Saturday, August 19, 2017

Chief of Boy Scouts Visits Morgantown, Discusses The Summit"

Thursday night was a big night for local boy scouts. The Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America was in town to celebrate the success of scouting in West Virginia. He was the key note speaker at a dinner hosted for the scouts and other community leaders. The voice of the Mountaineers, Tony Caridi, was there to welcome everyone, but a lot of time was spent discussing the "The Summit.” The brand new, more than 10,000-acre, national scout reserve is being built near Beckley. The final three locations in the running for “The Summit” were Arkansas, Virginia, and West Virginia. “By the time we got engaged with your team who was putting this bid together, there was no question West Virginia was the place. The site is stunningly beautiful. It’s appropriate for high adventure. The state has embraced this project so marvelously that it was the right decision from the very beginning,” explains Chief Scout Executive Bob Mazzuca. The Boy Scouts chose the site near Beckley from among 80 across the United States and will open “The Summit" in 2013.

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