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Boy Scouts celebrate W.Va. Day at Jamboree

MOUNT HOPE, W.Va. -- The Boy Scouts of America celebrated West Virginia Day at the National Scout Jamboree on Wednesday.

The Scouts recognized several individuals, families and groups who played key roles in development of the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve.

"The Summit is the largest project ever taken on by the Boy Scouts of America, and we couldn't have achieved this world-class facility without the relationship from the state of West Virginia,'' said Wayne Brock, the Scouts' chief executive.

Life-size bronze statues were unveiled of the late Morgantown industrialist J.W. Ruby and his wife, philanthropist Hazel Ruby. The statues are at a welcome center that provides visitor parking.

In addition, a ribbon cutting was held for Jack Furst Drive. It's the main road into the Summit and is named after the Boy Scouts of America national board member.

Other ribbon cuttings were held for the Summit's main lake, a skateboarding and BMX racing area for Scouts, and a warehouse distribution center.


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