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Boy Scouts visit West Virginia

The Summit

West Virginia’s great outdoors will take center stage with Boy Scouts from across the nation once The Summit: Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve is completed. The 10,600-acre site near Fayetteville, will be the Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) fourth national high-adventure base and will offer whitewater rafting, rappelling, mountain biking, hiking and more. 

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West Virginia welcomes Boy Scouts
from around the globe!


West Virginia has been chosen for the next great century of Scouting.  In 2013 West Virginia’s New River Gorge area will become a world-class, national center of Scouting excellence.  The site will serve as a premier Scouting destination, offering a new high-adventure base and national leadership programs, as well as becoming the permanent location for the National Scout Jamboree. In 2019, the location will host the World Scout Jamboree!West Virginia patch being traded at the 2011 Boy Scout World Jamboree

West Virginia is excited to become the new home for the Scouts and invites you to discover why West Virginia is called the outdoor recreation capital of the East.

Mark your calendar:  
National Scout Jamboree: July 15 - 24, 2013



West Virginia patch being traded at the 2011
Boy Scout World Jamboree by
West Virginia Boy Scouts attending.



Outdoor Recreation

Experience the world-famous whitewater rivers, extensive trail systems for hiking, biking and ATV riding, great skiing and ample opportunity for hunting and fishing all here in the Mountain State.

Golfers will find more than 100 courses ranging from mountain tracks with breathtaking scenery to historic courses and world-class greens designed by the pros.

Famous vistas paired with winding mountain roads makes West Virginia an ideal destination for motorcycle touring.


Culture and Heritage
Explore West Virginia’s small-town gems, with their shops, restaurants and unique attractions.  Check out the state’s exciting night life, featuring music, drama, dance and gaming centers.

Or, tap into the history of the Mountain State.  We don’t just tell our story we bring it to life with re-enactments and performances, discovery trails, historic sites, train rides, underground coal tours, museums and much more.

Sign up for the tourism monthly newsletter, order a free West Virginia travel guide or browse the West Virginia Division of Tourism travel planner and calendar.


Other sites of interest:
Southern West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau
U.S. National Park Service
4C Economic Development Authority