7/18/2013 7:01 PM
by Rebecca Turco
MOUNT HOPE - A five-story treehouse is teaching scouts at the National Boy Scout Jamboree how to be environmentally-friendly.
The 126-foot tall Sustainability Treehouse is designed to generate as much energy as it uses through an array of solar panels, wind turbines and geothermal energy. There are activities and information at each level of the treehouse to teach the scouts about "going green."
Eagle Scout Andrew Overbey of Florida said he is in awe of the treehouse and the information it encompasses. "This place is really amazing," Oberbey explained. "Everything that they put together here at the Summit was really great, but this is kind of the trump of it all."
It took about two years to build the treehouse, according to officials. The 4,000 square-foot structure is partly made of recycled materials.