While The Rocks at the Summit Bechtel Reserve might have required a trek for some Scouts and Venturers, many agree it was well worth it.
"Being located in the D3 Sub Camp, we have about a 50-minute hike just to get up to the top," says Senior Patrol Leader Ben Griffin, who agrees the hike up to the top was worth his while. "When we got there, we went through a 15-minute safety talk and after that, we were off."
WASHINGTON, D.C. — For Scouts and Venturers weary of traipsing up and down the Summit's hills and expanses, a friendlier post-jamboree alternative can be found in the nation's capital. It's an urban path, rich in Scouting history that, not coincidentally, is named the History of Scouting Trail.
The trail debuted in Washington, D.C., over Memorial Day weekend when 3,111 Scouts — mostly from the National Capital Area Council — hiked it. During that weekend, Scouts and Venturers walked either of two lengths of trail — a 2.5-mile History Hike for Cubs, and another nearly six miles for Boy Scouts and Venturers that is the Colin H. Livingstone Hike. Scouts and Venturers were even spotted hiking the trail the few days preceding the jamboree kicked off.