Cub Scout Pack 82 Events
On August 4th, the scouts will take a charter bus to Blanchard Springs Caverns. The cost is $20/person. This includes the cost of admission and a portion of the charter bus.
Registration Deadline is Saturday 7/21/2018. We are limited to 100 people. First come first serve.
There are two trails. Please specify the one that you would prefer. We will not guarantee that everyone will get the trail that they picked, but we will do our best to accommodate your request. Below are the trail descriptions.
Dripstone Trail (Easy Trail)
The Dripstone National Recreation Trail tours are available year-round. The time you should allow for this tour is 1 hour. On this tour you will experience a constant 58 degrees F (so bring a sweater or light jacket) and know that the humidity is close to 100 percent. This trail is accessible to strollers and wheelchairs with strong assistance. This tour covers 4/10 of a mile in an hour. It is an easy walk with two seating areas along the trail for you to rest should you need to. There are only 50 stair steps to be negotiated on the entire tour but for those that can not manage them there are alternate trails that can be used, bypassing some formations.
Discovery Trail (Moderate Trail)
This tour will last 1 1/2 hours. This one is a bit more complex than the Dripstone Trail. It is in the lower portion of the Caverns. There are nearly 700 stair steps on this tour so if you have walking or health problems this one isn’t for you. On this tour you’ll take the routes of the early explorers and pass through campsites of their early expeditions. You’ll look up through the natural entrance where those early explorers dangled from ropes on homemade harness. You will see the underground stream which eventually gushes from the Blanchard Springs. This section of the Caverns is not filled with the formations of the Dripstone Trail, it is the first place where you will see the stream that runs through the caverns assisting in the creation of the caverns.
|August 4, 2018|
|Dripstone Trail (Easy)||$20.00|
|Discovery Trail (Moderate)||$20.00|
|No Trail Preference||$20.00|
704 Blanchard Springs Road
Fifty-Six, AR 72533