March 27, 2023

East Providence Police Lieutenant David Pacheco honored at Narragansett Council Dinner


East Providence, RI – The Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America hosted its annual Narragansett Council Dinner on April 7th. The council honored East Providence Police’s Lieutenant David Pacheco with the William H. Spurgeon III Award, the highest award presented to volunteers in the Exploring Program. The annual awards dinner was hosted after a two-year break due to the pandemic, at White’s of Westport in Westport, Massachusetts.

Exploring is a co-ed, career education program for high school and college youth in a variety of career fields that include community organizations and public service roles. The William H. Spurgeon III Award was created in 1971 to honor the Exploring Program’s founder who spent over a decade establishing special interest posts in a variety of career fields for Scouts.

Lt. Pacheco, a 22 year veteran Detective Lieutenant of the East Providence Police Department serves as a Post Advisor for the Exploring program. Pacheco works directly with local Scouts to provide real world experience of a career in public safety.

“Working with local Scouts is a joy. It has been rewarding to teach Scouts about public service with my fellow officers, and to see them gain real life skills,” the Lieutenant said. “I am honored to be recognized by the Narragansett Council.”

“Lt. Pacheco is an incredible leader for Scouts to learn from. As a dedicated community servant, he embodies the virtues of commitment, sacrifice and preparedness that we work hard to instill in our youth,” said Narragansett Council’s CEO, Tim McCandless.

To learn more about the Exploring program and opportunities available for Scouts visit:


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