Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Summit: Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve

BSA has announced the approved site for a new Eastern High Adventure Center in the New River Gorge area near Bechtel, West Virginia, to be named The Summit: Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve. The over 10,000 acre site will also serve, beginning in 2013, as the permanent home of the quadrennial National Boy Scout Jamborees.

Through the efforts of a Scouter active on the web site, which complements the US Scouting Service Project sites, we've obtained and posted some images of the site.

An aerial photo (apparently derived from Google Earth) of the area, showing an outline of the site at

A topographic map (composite of USGS quads) of the area, also showing an outline of the site at

and a very preliminary site plan of the site, showing general plans for the various facilities which will be developed to support the high adventure center and Jamborees, at

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