Group Tours and Youth Programs

Group Tours and Youth Programs

Girl Scout Brownie Programs

Brownie Cave Explorer Patch Program

Lincoln Caverns presents an all new educational and fun-filled adventure just for Brownies, Cub Scouts & Youth Groups through age 12. The 5 1/2 hour program features two hands-on cave workshops conducted by experienced staff specially trained to work with young children plus 'An Introduction to Speleology' pre-tour program, a special interpretive tour of the caverns, and the opportunity to go through the Kid's Cave Krawl, a simulated caving adventure.  This patch program is specifically designed to meet the requirements for a "Make Your Own Badge" program.

Featured Workshops Include:

  • Junior Cave Explorer Workshop, featuring the Kids Cave Krawl simulated caving adventure!
  • Cave Life Workshop

To recieve more information (i.e. pricing, dates, sessions) about each program sign-up for our Scout Leader Area

 
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 Letterboxer Brownie Badge  

Uncover the exciting world of letterboxing! Join in a fun game of hide and seek using clues and directions to a hidden box. Collect stamp images as a way to record your findings! Girls will use their creativity to make their own stamp. Working as a team, girls will hide a letterbox, write clues to its location, and find other letterboxes. A pre-tour program 'An Introduction to Speleology', is included as well as a guided interpretive tour of the caverns.

Workshops during this 5 1/4 hour program include:

  • Box It Up!
  • Where Am I?

To recieve more information (i.e. pricing, dates, sessions) about each program sign-up for our Scout Leader Area

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 Rocks Rock Patch

Lincoln Caverns is now providing activities to complete the Rocks Rock Patch(part of Lincoln Caverns' own Geology Rocks Patch Set) for Brownie Girl Scouts. Hands-on activities will allow girls to learn about the building blocks of earth and explore geological features through maps. A pre-tour program 'An Introduction to Speleology', is included as well as a guided interpretive tour of the caverns.  This program has been specificaly designed to meet the requirements for a "Make Your Own Badge" program.

Workshops during this 5 1/4 hour program include:

  • Rock Sleuth
  • Elevation Station

To recieve more information (i.e. pricing, dates, sessions) about each program sign-up for our Scout Leader Area

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 Fossil Fun Patch

 

Lincoln Caverns offers programs to help Brownie Girl Scouts complete a Fossil Fun Patch (part of Lincoln Caverns' own Geology Rocks Patch Set). Girls will learn about the past by examining fossils, creating a poster about the past, and making a fossil cast to take home. A pre-tour program 'An Introduction to Speleology', is included as well as a guided interpretive tour of the caverns.  This program has been specifically designed to meet the requirements of the "Make Your Own Badge" program.

Workshops during this 5 1/4 hour program include:

  • Fossils
  • Geologic Time

To recieve more information (i.e. pricing, dates, sessions) about each program sign-up for our Scout Leader Area

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Going Batty Patch Programs

Lincoln Caverns has added a new program for Girl Scout Brownies to meet the requirements for the Going Batty Patch.  Girls will be learn about bat species, bat myths, and how all us can be better neighbors to our insectivorous friends - the bats.  Girls will make a poster, and a create a bat craft from recycled materials.  This program has been specifically designed to meet the requirements of the "Make Your Own Badge" program.   A pre-tour program "An Introduction to Speleology, is included as well as a guided interpretive tour of the caverns.

Workshops during this 5 1/4 hour program include:

  • Batty About Bats
  • Bats Are Good Guys

To recieve more information (i.e. pricing, dates, sessions) about each program sign-up for our Scout Leader Area.

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WOW! Journey -  Wonders Of Water ... Underground! 


Soak up the fun during this hands-on, interactive program about water. Learn why we need water, how we can conserve it, and where it goes when we aren't looking. Girls earn the Love Water and Save Water parts of the WOW! Journey. A pre-tour program "An Introduction to Speleology, is included as well as a guided interpretive tour of the caverns.

