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Caving Venture crew meetings

Postby hardcorecaver » Oct 1, 2007 1:35 am

Hello
I am Lucas Middleton the President of Speleo Venture Crew 204. We are based out of Carlsbad,NM. I need so help on the meeting. What could i do at the meeting that are cave related that are intresting and fun for tennagers? thanks
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Postby amaddox » Oct 2, 2007 12:17 pm

That's a really good question. I'm not sure I have a good answer right off the bat, but tell me what you have been doing and has it worked for you guys? Are you planning and doing caving trips? Cave Photography, Surveying, rope work?

I'm sort of in your boat and having a rough time of it. Maybe we can toss a few ideas around and help each other out.

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Postby speloman » Oct 2, 2007 2:03 pm

Maybe talk about cave, Conservation Etc. Knotts, Rigging, are always good and fun. Maybe even plan a Clean up of a easy cave or somthing. Just some Ideas.
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Postby Phil Winkler » Oct 2, 2007 2:51 pm

I've found teens and younger really enjoy learning how to read a topo map and use a compass to find their location and how to get from Point A to Point B. Orienteering outside or even in a cave (like Anvil Cave) can be tons of fun especially if there are rewards for finding the correct route and destination.
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Meeting activities

Postby cavedoc » Oct 2, 2007 4:25 pm

Make a squeeze box and let them work with it. Turns into a friendly competition that the little guy gets to win.
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Postby NZcaver » Oct 2, 2007 6:12 pm

Lucas,

If you're all done with the Parks Ranch project, maybe you could approach those local NPS guys to see if there is anything they might need help with? Aside from cleanups, there may be ongoing research projects that Scouts could learn about and provide assistance with. Projects like this could make a nice filler in addition to your regular program.

I like the previous program suggestions, particularly conservation, survey and ropework. For the more advanced audience, you could even look at adding some first aid and specific cave rescue training to the program. You have some local cavers that can probably be coerced into helping. :wink:

Good luck! :grin:
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Re: Caving Venture crew meetings

Postby amaddox » Oct 10, 2007 5:53 pm

hardcorecaver wrote:Hello
I am Lucas Middleton the President of Speleo Venture Crew 204. We are based out of Carlsbad,NM. I need so help on the meeting. What could i do at the meeting that are cave related that are intresting and fun for tennagers? thanks


Lucas,
What's the average age of your Crew? Most of the youth members I've had contact with are about 18y/o. Mostly from HS Juniors to College Juniors.
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