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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. 

 

Campfire Program next Monday at 6:30 pm @Mountain Meadows

Posted on Oct 20 2021 - 1:58pm

Hi Cub Scout Families,

 
We are excited to have our campfire program next Monday night at Mountain Meadows.  I have attached the information and directions for Mountain Meadows.  We are currently rechartering our pack.  If you have paid dues for this next year, your scout will receive a Lego Derby car base.  If you have not paid you can pay using the links on the message below or at Mountain Meadows.  Please have your scout dressed in uniform if possible, but also come prepared for the weather.  Please bring chairs for all members of your family as well as flashlights and masks.  If it is rainy and you have an easy-up, please bring it.  I have attached the songs below that we will sing in our program.  Please print them out so that your family has their own copy.  We will be joined by Troop 745 who will be in charge of the fire and will help with our campfire program.  Leaders please make sure that you have a skit ready for your den.  If your den does not have a leader, would you like to step up and lead?  Please bring your enthusiasm and loud singing voices and your 4 wheel drive car if you have one.  See you next Monday Night.
 
Thanks,
Amy Peterson
Cubmaster Pack 568
 
 
Here is our agenda:
6:30 pm Lego Derby Car distribution
6:45 pm practice skits
7:00 pm Opening flag, Scout Oath, Scout Law
Song:  The Other Day
Lion Skit
Song:  The Second Story Window
Tiger Skit
Song:  Frankenstein
Wolf Skit
Song:  The Grand Old Duke of York
Troop 745 Skit
Bear Skit
Song:  The Pirate Song
Webelos Skit
Troop 745 Run on
AOL Skit
Scout Vespers (Troop 745)
Closing/Leave quietly/ Get Snacks to go
 

Time to Recharter Cub Scout Pack 568

Posted on Oct 20 2021 - 1:53pm

Hi Pack Parents,

 

As we move into the Fall season, it’s the time of year that we collect dues for our Pack rechartering for calendar 2022.  Your Scout dues pay for the rechartering fees to BSA, Scouts Life magazine (optional), and the Pack general fund (which funds Den and Pack meetings, and other supplies).  This year, BSA has increased their dues by $6 per scout.  Dues can be paid either by the Square Online links below (please choose one) or by sending a check to the Treasurer's home address below. 

 

The Square links will take you to a Square secure server for the transaction.  The Pack will receive a summary of the transaction via the Square system and attributed to the card holder's name.  If the card holder's last name is different than your Scout's name, please let us know (via e-mail is fine), so we can properly match transactions with appropriate registered Scout.  Square does charge a small fee for their service (paid by the Pack) that can be avoided if you choose to send a check.  Checks can be made payable to:  Pack 568 and mailed to:

    Pack 568 c/o Justin Robinson

    28115 NE 145th Ct

    Duvall, WA 98019

 

As a note, we do recommend the Scout Life subscription to help keep your scout involved, but also recognize it's not for everyone and you might have multiple scouts in the same household.  The Pack leadership is also considering a fundraiser this year as well to supplement the Pack budget. 

 

If your scout's dues are received (or paid via Square Links above) by October 25th, they will receive a lego derby car base at the October 25th Mountain Meadows pack meetup.  This will be theirs to keep and use during November's lego derby.

 

If you are receiving this mail and are electing not to return to Scouting this year, please let your Den leader (or Amy Peterson (amymariepeterson1@gmail.com) or Justin Robinson (justin.c.robins@gmail.com) know. 

 

As a further note, for any new scouts (those registering with BSA for the first time), there is an additional $25 fee.  Please go to beascout.org and pick Pack 568 to register new scouts with our pack.

 

Thanks for investing in Scouting. 

Pack 568 Leadership Committee

Pack 568 events calendar 2021-2022 School Year

Posted on Oct 20 2021 - 1:52pm

Hi Cub Scout Families!

We are excited to share with you our Pack 568 events calendar for 2021-2022 school year.  We hope you are able to join us!

2021-2022

September 12, 2021 3:00-4:30 pm Move up at Mt Meadows confirmed  (Bobcats)

October 23, 2021  Program Training Conference (Leaders)

October:  Mountain Meadows Campfire Program  and Dues Collection October 25, 2021 6:30 pm confirmed 

October 29, 2021 6-8 pm  Dougherty Farmstead Graveyard Clean up and Pizza dinner with Troop 745 (optional)

November 20, 2021 2-4 pm Lego Derby @ Holy Innocents confirmed

December 12, 2021 5:30 -6:30 pm Broomball @ Snoqualmie Sno-King Ice Arena confirmed

January 8, 2022 Christmas Tree Recycling

January 15, 2022 1-2:30 pm Cooking demonstration @ Holy Innocents confirmed

February 26, 2022 Raingutter Regatta/ Blue and Gold @ Pickering Barn confirmed

March 19, 2022 6:00-7:30 pm Crossover @ Holy Innocents confirmed

March 26, 2021 Scouting for Food

April:  Fish Drop optional

April STEM night (TBD) @ Stillwater?

May 14, 2022 Rocket Launch (TBD) @ Carnation Farms?

May 30, 2022  Memorial Day ceremony

June:  Duvall Days parade?

Move up family camp June 10-12, 2022 confirmed

New Scouts register at beascout.org

Posted on Oct 12 2021 - 12:40pm

Hi Cub Scout families,

If you have a new scout in your family that would like to register with our pack, please register at beascout.org.  We will be rechartering our Pack soon and want everybody to be able to join in the fun.

 

Thanks,

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568

Neckerchiefs, Slides and Activity shirts

Posted on Sep 29 2021 - 1:50pm

Hi Cub Scout families,

It was great to see many of you at our Move-up.  If you were not able to make it and did not receive your new neckerchief and slide, please let me know. I also have activity shirts to distribute.  Please let me know if your scout needs one.  Our next Pack meeting is October 25th at 6:30 pm at Mountain Meadows.  Your den leaders should be in contact with you about den meetings dates.

 

Thanks,

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568

New Pack Activity Shirts have Arrived

Posted on Sep 20 2021 - 1:24pm

Hi Cub Scout Families,

 

I have our new Pack activity shirts.  You can pick one up at our next Pack meeting.  All scouts and leaders get a free shirt.  If parents would like to purchase, they are $5 each.

 

Thanks,

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568