Boy Scouts of America

J.W. and Hazel Ruby West Virginia Welcome Center

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RWD worked with the Boy Scouts of America and the Summit Bechtel Reserve to complete exhibition design and media programming for the new J.W. and Hazel Ruby West Virginia Welcome Center. Exhibition components include an interactive 3D digital map of the Summit Bechtel Reserve, an interactive scouting guestbook, an interactive merit badge display, six separate exploratory kiosks, outdoor simulations that stream GoPro footage on two 70” 4K monitors, and an augmented reality sandbox to teach boy scouts about the local terrain. Graphics and artifacts throughout the space provide context for the history of the Boy Scouts, West Virginia’s natural resources, and the significance of the Ruby Foundation. The new center opened in July 2017 and welcomed over 25,000 scouts during the same week in celebration of the BSA Annual Jamboree.

Client

Boy Scouts of America

Location

Mount Hope, West Virginia

Architect

Thrasher Group

Our Role

A/V Media
Exhibit Design
Graphic Design

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