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Dec 5, 2011
Peace Light from Bethelehem


Monday, December 5 at 3:00 PM the Peace Light from Bethlehem will be brought to our Scout office to be shared with Scouts and organizations across our Territory.  For over a thousand years, lamps have been continuously lit in the Grotto of the Nativity in Bethlehem Israel.  For the last 22 years, a child from Upper Austria has lit two blast proof miner’s lamps from a grotto lamp. The blast proof miners lamps are then carried on an Austrian Airlines jet from Tel Aviv Israel to Vienna Austria from where the Peace Light is distributed at a Service of Dedication to delegations from across Europe who take it back, with a message of Peace, to their own countries.

Since 2004, Austrian Airlines has flown the miner’s lamps containing the Peace Light from Vienna to New York City. Scout Leaders light their lanterns from the miner’s lamps in New York and spread out across the United States and Canada to share the Peace Light. See the map below, to see how far the Peace Light spreads.

This is your opportunity to take the Peace Light home with you. Bring an oil lamp or enclosed candle to the Scout office and we will share the Peace Light with you.  For more information visit www.peacelight.orgExternal Link

For more information contact the Fargo Service center at 701-293-5011.  Peace Light.pdf

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