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Boy Scout Scott Visitor Center Exhibition Program
Winner - Gold
Designer: Design Team - Volume Inc. / Studio Terpeluk
Design Type: Exhibit
Company / Organization / School: Boy Scouts of America & Volume Inc.
Team Members: Adam Brodsley, Eric Heiman, Bryan Bindloss & Jon Hioki, Brett Terpeluk (Studio Terpeluk), Erin Kemp, Josh Cochran, Rachel Swaby & Lake Flato
The Scott Visitor Center at the Boy Scout Summit Reserve in the mountains of West Virginia is the point of entry to the 10,000-acre high adventure camp. The design required creating spaces with a reverence to the 100-year history of Scouting but also with a contemporary flair showing how the institution is as relevant today as always and will be for the next 100 years. The entry foyer is surrounded by a glass façade with the Scout Law and redrawn merit badges etched into it in unexpected and dramatic fashion. Inside, visitors see a massive, brightly colored mural illustrating a number of the Summit activities, as well as a large sculptural topographic map and a touch-screen map that provides greater detail in exploring the property. Inside the exhibit under a floating tent-like canopy, a variety of ephemera from throughout the history of Scouting is displayed. Around the perimeter of the room, the 12 Scout laws become posters re-interpreted to appeal to today’s youth. There is a pin-a-patch wall where Scouts can leave their local troop patch behind to show they were there, a guess-the-merit-badge game and a photographic timeline of Scouts that visitors can contribute their own portrait to in real time.