Showing posts from August, 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…

Girl Scout Halloween Events at Lincoln Caverns, Pennsylvania

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

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 Or you can email me directly at I’d enjoy hearing from you.

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Girl Scouts of Orange County is a Voice for Girls

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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