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American Heritage Girls finds new home in Jefferson City

American Heritage Girls finds new home in Jefferson City

December 14th, 2012 in News

The "Go Light Your World" portion of the American Heritage Girls Club's first badge ceremony is held at Capital West Christian Church earlier this month. Candles were held as music was played after each division of the club accept their awards.

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Flags and candles, reciting missions and values, uniforms and badges, service projects and camaraderie - the American Heritage Girls has all of the makings of a children's organization.

What sets them apart from secular groups is the integral faith component.

"This is not just an organization; it's a ministry," said Troop 3412 coordinator Julie Glaser.

Combining religion and service was important to 10-year-old Explorer Olivia Noack, too.

"I feel more comfortable here than memories from (participating in other organizations)," Noack said. "I like earning the badges, but I like learning how to do stuff, too."

American Heritage Girls has created the opportunity for Noack to be with like-minded peers to do sports, crafts, service projects and outdoor activities.