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Girl Scout Programs

Cave of the Mounds is proud to serve Girl Scout groups from all around the Midwest. Girl Scout programs are available all year ’round. We provide a memorable experience designed to meet the needs of each group while supporting the goals and objectives of Girl Scouts and group leaders. Let our certified guides lead your group on an adventure! Make the most of your experience at Cave of the Mounds – where Girl Scouts ROCK!

Girl Scout Program Descriptions

All programs include activities led by a Cave of the Mounds educator, a guided cave tour and a guided outdoor tour. Girl Scout programs are available to groups of 20 or more with two-week advance reservation. Programs can be adapted for any age level. Programs are given rain or shine.

Click on each program name below to find out more.

CavesROCK

CavesROCK

CavesROCK

CavesROCK takes your group on a journey through sinkholes, caves and the interesting nature of Wisconsin’s limestone and surrounding karst landscape. Includes authentic fossil collection.

This program is approximately 3 hours long and includes:
  • Cave Tour
  • Interactive Lecture
  • Outdoor Tour
  • Mining for and Idenifying an Authentic Fossil Collection

The CavesROCK program is ideal for younger scouts, but can be adapted for scouts of any age.

RocksROCK

RocksROCK

RocksROCK

RocksROCK provides each Girl Scout with her very own collection of rocks, minerals and gems to investigate as they explore the most basic materials that form the earth.

This program is approximately 3 hours long and includes:

  • Cave Tour
  • Interactive Lecture
  • Outdoor Tour
  • Mining for and Idenifying an Authentic Rock and Mineral Collection

The RocksROCK program is ideal for younger scouts, but can be adapted for scouts of any age.

Diggings to Discovery

Diggings to Discovery

Diggings to Discovery

Diggings to Discovery explores the cultural history of the Blue Mounds area and the Cave of the Mounds site from early settlers through the lead mining boom to the discovery of our cave.

This program is approximately 3 hours long and includes:

  • Cave Tour
  • Interactive Lecture
  • Outdoor Tour
  • Fossil Dig Activity including a Rock or Fossil Collection

The Diggings to Discovery program is ideal for older scouts, but can be adapted for scouts of any age.

Geology

Geology

Geology

Geology examines the stories that rocks can tell us about how Earth existed in the distant past through the identification of your very own rock and mineral or authentic fossil collection.

This program is approximately 3 hours long and includes:

  • Cave Tour
  • Interactive Lecture
  • Outdoor Tour
  • Mining for and Idenifying an Authentic Rock or Fossil Collection

Nature

Nature

Nature

Naturalist provides experiences in the outdoors where Girl Scouts develop an appreciation for the natural world, practice observation skills, and learn about ecosystems, habitats and wildlife.

This program is approximately 3 hours long and includes:

  • Cave Tour
  • Interactive Lecture
  • Outdoor Tour
  • Fossil Dig Activity including a Rock or Fossil Collection

Orienteering

Orienteering

Orienteering

Orienteering provides an experience whereby Girl Scouts learn the basics of outdoor survival, how to read a topographic map and how to use a compass to find their way. Orienteering challenge course time included.

This program is approximately 3 hours long and includes:

  • Cave Tour
  • Interactive Lecture
  • Outdoor Tour
  • Orienteering Challenge Courses

Cave Tour (a la carte)

Cave Tour (a la carte)

Cave Tour (a la carte)

Over a million years ago, deep beneath the ground, our cave began to form. Water gradually dissolved the rock to create an amazing underground world. Today, you can still see that water dripping… listen to the timeless sound, and imagine yourself back in an ancient world.

  • 1-Hour Educational Cave Tour

Cave Miner Pack (a ala carte)

Cave Miner Pack (a ala carte)

Cave Miner Pack (a ala carte)

Mine for gems… Hunt for fossils… Discover treasure! Add more learning before or after your scheduled tour.

  • 1 Self-guided Mining Activity with Rock or Fossil Collection

Small Group Package

Small Group Package

Small Group Package

Our Small Group Package is available to Girl Scout groups of 10 or more with two-week advance reservation. Your small group can still enjoy a field trip and save! The Small Group Package includes the 1-hour educational cave tour and the mining activity of your choice. Choose the Quarry’s Edge Gemstone Mine or the Fossil Dig. Everyone goes home with a collection of rocks or fossils!

  • 1-Hour Educational Cave Tour
  • Mining Activity with Rock or Fossil Collection

Girl Scout Overnight

Girl Scout Overnight

Girl Scout Overnight

Spend the night at Cave of the Mounds! Includes outdoor space for camping from April 1 to October 31 and indoor space for sleeping from November 1 to March 31. Girl Scout overnights include 4 hours of special night-time programming including:

  • Themed Cave Exploration
  • Night Hike
  • Interactive Educational Program
  • Campfire with S’Mores, Games and Stories
  • Gemstone Mining and/or Fossil Dig Activity and Collection
  • Pizza or Hot Dog Dinner can be added for an additional fee.
  • Continental Breakfast can be added for an addtional fee.

Overnight check-in begins at 5:30 pm and check-out is 9:00 am the following day.

You can choose your program focus and even earn a badge on an overnight!

Create a Girl Scout Program

Create a Girl Scout Program

Create a Girl Scout Program

Don’t see what you’re looking for? We’ll create it! Contact our Education Team to discuss ways we can customize your experience to meet the needs and interests of your Girl Scouts.

groups@caveofthemounds.com

608-437-3038 ext. 103

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Girl Scout Group Pricing

Available to Girl Scout groups of 20 or more with two-week advance reservation. Seasonal restrictions may apply. All group rates are priced per person. All prices are subject to 5.5% Wisconsin sales tax unless proof of exempt status is presented.

Program + TourAdults$15
(Learn & Earn)Scouts$15
2 Programs + TourAdults$25
(Believe & Achieve)Scouts$25
Cave TourAdults & Scouts in HS$11
(a la carte)Scouts (K-8)$7.50
Miner PackMining$4.50
(a la carte)Fossil Dig$4.50
Sm. Grp. Tour + MineAdults & Scouts in HS$15.75
(10 or more)Scouts (K-8)$11.75
Scout OvernightAdults$30
(Tour + Pgm included)Scouts$30
Pgm. Meal OptionsLunch w/chips+drink$5
(Overnights only)Pizza/Hot Dog Dinner$8
(Overnights only)Continental Breakfast$5

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