Jenna was one of the two youth who made the smallest squeeze at 5 ½ inches. Do you want to see what that was like? See it here. https://youtu.be/c0K8bhbKP8Q
As the date grew closer we had a rare opportunity offered to us. Clevesburg Sink is usually a flooded cave, but the water receded and for the first time in almost a decade, was dry enough to explore.
Mike Shank, a caver and Scouter friend who knows Clevesburg Sink, offered to guide us for the trip. Jumping at the chance, we took him up on his offer.
Amos Mincin and Andy Field met me at our normal place and we drove to New Holland to meet up with the Crew. We all went out together to the cave and met up with Mike there. This trip was going to be a rare privilege. Check out the video and pictures on the Facebook page to see what happened.
As of writing this article, Clevesburg Sink was filling back up and should be under twenty feet of water again for another decade. I’m glad we had the opportunity and took it. I know Crew 28 has a great stories to tell and pictures to prove it.
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 www.caves.org/youth. Or you can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.