SummitCorps – The New River Experience

by Davis Faulkner on July 5, 2010

Here is an opportunity we hope all Coosa Lodge members will participate in. The National Order of the Arrow Committee is pleased to announce SummitCorps – The New River Experience – a hybrid of ArrowCorps5 and our OA High Adventure programs. During July 2011, SummitCorps – The New River Experience will provide service to the New River Gorge National River in West Virginia. Upgrading the trail bed of the Garden Grand Hike and Bike Trail, along with invasive species removal, will be the focus of the project. The Garden Grand Hike and Bike Trail connects the New River Gorge National River to the Boy Scout’s new high adventure base and home of the Jamboree – The Summit: The Bechtel Family National Reserve.

Lodge contingents have a choice of four sessions to attend – 1) July 3-9, 2) July 10-16, 3) July 17-23, and 4) July 24-30. Similar to ArrowCorps5 and our High Adventure programs, the week will consist of service and recreation opportunities. Not only will we be working on our newest High Adventure Base but we will be part of the initial group to help prepare it for the 2013 National Jamboree. So join us and be a part of history. The Lodge LEC will make a decision on what date range is best for us to attend as a Lodge. We will get this information out to everyone when it is finalized.

The projected cost for each participant is $250. Youth and adults may participate in SummitCorps – The New River Experience. Lodge contingents are responsible for transportation to and from the event site.

Participants will be required to meet the BSA High Adventure Height/Weight Requirements found on the BSA Annual Health and Medical Form.

More event information, registration details, and promotional materials will be available by late summer 2010. A series of informational webinars will be held in late summer 2010 to provide more details to section and lodge leadership.

We hope you will join us for this exciting event in 2011!

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