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Business as usual at Summit Bechtel Reserve

Since the planning stages, The Summit has been designed and laid out to host scouts. All scouts. Our facilities are tailored to host National Jamborees, HIgh Adventure, Scout Camp program and this year a World…

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Summit Visits CMI

On Wednesday February 6th the Summit was invited to visit the CMI (Colorado Mountain Industries) factory in Franklin, WV for a tour and to discuss the development of climbing and zip line gear. This company manufactures a…

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2019 High Adventure Planning Guides

All of our High Adventure Planning Guides for 2019 have been updated and can be found at:   or here   2019 Council & Unit Planning Guide 2019 New River Trek Planning Guide 2019 Polaris…

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Welcome Thom Merkle

  All,   Please join us in welcoming Thom Merkle to The Summit Team as the Wheeled Sports Program Manager.   A little about Thom: Thom is a northern Minnesota native who has lived in…

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VenturingFest App

We are counting down the days till Venturers from all across the country come together at the Summit for the 20th Anniversary at Venturingfest. Participants will be doing full days of fun and exciting program….

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2016 Program Registration Is Open

2018 Provisional Registration is LIVE

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMS The Paul R. Christen High Adventure Base will offer its Summit Experience and Focused programs on a provisional basis the week of July 29th through August 4th, 2018. Provisional programs are for individual…

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SBR Shorts

How do I check the brakes on my mountain bike?  How do I safely carry my arrows?  How do I combat strange smell coming out of my gym shoes after a long day of hiking?…

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Appalachian Mountain Range Reads

What does The Summit’s Aquatics Program Manager Isaac Colvard like to read on his (minimal) time off? Well funny you should ask, he is a huge history buff and when I asked him this very…

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Josh Cochran’s “B-B-Bear!”

The Summit’s Scott Visitor Center has a new attraction — a giant mural entitled “B-B-Bear!”. Josh Cochran and his assistant Courtney Menard spent a whole week here at The Summit and built an amazing mural showcasing the wide variety…

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Training Programs at the Summit National Training Center

Summit National Training Center: 2015 Programs

The Summit National Training Center is set to officially open in 2016, but hey, that doesn’t mean we’re skipping 2015. Next summer, you can elevate your game with a new spate of rock-solid development and adventure training courses….

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2015 Summit Programs Catalog

The 2015 Summit Program Catalog Is Here!

THE catalog for choosing the right Summit program for your Scouts and Venturers. Ready to plan? The latest Summit program catalog delivers the goods on everything going on in 2015 at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. This catalog is divided into three sections for your…

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Archery is one of many activities Scouts and Venturers can do at The Summit

2014 Programs: Summit Images

The first season of programs at the Summit Bechtel Reserve is in the books. Scouts and Venturers from all over pushed themselves further this summer and took their Scouting to a new level. For a…

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Scouts at The Ropes during the opening week of Summit 2014 Program

Opening Week: 2014 High Adventure – Gallery

Opening week of 2014 high adventure programs at The Summit Bechtel Reserve kicked off June 8, 2014 and we’ve captured some of the sights. From setting up camp to mountain biking to shooting sports, participants…

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