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VenturingFest 2018 Visitor Day

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Summit Bechtel Reserve: J.W. And Hazel Ruby West Virginia Welcome Center

55 Hazel Ruby Lane

Mt. Hope, WV 25880

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The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve is the Boy Scouts of America's newest national base located in Southern West Virginia. The Summit offers Scout Camp, High Adventure and training programs for BSA members and is the permanent home of the National Scout Jamboree held every four years.

This visitor day introduces guests to activities available to Venturers at the Summit. The Scott Summit Center is a 100-acre microcosm of the Summit. With in the Scott Summit Center, you will find smaller versions of the larger high adventure venues located into the outlying areas of the property.

The activities available for visitors in the Scott Summit Center with the SUMMIT ACTION PASS include: Summit Center Ziplines, Canopy Tour, Challenge Courses, BMX Tracks, Skate Plaza, Static Archery Range, Sporting Arrows, Rifle Shooting, Climbing, Rappelling, Tomahawk Range, and the Harvey Mountain Biking Trails. These activities are part of the Summit Action Pass. All activities are open for adults and youth (11+ years old). Participants should be in good physical condition and free from medical issues that may be aggravated by high impact sports. All canopy tour, zipline, climbing and challenge course participants must meet the manufacturers weight guidelines to participate (50lb minimum / 250lb maximum).

The following activities are available for younger children (under age 11) with the JUNIOR SUMMIT ACTION PASS: ages 6+: skateboarding, BMX, static archery, climbing, tomahawk range; ages 9+: all activities listed previously plus ziplines, rappelling, and rifle shooting. Please note that participants must be able to fit the equipment, including safety gear provided. Younger participants with sufficient strength may also participate in sporting arrows. Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult.

The SUMMIT VISITORS PASS is for guests who want to visit the Scott Summit Center's Sustainability Treehouse, John Gottschalk Causeway and Boardwalk, and the wetlands around Goodrich Lake. The Visitor Pass is also for adults that accompany youth purchasing an Action Pass, but who do not want to participate in the action sports activities.

Please note that all visitor activities take place in the Scott Summit Center and do NOT include the Adventure Sports venues located in the Summit's Adventure Zone. All participants must present (or sign at entry) the Summit Risk Acknowledgment and Waiver. Because many activities are high intensity and high impact, we reserve the right to refuse service to individuals who in our judgment cannot meet safety guidelines, properly wear safety equipment or who refuse to follow safety protocols.

You are welcome to bring food and eat it in our dining hall, on the tables near the parking lot or around the Scott Visitor Center. Additionally, we have snacks available for purchase in the trading post. There is no meal purchase available at this time.

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Check-in is at the J.W. And Hazel Ruby West Virginia Welcome Center.

Traveling South (Charleston to J.W. And Hazel Ruby West Virginia Welcome Center)

Start by merging on to I-64 E/I-77 S. Continue I-64 E/I-77 S onto a partial toll road. Take exit 60 for WV-612 toward Mossy/Oak Hill. Turn left onto WV-612 E continue for 7.8 miles then turn left to stay on WV-612 E. In .5 mile turn right onto US-19 S. Continue for 3.7 miles your destination will be on the right.

Traveling North (WV Border via I-77 to J.W. And Hazel Ruby West Virginia Welcome Center)

Start by continuing on I-77 N for 46.6 miles. Take exit 48 for US-19 toward N Beckley/Summersville. Continue straight and continue onto US-19 N. Continue for 4 miles your destination will be on the left.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

No alcohol, Illegal substances, or firearms allowed on premises.

Please do not bring pets (except service animals). Any bags may proceed through a security screening prior to entering the Summit's Gateway Village.

We do suggest hats, sunscreen, and a water bottle for each person. Water bottle filling stations are located throughout the Scott Summit Center.

The Summit will provide all equipment necessary for activity participation.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email summit.program@scouting.org.

Location

Summit Bechtel Reserve: J.W. And Hazel Ruby West Virginia Welcome Center

55 Hazel Ruby Lane

Mt. Hope, WV 25880

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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