The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


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Stephen Bechtel, left, $50 million donor, holds a time capsule with Garvin Hoffman of Troop A127 during opening day ceremonies for the National Boy Scout Jamboree at the new Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in Mount Hope. The time capsule brimming with Scout souvenirs will be planted at Scott Visitor Center. Hopefully, 300 years from now, Boy Scouts will open it up and hearken back to the first official day of the 2013 National Scout Jamboree at its new home among the West Virginia hills. Among the items contained in the capsule are a crystal rock that represents the Consol Energy Bridge, a Jamboree newspaper, a Wall Street Journal newspaper article, a Sustainability merit badge, the October 2010 groundbreaking mini shovel, the 12th edition of the Boy Scout Handbook, the 2013 Jamboree uniform patch, the Summit Bechtel Reserve coin, pocket knife, compasses, and other patches.