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Upcoming Events

The grotto holds a monthly meeting on the 4th Thursday of the month from January to November, has members actively caving in West Virginia, Indiana, and Kentucky, and plans group events throughout the year.

Next Event

COG Bylaws Committee Meeting

7:00PM Tue July 16

Our first meeting of the by laws committee. Any member is welcome to join. Online option will be available.

More Info

Future Events

Jul 20 - Wilderness First Aid More Info
Jul 20 - GSP Scout Trip More Info
Jul 25 - COG Monthly Meeting More Info
Jul 27 - GSP Scout Trip More Info
Aug 09 - QT Via Ferrata More Info
COG Calendar
About Us

The Central Ohio Grotto was founded in 1952. We have a rich tradition of cave exploration and are committed to the ideals of the NSS.

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The yearly elected officials along with the past chair form the executive committee, which provides guidance and oversight to the grotto.

Andy Schofield - Chair

Andy Schofield


Wendy Orlandi - Vice Chair

Wendy Orlandi

Vice Chair

Suzanne Gagnons - Treasurer

Suzanne Gagnons


Bethany Widmayar - Secretary

Bethany Widmayar


Mark Swelstad - At Large

Mark Swelstad

At Large

Joe Chaput - At Large

Joe Chaput

At Large

Aaron Deal - Past Chair

Aaron Deal

Past Chair

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