The Thrasher architecture team’s eye-catching design was selected by the Boy Scouts of America for the J.W. and Hazel Ruby West Virginia Welcome Center. Right off of the highway, the center serves as the main entrance and parking area for the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve.
This project was made possible by a generous gift from the Hazel Ruby McQuain Charitable Trust, which have long supported Scouting in West Virginia. The center will welcome all visitors and guests as they arrive at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, and provide parking for more than 12,000 vehicles upon completion. Through the welcome center, area residents will be provided opportunities to visit the reserve to take in the scenic views and natural surroundings while learning about the values of scouting, the Ruby’s, and the state of West Virginia.