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Boy Scouts: National Scout Reserve

The Summit: Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve glen Jean New river gorge west virginiaWelcome to The Summit: Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in the New River Gorge Area

Construction is 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 (pdf)


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. $50 million in funding has been 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, its world-class high-adventure opportunities, and the availability of superior local infrastructure, including roads and public services...

Read the full article:  scouting.org


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

Additional Resources

 

Official Boy Scouts Web Site:

scouting.org

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