The Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA), founded in 1912, has been in the spotlight this week — but not for its popular cookie sales.
An online form circulating on social media this week related to sleepaway camp reportedly asked parents of girls to specify if their kids go by masculine pronouns — and if they’d prefer “gender inclusive” sleeping arrangements for their children while the young ones are at camp.
The form, reportedly sent by a parent to the widely followed Twitter account End Wokeness, asked parents or caregivers to provide “basic camper information” regarding preferred pronouns, including “she/her,” “they/them,” “he/him” and “other.”
Garibay said, “Is today’s GSUSA the Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts — or something in between?”
She added that “so many alumnae have grieved that Girl Scouts have lost their way as they witness a true loss of a national treasure.”
Garibay said she started American Heritage Girls “for this very reason.”
Garibay spent over a decade with the Girl Scouts in different parts of the United States.
She then left the organization and formed American Heritage Girls in 1995, she said.
It “inspires girls to pursue a deeper walk with Christ and focuses on Christian values and family involvement.”
The group shares on its website, “When a girl’s identity and her worldview lens are rooted in faith, the gospel message doesn’t stay neatly tucked in her Bible only to be taken off the shelf each Sunday … it impacts every part of her life!”
A biblical worldview, it continues, “shapes the way she understands herself, her purpose in the world, and how she can influence an unholy world for Christ using the God-given gifts bestowed upon her at the moment of her creation.”
Garibay is author of the book, “Why Curse the Darkness When You Can Light a Candle?” She and her husband have four married children and nine grandchildren.
American Heritage Girls has troops in all 50 states, as well as independent “Trailblazers” in 15 countries.
Troops can be found across a variety of Christian denominations.
It also said, “Accommodations for transgender youth are made with the local Girl Scout council to best support each troop and member.”
The group maintains that “as Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Girls grow courageous and strong through a wide variety of enriching experiences, such as field trips, skill-building sports clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges and environmental stewardships.”
Fox News Digital reached out to Girl Scouts of the USA for additional comment.