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FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) -- The Boy Scouts of America is planning to acquire more land for a national adventure camp that's under construction in Fayette County.

The Register-Herald (http://bit.ly/sOapma ) reports that the organization plans to buy 2,700 acres to create a hiking path from The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve to the New River Gorge National River. The adventure camp is scheduled to open in 2013.

The land is owned by Twelve and Six West Virginia Partners LLC, which will retain mineral rights.

Ed Maguire helped broker the deal. He told the Fayette County Commission on Monday that 96 acres containing an old landfill will be conveyed to the Fayette County Solid Waste Authority after the Boy Scouts of America buys the property.

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