Workshops during this 7 hour program (use combination program times) includes:

  • Wilma & the Water Cycle
  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind
  • What Goes Down, Must Come UP
  • Time for a WOW!

To recieve more information (i.e. pricing, dates, sessions) about each program sign-up for our Scout Leader Area.

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Combination Badge/Patch Programs

Choose a combination of Girl Scout Brownie programs offered here to complete as a two day program.

Following is the listing of possible combination programs:

 

  • Combo 1: Letterboxer & Rocks Rock
  • Combo 2: Letterboxer & Fossil Fun
  • Combo 3: Letterboxer & Going Batty 
  • Combo 4: Letterboxer & Cave Explorer 
  • Combo 5: Cave Explorer & Rocks Rock
  • Combo 6: Cave Explorer & Fossil Fun
  • Combo 7: Cave Explorer & Going Batty
  • Combo 8: Geology Rocks: Rocks Rock & Fossil Fun
  • Combo 9: Rocks Rock & Going Batty
  • Combo 10: Fossil Fun & Going Batty
  • Combo 11: Wonders of Water … Underground! (Love Water & Save Water) *NEW*

 

Bring your sleeping bags and spend the night in heated/air-conditioned comfort upstairs in our learning center. There is room to sleep up to 60 people. Restroom facilities are located in our Visitors' Center wing and refrigeration is available. Coffee maker and TV with VCR on site. Indoor lodging available for one night only: during your program.

A two-day option with lodging elsewhere is also available.

To recieve more information (i.e. pricing, dates, sessions) about each program, sign-up for our Scout Leader Area

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 Badge/Patch Events for Girl Scout Brownies


These Badge/Patch Event Days cater to small troops who do not have the opportunity to participate in a Council sponsored program at Lincoln Caverns or have date conflicts with their Council's dates, so they can participate in a badge program with no minimum fees required. Lincoln Caverns will for the offer opportunities for troops to register directly with Lincoln Caverns and participate in their choice of Girl Scout Brownie Badge or Patch during their visit.

Pre-registration is required and will be accepted on a first-come/first-serve basis. Recieve information packet by signing up in our Scout Leader Area or register online for the program of your choice through our Events Calendar.

Featured Event Days for Girl Scout Brownies & Juniors:

  • December 5, 2015:  Choice of Girl Scout Brownie or Junior Going Batty Patch Event Day
  • April 2, 2016:   Choice of Girl Scout Brownie Rocks Rock Patch or Junior Geology Rocks Patch Event Day
  • May 7, 2016: Choice of Girl Scout Brownie Letterboxer Badge or Junior Geocacher Badge Event Day 

Two-Day Combination Event Dates:

  • Saturday, November 14 - Sunday, November 15, 2015: Letterboxer Badge and Brownie Cave Explorer Patch Combo
  • Saturday, December 5 - Sunday, December 6, 2015: WOW! Wonders of Water ... Underground!
  • Saturday, March 12 – Sunday, March 13, 2016: WOW! Wonders of Water ... Underground!
  • Saturday, April 9 – Sunday, April 10, 2016: Letterboxer Badge and Going Batty Patch Combo
  • Saturday, April 30 – Sunday, May 1, 2016: WOW! Wonders of Water ... Underground!
  • Saturday, May 21 – Sunday, May 22, 2016: Geology Rocks!  Fossil Fun Patch and Rocks Rock Patch Combo
  • Saturday, June 11 - Sunday, June 12, 2016:  WOW! Wonders of Water ... Underground!


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Events at Lincoln Caverns

July 29, 2015

Grandparent's Day

Treat your grandchildren to an amazing underground adventure.

July 29, 2015

FLASHLIGHT ADVENTURES

See the cave just like the early explorers did!

July 30, 2015

Summer Family Fun Nights

Special interactive themed tours for all ages!

August 03, 2015

Fun-Day Mondays

Half price panning for gems

News

January 17, 2015

Coming Soon - Batfest 2015

Spend Valentine's Day With Us and Our Favorite Furry Friends!

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