This web site is being maintained by two Boy Scout volunteers in an effort to facilitate the distribution of the Peace Light from Bethlehem throughout the North American continent. This web site has not been officially endorsed by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America. However, our goal is to work with individual local BSA Councils, Scouting volunteers, the Asociación de Scouts de México and PLAST (Ukrainian Scouting) to bring the continuous flame Peace Light from Bethlehem project to the North American continent.
Each year, a child from Upper Austria fetches the light from the grotto in Bethlehem where Jesus was born. The light is carried in two blast proof miners lamps on an Austrian Airlines jet from Tel Aviv Israel to Vienna Austria from where it 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. Austrian Airlines then flies the miners lamps containing the Peace Light from Bethlehem to New York City. The goal of this web site is help the light spread like the branches of a huge tree rooted in New York and spreading across the continent.