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…

Lincoln Caverns Summer Youth Group Programs

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 Services

  • Geo 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.
  • GEOWORKS workshops - 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 reasonably priced educational gifts.
  • Picnic pavilions or indoor eating facilities during inclement weather.
  • Nature Trails and Meditation Chapel.

Fun & Educational

  • Pan for Real Gems - Each participant receives a bag of 'rough mix' to sift through in our authentic sluice. Kids love panning and it's a great value too. Keep what you find!
  • Kids Cave Crawl - Explore a simulated cave! A brand new 'spelunking adventure' just for young children. (Ages 4 - 12)
  • Kids Cave Kamp
  • Ghosts & Goblins
  • Badge and Patch Programs for Scouts - range from 5 to 9 hours and are offered year round subject to date availability.
  • Picnic Pavilions and Meeting Rooms for your group meetings or picnics.



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Thanks,
Allen


“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.

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