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

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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…

Boy Scout Halloween Events at Lincoln Caverns, Pennsylvania

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Lincoln Caverns has great activities for youth groups. I want to share with you their calendar of events for Boy Scouts. If you want to make a reservation for any of these activities, send them an email or call 814.643.0268. Let them know where you saw this. Enjoy these great activities design specifically for your Scouts.


Announcing...2013/2014Great Events for Great Boysat Lincoln Caverns! Pennsylvania's Scout Friendly Cave


Registration is now open for 2013/2014 Scout Events at Lincoln Caverns! Events for Cub Scouts, Webelos and Boy Scouts of All Ages and Interests!  FALL 2013 EVENTS...

September 20 - 22, 2013 - Boy Scout Geocaching& Mammal Study Camporee  *NOTE DATE CHANGE

Girl Scout Halloween Events at Lincoln Caverns, Pennsylvania

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Lincoln Caverns has great activities for youth groups. I want to share with you their calendar of events for Girls Scouts. If you want to make a reservation for any of these activities, send them an email or call 814.643.0268. Let them know where you say this. Enjoy these great activities design specifically for your Scouts.
Take A Journey With Us! Announcing...2013/2014 Great Events for Great Girls at Lincoln Caverns!  Pennsylvania's ScoutFriendlyCave
Reservations NOW OPEN For 2013/2014 Girl Scout Events at Lincoln Caverns... FOR GIRL SCOUT BROWNIES & JUNIORS One-Day Featured Patch/Badge Days Saturday, November 23 - JuniorCave Explorer Patch ProgramSaturday, April 5 - Going Batty Patch ProgramSaturday, May 10 - Brownie Letterboxer OR Junior Geocacher Badge ProgramsFOR GIRL SCOUT BROWNIES Two-Day Combination Event Dates: Saturday, November 9 - Sunday, November 10     Geology Rocks (Rocks Rock & Fossil Fun)…

Caving with the Brandywine Valley Association Summer Camp Program - Part 2

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Meet the Kids - Session 2I was asked to help out and guide a caving trip for the Brandywine Valley Association Summer Camp Program this year. Actually two trips. The first one was done and this is the second session. These kids are always great. Instead of telling you about it, take a look at the video. Meet the kids and see what they can do.

Questions?If you want more information about taking youth groups caving, or you’re just curious about what’s involved with getting kids underground, visit the National Speleological Society Youth Group Liaison Committee at www.caves.org/youth. Or you can email me directly at allenmaddox@youcave.org. I’d enjoy hearing from you.

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Thanks,
Allen


“Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but well placed footsteps, kill nothing but time.” – cavers’ cr…

Girl Scouts of Orange County is a Voice for Girls

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Girl Scouts of Orange County is a Voice for Girls

"GirlScouts of Orange County reports that nearly 150 Orange County business and community leaders came together recently for a lively discussion on the strategic case for women’s leadership. Voice for Girls 2013, hosted by Girl Scouts of Orange County and sponsored by UnitedHealthcare, featured a keynote address by acclaimed author and leadership expert Sally Helgesen, an interactive panel with Orange County girls, and voices of local leaders."


"This is the second year that Girl Scouts has hosted Voice for Girls to rally the community around the support for girls and their leadership potential. This year’s event honed in on the unique strengths women bring to the workplace and why those strengths are critical to the success of today’s organizations."






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Youth Groups Liaison Committee (YGLC) Report Q2 2013

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Regional Reports• Arizona Regional Association – No RC
• Mid Atlantic Region – Allen Maddox
University of Scouting and Phenomenon went well.
Caving Program for Camp Horseshoe at a stalling point
Checked in with Grottos about putting YGL information on their web sites.
Preparing for Powder Horn.
• Mississippi Valley-Ozark Region – No RC
• Northeastern Regional Organization – Sandra Ramsey
• Northwest Caving Association – Debbie Spoon
I have just finished writing the first caving policy for our local Scout Council.
I have trained a new scout group and two Adult leaders.
I trained the Utah County Sheriff's Office Explorer post on how to cave safely and softly, then took two of them caving twice.
I just finished teaching Caving 101 at a near by charter school and I have been asked to teach this course to two separate school groups next school year.
Problems,
On our way into Little Brush Creek cave near Vernal Utah, which is not a beginners cave, we saw 6 boys about 15years old come out of the ca…

Caving with the Brandywine Valley Association Summer Camp Program - Part 1

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Meet the KidsI was asked to help out and guide a caving trip for the Brandywine Valley Association Summer Camp Program this year. Actually two trips. I've done the first trip and it was a whole lot of fun. These kids are always great. Instead of telling you about it, take a look at the video. Meet the kids and see what they can do.

Questions?If you want more information about taking youth groups caving, or you’re just curious about what’s involved with getting kids underground, visit the National Speleological Society Youth Group Liaison Committee at www.caves.org/youth. Or you can email me directly at allenmaddox@youcave.org. I’d enjoy hearing from you.

Subscribe to our newsletterJoin me on Twitter @youcave. Check us out on Face Book and Google+. And share us with your friends. If you ask a question in the comment section I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

Thanks,
Allen


“Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but well placed footsteps, kill nothing but time.” – cavers’ creed



Lincoln Caverns Summer Youth Group Programs

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http://lincolncaverns.com/pages/youth_groups

Do you need some ideas for your youth organization activities for the summer. Lincoln Caverns in Pennsylvania has a few good ones. This is off their website.


Plan now to visit Lincoln Caverns and share with your youth group members the natural beauty and splendor of the underground world. Facilities and ServicesGeo Paks to make your youth group outing fun AND educational.New Ultimate Underground Birthday Packages for an easy to plan & unique party idea.Junior Cave Explorer Patch program for Youth Groups through age 12 - the perfect day for Brownies, Cub Scouts, and other youth!Interpretive Tours of two crystal caverns, always geared to the age level of your group.GEOWORKSworkshops - choice of 12 fun and educational hands-on sessions, always geared to age level of the participants!Intro. to Speleology - The Study of Caves - pre-tour program.Cave Information Packets for each participant.Raystown Country's Largest Gift Shop featuring re…