International Day of Peace

Around the world, Scouts are celebrating a world-wide day of Peace and making their own communities better.

How are YOU celebrating today?

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Turkey Trail Run 2014

It’s back for another run!

The Turkey Trail Run is celebrating its second anniversary at Camp Indian Mound in Oconomowoc Saturday November 1st, 2014. It’s a 5K run, or 1 mile walk, and helps us promote the good work that Scouting does in the community. It’s also a great way to spend a beautiful day in the leaves and on the trail this fall!

If your Pack, Troop or Crew displays Scouting skills like flag retirement, cooking or bottle rockets during the event you could camp for free at Indian Mound Scout Reservation!

Or choose to Run/Walk – entry fees of $20 per runner, or $8 per walker (just $5 for 17 and under!) and you can get a free tee shirt if you register by October 18th.

This year there will be a costume contest, games, music, prizes and s’more! It’s going to be a GREAT time!

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Venturing Shooting Sports at Ed Bryant

The Glaciers Edge Council is hosting a Venturing Shooting Sports Weekend at Ed Bryant Scout Reservation. Boy Scouts and Venturing Scouts age 14 and up are welcome to attend.

There will be something for everyone! Guns, archery, black powder, tomahawks, throwing knives… All for $30 for the weekend, including a tee shirt!

But register before October 23rd, or the price goes up!

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NRA Pistol Course

For those who live toward the Southern part of our district, you may be interested in the NEIC’s NRA Pistol Instructor Training. This two day course will be offered September 20th and 27th for BSA Adult Leaders. It will be held in Mundelein, IL and Bristol Range in Bristol, WI.

This is a great opportunity to begin your shooting sports instructor certifications which include Rifle, Shotgun and Range Safety Officer. Even if you can’t make this course, but want to get on NEIC’s mailing list for future courses, it’s suggested that you contact Instructor Todd Cook at to be put on their mailing list.

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International Day of Peace

In 1981 the United Nations established the International Day of Peace. On this, our remembrance of September 11th, we prepare to join the rest of the world in helping strengthen the ideals of peace, within and among all nations and peoples.

In 2001 the UN declared September 21st of each year to be the annual recognition, and it is observed as a day of non-violence and cease fire.

But way back in 1920, just two years after the most terrible war the world had ever known, 8,000 Scouts from 34 countries came together for the first world jamboree. At the closing ceremony, Scouting founder Robert Baden-Powell called on participants to carry the spirit of the jamboree home “so that we may help to develop peace and happiness in the world and goodwill among all Scouts.”

Today Scouts all over the world participate in the International Day of Peace, and in helping celebrate peace all year round, through the Messengers of Peace program.

How can you participate? Go online and register your community service projects, including Eagle Scout projects, and help add pins to the MOP map! Scouts who participate can also earn a really neat Messengers of Peace ring patch to be worn around the World Crest on their uniform.

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