International Peace Light Comes to Southbury

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On Monday, December 20, the International Peace Light travels to Southbury CT Boy Scout Troop 1607.

The Peace Light originates in the Bethlehem Nativity Grotto when an Austrian child kindles a flame from the “eternal flame”. The light flame is used to light other flames and makes it’s way around the world as a symbol of hope, peace and love. Many Scouting groups around the world participate in this act of peace.

Dave Rohling, a Southbury native and leader of Troop 1607, accepted the flame from the Latvian representative and will present it to the Troop in a ceremony on Monday evening at 7:00 PM at VFW Post 1607 on Lakeside Avenue in Southbury. This is the third year that we have been a part of this 25 year Scouting program.

For more details about the International Peace light see: http://www.peacelight.org.uk/.

Troop 1607 meets Mondays at 7:00 PM at VFW Post 1607 on Lakeside Avenue in Southbury. Boys ages 11 to 17 interested in joining can attend a meeting or contact Ron Porell at (203) 262-6297 or rwporell@snet.net.