Over the weekend NCAC hosted the Annual Peace Light Ceremony. Scouts were able to share the history and background of the event. The tradition began in Austria in 1986 as a small charitable relief program. Its message began to spread worldwide and Scouts have been known to participate for decades. In Scouting it is used as a Messengers of Peace project.
The Peace light is symbolic of hope, unity and of course peace!
NCAC’s Scouts observed the tradition by lighting the peace candle and sharing its light with their communities. These lights help us usher in the holiday spirit and good intentions for the new year. After learning about the history of the event, Scouts led their families in a chorus of hymns. We are encouraged to practice peace in this season and every season.
Our end of the year theme was raise resilience, when asked how they raise resilience in their communities a Scout shared
“I raise resilience by sharing my light”
Share your light !!