Merit Badge Fair & Scouting Family Fun Day!

Boy Scout Merit Badge Fair

June 1 or 21, 2014

Clark's Trading Post in Lincoln, NH is hosting a Merit Badge Fair & Scouting Family Fun Day. In addition to the rides and shows that Clark's has to offer, the boys can participate in different age specific presentations that will help fulfill the requirements of their badges. A merit badge councilor will be present to sign off on the presentations. All the presentations will begin at the Scouting Tent and have a limited amount of seating, so book early to reserve your spot.

Boy Scouts, we want to see you succeed! Please be prepared!
*Bring your own blue cards for each merit badge you wish to work on.
*Take notice of the prerequisites listed for each presentation, so you will have met all the requirements to complete the badge that day.
*Bring a copy of the work for the prerequisites you have done for each presentation.

CUB SCOUT CLIMBING TOWER HOUR 10:00-11:00: For one hour the Climbing Tower will be reserved for Scouts to achieve the climbing wall activity award. The Climbing Tower will be open all day so any Scouts who are participating in a presentation will still get the opportunity to climb.

RAILROADING 10:30-12:00: Presented by Bob Henderson, railroad enthusiast and locomotive engineer for over 25 years. You will learn about railroad safety, signs and signals. During a walking tour discover the history of our railroad equipment including locomotives, both running and on display, a unique railbus and an authentic railroad covered bridge. The session will conclude with a ride on the White Mountain Central Railroad 11:30. This presentation will fulfill requirements 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8b1 & 8b2 for the Boy Scout Railroading merit badge. Please complete requirements 1, 2, and 3 as prerequisites so the merit badge councilor can sign off on your badge.

Bob Henderson points out the steam dome on the 1906 Baldwin locomotive to the Boy Scouts
Bob Henderson points out the steam dome on the 1906 Baldwin locomotive to the Boy Scouts

MAMMAL STUDY 1:00-2:00: Presented by Murray Clark, bear trainer and bear keeper at Clark's Trading Post. The bear keeper will cover information on the life cycle of both our captive bears and the wild bears. They will discuss age, diet, habitat and birth of the black bears. This presentation will fulfill requirements 1, 2 & 4c for the Boy Scout Mammal Study merit badge. Please complete requirements 3 & 5 as prerequisites so the merit badge councilor can sign off on your badge. The Scouts will be able to enjoy the 30-minute bear show at either 12:00 or 3:00.

Murray Clark discussing the life cycle of Ursus Americanus with the Boy Scouts
Murray Clark discussing the life cycle of Ursus Americanus with the Boy Scouts

GEOLOGY 2:00-3:15: Presented by Christopher Englert, Geologist and Earth Science Graduate Research Assistant at the University of New Hampshire. This geology presentation will have hands-on participation tailored to meet all badge requirements. Scouts should dress appropriately for a 45-minute walking field trip. Concepts introduced include general geology-based terminology, scales of hardness and classification of geologic specimens. The presentation will end with gemstone & fossil mining and identification. This presentation will fulfill all requirements for the Cub Scout Geology Belt loop, academic pin and the Webelo's Geologist activity badge. For Boy Scouts, please complete requirements 2, 5c1 & 5c4 as prerequisites so the merit badge councilor can sign off on your badge. There will be an additional fee of $8 per person for the geology presentation.
On June 21, the Geology presentation will be for Cub Scout and Webelo levels ONLY.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 3:30-4:30: Presented by Sylvia Clark, Project Engineer and Jennifer Stonecipher, Environmental Scientist. Together they own Stonecipher & Clark Environmental Solutions, a local environmental consulting business that specializes in environmental assessments, cleanups, compliance & permitting, underground storage tank removals, and visible emissions testing. This presentation will fulfill Boy Scout requirements 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e, 3f and 6 for the Environmental Science merit badge. Please complete requirements 1, 2, 4 & 5 as prerequisites so the merit badge councilor can sign off on your badge.

Other possibilities for various scouting levels:

  • Tiger Cubs: attend a performance with their family... see the bear shows!
  • Tiger Cubs & Bears: visit a museum... we have five!
  • Wolves: see a collection on display... we have many!
  • All ranks: make something useful... dip your own candle!

Special discounts for Boy Scouts in uniform will include the following:

  • 10% off coupon in the main gift shop
  • A one scoop make your own sundae for only $3
  • Scouts may mine for gemstones (green bag) or fossils for just $8 per bag
  • Candle dipping $3 (dip a pair of straight candles)
  • Buy one pound of fudge get a half pound free
  • Come in after 3:00 on Saturday and come back Sunday for free
  • Buy a souvenir mug for $6 and have free soda refills all day
  • Buy a photo package at Kilburn's Photo Parlor and get a reprint package for half price

To register your Troop or Scout email info@clarkstradingpost.com or call Anne at 603-745-8913 ext 19. A non-refundable payment of $17 per person (plus $8 extra for each Scout participating in the Geology presentation) must be received two weeks prior to arrival. Your registration fee includes entrance to the park, all rides, all shows and all presentations.

Campgrounds within ten miles of Clark's Trading Post:
Country Bumpkins: Lincoln, NH 603-745-8837
Lost Valley Campground: North Woodstock, NH 603-745-8321
Maple Haven Campground: North Woodstock, NH 603-745-3350
Waterrest Campground: Woodstock, NH 603-745-2586
Woodstock KOA Campground: Woodstock, NH 603-745-8008

White Mountain National Forest Campgrounds:
Wildwood: Easton, NH
Hancock: Lincoln, NH
Big Rock: Lincoln, NH

NH State Park Campgrounds:
Lafayette Place: Franconia, NH
Cannon Mountain RV Park: Franconia, NH

Clark's Trading Post
PO Box 1
110 Daniel Webster Highway
Lincoln, NH 03251
www.clarkstradingpost.com

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