Showing posts from May, 2016

Sometimes Caving Is Just Fun

It’s all fun and games till, well, till we’re done having fun and games. And sometimes caving can be just fun and games.

The Philadelphia Grotto ( is a chapter of the National Speleological Society ( Dragon Breath Grotto ( is a caving program for Scouts that the Philadelphia Grotto passionately supports.

As often as possible, both organizations get together for caving and camaraderie. It’s a great time for the experienced cavers to spend some time with the youth sharing their love of caves. It’s a chance for the youth to give the adults a glimpse of the future of caving, and the outdoors in general, and show it is in good hands.
If you or your grotto would like to start a caving program in your local Scouting or other youth organization community, please feel free to let me know at

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Playing With The Squeezebox at Phenomenon 2016

I have two videos I want to share with you today. Both of them are from the same event; The NER Area 6 Venturing Phenomenon. Or, as the staff call it, Phenom 2K16.
Just for those who don’t know, Venturing is a coed program of the Boy Scouts of America for youth who are 14 years old to 21 years old. The program is locally, regionally, and nationally run by the youth. Venturers represent the best youth you will ever meet. These are the next leaders of our country.
And they love to have fun.
The Squeezebox if self explanatory. Just watch the videos if you want more explanation.

Two guys tied the all time record for men’s. Two girls tied the overall record. All four will receive a Dragon Breath Grotto t-shirt for their efforts. I never thought I’d be giving away four t-shirts at one event. This is a first ever for me.
If you’d like to see more pictures from the entire Phenomenon, search your favorite social media platform for #phenom2K16. There were many other fun activities going on througho…