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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 North Lakes 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 Boy Scouts of America (“BSA”) program designed for boys who are in or entering first 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://beascoutmembershipapp.scouting.org/youthpersonal.aspx?UnitID=94372&UnitType=cub.  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 five dens (Tigers – 1st grade, Wolves – 2nd grade, Bears - 3rd grade, Webelos I – 4th grade, and Webelos II – 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.  For example, our Tiger and Webelos I dens meet on the fourth Monday evening of each month.  

 

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, 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 $75.  In addition to this, you will purchase your scout’s book, neckerchief, and slide.  If you are new to scouting, you will also purchase a scout uniform (shirt).

 

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: administrative assistant, camping chair, and public relations.  You can also sign up to volunteer at specific Pack 568 events.   

 

Q9:  Are there a lot of fundraising events?

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

 

Pack 568 Calendar of Events for 2016/2017

Posted on Jun 6 2017 - 9:07am
    • September 19th (Monday) – Laser Tag & Popcorn Fun (6:15 – 8 p.m. @ Holy Innocents) 
    • September 24th - Community Service - Build Bat Boxes for Macaw Rescue & Sanctuary (Den 4)
    • October 8th (Saturday) – Turn-in, Pay-up & Sail Away  (2 – 4 p.m. @ Holy Innocents )
    • October 15th - Community Service - Yard clean-up for a Senior Citzen in Duvall (Den 4)
    • October 17th (Monday) – Campfire, S’mores & More (6:30 - 8 p.m. @ Mountain Meadows)
    • November 19th (Saturday) – Rain Gutter Regatta & Carnival (2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. @ Holy Innocents)
    • December 5th (Monday) - Community Service - Holy Innocent's Food Pantry Tour & Collection (Dens 3,5 & 6) @ 6:30 p.m.
    • December 19th (Monday) – Broomball (6:10 - 8 p.m. @ SnoKing Ice Arena - Kirkland)
    • January 7 – Tree Recycling
    • January 21st (Saturday) – Pinewood Derby (9:15 - 10 a.m. (check-in car) @ Holy Innocents)
    • February 3 - 5th - Winter Camp
    • February 11th - Community Service - Hockart Park Clean-up (Den 4)
    • February 21st (Tuesday) - Tubing at Hyak
    • February 27th (Monday) – Blue & Gold & Crossover (5:30 p.m. @ Carnation Elementary)
    • March 20th (Monday) – STEM Night (6:00-8:00p.m. @ Stillwater Elementary)
    • March 25th (Saturday) - Scouting for Food (Safeway) 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Collected food will go to the Holy Innocents Food Pantry.
    • April 7th (Friday) - Zoo Snooze (Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium)
    • April 22nd (Saturday) – Rocket Derby (Holy Innocents)
    • May 6th (Saturday) - Scout Night @ Saefco Field Mariners Game (Saefco Field)
    • May 27th (Saturday) – Rocket Launching  (Carnation Farms)
    • May 29th (Monday) – Memorial Day Ceremony
    • June 3rd (Saturday) – Duvall Days Parade
    • June 17th & 18th (Saturday/Sunday) – Move-up Camp
    • July 4th (Tuesday) – 4th of July Parade

 

Its Popcorn Time!!

Posted on Oct 3 2016 - 6:25am

Yes, it’s time we pop-to-it again!  There are fun prizes, of course! (See order forms.)  Parents, selling popcorn can earn your Scout a scholarship that can be applied towards camp and/or membership dues (new this year).  Have fun with your Scout, do service for the pack, AND get cool rewards in the process.  Yes it’s work.  Yes, it’s time.  And yes, it is absolutely worth it

Last year we sold over $13,000 in popcorn.  The Pack made 38% on these sales so $5,000 for pack activities and camp scholarships.  In addition to this, we received direct donations of $1,400!  We are the highest selling Scout unit in the district!  You, our parents and Scouts, are the magic that makes it happen! 

