Want your photo to be featured at the Summit to be remembered for a lifetime? Now’s your chance to make it happen!
The Summit Bechtel Reserve is the Boy Scout’s new High-Adventure base in West Virginia and home of the national Scout Jamboree. It represents the new face of Scouting and reflects the evolving heritage of leadership, community and sustainability. No matter what you like to do, there’s something for you there. The Scott Visitor Center is the gateway to the Summit Reserve and all it has to offer. Scouts and visitors can learn about the history of Scouting and how it relates to us in the present day, as well as the wide range of things to do and see at the Summit.
It is important that Scouts are at the center of the story at The Scott Visitor Center as they are at the heart of the Boy Scouts’ mission. To this end, a portion of the permanent display in the building will feature portraits of Scouts from both past and present and we need your help gathering these photographs! We are currently curating a selection of Scout portraits from the early 1900s up until today to be prominently displayed in the main space. Each portrait will feature the year of the photo, the name of Scout, and their troop, city and state. Primarily we are looking for portraits before the 1990s but there will be some among the approximately 75 chosen that will be more current. It’s a nice opportunity to be a part of the exhibit and the lasting legacy of Scouting.
Send Your Portraits Today!
Images should ideally be close-up portraits of single individuals in uniform and preferably from the torso up. Please submit your images to email@example.com and include the following information: name, email, date of photo, city, state and troop number. Images will ultimately need to be very high resolution to accommodate the large size they will be printed. If selected we will ask for a high resolution image and may ask to borrow the original photo in order to make a scan of it. Please submit all images by May 5, 2015.
Thank you in advance for your submission! Unfortunately, due to the volume of images received we will not be able to respond to everyone individually, but will be reaching out to individuals selected over the next few weeks. We hope to see you all at the new Scott Visitor Center, opening in October of 2015.