The mission of Hands of Peace is to bring together these high school students whose countries are at war. Bringing them together shows how much in common these students are, with the hope of bringing peace in the younger generations. At the picnic burgers and hot dogs were provided by Grand. Our scouts mingled with the visitors during the meal and New Trier's Swing Choir performed several songs for them.
Following the performance we had a large game of softball led by Coach Napoleon, the head varsity baseball coach at New Trier. The kids had a did not have a lot of knowledge/experience with this sport so scouts along with several other New Trier students helped teach them the basics of the game.
Will Kerwin – Troop 20 scribe