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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 children 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://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 five dens (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.  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 $90.  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.

 

March 18th STEM Pack meeting Moved to April 22nd

Posted on Mar 13 2019 - 9:49pm

It's a busy month for everyone, so we're moving the March 18th STEM Pack meeting to April 22nd.  There's still opportinity to Scout this month with Scouting for Food (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c49abad2ea4fc1-scouting1).

Scouting for Food - signups available (March 23rd, 2019)

Posted on Mar 13 2019 - 9:43pm

Each year in March, Scouts come together to collect food for foodbanks all around the nation!  Why March?  March is in between the typical food drive times of Christmas and Easter, it’s typically when food banks are at their lowest.   Washington is the 25th hungriest state in the country.  1 in 5 kids in Washington state lives in a household that struggles to put food on the table.

 On March 23rd we will be setting up at Safeway to collect food and donations for Holy Innocents food pantry.  If you have the time please find a slot on the signup, we are partnering with Troop 745 and 909 on this activity. Please following the link below to Signup Genius and to where you can select a spot.  Last year we raised over $600 and tons of food. You can see the picture below showing all the food and items we were able to collect!  Please reach out if you have any questions!

 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c49abad2ea4fc1-scouting1

Reminder - Summer Camp On-line Registration Details

Posted on Mar 13 2019 - 9:34pm

This is the summer event you'll want to attend with your Scout.  Cub Scout Resident Summer Camp is one of the higlights of the year.  Your Scout will have the opprotunity to work on their next rank advancements and will have so many unique experiences.  The Pack will attend Session 6 (August 15-18) this year.  The details are below, you can even put down a deposit and pay the rest later.  Choose the non-group registration option when registering. 

Calling all brave knights! Mount your trusty steeds and journey to Camp Excalibur at Camp Edward! During this medieval-themed camp, Scouts from Tigers to Webelos participate in activities such as archery, BB guns, nature hikes, crafts, swimming and boating. Also, as a part of the camp program, Scouts can earn advancements in line with the newly revised achievements.  We welcome girl Cubs and their parents too!

Eight large campsites have 2-person tents (or you can bring your own), some also include cabins with bunks that each sleep 8.  They share two restroom facilities buildings with private showers. Highlights include climbing tower, a mine to explore, and Cub World featuring a fort and nature activity.  All meals are served in the beautifully remodeled dining hall.

Your pack can sign up as a group or have its families register individually.  Either way, they will be grouped in the same campsite.  Scouts must be accompanied by a parent/guardian if without their pack, or may attend alone with their pack or den with adequate adult supervision.  In either case, we ask that Tigers be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Session 6: August 15-18

Location: Camp Edward

For more information visit the Chief Seattle Council website HERE

REGISTRATION Link: http://bit.ly/2zgHnzF

In "Camp Edwards Campsite Request (Optional)" choose: Medicine Pipe, Appaloosa, Buffalo Surround.  These all have cabins and are close to bathrooms.

Minimum $20 per person nonrefundable deposit required.
Cost:   $270 per Scout
           $176 per Adult

Pack 568 Calendar of events for 2018/2019

Posted on Feb 27 2019 - 7:51pm

We're still confirming some of the times and places for some of the events, mark your calendar's here's the 2018/2019 year's worth of Pack meetings and events:

  • August 27th (Monday) – Tiger Information Meeting for incomming Tiger Scouts (7 – 8:30 p.m. @ Holy Innocents)
  • September 17th (Monday) – September Pack Meeting - Laser Tag! (5:45 p.m. & Valley Memorial Park, in Carnation)
  • September 29th (Saturday) – Sounders Game for Scouts (optional)
  • October 15th (Monday) – October Pack Meeting & Dues Collection (6:30 – 8:30 p.m. @ Mountain Meadows)
  • November 17th (Saturday) – November Pack Meeting & Pinewood derby car distribution (2 – 4pm @ Holy Innocents)
  • December 15th (Saturday) – December Pack Meeting - Swimming (2:55 – 3:55 p.m. @ Mountlake Terrace Swimming Pool)
  • January 5th (Saturday) – Tree Recycling (Duvall library/Timberlake parking lot from 8:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
  • January 12th (Saturday) – Pinewood Derby (10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. @ Stillwater Elementary)
  • January 18th – 19th (Friday) – USS Blueback Submarine Sleepover (Oregon Museum of Science & Industry in Portland, Oregon) (optional)
  • February 8th – 10th (Friday – Sunday) – Winter Camp @ Camp Sheppard (Optional)
  • February 23rd (Saturday) – Blue & Gold (5:00 – 7:45 p.m. @ Carnation Elementary)
  • March 18th (Monday) – STEM Night (6 – 7:45 p.m. @ Stillwater Elementary)
  • March 23rd (Saturday) – Scouting for Food (9 a.m. – 5 p.m. @ Location Duvall Safeway, we'll have signups for time slots)
  • April TBD (Saturday) – Fish Drop (12 – 3 p.m. @ Mountain Meadows) (optional)
  • April 22nd (Monday) – Dodgeball (6 – 7:30 p.m. @ Stillwater)
  • May 18th (Saturday) – Rocket Launching (10 a.m. – 12 noon @ Carnation Farms)
  • May 27th (Monday) – Memorial Day Ceremony (9:45 – 10:15 a.m. @ Novelty Hills Cemetery)
  • June 1st (Saturday) – Duvall Days Parade (10 – 11:30 a.m. – Family Grocer parking lot)
  • June 14th – 16th (Friday – Sunday) – Move-Up Camp (Webelos start Friday, Rest of Pack joins Saturday @ Mountain Meadows)
  • August 15-18th (Thursday – Sunday) – Cub Scout Resident Summer Camp (Camp Edwards) (optional)

Blue & Gold Celebration and Crossover Ceremony Saturday 2/23 5:00-7:45 p.m. (Carnation Elementary)

Posted on Feb 20 2019 - 8:40pm

We are so excited to have you join us for our annual Blue & Gold Celebration and Crossover Ceremony, a birthday party to celebrate Scouting Anniversary Week and our Scouts crossing over into Scouts BSA.

It's going to be a memorable for the whole family!  Please arrive promptly.

When:

  • Saturday (2/23): 5:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Place:

  • Carnation Elementary

Food:

  • Amonos Mexican Kitchen Taco Bar
  • Cake
  • Refreshments

Entertainment:

  • Mad Science of Sno-King

Event Agenda:

  • 5:00 p.m - Opening Flag, Welcome, & Group Picture
  • 5:15 p.m - Dinner and FoS Presentation
  • 6:00 p.m - Arrow of Light Ceremony
  • 6:25 p.m - Crossover Ceremony
  • 6:45 p.m - Mad Science – Fire & Ice Show
  • 7:45 p.m - Closing Flag and Cake

Mark your calendars – Blue & Gold Celebration 2/23 (5:00 – 7:45 p.m. @ Carnation Elementary)

Posted on Feb 6 2019 - 9:06pm

The Boys Scouts of America was founded in 1920 and the Cub Scout program followed in 1930. Cub Scouting’s anniversary is honored each February with the Blue and Gold celebration deriving its name from the Cub Scout colors.

Mark your calendars for Saturday February 23 5:00 – 7:45 p.m. @ Carnation Elementary, official announcement email with RSVP Evite coming in the next few days.

Note: we've changed the time of the ceremony from 5:15 to 5:00 to make sure we have enough time for everything.