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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 boys 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://beascoutmembershipapp.scouting.org/youthpersonal.aspx?UnitID=94372&UnitType=cub.  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 Webelos II – 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 $75.  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.

 

Pack 568 Calendar of events for 2017/2018

Posted on Sep 16 2017 - 7:46am
  • September 2nd (Saturday) – Fishing at Mountain Meadows (@ 9:00 am) 
  • September 18th (Monday) – Courteous: How the West Was Fun & Popcorn Fun (7:00 – 8:15 p.m. @ Holy Innocents) 
  • October 7th (Saturday) - Turn in, Pay up, and pick prizes (Holy Innocents, 2:00 - 4:00 PM)
  • October 16th  (Monday) - Thrifty: Campfire (Mountain Meadows, 6:30 – 8 p.m.)
  • October 22nd (Sunday) – Sounders Game for Scouts
  • November 11th (Saturday) – Reverant: Medieval Knights and Popcorn distribution
  • December 18th (Monday) – Kind: Broomball (Hot chocolate and popcorn prizes)
  • January TBA – Tree Recycling
  • January 20th (Saturday) – Helpful: Pinewood Derby
  • February 16 – 18th – Winter Camp (Camp Sheppard)
  • February 24th(Saturday) Cheerful: Blue & Gold Birthday Party
  • March 19th (Monday) – Trustworthy: STEM (Stillwater Elem. Reservation)
  • April 23rd  (Monday) –  Loyal: Pack Meeting (TBA)
  • May 19th(Saturday) Friendly: Carnation Farms Rocket Launching
  • May 28th(Monday) Memorial Day Ceremony (Novelty Hill Cemetery)
  • June 2nd(Saturday) Duvall Days Parade
  • June 8th – 10th – Obedient: Move-up Camp (Mountain Meadows)

Pack 568 Calendar of Events for 2016/2017

Posted on Aug 18 2017 - 9:56am
    • September 19th (Monday) – Laser Tag & Popcorn Fun (6:15 – 8 p.m. @ Holy Innocents) 
    • September 24th - Community Service - Build Bat Boxes for Macaw Rescue & Sanctuary (Den 4)
    • October 8th (Saturday) – Turn-in, Pay-up & Sail Away  (2 – 4 p.m. @ Holy Innocents )
    • October 15th - Community Service - Yard clean-up for a Senior Citzen in Duvall (Den 4)
    • October 17th (Monday) – Campfire, S’mores & More (6:30 - 8 p.m. @ Mountain Meadows)
    • November 19th (Saturday) – Rain Gutter Regatta & Carnival (2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. @ Holy Innocents)
    • December 5th (Monday) - Community Service - Holy Innocent's Food Pantry Tour & Collection (Dens 3,5 & 6) @ 6:30 p.m.
    • December 19th (Monday) – Broomball (6:10 - 8 p.m. @ SnoKing Ice Arena - Kirkland)
    • January 7 – Tree Recycling
    • January 21st (Saturday) – Pinewood Derby (9:15 - 10 a.m. (check-in car) @ Holy Innocents)
    • February 3 - 5th - Winter Camp
    • February 11th - Community Service - Hockart Park Clean-up (Den 4)
    • February 21st (Tuesday) - Tubing at Hyak
    • February 27th (Monday) – Blue & Gold & Crossover (5:30 p.m. @ Carnation Elementary)
    • March 20th (Monday) – STEM Night (6:00-8:00p.m. @ Stillwater Elementary)
    • March 25th (Saturday) - Scouting for Food (Safeway) 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Collected food will go to the Holy Innocents Food Pantry.
    • April 7th (Friday) - Zoo Snooze (Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium)
    • April 22nd (Saturday) – Rocket Derby (Holy Innocents)
    • May 6th (Saturday) - Scout Night @ Saefco Field Mariners Game (Saefco Field)
    • May 27th (Saturday) – Rocket Launching  (Carnation Farms)
    • May 29th (Monday) – Memorial Day Ceremony
    • June 3rd (Saturday) – Duvall Days Parade
    • June 17th & 18th (Saturday/Sunday) – Move-up Camp
    • July 4th (Tuesday) – Carnation 4th of July Parade (Hamburger Stand @10 am)
    • July 13th (Thursday)Parent Information night for new Scouts (Holy Innocents @ 7pm)
    • July 17th (Monday) – Evening Summer Hike at Tolt MacDonald (@ 6:30 pm)
    • August 5th (Saturday) – Carnation Farms Service Project (@ 10:00 am)
    • September 2nd (Saturday) – Fishing at Mountain Meadows (@ 9:00 am)

 

Its Popcorn Time!!

