Clark's Bears

2023 Scouts BSA Merit Badge Fair
June 3, & June 10, 2023

Clark's Bears in Lincoln, NH will be hosting a Merit Badge Fair in June. We have talented Merit Badge Counselors that are specialized in Railroading, Mammal Study, Fire Safety, Scouting Heritage, Fingerprinting, and Automotive Maintenance. We offer three badge presentations each day. However, we ask Scouts to choose only TWO presentations per day.

June 3
Automotive Maintenance SOLD OUT
Scouting Heritage 1:30-2:30
Mammal Study 3:00-4:00

June 10
Railroading 9:30-11:00
Fire Safety 12:30-2:30
Fingerprinting 3:00-4:30

COST - The cost of the Merit Badge Fair is $29 per person, which includes two Merit Badge presentations (for Scouts BSA) and entrance into Clark's Bears. Your ticket includes all rides, all shows, all day.

REGISTRATION - Registration is online only and must be received by April 30, 2023 to participate. Full payment by credit card is required at the time of registration. Scouts are able to register independently or with their Troop. This program does sell out, so register early to avoid disappointment. Registered groups will be able to enter the park early at the Anaconda Gate. Canceled registrations will not receive a refund. Registration Form

FAMILY MEMBERS - The Scout is welcome to register family members for the Merit Badge Fair, but only Scouts and Troop Leaders are allowed into the presentations. Family members ages 4 and above will receive a $29 rate per person but they must be included in the registration. Registered family members will be able to enter the park early with the Scouts at the Anaconda Gate. Once registration is sold out, family members who would like to purchase a ticket must do so online or in person at the Railroad Station at the regular ticket price. These family members must enter the park through the Railroad Station and will not be allowed into the park early with the Scout.

BLUE CARDS - The blue cards need to be signed in advance by your Scoutmaster and neatly filled out for each presentation you are taking. This includes the Scout's name, troop number, address and badge name on all three sections of the blue card. Simply attending a presentation does not mean a blue card will be signed. Scouts must complete prerequisite work prior to arrival, participate in discussions and activities and meet the requirements.

PREREQUISITES - Print the worksheet for each Merit Badge you wish to participate in by going to BSA Merit Badges web page. Complete the perquisites listed in the course description. Bring your worksheet, workbook, and pencils with you. If you completed prerequisite work that cannot be brought with you, please bring a photograph of the work you did. If multiple Scouts worked on a project, have each Scout submit a photograph with their work.

INCOMPLETE WORK - - It is our goal to have every Scout leave the Merit Badge Fair with a completed blue card. However, this isn't always the case. If a Scout is unable to complete all the prerequisite work by the day of the Merit Badge Fair, they will receive full credit for the requirements fulfilled by the counselor's presentation and credit for each prerequisite completed fully. If the prerequisite work did not have enough content, the counselor will make notes for the Scout to correct. The Scout will have one month to mail improved or completed work along with their blue card to Clark's Bears with a self addressed stamped envelope. The counselor will look over your work and sign your blue card if complete. Please mail to:
Clark's Bears
Attention: Anne Englert
PO Box 1
Lincoln, NH 03251

SUPPLIES - Bring pencils, paper, Merit badge book, Merit Badge Work Sheet and a smile.

UNIFORM - Class A uniforms are preferred for this event.

FOOD - Lunch, drinks and snacks are available for purchase at Clark's. You may also choose to bring a bagged lunch if you so desire.

CHECK-IN - Registered guests need to meet at the Anaconda Gate from 9:00-10:30 for check-in. At that time, each Scout will turn in the prerequisite work for each badge they are registered for. All prerequisites work must have the Scouts name and Troop number on every page. Please prepare this paperwork PRIOR to arrival. At check-in you will receive a hand stamp that allows you to come and go from the park during the day. Should you be arriving later than 10:30 please go to the railroad station for check-in. Any unregistered guests must go to the Railroad Station to enter which opens at 10:00.

QUESTIONS - If you have questions email Anne Englert at anne@clarksbears.com or call 603-745-8913 Extension 2.

Campgrounds within ten miles of Clark's Bears:
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
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

For more information contact Anne Englert at info@ClarksBears.com or call 603-745-8913 Ext. 2.

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