Park Service Names Gorge Trail In Thanks To Arrowmen

In the closing ceremony for week 4 of SummitCorps Friday, New River Gorge National River Superintendent Don Striker announced the name of the trail completed by the Order of the Arrow youth volunteers — the Arrowhead Hike and Bike Trail.

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Local Support Aids Service Project Efforts

It is the largest youth service project that the New River Gorge has ever seen. Thousands of Scouts from the Order of the Arrow are investing a week of their summer to help the National Park Service build and restore

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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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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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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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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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SummitCorps 2011: Developing Strong Leaders

This July, thousands of Order of the Arrow members are traveling to the New River Gorge for SummitCorps 2011: The New River Experience. For this project, the Arrowmen are building two trail systems for the benefit of West Virginia and

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Scouts Lend A Helping Hand To National Park Service

Hard work, learning experiences and adventure sports — all the ingredients that make for a successful relationship between the National Park Service and the Boy Scouts of America’s national honor society, the Order of the Arrow. This year that relationship

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Downhill Mountain Biking

SummitCorps Getting Their Hands Dirty In The NRG

For the entire month of July, Arrowmen from all over the country will be visiting the New River Gorge (NRG) to help create miles — and miles and miles — of mountain bike trails. It’s called SummitCorps, and it’s going

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