In a simple and respectful ceremony at the end of July, the Girl Scouts of Park North Service Unit recently planted a Peace Pole at Porter Road in Roscoe. Troops joined together for a combined flag ceremony and then helped to plant the pole in the garden in front of the log cabin by the American flag pole.
The Peace Pole is a way to express belief in peace, hope for peace in our world and the things that promote peace as stated in the Girl Scout Promiseservice to God, loyalty to country and respect and service to each other.
The Peace Pole is a four-sided wooden pillar or post that has been inscribed with the peace statement, Let Peace Prevail on one side and the word peace in different languages on the remaining sides. The pole is placed in a quiet but predominate place where it can remind people of peace and the responsibility of all to promote and work for peace.
The Scouts wanted to make a positive statement for peace, and this was a way for all Scouts from Daisies to Adults to respectfully and sincerely state their hope for world peace. The pole is a beautiful addition to the park, and people using Porter Park will be reminded of the message.
The Park North Service Unit Girl Scouts will hold a formal community dedication ceremony of the Peace Pole on Sunday, Sept. 7 following the Roscoe Festival Days Parade. The ceremony will be at 1:30 p.m., and the public is invited.