Johnston Cub Scout Pack 20 holds events for prospective members


“Do your best,” reads part of a Cub Scouts of America message that concludes with “Have fun doing it!”

Moreover, families whose children like catching a fish, riding bicycles  or simply setting up tents can find a myriad of wholesome, old-time activities offered by the highly-active Cub Scout Pack 20 of Johnston.

“We have many different fun filled activities year round,” explained Susan DeAthos, a proud parent and dedicated volunteer. “Our Scout pack has gone kayaking on Narrow River in Narragansett and the girls and boys have enjoyed other special events such as Trunk or Treat with costumes.”

When asked if she meant to say girls and boys, DeAthos emphasized: “Cub Scout Pack 20 is open to girls and boys in kindergarten through Grade 5.”

Next weekend — on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18 and 19 — Pack 20 will host two registration events where parents can bring their children and as DeAthos noted “learn more of what Cub Scout Pack 20 is all about.”

The Saturday, Sept. 18 registration will be held at famous Camp Champlain located a 223 Scituate Ave. in Cranston starting at 10 a.m. while the Sunday, Sept. 19 session will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, and is called the Smithfield Sportsman Club Fun Day, at 14 Walter Carey Road in Smithfield.

DeAthos said the Sunday program will offer children an opportunity to play in the inflatable Gaga Pit while their parents learn about other events such as camping, hiking, visiting a corn maze, visiting museums and a host of other events.

There’s also another side to Cub Scouting, as other adult leaders will tell parents, during which children participate in educational programs that offer each and every Cub Scout a chance to earn merit badges and higher ranks within the organization.

Anyone who’d like more information about Cub Scout Pack 20 is invited to call DeAthos at 401-524-3824.


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