Showing posts from June, 2013

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…

Lincoln Caverns Summer Youth Group Programs


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…

Teach A Kid How To Go Caving

The First ContactI get a lot of requests from Troops and Crews to take them caving. Mostly these requests are by email, one of more preferred ways for initial communications. Usually something is lost in a text only communication, that face to face conversation. Seeing a person’s face contributes a lot to a conversation. Seeing a person’s face tells a lot about what they need from me. Seeing a person’s face tells a lot about who they are.
But none the less an email can communicate a ton of information along with attachments and links to other information they will need to proceed with their plans.

The initial email was from Will asking for help caving with Troop 48. I did the usual reply of everything that he will need to get started. We conversed back and forth and set up a date to talk to his Troop about caving as well as a date to go caving.

Who's Will?I went to the Troop meeting as we arranged with all my stuff and ready to talk about caving. I did my usual routine and looked for…