Showing posts from March, 2015

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 and Browie 2015 Badge and Patch Events

Lincoln Caverns, near Huntingdon, PA, has designed specialized workshops to specifically fulfill GIRL SCOUT BROWNIE BADGE and our own PATCH requirements.  Saturday: April 11, 2015 Event Day – Brownie Rocks Rock Patch OR Junior Geology Rocks Patch Saturday: May 9, 2015 Event Day – Brownie Letterboxer OR Junior Geocacher Badge
Saturday/Sunday, April 11 – 12, 2015: Going Batty Patch & Letterboxer Badge  Saturday/Sunday, April 25 – 26, 2015: WOW! Wonders of Water … Underground!  Saturday/Sunday, May 16 – 17, 2015: WOW! Wonders of Water … Underground!  Saturday/Sunday, May 30 – 31, 2015: WOW! Wonders of Water … Underground!  Saturday/Sunday, June 13 - 14, 2015: Cave Explorer Patch & Letterboxer Badge

For more information go to the Lincoln Caverns website:

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 L…