Group Tours and Youth Programs

Group Tours and Youth Programs

Girl Scout Brownie Programs

Eco-Friend Badge

Spend the day outdoors! Take a tour through the cave, and then a nature hike to the campground. Girls will learn about fire building safety and tell a nature story around the campfire. Wildlife rehabilitation will also be discussed.  The 5 1/2 hour program features two hands-on outdoor workshops conducted by experienced staff specially trained to work with young children plus 'An Introduction to Speleology' pre-tour program, and a special interpretive tour of the caverns.  This program is only available April 15th through November 15th.  

Featured Workshops Include:

  • Outdoor Helper 
  • Eco-Everywhere 

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

 
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Brownie Cave Explorer Patch Program

Discover fascinating facts about creatures inhabiting cave systems. Learn about adaptations and how these animals depend on each other for survival. Then, learn some ‘caving basics’ and great caver crawls with Lincoln Caverns’ caver’s squeezebox!  This educational and fun-filled adventure was designed just for Girl Scouts, 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.

Featured Workshops Include:

  • Junior Cave Explorer Workshop, featuring the Lincoln Caverns' caver's sqeezebox
  • Cave Life Workshop

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

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 Rocks Rock Patch

Investigate the differences between rocks, minerals, and gems. Discover how we use rocks in our daily lives and examine the properties of minerals. Look at maps, photos, and satellite images to learn about the interesting physical features of the earth.   This is part of  Lincoln Caverns' own Geology Rocks Patch Set for Brownie Girl Scouts.  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:

  • Rock Sleuth
  • Elevation Station

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

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 Fossil Fun Patch

 

Travel through time making posters of geologic periods. Discuss the formation of fossils and inspect sample fossils. Play a fun dinosaur game to learn about extinction events. Make a fossil cast to take home. This program is part of Lincoln Caverns' own Geology Rocks Patch Set.  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:

  • Fossils
  • Geologic Time

To receive 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 of 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.  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 receive 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 receive 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: Letterboxer & Eco-Friend (April 15th-November 15th only)
  • Combo 6: Cave Explorer & Rocks Rock
  • Combo 7: Cave Explorer & Fossil Fun
  • Combo 8: Cave Explorer & Going Batty
  • Combo 9: Cave Explorer & Eco-Friend (April 15th-November 15th only)
  • Combo 10: Geology Rocks: Rocks Rock & Fossil Fun
  • Combo 11: Rocks Rock & Going Batty
  • Combo 12: Rock Rock & Eco-Friend (April 15th-November 15th only)
  • Combo 13: Fossil Fun & Going Batty
  • Combo 14: Fossil Fun & Eco-Friend (April 15th-November 15th only)
  • Combo 11: Wonders of Water … Underground! (Love Water & Save Water) 

 

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 receive 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 offers the opportunity 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:

  • March 30, 2019:  Choice of Girl Scout Brownie Going Batty Patch or Junior Animal Habitats Badge Event Day
  • May 18, 2019: Choice of Girl Scout Brownie Letterboxer Badge or Junior Geocacher Badge Event Day 

Two-Day Combination Event Dates:

  • Saturday, November 10 - Sunday, November 11, 2018: WOW! Wonders of Water ... Underground!
  • Saturday, December 1 - Sunday, December 2, 2018: Letterboxer Badge and Going Batty Patch Combo.  
  • Saturday, March 9 – Sunday, March 10, 2019: WOW! Wonders of Water ... Underground!
  • Saturday, March 23- Sunday, March 24, 2019: Fossil Fun Patch and Rocks Rock Patch Combo.
  • Saturday, April 13 – Sunday, April 14, 2019: WOW! Wonders of Water ... Underground!
  • Saturday, May 4 – Sunday, May 5, 2019: Letterboxer Badge and Junior Cave Explorer Patch Combo.
  • Saturday, June 1 – Sunday, June 2, 2019: WOW! Wonders of Water ... Underground!


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Events at Lincoln Caverns

September 21, 2018

Scout BSA Geology & Geocaching Camporee

Join scouts from PA and surrounding states to earn one or two merit badges and enjoy great camping.

September 22, 2018

Cub Scout Finding Your Way Adventure for Wolves!

Kick off your scout year with a program at Lincoln Caverns!

September 28, 2018

NEW Webelos Earth Rocks Adventure with Science Everywhere NOVA Award Combo Program

Earn the Earth Rocks Adventure pin PLUS stay the night before to earn a NOVA Award!

September 29, 2018

Webelos Event Day - Earth Rocks Adventure!

Fall into fun with this hands-on geology program.

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