Showing posts from November, 2015

What Makes A Good Cave Guide?

In my position as Chair the the National Speleological Society's Youth Group Liaison Committee, I've been asked a few times, "How do I know is a good guide?" I put this out in front of a few cavers to see their opinion.

A few links that are mentioned in this video are:
National Speleological Society
NSS - Youth Group Liaison Committee
Cave Chat

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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Why YOUCave

This week I don't have an exciting caving story to tell you. I do want to let you know what's going on in the background and behind the scenes of Youth Opportunities Underground.

As most people know I Chair the National Speleological Society's Youth Group Liaison Committee. The Committee is rather passive. The web-page is up and there for anyone who wants information or needs help with a caving activity for their youth group or youth organization. But you cannot just hang out your shingle and expect the world to see you. If you build it, they will come.” only works in the movies. We have to reach out to the communities that have no idea we even exist and convince them to trust us and to use our expertize. Doing this with a handful of dedicated volunteers and a budget of $0 is not helping with our mission.
YOUCave started out as a hobby blog. Just a way for me to document my adventures and share them with friends and family.
A few year back I found a use for it and all the po…