Tag: High Adventure


New River Trek

2017 New River Trek Registration Now Open!

ATTENTION   You’ve asked and we delivered! A regular request that we’ve heard from our customers has been “When will you be offering a traditional trek program?”, well this is it! 2017 will be the PILOT…

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High Adventure Girl Scout Style

Last year we held the first ever Girl Scout Jamboree. With more than 11 different chapters and over 250 Girl Scouts in attendance, these young ladies bounced, and I mean bounced, between every activity we offer…

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2016 High Adventure Early-Bird Discount

Attention Scouters! Register now and take advantage of discounts on 2016 fees at the Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. Groups that register for the 2016 High Adventure season…

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Part of a contingent at the Summit for High Adventure

Paul R. Christen HAB 2016 Contingent Info

2016 Council Contingent Info It’s here! 2016 council contingent information for the Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base. The Summit’s a big place and there’s a ton of fun and development to be had…

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2015 Summit Programs Catalog

The 2015 Summit Program Catalog Is Here!

THE catalog for choosing the right Summit program for your Scouts and Venturers. Ready to plan? The latest Summit program catalog delivers the goods on everything going on in 2015 at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. This catalog is divided into three sections for your…

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Sea Scouts at work during a Sea Scout Base-Galveston adventure

Sea Scout Base-Galveston Nears Completion

If open water is your thing, check out Sea Scouting‘s newest base. Sea Scout Base-Galveston has been hosting high adventure trips since 2011, but the facility is expected to be completed this year. As with most…

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Scouts and Venturers camp onsite during Summit programs.

Think You Know The Summit?

So. The Summit. If you visit the Summit Blog, you know that last year’s jamboree marked the grand opening of a really cool place. You probably know that The Summit is in the West Virginia…

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Summit Venue Spotlight: The Ropes

There’s fun. And then there’s fun that challenges you, the kind that brings with it a satisfaction that lasts way beyond the activity. The Ropes venue at The Summit is all about that kind of fun….

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The Rocks is a premier man-made rock climbing venue at The Summit in West Virginia

Summit Spotlight Venue: The Rocks

The Summit has taken the best of rock climbing in the New River Gorge in West Virginia and, with the help of Eldorado Climbing Walls, brought it onsite to create a climbing haven. Introductory climbs? You…

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Boats are readied for the river

Summit Venue Spotlight: The River

Hey, Boy Scout troop leaders and Venturing crew leaders: check out the river. The New River, that is. Alright. Technically, the New River is not on the Summit grounds. However, it is a key part…

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The Summit is where stories are made

The 2013 Jamboree Story Map

The Summit is a big place. No doubt about it. And the adventure, well, it has a way of bringing out the best in Scouts and Venturers, of taking them to the next level. To…

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The Canopy high adventure venue at the Summit

Summit Venue Spotlight: The Canopy

Few things are cooler–or more fun–than zip lining from platform to platform in the forest canopy. Check out the video above for a glimpse. Pretty cool, yes? The Canopy is one of four venues at…

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Trick shots are Dude Perfect's specialty. And Pandas.

Showing Off The Summit, Dude Perfect Style

The guys from Dude Perfect have made taking crazy trick shots an art form. No, it’s true. “So?” you might say. “What does this have to do with the Summit?” Well, when we turned Dude Perfect…

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River trips are a transformative experience

Experience The Magic Of The River

There’s something about rivers that captures our imagination. Could be the way it curls and breaks and sluices through and over the rocks. Could be the sound, the way the river almost seems to sing…

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The possibilities for high adventure are almost endless if you know where to look

High Adventure Is Closer Than You Think

High adventure comes in many forms. It can mean hiking the New Mexico backcountry or exploring your local state park’s trails. It could be scuba diving off the Florida Keys or going off the diving…

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2014 Programs marketing toolkit helps you get the word out to your Scouts.

2014 Programs: Getting The Word Out

Getting the word out to your council about 2014 high adventure programs at Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base at the Summit has never been easier. The team at the Summit has put together…

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Grinding on the big ramp at the Summit

2014 High Adventure: Video Bonanza

You like high adventure? Well, belly up to the visual smorgasbord over at the Summit’s YouTube channel. Get amped for all the high adventure waiting for you in 2014 at the Paul R. Christen National High…

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Scouts cross the Consol Energy Bridge at the Summit

Jamboree 2013: Done But Not Over

Wow. Is it really possible to pack this many awesome activities into 10 days? Well, I guess it is. We all just spent it doing those activities. The recap of events? ATV, BMX, canopy tours,…

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You don't have to catch air to get your BMX on at the Summit.

