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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Summit

So. The Summit. For the last three years we’ve been talking about all the cool stuff there, all the activities that would be available for the 2013 National Scout Jamboree. And now, with the jamboree under our belts, it’s time to take a deeper dive into the Summit. With the amount of information pouring from the Summit, it’s quite possible there are some things you don’t know about this awesome place.

1. The Summit is not the name of the high adventure base.

Wait. What? That’s right. The amazing high adventure activities–and the 2014 high adventure programming— are part of the Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base.

2. Adventure photography.

West Virginia is not only home to amazing high adventure opportunities, but also stunning landscapes. Spend a week in the Adventure Photography program improving your photographer’s eye by capturing misty mornings, sprawling vistas and blazing sunsets. Before long, you’ll find yourself scanning your world for the perfect composition without even thinking about it.

3. While 2013 marked the grand opening of the Summit, 2014 marks the first time Scouts can visit the Summit to participate in more in-depth high adventure programming.

Yep. Besides the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, 2014 is the kick off of yearly high adventure programs at the Summit, from the Summit Experience, which lets Scouts get a taste of all the high adventure activities, to Wheels, The Marksman, The River and Helmets & Harnesses, to Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) Level 1 and Level 2 certification.

4. The four core values of the Summit are adventure, service, sustainability and leadership.

There’s more to the Summit that just high adventure. The foundations of Scouting are as much a part of this place as the zip lines and trails and ramps.

5. Each of the 2014 focused programs includes three electives so Scouts can try other high adventure activities.

Who knows? Maybe you’ll find a new passion as you explore an old one!

This year’s jamboree was only the beginning. As the Scouting continues to evolve, the Summit will be right there with it.

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