Summit Website Launched
As part of a four-year, $400 million process to make The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve a reality, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced the launch of the Web site for the high-adventure base, summitbechtelreserve.org.
Two key functions of the site are the "Shape the Summit" survey and "Patrol Z" project, which will allow young people to provide input to help in the development of the property and engage in the larger discussion about the high-adventure base.
The "Shape the Summit" survey will give young people an opportunity to provide feedback and input into the development of The Summit. Also, beginning March 1, Scouts can apply for a chance to be a part of "Patrol Z," a team of Scouts hand selected and equipped with digital tools to help tell the exciting story of The Summit. Members of "Patrol Z" will get to be a part of recording a new era of Scouting, all in preparation for the 2013 Jamboree.
Located in the New River Gorge region of West Virginia, The Summit sits on 10,600 acres of forested mountains that will provide incredible facilities and intense outdoor programs. The Summit is scheduled to open in 2013 and will complement the three world-class BSA national high-adventure bases in New Mexico, Minnesota, and Florida. The site will permanently host the BSA’s iconic national Scout jamboree beginning in 2013 and the 2019 World Scout Jamboree.