Gauley Season at the Summit Bechtel Reserve

Gauley Season at the Summit Bechtel Reserve

Article contributed by Jim Rushton, Team Lead, Summit High Adventure Base

Gauley Season – September/October 2019

Come visit the Summit Bechtel Reserve for our inaugural Gauley Season. This is a great Unit High Adventure program as well as a great team building opportunity for local councils, districts and volunteers.

Gauley Season is an annual event which brings whitewater enthusiasts from around the world. The season is marked by the release of water from the Summersville Dam into the Gauley River, creating the best whitewater in the USA. (Note: Be advised that whitewater paddling on rapids rated Class V or above is a Prohibited Activity according to the Guide to Safe Scouting). 

Participants can stay at the Summit in our new facilities or as tent campers. You can cook, or we call a cook for you. Your fee will include access to fishing, bike trails, hiking trails and the Sustainability Tree House.

Several additional a la carte activities (BMX, ATV, COPE, etc.) are available for an additional fee.

For more information call 304-465-2800 or reach out to  Jim Rushton at 972-567-3097 / James.rushton@scouting.org.

Scouting Wire would like to thank Jim for submitting this article.

Hayley Cordaro

Hayley Cordaro is a member of the Communications team at Boy Scouts of America. She loves sharing inspiring success stories and uncovering new ways volunteers and employees can make the most of their Scouting experience. If you have story ideas or questions, reach out to us at communications@scouting.org.

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Gauley Season at the Summit Bechtel Reserve
Gauley Season at the Summit Bechtel Reserve
Gauley Season at the Summit Bechtel Reserve
Gauley Season at the Summit Bechtel Reserve