RWD worked with the Boy Scouts of America and Summit Bechtel Reserve to complete exhibition design and media programming for the J.W. and Hazel Ruby West Virginia Welcome Center.
Interactive exhibition components include a 3-D digital map of the Summit Bechtel Reserve, a scouting guest book, a merit badge display, six exploratory kiosks, outdoor simulations that stream GoPro footage on two 70” 4K monitors, and an augmented reality sandbox that teaches boy scouts about the local terrain. Guests can explore, examine, and interact with all aspects of the site.
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. When the center opened in July 2017, it welcomed more than 25,000 scouts in its first week in celebration of the BSA Annual Jamboree.