DACC Breaks Ground on New Classroom for Wildlife Students

October 20, 2016

On Tuesday, October 18, 2016, the Simon Kenton Council, Boy Scouts of America celebrated a partnership with Honda of America, Mfg. and Delaware Area Career Center (DACC) through the groundbreaking on the new Honda Nature and Conservation Education Center at Camp Lazarus in Delaware County.

Grant funding from Honda and a partnership with DACC has made the 3,456 square foot building possible. The new facility includes a large classroom which will be home to DACC’s Environmental Management course, an activity lab for hands-on learning, and an attached outdoor pavilion. The center
will serve as a tremendous resource for Scouts, local schools, church groups, community groups, and families. 

Programming inside the center will include STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) related education and workshops focused on conservation, recycling, and nature study.

Representing their respective agencies on the shovels are:

Bruce Boyle, Commissioner
Simon Kenton Council Board

Jay Jacobsmeyer, VP-Properties
Simon Kenton Council Board

Mary Beth Freeman, Superintendent
Delaware Area Career Center

Bobbie Jo Trittschuh, Executive Director
Honda of America Mfg., Foundation

Judge Guy Reece, II, President
Simon Kenton Council Board

Greg Comfort, VP-Revenue Dev.
Simon Kenton Council Board

Jeffrey R. Moe, Scout Executive/CEO
Simon Kenton Council, BSA