It is possible for under 16's to join a caving club but ONLY if their parent or guardian accompanies them on every caving trip
... British Club Caving is an anachronistic basket case of C20th drunken, debauched, misogynistic smutty behaviour which is celebrated for "being traditional" yet I'd NEVER recommend any involvement in it to anyone under 18 or to anyone over 18, either.
The best way for them to get further progression in caving techniques is undoubtedly to engage professional services of an instructor on a bespoke basis.
... British Club Caving is an anachronistic basket case of C20th drunken, debauched, misogynistic smutty behaviour which is celebrated for "being traditional"
CHECC event photos do kinda support such a view
If you are introducing people to caving as a job and you fail even to mention club caving, are you really doing your job properly? Club caving is a major part of caving and will remain so. If you pretend it doesn't exist you're failing your clients.I don't know what clubs you're a member of but none of the ones I'm associated with is anything like the picture you paint above. I think you should reconsider.
Well, I started caving ages ago – back in the 1960s – with the BPC, and the picture that Cap’n Chris paints is totally at odds with my experience of caving back then, let alone now. For what it’s worth, and based on my experience, the captain is talking complete f******g bollocks.
You prob need DBS’s for starters.
Unfortunately there is still with many older cavers the mentality that caving is not for minors
Quote from: Fjell on September 08, 2021, 12:03:37 pmYou prob need DBS’s for starters. Which you can get for free via the BCA if it's for voluntary work
Unfortunately there is still with many older cavers the mentality that caving is not for minors …
The legal risk/reality in the UK is such that non-instructors taking non-relatives under 16’s without their parents is not something I would do personally.
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