Highland Highlights is a 30 minute weekly TV show featuring organizations, events, grass-roots efforts and people who move our state and community forward in a positive way.
The show is a collaboration with Highland Hospital, Kanawha County Schools and Suddenlink Communications.
The show airs daily at 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Suddenlink’s channel 17.
We interviewed Larry Wunderly, Assistant Scout Executive, Buckskin Council Boy Scouts of America. Larry talked about the mission and purpose of scouting.
Formed in 1919, The Buckskin Council of the Boy Scouts of America is charged with the responsibility to deliver the promise of Scouting in 32 counties: 22 in WV, 4 in KY, 3 in OH and 3 in VA. This stewardship includes program support and activities, adult leader training, youth recruitment, and fiscal sustainability.
In addition, the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America selected West Virginia as the new site for the Summit Bechtel Family Scout Reserve, the fourth BSA High Adventure Base nation-wide, and, as of 2013, the permanent site for the National Scout Jamboree in Fayette County, in the heart of the Buckskin Council.
Larry also spoke proudly of the new Bechtel Summit is Fayette County. It opened for the National Jamboree is 2013, and looks forward to holding their 2nd National Jamboree in the summer of 2017. Click here for more information and to register.
The annual Buckskin Council Boy Scout Luncheon is set for Tuesday, May 10, 2016 beginning at noon at the Embassy Suites in Charleston, WV.
Coach Don Nehlen and Coach Bob Pruett will be the featured speakers. David Lanham will be honored for his long-standing support of the Buckskin Council.
Tickets, table sponsorship and other sponsorships are still available. Contact Larry at 304-340-3663 for further information.
We also talked with James Young, Board Member of the Kanawha City Community Association. He discussed the association’s primary mission.
It is the mission of the Kanawha City Revitalization Plan to enhance the environment, safety, housing, services, economic development and land use of Kanawha City by compliance with the following standards and criteria:
- Adopt policies that provide for a clean and aesthetically pleasing environment and improve accessibility to, and within, Kanawha City.
- Develop policies and programs that enhance the business environment and support and promote Kanawha Citys business community.
- Maintain a quality housing stock and a low crime rate.
- Preserve Quality of Life by being proactive.
- Ensure access to both private and public goods and services that satisfy basic human needs (health care, recreational facilities/programs, retail establishments, restaurants and pharmacies).
- Develop policies that stimulate economic development activities, enhance job opportunities, provide skills training and increase the educational opportunities available in Kanawha City.
James also talked excitedly about their upcoming Tour de Village, which is a Bike Rodeo/Bike Ride set for May 15, 2016 from noon-4:00 p.m. at 57th Street in Kanawha City. This is a FREE event. And children 12 and under will receive a free bicycle helmet.
Email here to participate and get more information: Kanawhacityinfo@gmail.com.
Call 304-419-2413 for more information.
If you would like to learn more about the Highlights TV Show, contact Host and Executive Producer Jim Strawn at 304-348-1417.
Special thanks to Ayla Santos our Assistant Producer.