THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2019 | 3PM – 6PM (Refreshments at 5:00PM and Program at 5:30PM)

On Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 3pm to 6pm, the 10th Anniversary Celebration was held to honor the partnership between the Dan Beard Council and Gorman Heritage Farm as we celebrate 10 years of achievements inspiring local youth together. This special anniversary event honored the Legacy of Marge Schott and the Legacy of Dorothy and Jim Gorman.

The story of the Scout Achievement Center shows the commitment of the Greater Cincinnati community to the ideals of Scouting. Years of planning, generous support from hundreds of donors, and input from thousands of Scouting volunteers led to the completion of the Scout Achievement Center project in July, 2009. To learn more about how the Scout Achievement Center came to be, click here.

The Dan Beard Council is the administrative body of the the Boy Scouts of America in the Greater Cincinnati area. With a geographic area of 12 counties in Southwestern Ohio and Northern Kentucky and an average annual membership of 33,000 youth, the Dan Beard Council is one of the larger metropolitan councils in the country and the largest youth organization in the Cincinnati area. The council administers the Scouting program through 8 districts, providing volunteer support, training, program opportunities, and administrative services such as membership and advancement records, new unit development, and unit fundraising opportunities in the form of the annual popcorn sale. Hundreds of Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Venturing Crews, Varsity Teams, Explorer Posts, and Learning for Life groups make up the membership of the council.

A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the council operations are completely funded by the Friends of Scouting annual giving campaign, corporate sponsorships, the popcorn sale, activity revenue, and the United Way. Funding is used for program delivery in the form of camp operations, the Scout Achievement Center, professional and support staff, and the many Scouting events held throughout the council each year. To learn more, click here.

Gorman Heritage Farm is a 122-acre nonprofit, working farm with a mission to educate about agriculture, nutrition, sustainability, and the environment. The vision of Gorman Heritage Farm is to cultivate an informed, involved community dedicated to Building Healthy Futures. Our values fulfilling the Gorman’s legacy are: Self-reliance, Stewardship, Service, Fun Experiential Learning, and Meaningful Labor.

The Farm consists of 30 tillable acres, a farmyard with a variety of animals, several gardens, 40 acres of wooded hillside, 5 miles of hiking trails, and a natural pond. We encourage visits from members, guests, school groups, scouts, families, corporate groups, civic groups and more. The paid staff includes both farming and administrative professionals, supported by a strong cadre of volunteers.

In recognition of the outstanding examples of local architecture, agricultural development and family farming, Gorman Heritage Farm was named to the National Register of Historic Places in August of 2012.

Click here to learn more about Gorman Heritage Farm!

Questions? Please contact Sheri Greenlee, Executive Assistant, at Sheri.Greenlee@scouting.org or 513-577-7681.