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Welcome to Pack 568!

Thank you for visiting our website.  Cub Scout Pack 568 is located in Duvall, Washington. We are chartered by Holy Innocents Catholic Church, and we are part of the Northern Trails District within the Chief Seattle Council.  Please read through the questions and answers below to learn more about us.  You can reach us at recruiting@pack568.org

   

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q1.  What is Cub Scouts? 

A1.  Cub Scouts is a year-round part of the "Cub Scouting - BSA" program designed for children who are in or entering kindergarten through fifth grades.  Parents and leaders work together to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting.

 

Q2. What are the purposes of Cub Scouting?

A2. 1. Character Development, 2. Spiritual Growth, 3. Good Citizenship, 4. Sportsmanship and Fitness, 5. Family Understanding, 6. Respectful Relationships, 7. Personal Achievement, 8. Friendly Service, 9. Fun and Adventure, and 10. Preparation for Boy Scouts

 

Q3: How do I sign-up?

A3: You are welcome to sign-up/register at any time.  Complete the form online at https://my.bsa.us/609paa0568mb.  Once you register, you will be assigned a username and password and your scout will be added to the appropriate den.  You will have access to our calendar and will start receiving Pack 568 and den emails.

 

Q4: What is a den and what is a pack?

A4: A pack is made up of several dens.  Pack 568 currently has six dens (Lions - Kindergarten, Tigers – 1st grade, Wolves – 2nd grade, Bears - 3rd grade, Webelos I – 4th grade, and Arrow of Light – 5th grade). 

 

Q5: What is the time commitment for Cub Scouts?

A5: That’s a great question.  We gather together as a pack once a month & the whole family is welcome to attend our pack meetings.  Our dens typically meet 1 – 2 times per month.  The den leaders set the meeting schedule.    

 

Q6: What kinds of things will we do in Cub Scouts?

A6: Our pack calendar of events include a lot of fun: Dodge Ball, Corn Maze, Space Rocket Derby, Broom Ball, Pinewood Derby, STEM night, Blue & Gold Ceremony, Crossover Ceremony, Rocket Launching, hiking, and Cub Mobile Racing.  In addition to fun, we’ll also participate in service projects including a service day at the church, a Memorial Day ceremony, and walk in the Duvall Days Parade.  During den meetings, your scout will work on adventures to earn their badge. Each adventure has certain requirements that need to be met – some of these you can do at home, and some will be completed at den meetings. 

 

Q7: How much does Scouting cost?

A7: Our annual membership fee is $100.  In addition to this, you will purchase your scout’s book, uniform shirt and a few initial patches. The Pack will supply you with a neckerchief, slide and the materials to do most activities including the Derby car kit. 

 

Q8: How much are parents required to participate?

A8: Many hands make light work.  We encourage each family to have an active adult serving within the pack.  You can serve by holding a leadership position or by being active in our parent committee.  Parent committee meetings are held the first Monday of each month from 7:30 – 9 p.m.  There are numerous opportunities to serve, and we can help you find an area that interests you.  We are currently looking to fill the following positions: camping chair, advancement chair, committee members & den leaders.  You can also sign up to volunteer at specific Pack 568 events. Engaging in a leadership role sets a great example for our scouts as they are learning to be future leaders! 

 

Q9:  Are there a lot of fundraising events?

A9:  No.  Our main fundraiser each year is selling popcorn in the fall.   Your scout can however earn camp scholarships by reaching certain sales milestones if they choose to do so.  In the winter, we also recycle Christmas trees as a joint effort with three other groups. 

 

Museum of Flight Event Signup - Spots still left

Posted on Dec 4 2019 - 9:32pm

Spots are still left for the Museum of Flight Sleepover.  We'll be accepting payment till the Tree Recycling event on January 4th.

Cub Scout Pack 568 is spending the night at The Museum of Flight!

The Museum of Flight Sleepover Program is a night full of fun and educational activities including, a personalized after-hours tour of the Museum’s galleries and a Planetarium show. 

This is an optional event and is limited to 60 people (kids + adults). 

The planetarium show is limited to 35 (some adults may need to sit this out). 

It's going to be a memorable event! 

Please reserve your spot below, money for the Sleepover will be collected @ the November Pack meeting (11/16). 

When: Saturday 1/18/2020 (5:45 p.m.) - Sunday 1/19/2020 (9:00 a.m.)

Where: Museum of Flight Seattle, Washington

Cost:

  • $55 for Youth
  • $45 for Adults

Spot Reservation link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E44AFAD28A2FD0-museum

The Pack is looking for a Trailer

Posted on Dec 4 2019 - 9:29pm

The Pack is looking for a licensable Trailer for storing all the Pack supplies (Pinewood Derby Track, Legos, Space Derby, Cooking Supplies, etc..). 

The ideal size is 5x8 or greater.  We have a budget of $3,000.00 or less. If you know of one please email: trailer@pack568.org with any leads.

Next Pack meeting: December 12/14 (Saturday) – Swimming (2:55 – 3:55 p.m. @ Mountlake Terrace Swimming Pool)

Posted on Dec 4 2019 - 9:13pm

Time for some swimming!

