The Boy Scouts of America have spent the last several years developing a world-class facility in Fayette County, WV – the Summit Bechtel Reserve. The grounds feature bunkhouses and lodges, leadership centers, retail and dining spaces, outdoor adventure areas, and a host of other components, many of which The Thrasher Group has had a hand in developing.
Thrasher’s relationship with the Boy Scouts started when the organization wanted to build a new Welcome Center in Glen Jean and thought a West Virginia firm should do the work. Thrasher was selected to provide a design for the building, and from there, a long-term partnership has evolved.
Thrasher has had a hand in everything from master planning and site development to materials testing and roadway design. In fact, all of Thrasher’s main service areas have contributed to the project: the Architecture, Civil/Site, Transportation, Utility, Survey, Environmental, and Construction Services Divisions have all played a role in the development of the Boy Scouts’ Summit Bechtel Reserve.
To date, some of the projects Thrasher has partnered with for the Reserve include:
- JW and Hazel Ruby Welcome Center
- Master Plan for the Summit Bechtel Reserve
- Pigott Base Camp Bunkhouse & Thomas G. Pigott Dining Hall
- Rex W. Tillerson Leadership Center
- Harvey Family Mountain Bike Shop
- Boy Scouts of America North Entrance Guard Shed
- Eagles Nest and Fork in the Road Diner
- JW Marriott Jr. Leadership Center and Gene H. Yamagata Hall
- Gene H. Yamagata Lodge
- John D. Harkey Jr. Gateway and Plaza
- River Trek
- Leadership Ridge Loop Road