Mazzuca: Design for The Summit about ‘having a light footprint on the land’

Just a few months ago my Scouting magazine colleagues and I were taking the long walk down Thomas Road at Fort A.P. Hill.

The 2010 National Scout Jamboree seems like it was yesterday, but somehow, we’re already talking about the 2013 jamboree?

Man, time flies, doesn’t it?

As great as last summer’s event was, the BSA wants to make 2013’s spectacular even more special for Scouts, adult volunteers, and staff.

That’s the message from BSA leaders who visited the West Virginia site last week. The event was covered by the Charleston Gazette.

You’ll want to read the complete story at the link above, but here’s an excerpt about how The Summit will be eco-friendly:

Boy Scouts CEO Bob Mazzuca and national board member Jack Furst met Friday night with a “world-class” design team near the site of the future scouting center – called “The Summit: Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve.”

“The designers were just spectacular with their elegance,” Mazzuca said Saturday. “It’s all about sustainability, being earth-friendly and having a light footprint on the land.”

These are exciting times for The Summit. It’s the BSA’s fourth high-adventure base, will host the 2013 National Scout Jamboree (and beyond), and was just named host of the 2019 World Jamboree.

Follow the Summit on Twitter for up-to-the-second updates.

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Bryan Wendell, an Eagle Scout, is the founder of Bryan on Scouting and a contributing writer.