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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. 

 

Pack 568 Calendar 2020-2021 School Year

Posted on Jun 17 2021 - 10:21am

Pack 568 Calendar 2020-2021 School Year

September 21, 2020 (Monday)- Virtual Scavenger Hunt (7:00-8:00 pm @ your home computer)

October 17, 2020 (Saturday)- Program and Training Conference *Virtual (Leaders)

October 17, 2020 (Saturday)- Virtual Pack Hike and Dues Collection (Complete before  November 16)

November 11, 2020 (Wednesday)- November Pack Meeting Supplies pick up and Lego Pinewood Derby Car distribution (4:00-5:00 pm)

November 16, 2020 (Monday)- First Responder Gratitude Cards and Virtual Scout Jeopardy (6:30-8:00 pm @your home computer)

December 5, 2020 (Saturday) (2:00 pm) Wreath/Swag Making Pick up Drive Thru (@ Holy Innocents)

January 2, 2021 (Saturday) Tree Recycling Pack Fundraiser (8:45 am- noon @ Taylor's Landing Parking Lot)

January 14, 2021 (4:00 pm) Lego Derby car drop off and supplies pick up (@ Holy Innocents)

January 16, 2021 (2-4 pm) Virtual Lego Pinewood Derby

February 25, 2021 (4:00 pm) Supplies pick up (pick up Lego cars, drop off Raingutter regattas)

February 27, 2021  Raingutter Regatta and Blue and Gold celebration (Virtual) (2-4 pm @ Pickering Barn)

March 27, 2021 Regatta pick up at Family Grocer

March 27, 2021 (10 am-3 pm) Scouting For Food (@ Family Grocer)

March 27, 2021 (12-2 pm) Mountain Meadows Fish Drop (Optional)

April 24, 2021 (1-4 pm) Mountain Meadows work with Troop 745 on Outdoor Requirements

May 8, 2021 (3:00 pm) Arrow of Light and Crossover Ceremony (@ Pickering Barn) Den 6 live, Zoom for the rest of the Pack

May 31, 2021 (9:45 am-10:15 am) Memorial Day ceremony at Novelty Hill Cemetery

June 12, 2021 (1:00-5:00 pm) Mountain Meadows Build Stomp Rockets

July 8, 2021 (6:30-8:00 pm) Pack Bike ride @ McCormick Park trail (meet in train depot parking area at entrance to trail)

August (date TBD)  Orienteering @ Tolt MacDonald Park (meet in parking area before bridge)

August 5-8, 2021 Summer Camp @ Camp Edward

Our Pack will be following all state guidelines for groups and outdoor recreation.  Other events will be added as our county moves into phase 3 and 4

Summer Camp

Posted on Jun 17 2021 - 10:20am

Hi Cub Scout Families,

Are you interested in summer camp this year?  Camp is filling up fast!  Join Kaelen and I at camp this summer!  Summer camp is a great place to play and have fun in the outdoors.  The scouts can swim, boat, shoot bb guns, do archery, have campfires and much more.  The theme this year is Blazing Saddles.  Our Pack is choosing to go to session 5 which is August 5-8.  I have attached the links to Covid protocols for camp as well as the registration link.  Check it out and see all the fun you can have with your scout.

2021 Camp Blazing Saddles at Camp Edward
Session 5: August 5-8

https://seattlebsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/COVID-Playbook-Final-D...

There were 18 spots available on June 17, 2021

https://seattlebsa.doubleknot.com/OpenRosters/ViewActivitySpaceAvailable...

 

https://seattlebsa.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activ...

Thanks,

Amy Peterson 

Cubmaster Pack 568

Come build a Stomp Rocket this Saturday at Mountain Meadows 1-5 pm

Posted on Jun 11 2021 - 11:47am

Hi Cub Scout Families,

Join us this Saturday at Mountain Meadows anytime from 1-5 pm to build a stomp rocket.  Please bring an empty 2 liter pop bottle if you have one.  We will be building our rockets and then launching them up into the sky.  We will also be doing mentos fountains.  Your scout will receive a rocket segment for this activity.  Your scout can also work on any outdoor activities at Mountain Meadows as well.

Summertime activity pin:  If your scout does an activity a month with Pack 568 this summer they will receive the summertime activity pin.  Our June activity is the stomp rocket launch, July will be a bike ride on the McCormick trail and August will be orienteering at Tolt MacDonald park or summer camp at Camp Edward.  Invite your friends to all of these events and help recruit for our pack.  If your scout recruits a member into our pack, they will receive a recruiter patch.

Thanks,

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568

Novelty Hill Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony 9:45 am on May 31, 2021

Posted on May 28 2021 - 11:08am

Hi Cub Scout Families,

Please help us show our reverence on Memorial Day at the Memorial Day ceremony at Novelty Hill Cemetery.  Use your phone for directions from 124th Street roundabout.  Arrive by 9:45 in full uniform.  Ceremony starts at 10:00 am and lasts about 15 minutes.  Scouts will receive segments.

 

Thanks,

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568

Nominate your leaders!

Posted on May 10 2021 - 11:36am

Hi Cub Scout Families,

Your leaders work hard for your scouts.  Please consider nominating them for a leader award.  It's really easy to do.  Just click on the link and find the award you want and then fill in the information.  There are many different leader awards such as the Compass award, the Scouting Family of the Year award and Cub Scout Leader of the year award.

https://seattlebsa.org/northern-trails/northern-trails-adult-leader-awar...

 

Thanks,

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568

Den 6 Arrow of Light and Crossover Ceremony

Posted on May 5 2021 - 8:17pm

Hi Cub Scout Families,

This Saturday we are celebrating our Den 6 Arrow of Lights.  They have completed Cub Scouting and are being awarded their Arrow of Light badge.  Due to Covid concerns, we are only going to have den 6 families at this event.  We are going to have it available on Zoom if possible.  If you would like to see this event, I will send out the Zoom link.

 

Thanks,

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568

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