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Youth-Led, Youth-Built

A donation of $50 million dollars from the Stephen Bechtel kicked things off for the Summit. Since then, many large, generous donations have followed. And on top of that, it’s service that keeps the Summit moving forward. Youth-led, youth-built. That

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Splat Move At Pillow Rock Rapid, Gauley River

How Whitewater Kayaking And Recycling Met

This is part 4 of a 4-part series about a service project (recycling) that we tied to some adventure stuff (Bridge Day). Fun? Yeah, that pretty much sums it up. What this group of Scouts didn’t know about whitewater kayaking

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4 Must-Have Mountain Bike Trail Ingredients

Arrowmen at SummitCorps are busy building over 40 miles of mountain bike trails as we speak, but they aren’t doing it alone. Trail building is rather technical, and Rich Edwards, the International Mountain Bicycling Association trail solutions manager, has been

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You Shaped The Summit: Transportation

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, we are now better suited

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I-Corps

I-Corps — Training The SummitCorps Trainers

For 4 weeks, Scouts from across the nation are gathering to get their hands dirty in the West Virginia soil, but they’ve needed some instruction to get the job done right. Good news. The elite team of instructors for the

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Old Lines, New Shine

Old Lines, New Shine

There are plenty of climbs in the New River Gorge in need of a little TLC and it’s no surprise. Most were established well before many of the Scouts reading this were born. Old routes mean bolts and hardware, which

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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 of Summit property and 70,000

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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 and Venturers expected to visit

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OA Youth Leaders Speak

SummitCorps, In Their Words

In this video update, Order of the Arrow youth leaders volunteering in the SummitCorps project describe the project and their roles in carrying out the largest-ever service project in the New River Gorge. You’ll hear from the Week 1 Youth

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