Sports Medal Program
The benefits of regular exercise are well documented. In order to promote health and wellness in it's members, the Sons of Norway provides a sports medal program. Participants can earn medals in one of four categories:
More information can be found in this pamphlet, and at the Sons of Norway international page (members only - login required)
Starting in 2014, the Sons of Norway has the "Virtual Pilgrimage" program. The Virtual Pilgrimage is a window into the experience of the pilgrims in Norway, who walk a network of routes called St. Olav's Ways. This network is named after King Olav Harraldson (995-1030) who trekked these trails converting pagan Norway to Christianity. The Gudbrandsdalen route, upon which the Sons of Norway Virtual Pilgrimage is based, is the most popular section for pilgrims on the King's Way. The nearly 400 mile journey starts in Oslo and ends at Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, the burial ground of St. Olav. Members will keep track of their mileage and track their journey at home while following along with the journey in Norway. Click here for log.