Boy Scouts Bringing Community Service To Concord University

For Immediate Release: 
Jul 19 2017

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University 

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,


After 4 p.m.

Office: 304-384-5211

Cell: 304-320-6405








ATHENS, W.Va. – The bleachers at Concord University’s Callaghan Stadium are getting a facelift thanks to the efforts of a group of Boy Scouts.


The Scouts volunteering to paint the home side bleachers at the Mountain Lions’ athletic facility are participating in the 2017 Arrow to the Summit Community Service Initiative in conjunction with the National Scout Jamboree being held July 19-28 at the Summit Bechtel Reserve located in Glen Jean, W.Va. The projects have been identified and coordinated by the Citizens Conservation Corps.


Approximately 40 Scouts will be on Concord’s Athens campus July 20 and 21 and July 24-26 to complete the beautification project.


“One of the things we pride ourselves on is making our facilities look the best they can possibly look,” Kevin Garrett, Concord athletic director, said. “This will go a long way in helping us meet this goal.”


Garrett said painting the bleachers at Callaghan Stadium is “quite the undertaking” and he and the University are very appreciative for the work being done by the Boy Scouts.



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if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.





The quadrennial National Scout Jamboree will occur at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, located in Fayette County, W.Va. For just the second time in the history of the National Scout Jamboree, five days will be reserved for “giving back” Community Service projects. This presents a significant opportunity for counties within the 10-county region including Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha, McDowell, Mercer, Monroe, Nicholas, Raleigh, Summers and Wyoming counties. Each project will be designed to have “Scout Value” with a sense of accomplishment to include educational and recreational experience. It will also provide a way for Scouts to explore the Mountain State and return home as ambassadors for West Virginia.



The Citizens Conservation Corps operates some of the most innovative, unique, and successful workforce development and service and conservation programs in the country. The CCC serves as the clearinghouse for the West Virginia’s Arrow to the Summit Community Service Initiative because of its proven record of accomplishment, capacity and consensus building ability; and familiarity with West Virginia’s culture. CCC is poised and seasoned with project start up techniques, possesses the “know how” to enter rural communities; and has a clear vision on what must happen to effectively manage, navigate, tackle and problem solve to truly effect change.