Living in a treehouse is an adventure every kid dreams of. But it takes more than trees, a house and an idyllic vision of outdoor living to enjoy life and protect the Earth.
What completes the picture is something called sustainability, which has many meanings but here at the Summit Bechtel Reserve relates to a lifestyle involving the use of resources so they are not depleted or permanently damaged. That's where the Sustainability Treehouse in the Summit Center comes in. According to the BSA, the tree house is the centerpiece of Scouting’s commitment to sustainability.
"It's just a great experience. You're not limited by your age or rank" says Scout Thomas Syverstsen about the Barrels. "The safety course is short but very in-depth. No matter your age they have something for you. It's just a great experience overall."
Don't mistake the Summit Bechtel Reserve for your local Scout camp.
"They have really nice shotguns and the pistols are cool. I think the hourlong uphill hike to The Barrels was worth it completely," says another scout at the range. "It was so much better than I expected it to be. It couldn't have been a better experience".