southport chronic cavers grotto
"Those that don't attend ['PorterFest] will likely suffer from Bogus Activities Disrupting TAG Caving Blowouts (B.A.D.T.C.B.) that can lead to a boring time and waste of a great weekend." - Dr. Beaner

Join us


Membership is open to anyone who shares the same interest and concern for caves as the grotto and our parent organization, the National Speleological Society. Advantages of membership include our periodic newsletter, access to grotto equipment and library, participation in our email discussion group, fellowship with some nice (and good-looking!) people, and good fun.

Dues, which are collected in January and cover your membership for a year, are $10 for a single membership, or $15 for a family. Just print an application and bring it and your dues to the next meeting, or mail it and a check for your dues to Robert Sewell, grotto treasurer. Email him at for his snail-mail address.

And hey, who wouldn't be proud to be a 'Porter, and wear this T-shirt?   Not a real SCCG T-shirt (yet)