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WARREN, Ohio - Boy Scouts in northeast Ohio are part of a global campaign to spread peace in the form of a glowing light.

The precious cargo arrived unphased by its lengthy journey. The Peace Light brought to Warren is fetched each year by a child from the grotto in Bethlehem where many believe Jesus was born.

It's then taken to Austria and then flown to New York where the light is shared for spreading across the country.

"It's really neat, because there was the missing link between State College and Warren and my parents are originally from this area, so it was neat to bring it over. You get a little nervous. About five miles out I was worried that it went out. It was my biggest concern, but it hadn't," said Jim Kennedy, Juniata Valley Council.

Thirteen thousand young scouts will assist in sharing the light, so they can spread it throughout the community to share the message of peace.

"The light will be brought to troop meetings and pack meetings and young people and their families will bring their candles and their lanterns and they will take them back to their places of worship, they'll take them back to their homes," said Jason Wolf, Greater Western Reserve Council.

Local residents are invited to bring their own candles to receive the flame. It's hoped every scouting family and anyone who appreciates the significance of the holiday season is touched by the eternal light.

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