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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. 

 

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

Calendar for 2019/2020 Scout Year

Posted on Jul 7 2020 - 4:21pm

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)

Move-up Drive thru Parade July 16th, 7:00 pm

Posted on Jul 1 2020 - 2:44pm

Hi Cub Scout Families,

We are excited to see you at our Move-up Drive thru parade on July 16th at 7:00 pm.  We have 4 months of awards to give to you!  I will update you about logistics for this parade and July pack meeting next week.  We are looking for more leaders in our Pack.  Please let me know if you are interested in helping out our Pack in any way.  Happy 4th of July!

Stay healthy and STRONG,

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568

amymariepeterson1@gmail.com

July 1st Deadline for Rank and Scouting from Home badge

Posted on Jun 24 2020 - 5:10pm

Hi Cub Scout Families,

I hope you are having a great summer so far.  Please make sure to let your den leader know about all rank requirements and electives that your scout has completed.  The deadline is July 1st so that we can order awards and have them shipped and organized before July 16th.  Please let me know if your scout has completed the Scouting From Home badge.  I will be ordering these on July 1st.  

http://www.seattlebsa.org/etotem/scouting-from-home-award.pdf

 

Stay healthy and STRONG,

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568

amymariepeterson1@gmail.com

Rank Deadline July 1, 2020

Posted on Jun 17 2020 - 2:46pm

Hi Cub Scout Families,

The deadline to make rank in time for Move up is July 1st.  Please let your den leader know about all requirements and electives that your scout has completed this year.  I will be ordering the Scouting From Home patches on July 1st.  Please let me know if your scout earned this award.  Please see the link below. 

 

http://www.seattlebsa.org/etotem/scouting-from-home-award.pdf

 

Move Up Drive Thru Parade:  we will be having a drive thru parade on July 16th at 7:00 pm.  This is our Pack meeting for July.  We hope to see you there!

I had a great time working out with you this week.  Pack meeting attendees will get a fitness segment.

Stay healthy and STRONG,

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568

amymariepeterson1@gmail.com

Calendar updates

Posted on Jun 10 2020 - 2:17pm

Hi Cub Scout families,

Our June Pack meeting is going to be on June 15th at 7:00 pm.  We will be using Zoom and the link will be sent out on that day.  Please make sure to sign in between 6:55 pm and at the latest 7:10 pm.  After 7:10 you will not be admitted.  Please make sure that your video is off and that you are muted so that we can have the best video quality. Please do not use the chat option during the class unless there is an emergency.  Scouts that attend will receive a fitness segment.  Please wear your Pack activity shirt.

Summertime Activity Pin:  If your scout participates in one Cub Scout Pack activity per month in summer (June, July, August) she/he will receive this pin.

July 1st is our deadline for all rank advancements to receive awards at Move up.  Please let your leaders know about all belt loops and pins that your scout earned.  

Move up Drive thru parade:  We have adjusted our Move up date to July 16th at 7:00 pm.  It will be a drive thru parade in which all scouts remain in their car with their parents and are handed their awards by their leaders.  We changed it to make sure that we are following the social distancing requirements.

Scouting at home award:  Please let your leaders know if your scout earned the Scouting at home award by July 1st.  I will be ordering them in bulk from Chief Seattle Council on that date.

Volunteers needed:  We need you to help lead our Pack!  Please let me or your den leader know if you are interested in helping in some way.  We have many committee positions open and would love to have your help and input.

See you next Monday at 7 pm!

Stay healthy and STRONG,

 

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568

amymariepeterson1@gmail.com