The first venue Scouts and visitors to the Summit Bechtel Reserve encounter is the J.W. and Hazel Ruby West Virginia Welcome Center. This beautiful venue is a testament to J.W. and Hazel Ruby’s longtime support for the Boy Scouts of America. During his lifetime, J.W. was an active Scouter in the Mountaineer Area Council and helped to develop Camp Mountaineer, which has now been in operation for more than 60 years. Hazel established the Hazel Ruby McQuain Charitable Trust, which has continued to sponsor Scouting venues and programs since her death.
J.W. owned the Sterling Faucet Company, which he relocated from Ohio to West Virginia. Upon arriving in the state, J.W. and Hazel became well known as philanthropists and supporters or organizations such as West Virginia University. Throughout her life, Hazel supported a wide variety of causes including healthcare, parks, and education.
Hazel established the Trust to continue her philanthropic giving after her death.