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BECKLEY --The Reaching the Summit Community Service Initiative (The Initiative) will host demo projects as a "dress rehearsal" in each of the nine counties in preparation for the 2013 National Scout Jamboree Days of Service beginning Monday, August 6, officials with the Citizens Conservation Corps of West Virginia (CCC) announced today. Various projects throughout Southern West Virginia will be completed by the end of September.

"This demonstration phase of The Initiative is an exciting time as this provides the CCC, Scout representatives and local project Champions and volunteers the perfect opportunity to envision how the 2013 National Scout Jamboree Days of Service projects will impact West Virginia," said Robert Martin, chief executive officer of the CCC. "The 'demo' projects are a great chance everyone involved with the Days of Service to plan, develop, manage, and effectively prepare for any problems as we work toward the 2013 National Scout Jamboree Days of Service, less than a year away."

Nicholas County will kick off the "Demo Projects" with their refurbishment of the Veterans Memorial Park in Summersville, W.Va. Scheduled for three days, August 6, 7 and 8, the Nicholas County demo projects include the Veterans Memorial Park's historical Red Barn, the 4-H Kitchen, a public walking trail and landscaping.

The complete 'Demo Project' schedule through the end of September is:

  • Summers County - August 15/16 John Henry Memorial Park
  • Wyoming County - August 22/29 Entrance sign coming into Wyoming County
  • Raleigh County - August 22/23/24 Hospice House
  • Mercer County - September 17/18 Refurbishment of Bluefield City Park
  • Greenbrier County - September 5/6 Lewisburg Green Park
  • Monroe County - September 12 Refurbish basketball & tennis courts, Union
  • McDowell County - September 13 McDowell County Humane Society
  • Fayette County - September 19/20/21 Urban Renewal & Wetlands Restoration at the Wolf Creek Industrial Park

"The demo projects will establish an immediate impact in preparation for 2013. It is exciting to see the public and local volunteers take full advantage of this tremendous opportunity as the final projects come to fruition," Martin said.

Additionally, officials with The Initiative will announce the selected 2013 National Scout Jamboree Days of Service projects October 1, 2012. For more information, log onto www.rtscsi.com or www.wvccc.com.

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