Here's some day of details (this info is as far as we know and might change when we get there):

  • All kids will need to take Mount Lake Terrace Pool swim test to swim without an adult (this is different than the BSA swim test)
  • Kids who don't take swim test will need to wear life jacket (pool has life jackets available)
  • Bring a towel, Pool does not have any
  • There is a short change over (10 minutes) between the previous session and ours, to maximize swimming come prepared for quick/easy change
  • There should be tons of parking available there 

See you all there. 

When: December 14th 2:55p.m. - 3:55p.m.
Where: Mountlake Terrace Swimming Pool (http://www.mltrec.com/418/Swimming-Pool)

Calendar for 2019/2020 Scout Year

Posted on Dec 4 2019 - 9:12pm

Calendar for 2019/2020 Scout Year

  • September 14 – 15th (Saturday & Sunday) – Troop 411 Webelos Campout & Scouting Extravaganza (for our Webelos & AOLs)
  • September 16th (Monday) – Laser Tag (5:45 – 7:45 p.m. @ Valley Memorial Park in Carnation)
  • October 21st (Monday) – October Pack Meeting & Dues Collection at Mountain Meadows (6:30 – 8:30 p.m. @ Mountain Meadows)
  • October 19th (Saturday) – PTC Training (Seattle) – Register by October 14th for early bird registration fee. (Leaders)
  • November 8th (Friday) - Veteran Day Assembly (Stillwater Elementary Students) - Wear uniform, Greaters needed (9:15am @ Stillwater Elementary)
  • November 16th (Saturday) – Lego Derby, etc. (2 – 4 p.m. @ Holy Innocents)
  • December 14th (Saturday) – Swimming (2:55 – 3:55 p.m. @ Mountlake Terrace Swimming Pool)
  • January 4th (Saturday) – Tree Recycling (8:45 a.m. – 12 noon @ Duvall library parking lot)
  • January 18th (Saturday) – Museum of Flight Event (Optional Event)
  • January 25th (Saturday) – Pinewood Derby (10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. @ Stillwater)
  • February 7th – 9th (Saturday & Sunday) – Winter Camp (Optional event)
  • February 29th (Saturday) – Blue & Gold & Leaping Over Crossover (5 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. @ Carnation Elementary)
  • March 28th (Saturday) – Scouting for Food (9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Duvall Safeway & Family Grocer)
  • April 20th (Monday) – Stem Night (6 – 7:30 p.m. @ Stillwater)
  • May 16th (Saturday) – Rocket Launching (10 a.m. – 12 noon @ Carnation Farms)
  • May 25th (Monday) – Memorial Day Ceremony (9:45 – 10:15 a.m. @ Novelty Hills Cemetery)
  • June 6th (Saturday) – Duvall Days Parade (10 – 11:30 a.m. @ Family Grocer)
  • June 26th – 28th (Friday – Sunday) – Move-up Camp (Friday for our Webelos & Saturday & Sunday for the Pack @ Mountain Meadows)
  • August 13 – 16th (Thursday – Sunday) – Resident Camp (@ Camp Edwards in Monroe) (Optional Event)

Winter Camp Registration 9 spots left (Feb 7-9th, 2020)

Posted on Dec 4 2019 - 9:12pm

Looks like some spots are still available for Winter Camp

Chief Seattle Council welcomes all Cub Scouts, parents and leaders to come up to Camp Sheppard for wintertime fun! Located in the scenic Cascade Mountains just minutes from Crystal Mountain ski area, this alpine camp offers activities including tubing, fort building (weather permitting), day hikes, games, advancements, crafts and more! Snowy conditions are not guaranteed but there will still be plenty to do. Increase the fun by participating as a pack or den! 

Camp Sheppard’s nine heated cabins each sleep 22 in bunks with mattresses. Restrooms are centrally located and the lodge provides a warm haven. The trading post will be open with snacks, craft and advancement items, t-shirts and more.

When: Friday February 7- Sunday February 9th, 2020
Where: Scout Camp Sheppard near Crystal Mountain ski area

Costs:
Saturday Morning Arrival $110 each

Saturday 9:30am to Sunday 10:00am.  Includes lunch, dinner and Sunday breakfast and one night’s lodging.

Registration Link:
http://seattlebsa.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2554924&OrgKey=3711&ReturnURL=%2fopenrosters%2fViewActivitySpaceAvailable.aspx%3fOrgKey%3d3711%26CategoryID%3d21849#

Detailed Camp Info:
http://seattlebsa.org/camping/camping-forms/1414-2020-cub-scout-winter-camp-information/file

Camp Sheppard Website:
https://www.seattlebsa.org/Camp-Sheppard

During registration it might ask for:

Unit Type = Pack

Unit Number = 568

District = Northern Trails

Council = Chief Seattle

If the system asks for your Scouts BSA ID, you can find it on the Pack Website, by clicking on their name on the Pack roster: https://www.pack568.org/roster/full

Pinewood Derby Rules

Posted on Dec 4 2019 - 9:08pm

Your Scouts now have their Cars! The Pinewood Derby is on Saturday, January 25th!  The car specification rules can be found here.  Please read through them carefully.  If you've never been to a Pinewood Derby, it goes fast, as 6 cars race at the same time!  Don’t forget the 'Loop of Death' and its Death Star Forces will be present after straight track races conclude.  We'll then move onto Sibling races (time permited).

While building your car, keep in mind that there will be voting and prizes awarded for the car design itself. 

If you have questions while building your car, don’t hesitate to ask!

If you haven’t received a derby car, please ask your Den leader.

Full agenda will be sent out in January.