Get to the Summit Bechtel Reserve this summer for VenturingFest 2016

Been looking for an excuse to check out the Summit Bechtel Reserve, the BSA’s newest national base?

Here it is: VenturingFest 2016, a national gathering of Venturers held at one of the coolest spots in Scouting.

Billed as a “Scouting experience unlike any other before,” VenturingFest 2016 lets Venturers or older Scouts climb, skateboard, bike, shoot, zip-line, kayak, paddleboard and rappel. At night they’ll enjoy concerts, meet new friends and try new food.

As first reported on Scouting Wire last month, VenturingFest will be July 31 to August 5, 2016, at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia.

Though VenturingFest will surely feature a sea of Venturers clad in green, they aren’t the only ones invited.

It’s open to registered Venturers, Sea Scouts, Boy Scouts (14 and up) and adult leaders. Groups must include at least seven participants, with at least two youth participants and two adults. There is no maximum group size.

And how much for this week of fun? The cost is $400 for youth and $300 for adults, which includes meals (Sunday dinner through Friday breakfast), campsite (with showers, dining flies, tents, cots and Wi-Fi) and all program equipment.

Learn more and register for VenturingFest right here. Email with your questions or comments.

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