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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.

 

Orienteering Event 7/19 - 6:30p.m. @ Tolt McDonald Park (Optional Summer Time Activity)

Posted on Jul 17 2019 - 4:19pm

We've found a new date for the Orienteering Event Friday 7/19 - 6:30p.m.! 

This event is part of our Summer Time activities 

When: Friday 7/19 - 6:30p.m.

Where: Tolt McDonald Park, meet at info booth near base of foot bridge.

What to bring:

  • 6 Scouting Essentials: 
    1. First-aid kit
    2. Water bottle
    3. Flashlight
    4. Trail food 
    5. Sun protection: sunscreen and a hat
    6. Whistle
  • Compass if you have one

Still Time - Summer Camp On-line Registration Details - Only 16 spots left

Posted on Jul 17 2019 - 4:19pm

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 as of 7/17 only 16 spots remain for this session

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

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

Summertime Activity Schedule

Posted on Jul 17 2019 - 4:18pm

Scouting doesn't end with the school year.  Scouts who participate in 1 activity a month over the summer months will receive a National Summertime Pack Award Pin.

Summertime Activity Schedule -

  • June 15th - Move-up Camp from 12:30 - 9 p.m.  (Mountain Meadows, Duvall)
  • July 19th - Orienteering Event (map & compass, looking for hidden markers in the park) from 6:30 - 8 p.m. (Tolt Macdonald Park, Carnation)
  • August 8th - Bike/Hike from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. (Meet at McCormick Park, Duvall) 
  • August 15 - 18th - Resident Camp (Camp Edwards, Monroe)

Great Move-up Camp & Pictures

Posted on Jun 19 2019 - 9:18pm

What an awesome Move-up camp! 

We had such fun activities, great food, special move-up rank ceremony, entertaining skits and memorable camp fire.

Thank you to all our leaders and volunteers!

Check out the pictures from the event here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.2925643667661247&type=3

Move-up this Saturday!

Posted on Jun 13 2019 - 1:28pm

We are moving on up!!  Your Pack committee and our Webelos Den have done an AMAZING job planning our Move-up event!!! We have an excited day of activities, Move-up ceremony, camp fire and food planned.  If you can only make the Move-up ceremony please plan on being there by 6:00p.m.  

Move-up Camp Details:

Dates: Saturday, June 15th
Location: Mountain Meadows, Duvall
Check-in: 12:30p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Opening flag starts at 1:00 p.m.

 TO BRING: 

  • Scout Uniform - Scouts will be in uniform for the evening ceremony.
  • Pack Activity T-Shirt – Scouts can wear this during the daytime.
  • Bug Spray
  • Camp Chairs
  • Flash Light 
  • Refillable Water Bottle (w/name on it) - We will have additional water at camp.
  • A gallon of water (for extra drinking water, brushing teeth, etc.),
  • Liquid Sunshine Gear (Rain Jacket, etc.. in case it starts to rains)
  • Sunscreen in case its really sunny
  • Gardening Gloves

  AGENDA:

  • 12:30 – 1:00 pm Checking-In
  • 1:00 – 1:10 pm Opening Flag
  • 1:10 – 1:30 pm Welcome and Event Instruction
  • 1:30– 4:00 pm Activity Sessions (30 min rotations)
    • A. Boating & River/Water Safety
    • B. Flag Ceremony Practice & Knot Tying (Square, Overhand, 2 half hitches, bowline)
    • C. Craft
    • D. Nature Walk/Scavenger Hunt
    • E. Mountain Meadows Service Project
  • 4 – 4:30 pm Scout Games(Mini Chief Joe Race)
  • 3:30 – 4:30 pm Dinner Prep
  • 4:30 – 5:30 pm Dinner Menu: Hamburgers & hotdogs, baked beans, veggie tray, chips, and water
  • 5:30 – 5:45 pm Dinner Clean-up
  • 5:30 – 6:00 pm  Den Skit Preparation
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm Move-up Ceremony
  • 7:00 – 7:05 pm Closing Flag
  • 7:05 – 8:40 pm  Camp Fire Entertainment
  • 8:40 – 9:00 pm Clean-up/Dismiss

Summer Activities Schedule

Posted on Jun 13 2019 - 8:46am

Scouting doesn't end with the school year.  Scouts who participate in 1 activity a month over the summer months will receive a National Summertime Pack Award Pin.

Summertime Activity Schedule -

  • June 15th - Move-up Camp from 12:30 - 9 p.m.  (Mountain Meadows, Duvall)
  • July 11th - Orienteering Event (map & compass, looking for hidden markers in the park) from 6:30 - 8 p.m. (Tolt Macdonald Park, Carnation)
  • August 8th - Bike/Hike from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. (Meet at McCormick Park, Duvall) 
  • August 15 - 18th - Resident Camp (Camp Edwards, Monroe)

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