West Virginia's ARROW to the Summit Community Service Initiative

  • The 2017 Initiative will again coincide with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) National Scout Jamboree from July 19-28, 2017 at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Fayette County, WV. This time, Citizens Conservation Corps (CCC) is working with community leaders to develop projects in all 55 WV Counties.
  • CCC serves as the Clearinghouse for this massive service component deploying up to 40,000 Scouts and thousands of additional youth and volunteers who will be performing an estimated 500,000 hours of community service over the following days:  July 18, 20-21, and 24, 25, & 26, 2017.
  • The Initiative includes volunteers from the CCC, Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS) which includes AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) and Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) via National Coal Heritage Area Authority, New River Gorge National River National Park Service (NPS), Volunteer West Virginia, Senior Corps, American Red Cross, West Virginia University, West Virginia Army National Guard, Service and Conservation Corps throughout the country, County Volunteer Initiatives, as well as many other local, state, and national volunteers.
  • The Initiative will continue to develop multiple community service projects in the 10 Group A Counties that participated in the 2013 Initiative: Fayette, Greenbrier, McDowell, Mercer, Monroe, Nicholas, Raleigh, Summers, Wyoming and Kanawha.
  • The 2017 Initiative will develop Pre-Jamboree Projects in Group B Counties for Boy Scouts traveling to the National Jamboree.
    • Each Group B County will host single day, community service projects for up to 2 Scout Troops
      • 1 Troop = 40 Scouts (36 Youth, 4 Scout Leaders) per bus load.
      • Approximately 5,000 Boy Scouts will participate in Pre-Jamboree Projects.
    • Pre-Jamboree Projects will take place:
      • July 17th: Troops arrive in Group B Counties.
      • July 18th: Troops will perform community service projects in their respective counties.
      • July 19th: Troops will depart for The Summit from all Group B Counties after breakfast.
    • Outreach to Group B Counties will continue for identification of key volunteers and viable community service projects.
    • CCC will work with County Initiative Volunteer Groups on project logistics including meals, lodging, and entertainment.
    • County Focus Groups include: Volunteer, Fundraising, PR/Media, Youth, Hospitality, and Culture & Education.
  • For additional information, please contact JAK Kincaid This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 304-254-9196.