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…

Newsletter for August 2016

I want to welcome all the new subscribers to YOUCave. 

I hope you find this entertaining as well as informative. If you have any questions about taking youth cave exploring, or you have a suggestion for a topic you think I should explore with everyone, please feel free to let me know in the comments.

Blog Posts

http://www.youcave.org/2016/07/brandywine-red-clay-alliance-summer.html

Brandywine Red Clay Alliance Summer Camp Explores Wind Cave

The BRCA campers spent 2 hours exploring different parts of the cave. But it's so big they did not get to see all the rooms and passages. Hopefully, these campers will back again and see more of the cave.

Updates to the Website

I added a couple pages to the YOUCave.org website. Let me know what you think.

http://www.youcave.org/p/speaking-page.html

Speaking Page

Yes, I do give talks. Mostly these are "Cave Talks" to the youth groups that I take cave exploring. I have done a couple of talks at libraries and for Powder Horns. I enjoy doing these and I'd like to do more this year.
If you would like to book me to give a talk, send me an email or comment below. First take a look at my speaking page and let me know what you think?

https://youcave.myshopify.com/

YOUCave Store

When you purchase from the YOUCave Store you will help kids stimulate curiosity, promote self-confidence, grow in a social environment, become a team leader, and learn about their environment; all by getting them involved with cave exploring.
Currently the items are all original and created just for YOUCave. I hope in the future to be able to carry other items useful to youth cavers and the volunteers who make getting them underground possible. If you have any suggestions, please let me know with a comment below or email.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzNIKQg8bm0lVWFFVGxydy1OSk0/view

5 Reasons To Take Youth Cave Exploring

I hope you all have see this, but if you have not, please take a look at it. This is what YOUCave is all about. Please share this booklet with your friends and anyone who is interested in empowering youth to be the best they can be.


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Cave Safely, Cave Softly, Cave Often,
Allen
"Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but well placed footprint, kill nothing but time." - cavers' creed.

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