Greenwich Scouts Enjoy Family Fun Night at YMCA: Pool Event Features Inflatable Slide and Obstacle Course

Kevin O'Shea, Carl Marianaccio and Bob DeAngelo. Contributed photo

Greenwich Council Scout Executive, Kevin O’Shea, Pack 35 Cubmaster, Carl Marianaccio and YMCA CEO, Bob DeAngelo at the YMCA “Scout Night” event in Greenwich. Photo: Heather Brown

Scouts and their families took part in platform diving, inner-tube water polo, lap swim and aqua-inflatables at the YMCA Scout Night event Sunday, February 26.

The large inflatable slide and obstacle course in the Olympic size pool set the stage for a great event.

“Everyone had an amazing time,” said Heather Lowthert, Program Director for the Greenwich Council, BSA.

“It was incredible to see all the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and their parents and siblings swimming in the pool.  Most of our Council events take place at Seton Scout Reservation so this was a unique setting to bring our Scouting families together.”

The idea for the family Scout Night stemmed from a conversation at a Boy Scout Troop pancake breakfast fundraiser between YMCA Chief Executive Officer, Bob DeAngelo and Greenwich Council President, Vince LaPadula.

Alex LaPadula on the obstacle course at the YMCA of Greenwich, Contributed photo

Alex LaPadula follows another Scouts lead on the giant inflatable obstacle course at the YMCA “Scout Night” event in Greenwich. Photo credit: Heather Brown

“The Y was thrilled to have Scout families have so much fun in our pool,” DeAngelo said. “We want to strengthen the bonds between the YMCA and the Boy Scouts!”

The Greenwich YMCA and Greenwich Council, BSA programs focus on youth development and healthy living. Both organizations have been serving the Greenwich community for over 100 years.

Fore more information visit www.greenwichymca.org and www.greenwichscouting.org.

Greyson Lowthert and Hunter Merritt. Contributed photo

Hunter Merritt helps his cousin Greyson Lowthert swim in the pool at the YMCA “Scout Night” event in Greenwich. Photo credit: Heather Brown

 A Boy Scout takes the plunge off the 3-meter platform cannonball style at the YMCA “Scout Night” event in Greenwich. Photo credit: Heather Brown

A Boy Scout takes the plunge off the 3-meter platform cannonball style at the YMCA “Scout Night” event in Greenwich. Photo credit: Heather Brown

Scout makes a splash of the giant inflatable slide at the YMCA “Scout Night” event in Greenwich. Photo credit: Heather Brown

Scout makes a splash of the giant inflatable slide at the YMCA “Scout Night” event in Greenwich. Photo credit: Heather Brown

Murphy Bennett played inner-tube water polo at Scout Night at the YMCA “Scout Night” event in Greenwich. Photo Credit: Heather Brown

Murphy Bennett played inner-tube water polo at Scout Night at the YMCA “Scout Night” event in Greenwich. Photo Credit: Heather Brown