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Formerly known as the Garden Ground Mountain Property, the Boy Scouts of America selected the site in 2009 to become the permanent host of the National Jamboree and the Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base, a leadership and high-adventure program. The site was selected due to its adjacency to the New River Gorge National River, giving visitors access to more than 70,000 acres of managed wilderness beyond the property. In the summer of 2013, just four years after selecting the site, the Summit opened its doors and welcomed more than 40,000 National Jamboree attendees to the state-of-the-art facility. Today, the property hosts a medley of events and visitors as its purpose and accessibility continue to expand.