Scouts Enjoy All the Summit Has to Offer

Patriots’ Path Council had 30 youth and six adult advisors – representing all six PPC districts and 16 units – attend the Orion Project at Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia the week of July 18-24.

The group participated in mountain biking, class 3 and 4 whitewater rafting the New River, kayaking, paddleboarding, skateboarding, BMX biking, rock climbing, leap of faith rappelling, the Big Zip, tree top canopy tour, hunters education, laser shot, five stand shotgun, rifle (.22/.223/.308), archery, Olympic archery, and knife throwing.

The participants logged over 40 miles of hiking during the week while traversing the 10,600 acres of the Summit. The week was capped off with a private concert for Orion Project participants in the amphitheater atop the Robert E. Murray Leadership Ridge.

The Orion Project, a seven-day/six-night program, was open to all members of Scouts BSA, Venturing and Exploring. In addition to the daily high adventure activities, the Scott Summit Center was open each night during the Orion Project for activities, fun and socializing.