Peace Light Patches
2020 Peace Light Patches
Inspired by the oil lamps at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.
The patches are 2"x4" and include a button loop. The silver thread is metallic.
Patches are $5 each.
Proceeds benefit BSA's World Friendship Fund which helps Scouting associations in other countries to strengthen and extend their Scouting programs
Each year since 2017, a volunteer designs and markets a custom commemorative patch for the International Peace Light. Proceeds from the sale benefit a nonprofit that supports Scouting.
The project began as a fundraiser for the World Friendship Fund as a requirement for the International Scouter‘s Award, and has been far more successful than ever imagined. The initial goal was to sell 50 patches; sales the first year topped 1000 and the program has continued to grow.
The patches are available only for a limited time. Sales usually open in the autumn, a few weeks before the Peace Light reaches North America, and continue a bit into the New Year.