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Boy Scouts: National Scout Reserve

Welcome to The Summit: Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in the New River Gorge Area

Construction set to begin in Glen Jean in Spring of 2010 on the new 10,000 acre Boy Scout destination near Beckley West Virginia and Country Road Cabins. The Summit will be a premier adventure destination for scouts as well as the permanent home for the National Scout Jamboree when it opens in 2013.

The Summit will Feature

  • High Adventure Base Camp
  • the Center for Leadership Excellence
  • Challenge Course
  • Arena & Two Lakes
  • New River Access
  • the National Scouting Center HQ

View the Proposed Master Plan Rendering: the Summit

The selection of the New River Gorge as the site for the new scouting facility followed an intensive review of proposals from more than 28 states. There was $50 million in funding gifted by the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation for the Glen Jean site which sits adjacent to more than 70,000 acres of National Park Service land and the New River Gorge.

The New River Gorge Region in West Virginia was selected because of its outstanding natural beauty, world-class high-adventure opportunities, and the availability of superior local infrastructure, including roads and public services…

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Country Road Cabins is perfectly situated in the heart of the New River Gorge area in West Virginia and is a convenient lodging source for visits to The Summit during the construction phase. Our cabins in 1-4 bedrooms are fully equipped for an extended stay and easily accommodate large groups. Book your cabin stay online or call us today to make your reservation.

Additional Resources

Official Boy Scouts Web Site:

WV Metro News Story / Photo Gallery

welcome boy scouts

4C Economic Development Authority Article

Local Site Selected for National Scouting Center

Wikipedia: Boy Scouts

National Scout Jamboree