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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…

Caving with Crew 253

Venturing Crew 253 has gone caving with us before. You can take a look at last year’s caving trip here Even though the number is the same, this year it was a completely different Crew. 

The guys that came caving this year were great. They worked together as a team without it even being suggested. They were all physically and mentally capable and tried every challenge in the cave with enthusiasm and humor. They were amazing. I can’t say enough good things about them.

I did have one problem. After the trip was over I had hours of video that I had to trim down to 10 minutes. I didn’t make that mark. I did get it down to 17 minutes and 33 seconds. Not bad for four and a half hours underground.

Please watch, enjoy, comment, and share.

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 - Yout…