Sustainability Treehouse Featured in Dwell; Wins AIA Award

Sustainability in the BSA is much more than a merit badge, and the media is taking notice. A recent article in Dwell magazine showcased the Sustainability Treehouse at the Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base at the Summit.

Standing 125 feet tall and featuring 4,000 square feet of interactive exhibits demonstrating sustainable practices, the treehouse is the centerpiece of Scouting’s commitment to sustainability. Read the article in Dwell.

The Treehouse also received the Award of Honor from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Seattle chapter. The award was presented to architecture firm Mithun to celebrate excellence in design, and the Sustainability Treehouse was praised “for its inventive scale, integration of green building systems, and exploration and understanding the site and ecosystem at the ground, tree canopy, and sky levels.”


3 Responses to Sustainability Treehouse Featured in Dwell; Wins AIA Award

  1. I am very pleased to see things like this promoted by BSA. As a child I was taught in Scouting to respect the land and what we have available as well as to reduce the impact created while camping and in life. This is a fine example of taking those values to the next level and shows both Scouts and Scouters what is possible.

  2. Leah Overson says:

    I love this : -) thanks for sharing!

  3. Mitch Johnson says:

    Got to visit the Sustainability Treehouse at Jamboree. Great exhibit. Proud the BSA has stepped up on sustainability there is so much to learn.

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