The 2011 SummitCorps has officially kicked off with the arrival of the
Arrowmen who will be working on the trails in the New River Gorge National
River. Coming from all across the country, these dedicated Arrowmen are eager to
begin the projects that will lay the foundation for the coming weeks. The work
completed by these men and women this week will leave the legacy for future
Scouts and Scouters to experience the high adventure of Scouting in West
Virginia. We anticipate the crews will work throughout the weeks to build 25
miles of hiking and biking trails that will be used by attendees of the 2013
National Scout Jamboree and any visitors to the New River Gorge National River.
The excitement and enthusiasm builds as we get ready to step foot onto this
historic land. The crews will be departing daily at 7:00am to journey into the
hills of West Virginia, where they will work in crews of up to 10 Arrowmen to
clear boulders, build switchbacks, rock bridges, and drainage. Arrowmen
will ensure the trails are safe and built to last for generations and
generations of Scouts and Scouters. We are mission driven, focused, and ready to
start the work that lies ahead.
We hope you will join us on our adventure. Alan Randall of O-Shot-Caw Lodge
265 will be blogging and posting pictures from all four weeks of the 2011
SummitCorps. You can read our blog at:
http://summitcorps.blogspot.com and see contingent photos taken from the
http://photobucket.com/summitcorps2011. Also, be sure to catch the week in
review movie and presentation, posted at the end of each week on our blog.