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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.

 

Next Pack meeting - October 21st (Monday) – Camp Fire & Smores (6:30 – 8:30 p.m. @ Mountain Meadows)

Posted on Oct 2 2019 - 11:19am

Our next Pack meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 21st (Monday) – Camp Fire & Smores (6:30 – 8:30 p.m. @ Mountain Meadows)

This is our annual Pack meeting at Mountain Meadows, for skits, stories, smores and more!

PTC Leader Training Registration

Posted on Oct 2 2019 - 11:19am

Leaders don't forget to register for PTC training!  Pack will reimburse fee, send receipt to Jeff Nelson (jwnelson@pioneernet.net). 

The Program & Training Conference is an area-wide, one stop training opportunity for leaders and parents from the entire council. The all-day conference will feature many outstanding opportunities for both position specific and supplemental training for ALL leaders.

You choose up to six classes that you want. All the Basic Leader training classes are offered but there are over one hundred supplemental training sessions which cover many topics. The training will enhance your ability to deliver a fun and exciting program to your Scouts.

Also visit our exciting midway, with a wind tunnel demo from iFly and displays from Hands Across the Border, Philmont Training Center and the many Scouting programs available for us.

Register now to attend this learning extravaganza which will create a better Scouting program for the youth we serve. For details and to register today, click here.

REGISTRATION: $45
EARLY BIRDS (register by 10/14): $35
Wilderness & Remote First Aid: $75
Youth under 21: $20

LOCATION:
North Seattle College
9600 College Way N
Seattle, WA 98103

Winter Camp Registration 13 spots left (Feb 7-9th, 2020)

Posted on Oct 2 2019 - 11:15am

Looks like some spots opened for the Winter Camp session since my last email.  If you were thinking of attending hurry up and grab one!

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

Cub Scout Summer Camp registration open (August 13 - 16, 2020)

Posted on Oct 2 2019 - 11:14am

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 13-16) 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. 

A holler out to all buckaroos! Saddle up and mosey on over to Camp Edward! 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, with extra accommodation for Webelos 2 Scouts.  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 new Scouts and Tigers be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Session 6: August 13-16

Location: Camp Edward, north of Monroe.

For more information visit the Chief Seattle Council website HERE

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

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:   $284 per Scout
           $185 per Adult

When filling out the information for you Scout, it might ask you for their BSA ID.  You can find your Scouts BSA Id on the Pack Website Roster. 

Our Pack is part of the Northern Trails district (formerly New North)

Calendar for 2019/2020 Scout Year

Posted on Oct 2 2019 - 11:14am

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 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)

Speed dating with local Scouts BSA Troops this weekend (9/28)

Posted on Sep 26 2019 - 5:48am

Has your Scout decided which Troop they would like to move-up to this February (next February for Webelos)?

This weekend (9/28) all the local Troops are hosting an Adventure Outpost. This is a great opportunity for you and your Scout to learn more about the Troops in the area:

 

  • Meet Troops from Bothell, Carnation, Duvall, Kenmore, Redmond, and Woodinville
  • Parents meet Troop Leaders
  • Get familiar with the Scouts BSA program
  • Participate in Scouting fellowship
  • Have fun (Axe & Knives, Fire, First Aid, Knots, etc..) and learn!

 

WHEN: Saturday September 28th 8:30 AM to Noon
WHERE:  Cold Creek Natural Area and Mary Cash Farm 18200 Woodinville-Duvall Road Woodinville, WA

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