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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 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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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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 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.

NEW - This year, an early arrival option is available for troops wishing to add a third badge or patch to the combination/overnight programs.

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 28, 2020:  Choice of Girl Scout Brownie Going Batty Patch or Junior Animal Habitats Badge Event Day
  • May 16, 2020: Choice of Girl Scout Brownie Letterboxer Badge or Junior Geocacher Badge Event Day 

Two-Day Combination Event Dates:

  • Saturday, November 2 - Sunday, November 3, 2019: Eco-Friend Badge and Letterboxer Badge Combo (Optional Early Arrival for Brownie Cave Explorer Patch)
  • Saturday, December 7 - Sunday, December 8, 2019:  WOW! Wonders of Water ... Underground!  (Optional Early Arrival for Going Batty Patch)
  • Saturday, March 14 – Sunday, March 15, 2020: WOW! Wonders of Water ... Underground!  (Optional Early Arrival for Rocks Rock Patch)
  • Saturday, April 18 – Sunday, April 19, 2020: WOW! Wonders of Water ... Underground!  (Optional Early Arrival for Fossil Fun Patch)
  • Saturday, June 13 – Sunday, June 14, 2020: Eco-Friend Badge and Letterboxer Badge Combo  (Optional Early Arrival for Brownie Cave Explorer Patch)


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Events at Lincoln Caverns

November 22, 2019

Girl Scout Teen Combo - Geology Rocks & Directions Matter Patch Programs

Learn about the geosciences and go on a geo treasure hunt!

December 07, 2019

WOW! Wonders of Water ... Underground! Brownie Journey Program

Dive into the exciting world of water with this unique Brownie program.

December 14, 2019

Santa in the Cave

Dive into the Christmas season by visiting Santa in the cave.

December 15, 2019

Santa in the Cave

Dive into the Christmas season by visiting Santa in the cave.

News

January 12, 2019

BATFEST 2019 - Coming Soon!

13th Annual Event for Bat Fans of All Ages Saturday, February 9, 2019

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