Girl Scout Outing at Clark's Trading Post

Girl Scouts

May 30 and June 14 2015

Clark's Trading Post and the White Mt. Central RR in Lincoln, NH are proud to host our annual Girl Scout Outing. Join Girl Scouts of all ages for a day of discovery and fun! In addition to the rides and shows that Clark's has to offer, the girls will enjoy interesting presentations for age appropriate pathways and receive discounts throughout the park when dressed in uniform. There will be special patches available to purchase to remember your day. All presentations will begin at the Scouting Tent and will have a limited amount of seating, so register early to reserve your spot.

BROWNIES-BEARS AROUND THE WORLD 11:00-11:30: This presentation will cover six different types of bears that exist all over the world, from New Hampshire's native Black Bears to the Sloth Bear of India! The Brownies will learn about the location, habitat and diet of each bear. They will also cover their conservation statuses and what makes each type of bear so special. There will be hands on artifacts for the girls to touch and learn from. After the presentation, we suggest the Brownies watch the 30-minute black bear performance at 12:00.

DAISY'S-THE BEAR FACTS 1:00-1:30: Presented by Murray Clark, bear trainer and bear keeper. This presentation highlights black bears and their life cycle. Murray will cover information on both our bears and those in the wild. He will discuss age, diet, habitat and birth of the black bears. There will be hands on artifacts for the girls to touch and learn from. Discussions will cover how you can prevent bear problems in residential, agricultural or camping situations. We highly suggest the Daisy's attend the 12:00 Bear Show prior to attending the Girl Scout presentation.

Girl Scout Outing at Clark's
TOP LEFT: A close look at some of the food the Clark's bears eat
TOP RIGHT: How many Daisy's does it take to weigh more than a full grown black bear? See for yourself at the Girl Scout Outing at Clark's!
BOTTOM: My what big teeth you have! Daisy's learn the bear facts from Murray Clark and Lauren Farina

JUNIORS & CADETS-WOMEN IN RAILROADING 2:00-2:30: The Women in railroading presentation is a colorful and educational look into the world of women railroaders. We will recognize the contributions, accomplishments and efforts of women in railroading over the past 100 years. We will round out the presentation with a visit from Carol Clark Govoni, who as a teenager became the locomotive engineer at Clark's while her brother served in Vietnam. The girls will want to be sure to take a train ride either before or after the presentation.

Carol Clark Govoni
LEFT: Carol Clark Govoni at the throttle of the Heisler steam locomotive in 1966. She was the first female engineer on the White Mt. Central RR
RIGHT: Carol Clark Govoni at the age of 15 was the engineer for the 1966 season while her brother David and others served in Vietnam.

SENIORS AND AMBASSADORS-FLORENCE MURRAY CLARK 3:00-3:30: The Seniors and Ambassadors will enjoy a presentation on Florence Clark, the co-founder of Clark's Trading Post by her great granddaughter Ashley Clark. They will learn the history of how this incredible lady, who did not fit into the typical stereotype of women in the 1920's, started a new business. Florence and Ed Clark's business survived the Great Depression, World War II and has become a thriving summer attraction for visitors to the White Mountains for over 80 years. Florence was the first and only woman to climb Mount Washington by dog sled. Learn how many generations of Clark family members still remain at the family business to this day.

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

  • 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
  • 10% off one item coupon. Valid in the main gift shop.
  • 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 for the Girl Scout presentations at Clark's Trading Post:
Visit www.girlscoutsgwm.org
email Deb King at dking@girlscoutsgwm.org for all the details.

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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