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…

Going To The BSA Northeastern Region Area 6 Venturing Phenomenon 2013

On Our Way
Well, in a few days. We're still planning nad packing and everyone is excited about this trip. In central PA a couple hundred kids will be joining together to meet old friends, make new frineds and share what they enjoy doing.

Remember Last Year's Phenomenon?
No??? Well then, check it out.. Yes, we are taking the squeeze box again. Thanks Gina for inviting us. With as much fun as I had running this and talking to a mess of new Venturers about caving, I'm kind of glad I'm only doing it a half day. I get to walk around in the afternoon and check out what other Crews brought with them and see what they do for fun.

Who Me??
Again this year Bill LaPort and Barb Grover, from Crew 94, are coordinating the contingent Venturing Crew from Chester County Council, BSA. This frees me up to just getting the box and a few kids safely there and back again. I can do that.

The Day After Trip,
And of course, just like last year, we're doing a little caving on the way home. But you'll have to wait to hear about that.

Hopefully, if I get cell reception, I'll be tweeting during the weekend. Join me at @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.

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

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


  1. Crew 617 wih Molly the Flamingo will see you there!

    1. Hi Elizabeth, Loved the Flamingo. We could always tell where you guys were.
      See you at the next Phenomenon??


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