Boys and girls from Immanuel Lutheran’s American Heritage Girls and Trail Life Troops had one “last blast of summer” that was not only fun, but also significant. They gathered Monday night at Feed My Starving Children in Schaumburg and packed “nutritious MannaPack™ meals specifically designed to reverse malnutrition” for starving children in Iraq. They packed enough to feed 31 children for an entire year.

“It was good to have the American Heritage Girls and Trail Life USA trail men come together to serve as a launch to our new year. Our members love to make a difference in other children’s lives,” says Trephina Bedell, Immanuel’s children’s ministry coordinator.

American Heritage Girls Troop #IL0412 and Trail Life Troop #0412 will be holding a Community Open House on Tuesday, September 5th beginning at 7:00 p.m. for all families wishing to learn more about their troops.

American Heritage Girls (AHG) is a faith-based character development program for girls ages 5 - 18. AHG is dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country. Founded in 1995 in Cincinnati, Ohio, AHG has grown from ten troops and 100 members to over 40,000 members across five countries and 49 U.S. states. Girls participate in badge programs, service projects, leadership opportunities and outdoor experiences, all with an emphasis on Christian values and family involvement.

Membership in American Heritage Girls is open to all girls in the community (ages 5 – 18) and Trail Life USA, is open to all boys (ages 5 – 18) in the community.

Trail Life USA is a national organization that focuses on developing boys and young men, providing outdoor adventures and character building opportunities. The men teach the young men, and the young men teach the boys. The focus is on the youth, learning responsibility, integrity, and growing through teaching and learning to see God’s hand in everything.

To learn more, please contact Trephina Bedell at 847-359-1936.