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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 Survey (Please respond)

Posted on Aug 5 2020 - 12:48pm

Hi Pack 568 families,

Our committee is working hard to make sure that scouts have a great year full of fun activities.  Are you ready to come to den meetings and Pack meetings?  Do you still want to meet virtually?  We will be following all of the state guidelines for our activities.  Please help us by filling out the following survey:

Your responses will shape our calendar of events.

 

Thanks,

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568

amymariepeterson1@gmail.com

Calendar for 2019/2020 Scout Year

Posted on Aug 5 2020 - 12:48pm

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) – Canceled Scouting for Food (9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Duvall Safeway & Family Grocer) 
  • *******April – Stem Night Den leaders will let you know when they will meet with you virtually********
  • May 16th (Saturday) – Rocket Launching Canceled
  • May 18th (Monday) - Zoom Rocket and Aviation Virtual Meeting (7:00 pm @ your home computer)
  • May 25th (Monday) – Memorial Day Ceremony Canceled
  • June 6th (Saturday) – Duvall Days parade Canceled 
  • June 15th (Monday)- STRONG/Zumba Zoom Pack meeting (7:00 pm @ your home computer) - 
  • July 1st (Wednesday)- Rank Deadline
  • July 16th  (Thursday) – Move up Drive Thru Parade
  • August 13 – 16th (Thursday – Sunday) – Resident Camp (@ Camp Edwards in Monroe) Canceled
  • August 14th (Friday) - Bike/Hike Pack Meeting (6:30-8:00 pm @ McCormick Park entrance)

Happy Summer Sun Activities!

Posted on Aug 5 2020 - 12:47pm

Hi Cub Scout Families,

I hope you are enjoying the summer sun and getting outdoors.  Our family has been spending a lot of time swimming in the lake and trying to stay cool.  We just got a sailboat and plan to take it out today.  If your family was unable to come to our move-up, I have the awards for the Tigers and Bears and can give them to you at our August Pack meeting.  Join us on August 14th at 6:30 pm at McCormick Park parking lot entrance for a Bike/Hike option.  You get to choose for your family.  Please consider a leadership position in our Pack.  We are run by volunteers and we need you!  I hope you are having a great summer.  See you in August.

If your scout is working on the ScoutStrong Presidential Active Lifestyle Award, make sure you are logging their activities.  My son Kaelen and I have been going swimming and walking this week.

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Stay Healthy and STRONG,

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568

amymariepeterson1@gmail.com

Bike/Hike Pack Meeting August 14, 2020, 6:30 pm @ McCormick Park entrance

Posted on Aug 5 2020 - 12:46pm

Hi Cub Scout Families,

It was so great to see you last week at our Move Up Parade!  If you were unable to make it, I have the awards for the Tigers and Bears and can give them to you at our August Pack meeting.  Join us for a Bike/Hike option.  You get to choose for your family.  We will meet in the parking lot of McCormick Pack and then head out as family groups.  We've got a lot of great activities planned for the next school year.  If we are able to meet in groups and are in Phase 3, we are planning to have Pack meetings which include Laser Tag, Swimming, Lego Derby, and optional Museum of Flight sleepover to name a few.  I hope you are having a great summer!  See you in August!

If your scout is working on the ScoutStrong Presidential Active Lifestyle Award, make sure you are logging their activities.  My son Kaelen and I have been going swimming and orienteering this week.

https://i9peu1ikn3a16vg4e45rqi17-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/PALA-Guide-Nov2018.pdf

 

Stay Healthy and STRONG,

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568

amymariepeterson1@gmail.com

Move-Up Drive Thru parade this Thursday July 16, 2020 7:00-8:00pm

Posted on Jul 11 2020 - 2:59pm

Hi Cub Scout Families,

I am so excited for our Move-Up parade.  Please take a look at the logistics for this event.

  • Date:  July 16, 2020
  • Time:  7:00-8:00 pm
  • Location: Parkwood Estates: Big Rock and 279th Lane NE (Davidson's Cul-de-sac) Enter Parkwood Estates, turn Right onto NE 140th Place and follow road as it curves to the left.  Continue until 141st Place and collect awards here.  There will be red arrows to help with directions and leaders will be available to direct traffic.
  • Please try to stagger arrival times between 7:00 until 8:00 so that traffic will flow through the neighborhood
  • A leader will meet you and direct you to your scout's leader
  • Drive to the location and receive awards
  • Please make sure your scout is in their uniform to take pictures
  • You can decorate your car and celebrate your scout
  • Please don't block driveways
  • Scouts should sit on the right side of the car to obtain awards and take pictures
  • Please make sure to wear masks and use social distancing

Can't wait to see you and give your scout their awards!

Stay Healthy and STRONG,

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568

amymariepeterson1@gmail.com

Move-up Drive thru Parade Next week Thursday July 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Posted on Jul 8 2020 - 3:55pm

Hi Cub Scout Families,

We are excited for our Move-Up Parade next week Thursday.  Here are the logistics for our parade.

  • Date:  July 16, 2020
  • Time:  7:00-8:00 pm
  • Location: Parkwood Estates: Big Rock and 279th Lane NE (Davidson's Cul-de-sac) Enter Parkwood Estates, turn Right onto NE 140th Place and follow road as it curves to the left.  Continue until 141st Place and collect awards here.  There will be red arrows to help with directions and leaders will be available to direct traffic.
  • Please try to stagger arrival times between 7:00 until 8:00 so that traffic will flow through the neighborhood
  • A leader will meet you and direct you to your scout's leader
  • Drive to the location and receive awards
  • Please make sure your scout is in their uniform to take pictures
  • You can decorate your car and celebrate your scout
  • Please don't block driveways
  • Scouts should sit on the right side of the car to obtain awards and take pictures
  • Please make sure to wear masks and use social distancing

SCOUTStrong Presidential Active Lifestyle Award Challenge

Who wants a healthy challenge and wants to get a patch?  This award will challenge our scouts to add physical activity to their lifestyle and help them improve their eating habits.  The scouts need to be active for 60 minutes, for five days a week for six weeks and each week they will focus on a healthy eating goal.  Please see the guide below and help your scout fill out the activity log.

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Save the date for August 14, 2020 at 6:30 pm for our Bike/Hike Pack meeting at McCormick Park.

See you next Thursday!

Stay healthy and STRONG,

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568

amymariepeterson1@gmail.com