving, Texas. American Heritage Girls’ volunteers from across the country participated in trainings and workshops during the weekend as well as witnessed this historic event.
The Memorandum was signed by the National Executive Director and Founder of the American Heritage Girls on the same kitchen table where AHG was founded nearly 15 years ago.
American Heritage Girls was started in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1995 in order to offer a faith based leadership development program to girls ages 5-18. Through the AHG program, girls are enriched physically,mentally and spiritually through a diverse range of badge activities, community service projects, camping and more, thus making the AHG program a good book end to a church sponsored BSA charter.
American Heritage Girls currently has Troops in 39 states, and its new independent girl program, the Trailblazer Program,currently operates in two European countries and Japan and in state side areas that presently do not have AHG troops. There are 32 AHG troops in the Cincinnati Tri-State Heart of America Council area.
The formal partnership will begin immediately. The structure of both organizations is very similar thus allowing BSA and AHG to work cooperatively on service projects, membership growth and programming initiatives across the nation.
To learn more about American Heritage Girls, please visit our website at www.ahgonline.org. Form more information or questions about the American Heritage Girls program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.