Pack 568 Calendar of Events for 2015/2016

Posted on Oct 3 2016 - 6:23am

Calendar of Events:

  • October 6th - Service Project Den 4 - Tolt MacDonald Park - Campsite Parking Area Clean Up
  • October 17thTurn In, Pay Up, and Blast Off! (Holy Innocents, Drop-in from 4 - 6 p.m.)
  • October 17th- Service Project Den 2 - Cherry Falls Litter Pick-up
  • October 26th – Campfire, S'mores, and More! (Mountain Meadows, 6:30 – 8 p.m.)
  • November 14thSpace Rocket Derby & Popcorn Take-Order Pick-Up (Holy Innocents Church, 1:30 – 4 p.m.)
  • November 30th - Service Project Den 2 - Camp Unity Dinner
  • December 14th - Service Project Den 3 - Food Pantry Collection
  • December 21st - Broomball & Popcorn Mania Prizes (Kirkland Ice Arena, 7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)
  • January 9th - Tree Recycling
  • January 23rdPinewood Derby (Holy Innocents)
  • February 19th - 21st - Winter Camp
  • February 22ndBlue & Gold & Crossover (Carnation Elementary)
  • March 21stSTEM Night (Stillwater Elementary Gym, 6 - 8 p.m.)
  • April 23rd – Rocket Launching (60 Acres, 10 a.m.)
  • May 14thCub Mobile Racing (Holy Innocents from 1 - 3:30 p.m.)
  • May 30thMemorial Day Ceremony (Novelty Hill Cemetary)
  • June 4th - Duvall Days Parade
  • June 10th -12thMove-up Camp (Mountain Meadows)  Webelos II will camp Friday & Saturday night.  The rest of the Pack will camp Saturday night only.
  • July 4th - 4th of July Parade (Carnation)  Meet at the flag pole at 10:30 a.m.  We will join Troop 411 & other Scouts who will be walking. 

In addition to the above, each den will be responsible for a service project.  Please let me know your service project, and I'll add it to the list above.

Blue & Gold/Crossover Agenda - Monday, February 22nd (5:30 - 8 p.m.) at Carnation Elementary

Posted on Feb 12 2016 - 7:21am
Please join us for Pack 568's  "May the Force Be With You!" Blue & Gold/Crossover Banquet on Monday, Feb. 22nd.  The Blue & Gold Banquet is a “birthday party” to celebrate Scouting Anniversary Week, and Crossover is the celebration of our Webelos II crossing-over to Boy Scouts.     
  • Location: Carnation Elementary
  • Time: 5:30 - 8 p.m.

A complimentary catered dinner will be provided.   The menu is spaghetti, Caesar salad, and bread.  Cake will also be served.    

Friends of Scouting 2016 Campaign Presentation (Feb. 22nd)

Posted on Feb 12 2016 - 7:21am

Dear Pack 568 Families:
 
It warms my heart to be part of the Cub Scout organization.  To me, Cub Scouts provides boys the opportunity to learn strong character attributes, be outward-focused by participating in community service projects, learn valuable skills, and have fun all-in-one!  
 
Our Scout Law says, "A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent."  I feel an investment in Scouts is an investment in the future men our Scouts will become.  
 
During our Blue & Gold/Crossover Ceremony on February 22nd, there will be a brief presentation and an opportunity to give to "Friends of Scouting." 
 
To be honest, I didn't fully understand what "Friends of Scouting" was for until I just finished reading the literature packet so I want to share some data points with you.
 
* First, when you pay your annual dues of $75 to Pack 568, $39 directly benefits our Pack 568, and the remaining $36 is sent to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for registration and the scouting magazine. 
 
*100% of the registration fee that BSA receives supports the National Organization.  This means that ALL of the funding needed to support Scouting in our communities is raised locally. 
 
* How is Pack 568 connected to BSA?  (Each one of the groups below has its own budget.) 

Broomball - Monday, December 21st, at Kirkland Ice Arena (7:15 p.m.)

Posted on Feb 12 2016 - 7:20am

Come join us for fun on the ice at the Kirkland Ice Arena on Monday, December 21st, at 7:15 p.m.  Please register for this event so that we have enough pinewood derby cars to distribute.

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