ORA Member Cameron Mitchell Honored by Boy Scouts of America

Mitchell was recognized for exemplifying the 12 values of scouting

On Apr. 16, 2014, the Simon Kenton Council of the Boy Scouts of America honored the leadership of Chef and Restaurateur Cameron Mitchell at the Ivory Room in Columbus. Mitchell and approximately 150 guests attended the special event.

Mitchell was recognized a “Good Scout,” an honor created in 2009 by Simon Kenton Council volunteers to annually recognize local adults who exemplify the 12 values of scouting. Bruce Lackey, president of Happy Chicken Farms, a longtime vendor of Mitchell, congratulated him on the honor and reiterated that Mitchell embodies the values embraced by scouts.

The Scout Law says that a scout must be “trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.” Lackey noted that Mitchell is especially trustworthy— saying with a smile that Mitchell has never missed a payment to his vendors — and clean, as his restaurants’ kitchens are spotless. He also shared that Mitchell is courteous and kind, noting that he ensures his restaurants’ guests always experience excellent customer service.

During his acceptance speech, Mitchell praised the two young scouts who spoke during the event and gave each his business card, telling attendees that the boys would both one day make great community leaders and should stay in touch with him.

May 6, 2014
Ohio Restaurant Association
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