PROGRAMS AT THE GORMAN HERITAGE FARM
Gorman Heritage Farm is a 122-acre working farm and outdoor education center, inviting Scouts to explore and learn the history, methods and values of a working family farm in a natural setting. Gorman Heritage Farm is located on Reading Road in Evendale, Ohio, just minutes from downtown Cincinnati, right next to the Dan Beard Council Scout Achievement Center.
Gorman Heritage Farm offers education programs to help Scouts work through requirements for different nature and animal-related badges, or to simply have a fun day together at the Farm. All Scout programs are designed for the pack to attend together with a chaperone or Scout leader. Your farm teacher will lead your pack in hands-on activities that accomplish the necessary requirements! There are also plenty of merit badge or service project opportunities for older scouts in Scouts BSA as well!
GORMAN HERITAGE FARM
10052 Reading Road, Evendale, OH 45241
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tiger Adventure: Tigers in the Wild
Complete your “Tigers in the Wild” badge at Gorman Heritage Farm! This program begins with an overview of the Cub Scout Six Essentials needed for a hike and the Cub Scout Outdoor Code. Once prepared, we’ll embark on a short hike, carrying our own gear. Together, we’ll find three different kinds of plants, two different kinds of trees, and three different kinds of animals – or signs that animals have been on the trail. Our visit will end with a trip to the Farmyard to meet some of our friendly farm animals. Scouts are welcome to bring their Tiger Handbooks to write about their visit.
Bears Adventure: Fur, Feathers and Ferns
Complete your “Fur Feathers and Ferns” badge at Gorman Heritage Farm! We’ll take a one-mile hike to look for signs of mammals, birds, insects and reptiles and discover what these animals need to survive. Using magnifying lenses, we’ll examine plants and trees more closely. Then we’ll visit the compost pile to learn how vegetable waste can be turned into fertilizer for plants. Our visit will end with a trip to the Farmyard to meet some of our friendly farm animals.
Wolves Adventure: Paws on the Path
Complete your “Paws on the Path” badge at Gorman Heritage Farm! Wolves will arrive prepared to hike safely with the Cub Scout Six Essentials. Our program will begin with a recitation of the Outdoor Code and Leave no Trace Principles and an overview of the “buddy system” – what to do if you get separated from your group while hiking. Then we’ll embark on a one-mile hike looking for two interesting things we’ve never seen before. We’ll identify two birds, two insects and signs of two other animals that live in the area. Our visit will end with a trip to the Farmyard to meet some of our friendly farm animals.