Tag: West Virginia


Spartan Race 2017 Race Schedule

Spartan Race Coming to SBR!

We had some exciting news get announced last week! Spartan Race will be crowning the 2017 Spartan U.S. Championship Series winners AND first-ever age group champions here at the Summit Bechtel Reserve on August 26 and 27, 2017. NBC Sports…

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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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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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Dulcimer Duo A Hit At SummitCorps

Scouting isn’t just about roughing it in the wild. It’s about developing well-rounded individuals. During SummitCorps, the National Park Service hosted Appalachian History Night, where local performers and artisans shared their knowledge and talents with…

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Sandstone Falls

5 Things To Do At Sandstone Falls

Kayakers pitch themselves from the top of it. Fishermen wade into it. Some simply look at it with awe. Sandstone Falls is a river-wide ledge downstream of the Bluestone Dam on the New River and…

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Kaymoor Climber

Above The Mines, Beneath The Climbs

The remnants of a mining town lie silent in the New River Gorge, even though the campground above is bustling with activity. It hosts Kaymoor’s new residents, the climbers. They park near the ruins of…

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The Word On The Streets Of Fayetteville

Just up the road from the Summit, citizens of Fayetteville, West Virginia, one of America’s Coolest Small Towns, have noticed Scouts hanging around town. It’s hard not to notice. Scouts are in the stores, the…

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3 More Ways SummitCorps Is Giving Back

Scouts were busy building hiking and biking trails by day and giving back to the community by night at SummitCorps. They just couldn’t get enough community service, could they? Before SummitCorps began, leaders chose 10…

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More Than Just A Bridge

You’ve probably heard about the New River Gorge Bridge by now, but why is it so special, you ask? Let’s take a ride and find out.  (And to see how they built the enormous arch,…

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What Do You Know?

What Do You Know About The Summit?

The Summit Bechtel Reserve, located in southern West Virginia, is the new home of the national Scout jamboree and the 2019 World Scout Jamboree. That means tons of nature and adventure. You’ll have 10,600 acres…

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Planting At The Summit

Seeding The Summit

Seeding has begun at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. Throughout the summer of 2011, grass and plant seed will be put down to cover hundreds of acres of land at the Summit. Trinity Works, the development…

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Scouts, Will You Rendezvous Around The Summit?

The New River Gorge hosts some of the best rock climbing in the world. That’s music to the ears of the 1,100 folks at the New River Rendezvous (NRR), a huge climbing festival in the Summit’s backyard held every May.

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