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2020 Leader Meeting Webinars

Webinar 3 - April 23, 2020

Meeting Resources

Video/Audio Recording
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Presentation Slides
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Additional Webinars

Webinar 2 – April 2, 2020 

Video/Audio Recording (w/chat log): Click Here

Webinar 1 – March 5, 2020 

Video/Audio Recording (w/ chat log): Click Here
Slides: click here to download

Webinars will use Zoom Conference software. We suggest logging in and following prompts early to set up and get acquainted with the software.

Frequently Asked Questions

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(Updated as of Summer 2019)

You will head to the J.W. & Hazel Ruby West Virginia Welcome Center first. There you will turn in paperwork, have medical rechecks, meet a member of the commissioner staff and receive your schedules, maps, and wristbands. There are bathrooms, exhibits, and a gift store at this facility. From there you will be directed to your campsite in the Justice Scout Camp on the property.

Yes, there is a large gravel lot adjacent to the main camping area where these can be parked. If this fills up, there is another large lot just across Delta pass.

Please send an email to summit.program@scouting.org or call 304-465-2800 and ask for the registration team (Cristi and Camela).

Whitewater programs need to be signed up for in the registration system on the participant roster for an additional fee. Registrations for whitewater are closed two-weeks prior to arrival so that we can reserve the spots through our outfitters. Reservations for whitewater will not be accepted on-site. Please make sure you have appropriate leadership on-site and off if your unit is taking part in whitewater.

Both the full day whitewater merit badge and 1/2 day whitewater rafting trip take place on Fridays so as not to interfere with most merit badge classes. They will meet at the whitewater check-in tent at 8am.

Yes, you can. Please send us a note to summit.program@scouting.org and let us know during check-in. Be sure to bring all of the paperwork for any leaders who are coming later in the week when the unit checks in.

One unit may split participants between the Justice Scout Camp and Christen High Adventure Base. To do this a unit must make registrations for both programs and meet a minimum of 2 adults and 5 youth overall (Christen High Adventure Base fees will apply). At least two adult leaders must be registered in the Scout Camp to maintain two-deep leadership required by BSA Youth Protection policies. The unit will camp together in the Justice Scout Camp. Any youth/adults taking part in the high adventure base will head to the dining hall for early breakfast and then be under the supervision of High Adventure Program Guides.

Not at this time for the Justice Scout Camp. We are exploring this as an opportunity for the future. Be sure to check out our week-long Polaris ATV trek in the Christen High Adventure Base though!

Field uniforms are highly recommended for arrival, religious services, opening/closing flag ceremonies and campfires. No uniform is required throughout the week due to the nature of our activities. All clothing should be modest and Scout appropriate.

Camping equipment is included in the participant fee and includes: tents, cots, dining flies, picnic tables, and above-ground fire ring.

Yes. The staff will set up your dining fly, but your unit should be prepared to set up tents and cots in whatever formation works best for you.

All Justice Scout Camp Participants will be camped in D-2 Subcamp, on the northwest shore of Goodrich Lake. This area is adjacent to the Pigott HQ building and equidistant from our shooting ranges and dining hall. Campsites are assigned by our Base Camp Manager based on unit size and gender makeup.

Hammock camping is allowed, but may be difficult due to the layout of camping areas (fields with the only trees surrounding the sites). Please pad all straps to protect trees from damage and follow all BSA policies as it pertains to hammocks.

Please note any needs on the participant roster in the registration system and we would do our best to accommodate. Battery powered CPAPs are recommended; if this is not an option we will camp the participant adjacent to a power source.

○ Most definitely. We have a lot of program opportunities for Scouts and Venturers no longer seeking advancement: survival challenge, zip-lines and canopy tours, skateboarding, BMX, whitewater, project COPE, and open program in all of our other venues depending on their interest. You could also explore signing them up for a dual registration in the Christen High Adventure Base located on the same property.

○ We’ve got you there as well! Our Brownsea Island Beginner Camper Program teaches requirements for ranks through 1st class, while introducing participants to the various program venues at the Summit under guidance of an experienced staff member. In this program our primary goal is for the Scout to have fun and want to come back to camp for many years!

If your Scout is spending a full day out at the ranges have them let the area director know when they get there and we’ll arrange to have their lunch delivered along with the staff’s.

There is an abundance of hydration stations located all around the property as well as the back of each shower house. Be sure to bring a water bottle. If it comes out warm, let it run for a minute and it will cool off.

Yes, there are. We have been hosting female groups at the Summit since the day we opened including Venturers, Girl Scouts, JROTC, and many others. We are excited to welcome our Scouts BSA female units!

Yes, they can assuming they meet any physical requirements and are cleared by the medical team. Leaders should know their own limitations when it comes to endurance and flexibility, particularly when it comes to wheeled sports and long hikes. In addition to the adventure activities we also have training, advancement, and fellowship opportunities for adults.

We do not at this time, for two reasons:

  1. We have so many different councils and lodges represented that we would need to coordinate with and get permission from in order to perform the ceremony.
  2. Our OA staff lives mostly off-site operating the OA Summit Experience (one of the OA High Adventure opportunities) which provides service to the New River Gorge National River.

We can organize an order of the arrow fellowship during your stay if this is something you are interested in.

Yes, we will have multiple retail locations at Pigott HQ, Gateway Village, and the Ruby Welcome Center.

Most programs will have no wait time at all during our summer operation. The program that is most likely to have a wait because of popularity, are the canopy tours. If necessary the staff will use a reservation system to make the most efficient use of participants time at this venue. Check in here early if you want to ensure you can experience this program.

There is a Justice Scout Camp patch which consists of the Summit Bear Paw Logo over a green background. Each participant will receive one of these patches at the end of the week. The Justice Scout Camp does not count as a national high adventure program eligible for the Triple Crown/Grand Slam award.

We do not currently have the facilities to provide a patrol cooking experience, but are looking into this for the future. Units are welcome to bring their own food to cook in the campsite if they desire as long as there is proper storage of food and flammables. Dutch ovens and some cooking utensils are available from the quartermaster.

We do not have this scheduled. If you have older youth or adults interested, have them contact the aquatics director on arrival day and see if this is a possibility. We will do our best to accommodate if time allows. This goes for many other types of training as well.