2014 Programs Sneak Peek: Wheels

Transform wheeled mobility into an art form with Wheels, one of four high adventure programs offered at the Summit in 2014. Check out the video above for a taste. Wheels is a smorgasbord of, well, wheels. Seriously. You’ll feast…

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Understanding the river is to understand life.

2014 Programs Sneak Peek: The River

What’s beyond the 2013 National Scout Jamboree? Check out the video above for a hint. That’s just a glimpse of the action you’ll find next summer at The River, one of four programs offered at the Summit from…

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The Summit 2014 programs will challenge Scouts from all over the U.S.

Summit High Adventure Beyond The 2013 Jamboree

As preparations for the 2013 National Scout Jamboree continue, we have been simultaneously working on the development and marketing of the 2014 high adventure program that will be headquartered at the Christen High Adventure Base…

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Sea Scouts working together on a Sea Base trip.

What’s The Deal With Sea Base?

The Ocean Rules. No Pun Necessary. Is there a better place for high adventure than the high seas? Not likely. That’s why Sea Base exists. If it has to do with the ocean, and it’s…

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Scout Troop From Florida Checks out high adventure in North Carolina

Florida Goes High Adventuring

Luis, 16, and Jaymes, 15, two Scouts who participated in the trip, were brand new to all these high-adventure sports. But it didn’t take them long to warm up to the action-packed activities.

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Rappelling Down In The New River Gorge

What’s It Like In West Virginia?

While I’ve only been a resident for six months, I often get asked what it’s like to live in West Virginia. Simply stated, “It’s awesome!” I didn’t know much about West Virginia when I moved…

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Rock on!

Teach Me to Climb

Since climbing is a fun, yet somewhat risky activity with much to learn in order to keep everyone safe, these Scouts completed the training in just under 18 long hours of both vigorous studying of the Climb On Safely rules and hands-on training on their tower.

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Dodging For Adventure

When Troop 108 raises funds to go to Florida Sea Base, they don’t mess around. What cool or innovative fundraisers is your unit planning?

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Want To Fly At The Summit?

You’ve heard about Mayhem Mountain, and how you can catch some big air at the Summit’s high-adventure basecamp for BMX and skateboarding. But just in case that isn’t your style, there is another way you can fly at the 2013 jamboree.

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Taking On The New River’s Rapids

In this edition of Adventures in Service: Venturing to the Summit, Crew members learned the basics of paddling, boat handling and safety from local West Virginia whitewater guides.

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Updates From Team Summit

The jamboree at the Summit will deliver a world-class program experience – more diverse, more intense, higher energy and more physically challenging than ever before.

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Head North And Get Your High Adventure On

Looking for some of the best wilderness adventure in the world? Don’t worry, the Summit Bechtel Reserve will open soon enough. But if you’re one of those who just can’t wait (we don’t blame you),…

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Head To Florida And Get Your High Adventure On

Craving adventure? Land not quite your style? The Summit Bechtel Reserve will offer Scouts plenty of ways to get wet. Swimming, whitewater rafting, boating, snorkeling and scuba will all be centerpieces at the 2013 National…

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The New River’s New Rock Climbing

Climbers travel from all over the world for the New River Gorge’s pristine sandstone. However, despite its many cliffs, the NRG may not be able to support the massive demand of over 50,000 Boy Scouts…

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Shape the Summit SCUBA

You Shaped The Summit: Action Sports

We asked all of you to help shape the Summit. In response, we received more than 1,000 survey and Facebook comments from Scouts, Venturers, Scouters, volunteers and many more. Thanks to all of the participation,…

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Get Fit For The Summit

The 2013 National Scout Jamboree is closer than we think. And as construction of the site at the Summit Bechtel Reserve continues to progress, there are two things to remember – expect fun and be…

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Shape The Summit Survey Results

You Helped Shape The Summit [Infographic]

Way back in 2010, we asked all of you to help Shape The Summit. Over 1000 survey responses and Facebook comments were received from Scouts, Venturers, Scouters, and many more. Here’s a look at what…

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