Caving With Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania Council 11-18-18

Yes, they were at it again. This time there were two new Troops to introduce to caving. Eastern PA Council set this one up at the same time as the one in October. This trip originally had sixteen people, but one Troop backed out at the last minute. It’s a shame because they missed a very good time with these girls. Maybe they’ll come out again when they can. We have been having a tremendous amount of rain and unprecedented snowfall for this time of year. As a result the cave actually had a good bit of water in it.

I like to use this cave for beginner trips because it is stable. But I’ve never seen this much water in this cave. Parts that usually have a little sticky mud had water over the top of my thigh. I choose to avoid the lower parts of the cave. For most of the girls this was their first wild caving trip. I didn’t want to take any chances with them and I didn’t want anyone cold and miserable. But they all got very muddy, and had a blast. How could I tell? Watch the video. L…

New Regional Coordinator in OVR

Please welcome Eric Edelman as the new Regional Coordinator for the National Speleological Society Youth Group Liaison Committee Ohio Valley Region. Eric lives in Indiana and is a member of The Eastern Indiana Grotto and The Bloomington Indiana Grotto. Some of his caving experience involves helping Scouts with their caving trips.
Eric has Regional specific information for both youth organizations looking for a caving activity as well as cavers who can offer help to those youth organizations in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana.
Please go to his NSS-YGLC RC web page to see more about him and welcome him to his new position.

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National Speleological Society Youth Group Liaison Committee. The youth group’s connection to caves and caving


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