Posted on Oct 3 2016 - 6:25am

Yes, it’s time we pop-to-it again!  There are fun prizes, of course! (See order forms.)  Parents, selling popcorn can earn your Scout a scholarship that can be applied towards camp and/or membership dues (new this year).  Have fun with your Scout, do service for the pack, AND get cool rewards in the process.  Yes it’s work.  Yes, it’s time.  And yes, it is absolutely worth it

Last year we sold over $13,000 in popcorn.  The Pack made 38% on these sales so $5,000 for pack activities and camp scholarships.  In addition to this, we received direct donations of $1,400!  We are the highest selling Scout unit in the district!  You, our parents and Scouts, are the magic that makes it happen! 

Blue & Gold/Crossover Agenda - Monday, February 22nd (5:30 - 8 p.m.) at Carnation Elementary

Posted on Feb 12 2016 - 7:21am
Please join us for Pack 568's  "May the Force Be With You!" Blue & Gold/Crossover Banquet on Monday, Feb. 22nd.  The Blue & Gold Banquet is a “birthday party” to celebrate Scouting Anniversary Week, and Crossover is the celebration of our Webelos II crossing-over to Boy Scouts.     
  • Location: Carnation Elementary
  • Time: 5:30 - 8 p.m.

A complimentary catered dinner will be provided.   The menu is spaghetti, Caesar salad, and bread.  Cake will also be served.    

Broomball - Monday, December 21st, at Kirkland Ice Arena (7:15 p.m.)

Posted on Feb 12 2016 - 7:20am

Come join us for fun on the ice at the Kirkland Ice Arena on Monday, December 21st, at 7:15 p.m.  Please register for this event so that we have enough pinewood derby cars to distribute.

Racer's Start your Engines

Posted on Jan 18 2016 - 5:01pm

All,

This Saturday 01/23/16 is our BIG PINEWOOD DERBY.  Reminder that car's have to adhere to the strict weight guidelines, no more than 5oz and must be constructed from the kits that were provided.  In accordance to our rules we will conduct a car weighing and inspection on Saturday morning.  I'm glad to say that in the last four years we have never had to disqualify any scout for improper construction and I hope that trend continues.  We do require that the wheel base conform to the standard wheel base, which are the grooves cut into the pinewwod block.  Also that there is no shaping or rounding of the wheels.  Decisions about disqualification is made at the time of check in and please do not put yourself, your scout or our volunteer in the awkward position of having to disqualify a car because of a parents bad decision.  That being said I highly doubt this will be an issue because of the outstanding families and scouts that make up Pack 568.

Here is the agenda for this event

  • 9am - 10am - Car Check in
  • 10am - 10:15am - Car viewing and craftsmanship award voting
  • 10:20am Flag Ceremony
  • 10:30am - 1:30pm RACING!!!!!
  • Noon - Pizza
  • 1:30 (or as soon as final races are ran) - Awards
 
To make sure that no Racers suffer from starvation or dehydration, we are going to give everyone a free slice of pizza and long with complimentary water.  You will get a pizza ticket when you come in.  Additional slices are just $1 each.
 
 
For the first time ever we are going to have two types of racing.  The traditional Straight Track Racing, and the Loop of Death.  Both race formats are explained below...
 
 
Straight Track Racing - 
  • Conduct full track racing like last year.
  • We have six lanes, and each car will have race on each lane.
  • The heat assignment will be done randomly by the software and will be Pack wide.
  • The 6 cars with the fastest cumulative times will be promoted to the finals.
    • We will run each car on each lane again. 
    • Derby placement will be based on the cumulative times from the finals.
 
Loop of Death Racing -  
  •  Head-to-Head single elimination
  • Racers names are pulled from the hat and race.
  • Track Assignment is based on the order that the names are pulled, first name races on loop one and second name races on loop two
  • The winner moves on, and the loser is eliminated
  • If neither car makes it to the finish then both are eliminated.
  • Racing continues in the same manner until there is a final winner. 
 
Awards -
  • Straight Track Racing -
    • Medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
  • Loop of Death Racing
    • Medal for 1st and Patch for 2nd
  • Craftsmanship Awards
    • Best Paint Job - Patch
    • Most Creative Design - Patch
Hope to see you there,
Michael Pitt
Cubmaster Pack 568

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