Clark's Trading Post

Girl Scout Outing at Clark's Trading Post

Girl Scouts

June 4 and June 17, 2017

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 are Clark's Trading Post Scouting Weekend patches for sale 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.


Members from the US Forest Service will be teaming up to bring Girl Scouts information at three learning stations. The Forest Service members will have specialist to present three 25-minute segments on Geology, Bear Awareness and Leave No Trace (which includes Hike Safe and Tree Identification). The presentations will end with a flag ceremony where each Girl Scout will receive two patches and a pin from the US Forest Service.

To register your troop for the Girl Scout presentations at Clark's Trading Post:
email Shannon LeBlanc at for all the details.

1. Girl Scouts look over rock specimens at the Geology program
2. Girl Scouts participate in the US Forest Service program
3. Biologists teach Girl Scouts about Bear Awareness.

Chez Hill - Bears around the world presentation
BROWNIES - BEARS AROUND THE WORLD 11:00-11:45: This presentation by Chez Hill 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

the world of women railroaders
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.

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

To register your troop for the Girl Scout presentations at Clark's Trading Post:
email Shannon LeBlanc at 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