Group Tours and Youth Programs

Group Tours and Youth Programs

Girl Scout Junior Programs

Geology Rocks Patch

The six hour program features three hands-on Geology workshops conducted by our experienced staff plus 'An Introduction to Speleology' pre-tour program, and a special interpretive tour of the caverns. All girls receive mineral & fossil specimens to take home.   This program has been specifically designed to meet the requirements for a "Make Your Own Badge" program.

Featured Workshops Include:

  • Rocks & Minerals
  • Soil & Groundwater
  • 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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 Animal Habitats Badge

The six hour program features four workshops with games, activities and hands-on participation and a special interpretive tour of the caverns. After learning all about bats, troops will build large bat houses to put up in their community.

Featured Workshops Include:

  • Endangered Species
  • Cave Habitats
  • Bat Houses

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 Geocacher Badge


Scouts will find the thrill of adventure and learning through technology. Girls will learn how to use GPS units in the fun sports of geocaching and earthcaching. This six hour program includes fun 'treasure' hunting activities for participants.

Featured Workshops Include:

  • GPS Unit Basics
  • Have Cache, Will Travel
  • Cache It!

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 Going Batty Patch

Girl Scouts will have a blast with this exciting new program all about bats!  Girls will learn about local bat species, discover the truth about common bat myths, and find out how we can all be better neighbors to our insectivorous friends - the bats!  Each girl will create a poster to inform members of their community on the importance of bats and make a bat craft out of recycled materials.  Each troop will build a bat house to put up in their neighborhood.   This program has been specifically designed to meet the requirements for the "Make Your Own Badge" program. 
 

Featured Workshops Include:

  • Bats Are Good Guys
  • Batty About Bats
  • Bat Houses

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Junior Cave Explorer Patch

 

Lincoln Caverns presents an educational and fun-filled adventure just for Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts & Youth Groups through age 12. The 5 1/2 hour program features three 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 experience the Lincoln Caverns' squeezebox crawl, a simulated caving adventure!  This program has been specifically designed to meet the requirements of the "Make Your Own Badge" requirement.   

Featured Workshops Include:

  • Junior Cave Explorer Workshop, featuring a squeezebox crawl, simulated caving adventure!
  • Cave Life Workshop
  • Caves & Karst Workshop

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 Junior Girl Scout programs offered here to complete as a two day program.

Following is the listing of possible combination programs:

  • Combo 1:        Animal Habitats & Geology Rocks
  • Combo 2:        Animal Habitats & Geocacher
  • Combo 3:        Animal Habitats & Jr. Cave Explorer
  • Combo 4:        Geology Rocks & Jr. Cave Explorer
  • Combo 5:        Geology Rocks & Geocacher
  • Combo 6:        Geology Rocks & Going Batty
  • Combo 7:        Jr. Cave Explorer & Geocacher
  • Combo 8:        Jr. Cave Explorer & Going Batty
  • Combo 9:        Geocacher & Going Batty

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.

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March thru November:

 Enjoy primitive camping in our new group campground atop Warrior Ridge. Private, level sites in wooded areas adjoining a large field for group activities. At each group site porta-johns, fire rings, picnic tables, water for putting out fires, and trash barrels are provided. Drinking water must be carried from the Visitors Center. Firewood is available for a small fee. Easy access from Route 22 via a gravel road. Stay as long as you like: primitive camping nights unlimited.

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

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Badge/Patch Event Days for Girl Scout Juniors

These Event Days cater to small troops 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 Junior Girl Scout 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 24, 2018:  Girl Scout Brownie Going Batty Patch or Junior Animal Habitats Badge Event Day
  • May 12, 2018: Choice of Girl Scout Brownie Letterboxer Badge or Junior Geocacher Badge Event Day 

Two-Day Combo Events:

  • Saturday, September 30 -Sunday, October 1, 2017:  Geocacher Badge & Geology Rocks Patch Combo
  • Saturday, October 21 - Sunday, October 22, 2017:  Going Batty Patch with Ghosts & Goblins Party
  • Saturday, November 4 - Sunday, November 5, 2017:  Geocacher Badge & Animal Habitats Patch
  • Saturday, March 3 - Sunday, March 4, 2018:  Jr. Cave Explorer Patch & Animal Habitats Badge Combo
  • Saturday, April 7 – Sunday, April 8, 2018: Geocacher Badge & Animal Habitats Badge Combo
  • Saturday, April 28 – Sunday, April 29, 2018: Geocacher Badge & Going Batty Patch Combo
  • Saturday, May 19 – Sunday, May 20, 2018: Animal Habitats Badge & Geology Rocks Patch Combo
  • Saturday, June 9 - Sunday, June 10, 2018:  Geocacher Badge & Jr. Cave Explorer Patch Combo


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Events at Lincoln Caverns

December 02, 2017

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

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

December 09, 2017

Santa in the Cave

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

December 10, 2017

Santa in the Cave

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

January 24, 2018

Crystal Healing Classes

Learn how crystals can help balance your mind, body, and spirit

News

August 25, 2017

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