First Posted: 9/5/2013
Cub Scout Pack 316 in Avoca, chartered by Queen of the Apostles church, is holding a registration night for the 2013/2014 Scout Year on Thursday, Sept. 12, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the St. Mary’s Hall in Avoca. Any boy, aged 6-11 or in 1st grade through 5th grade, is eligible to join Cub Scouts. You don’t have to live in Avoca to join Pack 316.
“We have boys that attend Pittston Area as well as Riverside school, that live in Avoca, but also Pittston, Duryea, Dupont, even Moosic, all the surrounding areas,” said Tara Iovacchini, Cubmaster for Pack 316. “We meet on Thursdays at 6 p.m., so if that day and time works for your family, we encourage you to come out and see what our Pack can offer your child.”
The Pack encourages boys to take part in community activities in Avoca to help them realize that they can have a positive impact on the local community, even at their age. This past year, Cub Scout Pack 316 took part in painting the steps at the Avoca Community Center to assist the VFW, replaced flags on Veterans’ graves in the three cemeteries in Avoca for Memorial Day, and painted tables and benches at the park on Plane Street.
Cub Scout Pack 316 is not “all work and no play” though. Cub Scouting is supposed to be “fun with a purpose” and Cub Scout Pack 316 does its best to have fun whenever possible.
“Our Cub Scouts design their own wooden cars and race them in our annual Pinewood Derby. We go camping for a week each summer at Camp Acahela in Blakeslee and this past year, we added a smaller outdoor pack camping trip. Our year-end trip was to Corning Museum of Glass and Watkins Glen State Park in New York. All our activities are designed to get the boys some fun, hands-on experiences, whether it’s sanding and painting their cars or helping to set up their tents on our pack camping trip,” Iovacchini said.
For more information, please call Tara Iovacchini at 954-2456 or Christina Comstock, Assistant Cubmaster, at 239-5682.
This photo depicts some of the Cub Scouts at Boulder Field during a field trip.