Clark's Bears Summer 2024

Scouts BSA Merit Badge Fair

Automotive Maintenance
June 2, 2024 1:00-2:30

Presented by Matthew Baxter - This class will have a maximum amount of 15 Scouts.

Matthew Baxter
Matthew Baxter

Matthew Baxter has worked at Clark's Bears for ten years and has previously helped assist counselors during the Clark's Bears Merit Badge Fairs. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 2017 while in Troop 56 in Plymouth, New Hampshire. He earned the Automotive Maintenance merit badge while in Scouting which helped shape his interests in working on vehicles. He has done a great deal of work on his own vehicles as well as the company vehicles and equipment at Clark's Bears. Matthew graduated from Plymouth State University in 2022 with an Elementary Education degree.

Important information to review before arrival

*A large part of this course will be a hands on experience. There is an inherent risk in preforming maintenance on vehicles, and everything will be done to keep the class safe. It is very important that Scouts follow the counselor's instruction at all times.

** PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) will need to be brought from home including, a long sleeve shirt and pants that can get dirty to be worn instead of the Scout uniform. We also would like closed toe shoes preferably sneakers or some sort of boots. Scouts will also need to bring safety glasses or goggles, if possible. Clarks will provide gloves unless Scouts want to bring their own.

The presentation and hands on experience will fulfill requirements 1c-e, 2a-e, 3a-c, 4b-e, 5c, 6a-b, 7a-b, 8a1-3, 8b-d, 9a-e, 10a-c, and 11a-d. Scouts please complete requirements 1a-b, 1f-h, 4a, 5a-b, 8e-f, and 12 as prerequisites so the merit Badge Counselor can sign off on your blue card..


Do the following:

General Maintenance, Safety, and Registration
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Do the following:

Do the following:

Cooling system
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Find out about three career opportunities in the automotive industry. Pick one and find out about the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss this with your counselor and explain why this profession might interest you.

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Clark's Bears
PO Box 1
110 Daniel Webster Highway
Lincoln, NH 03251