Tag: Summit director


The BSA has been working non-stop on security and safety plans at the Summit

2013 Jamboree Safety And Security

Our hearts and prayers go out to the many families affected, both directly and indirectly by the two horrific tragedies in the northeast recently, both of which involved children. Words cannot adequately express the many…

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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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Getting some air on the BMX

How Is Summit Construction Coming?

…we’ve largely transitioned from the relatively slow work of moving dirt and laying underground utilities to the much more rapid work of putting the program venues together.

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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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How Does Shakedown Shape Up?

How Does The Shakedown Compare To The Jamboree?

One thing that struck me from reading the suggestions is there’s still some confusion over what Shakedown was about and how the Shakedown experience relates to what you can expect at the 2013 National Jamboree. To clarify: It really doesn’t relate.

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What's For Lunch?

About Those Lunches

Our objective is to ensure we provide a healthy meal with the greatest acceptability possible while ensuring our Scouts/Scouters are safe from foodborne illness.

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Tell Me More About Sustainability

“No one can pass through life, any more than he can pass through a bit of country, without leaving tracks behind, and those tracks may often be helpful to those coming after him in finding their way.” Baden Powell

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Summit Director Dan McCarthy

Summit Director’s Introductory Blog

I joined Scouting as a Cub Scout in, well, let’s just say it was over a half-century ago. I’ve been active in Scouting ever since, having served at the unit, district, council, regional and national levels.

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