NIXON'S FARM is a 163-acre family-run working farm which has been in operation for over four decades; specializing in catering large group outings, weddings, retreats, family and class reunions, church socials, bridal showers, holiday and special events, and Black History Month presentations. It is the only African American owned and operated facility of its kind in the state.
NIXON'S FARM is a permier Maryland, Northern Virginia, Delaware and Washington DC regional area African American Heritage Scout Reservation which supports and ascribes to the Goals and Mission of Roots of Scouting, Incorporated of Baltimore, Maryland. Open to all registered Scouts, Scouters, Alumni and approved Merit Badge Counselors.
NIXON'S FARM is a spiritual, cultural, and authentic year round natural land resource for encouraging and advocating best practices in open space preservation, conservation awareness, environmental stewardship, and creatively incorporating and implementing techniques for sharing and celebrating african american heritage and history appreciation.
NIXON'S FARM is a land laboratory resource for the purpose of creating a wide variety of age-appropriate opportunities for Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts "Go See It" Adventures, Webelos Scout Activity Badge, Boy Scout Merit Badge or Eagle Scout Leadership Service Projects, Adult Leader Wood Badge Tickets and Non-Scouts who enjoy nature and exploring the outdoors.
NIXON'S FARM is the first private solar farm in Maryland, producing 15 megawatts of power each year -- enough to power 14,000 homes in Howard County.
EXAMPLES: Solar Farm Tours, Build bird houses or feeders; cut new hiking trails; build a Welcoming Center or Farm Stand; observe and identify insects, native plants, trees, rocks, birds and other wildlife; construct and maintain organic community gardens; plant trees, flowers and herbs, or grow and harvest sustainable and marketable agricultural food crops to help feed the hungry, homeless, senior citizens, and families of deployed U.S. Military servicemen and women.
NIXON'S FARM is a joint outdoor camping, hiking, and nature exploration facility which will permit Scouts, Scouters and Merit and Activity Badge Counselors to network, build strong alliances, form life-long friendships and to gather in a safe, open-air and adult supervised environment filled with fun activities, fellowship and positive role model reinforcement; while enhancing scouting skills and offering practical leadership training and education programs for both youth and adult groups.
NIXON'S FARM is a civic leader and key sponsor which supports the core values of scouting, youth character development, citizenship, outreach and mentoring community efforts of Roots of Scouting, Inc,. and the objectives of the Boy Scouts of America.
NIXON'S FARM is a community partner for hosting and facilitating other yearly Calendar of Activities, Programs, and Special Events coordinated and sponsored by the Roots of Scouting, Inc.
"Our Mission is to bring the Scouting experience to African American Youth! If traditional Scouting is to survive in the African American community, it must be under the ideological stewardship of African Americans." --- Roots of Scouting, Inc.