Regardless of the program track selected, each crew will have the opportunity to participate in core activities focused on adventure, service, leadership, and sustainability.
Located in Scott Scouting Valley, Action Point is where you will experience mini versions of the Summit’s high-adventure sports venues. This includes challenge courses, canopy tours, BMX tracks, mountain bike trails, and skate parks. During your stay, each crew will have access to one evening at the Action Point venues.
Because service is a key element of Scouting, each crew will spend a half-day engaged in a service project at the Summit, the New River Gorge National River, or its surrounding area. In most cases, the project will focus on areas impacted by your selected program track and may include river cleanup, bike-trail maintenance, or similar projects.
The Summit has been built with sustainability front and center. Sustainability describes a way of planning and operating that balances environmental stewardship, economics, and people to ensure what you do today can be sustained into the future. The Summit Sustainability Pledge program includes the Sustainability Treehouse—a self-contained structure demonstrating sustainable practices near Action Point—and Reach the Summit, a guided hike focusing on Leave No Trace principles that ends at the top of Adventure Valley. Travel back to basecamp courtesy of our Big Zip.
Leadership is more than having a given position or title. The Summit program activities are designed to foster the development of important leadership characteristics in all participants: self-confidence, sound decision-making skills, and a commitment to living the ideals of Scouting. Each crew will operate under the direction of a youth crew leader assisted by the quartermaster, chaplain aide, and outdoor ethics guide.