The Peace Light is a continuously-burning flame, originating from the Grotto of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Israel. Each December, Scouts are challenged to help the flame reach as many people as possible, passing the flame lantern to lantern - while reminding the public that we can all be channels of peace through our words and actions.
The International Peace Light 2018
The Peace Light will be arriving at JFK Airport on December 1st. Coordinators from all over will congregate to welcome the Light, and light their Lanterns. Brian Duane of Massachusetts will be among them.
Brian has been planning his travels since the beginning of October. To Denver and back, he will be making a stop in Concord, OH to share the Light with Pack 72, other Scouters, and members of various congregations.
Welcoming the Peace Light to NE OH
Monday, December 3rd 6:00 pm
Quail Hollow Country Club
11295 Quail Hollow Dr. | Concord, OH 44077
All are welcome to attend
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Pack 72 will receive the Light, and begin our Journey to share with as many as possible in NE OH and NW PA. We welcome you to follow along, spread the word, and get involved in this world wide opportunity to spread Peace through our words and actions.
Peace Light Sharing Ceremony
Saturday, December 15th, 2018 7:00pm
St. Mary's Hall
103 N Maple St, Orwell, OH 44076
This event is open to the public.
We will be serving cookies and hot chocolate.
If you would like to take the Peace Light home with you, please bring your own oil lamp or enclosed candle. Candles will be supplied to all participants.
See where the Light will be, and has gone, throughout NE OH and NW PA.
Additional Sharing Ceremonies(see distribution map for info)
12/9 - St. Vladimir's and Ukrainian Scouts (Parma)
12/9 - Windsor United Methodist Church
12/9 - Colebrook United Methodist Church
12/24 - Orwell United Methodist Church
Pack 72's involvement began 6 years ago when Joe Redding of Wisconsin, lit his Lantern in New York and passed it to the Greater Western Reserve Council Office on his travels back home. We picked up the Light, and held our first Sharing Ceremony with a whole 3 attendees on a cold winter night.
For the last 3 years, Brian Duane of Massachusetts has taken over for the now retired Joe Redding. He volunteers his time to help Welcome the Light at JFK Airport when the Light arrives in the United States. On a route he plans for months, he carries his lanterns halfway across the United States (and back), sharing the Light with as many people as are interested. They in turn, share the Light with others ... in hopes to reach across the entire country - and continent.
Pack 72 has had the honor to Welcome the Light to NE Ohio for the last 3 years at Quail Hollow Country Club. From there, we share with other Packs and Troops in the NE Ohio/PA Region, as well as Congregations of all faiths from Parma to Colebrook. Our Scouts even had the privilege of making an informational video about the Peace Light at the Lake Erie Council Office in 2017.
In mid-December, Pack 72 hosts our own Sharing Ceremony for the community of Orwell and surrounding communities - where all are welcome to share in the Light, and enjoy music and cookies. This ceremony has grown to an attendance of 75 in 2017.
In 2017, Pack 72 had the privilege of sharing the Peace Light with over 300 people - with our reach continuing to grow.