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Welcome to the Jamboree

Scouts and Mountaineers come together at the Summit Bechtel Reserve for a unique STEM adventure during the 2017 National Scout Jamboree.

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Science behind the sport

Ziplines

Zip Lining

Understand the STEM principles related to calculating your maximum speed while riding a zip line.  

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Cycling

Cycling

Deepen your passion for cycling while learning how STEM relates to one of the greatest inventions of all time, the bicycle! 

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Rock climbing

Climbing

Hoist your STEM knowledge to new heights by exploring a variety of rock climbing related concepts.   

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forensic science

Solve the Murder Mystery

Scouts will have the opportunity to solve an interactive murder mystery. They will visit a simulated crime scene: a dead body inside a tent in the woods, a gunshot wound, a fingerprint, and a footwear impression. No eyewitnesses. No problem!  In this exhibit, Scouts will learn forensic science through interactive activities and analysis of proxy evidence. They will be given the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills to identify a possible suspect (who just might be one of the staffers!). 

  • Alternate Light Source
  • Biometrics
  • Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
  • Digital Evidence
  • Fingerprints
  • Firearm Identification
  • Footwear Impression Evidence 

Who did it?

WV outdoor learning lab

Explore the Environment.

WV Outdoor Learning Lab: Light Trap

Do you have what it takes?

Scouts will pick up an activity book and complete a series of hands-on outdoor activities. Using observational skills and modern technology they will collect and analyze data just like a real scientist. Scouts will learn about the environmental sciences and use critical thinking to complete the activities.

Eagle Scout Scholarship

Eagle scout scholarship

A Scholarship for Eagle Scouts

Are you an Eagle Scout? WVU rewards success in organizations with a leadership scholarship that will help you go to college as well as an Adventure Sports Leadership minor.

Learn more about Eagle Scout Scholarship 

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