Scouting is about learning new things, having outdoor experiences, and working together as a troop. Howe Caverns gives scouts an opportunity to do all that and more. In addition to learning about pre-historic seas, sedimentation and the power of erosion, boy scouts can participate in our scavenger hunt to earn a Howe Caverns patch.
Your scouts’ amazing learning experience begins when they descend 156 feet below the Earth’s surface and step out of the elevator into a six million year old cavern, carved by a subterranean river that continues to sculpt the cave today. During this fun field trip, they will see countless layers of sedimentary limestone, the floor of an ancient sea, and navigate the 500 foot serpentine passage known as the Winding Way, one of the world’s best examples of underground water erosion.
Simply put… a field trip to Howe Caverns exposes scouts to aspects of the natural world they simply can’t experience anywhere else. So when you’re planning your scout activities, make sure you include a fun field trip to Howe Caverns. It’s one of those scout activities they’ll remember for the rest of their lives!
Group Rates and Reservations
- Tax-exempt rates are available with advance reservation when one person purchases all tickets for the group and presents a valid tax-exempt certificate at time of purchase.
- Group reservations are taken Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Simply call 518-296-8900 to book your group.
- If you are interested in having a meal while you’re here check out our Group Lunch Menu options.
- Fudge Fundraiser Program Need assistance in funding your group trip? Check out a great opportunity.
- If you opt to do the scavenger hunt, please let your reservationist know at the time you make your reservation. Badges are ordered and paid for through the Leatherstocking Council by scout leaders.