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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. 

 

Announcements

Posted on Nov 24 2021 - 12:23pm

Hi Cub Scout families,

 

What a fun Lego Derby!  Our next Pack meeting is Broomball at Snoqualmie Sno-King arena at 5:30 pm.  We are continuing our See's candies fundraser until December 3rd.  Here is the link for the virtual storefont:

https://www.yumraising.com/secure/cubsp_cub_scout_pack_22/candy?h=Jus_Rob6436&c=ot6533

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

 

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568

Pack 568 events calendar 2021-2022 School Year

Posted on Nov 22 2021 - 1:22pm

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

Lego Derby November 20th 2-4 pm at Holy Innocents

Posted on Nov 17 2021 - 3:56pm

Hi Cub Scout Families,

Our Lego Derby is this Saturday from 2-4 pm.  Please RSVP to amymariepeterson1@gmail.com so that I can make the race brackets.  Scouts should wear their uniform (blue or tan button up shirt) with neckerchief and slide.  Make sure that the Lego cars are made of only Legos and do not have any glue or weights.  They need to fit in the lanes and under the finish line.  We will have prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and awards that scouts will vote on.  Please be on time so that we can get started on time.  Here is our agenda:

Lego Derby November 20, 2021 2-4 pm

1:00 pm set up (Track and decorations/flags) Leaders

2:00- 2:15 check in (Number and track cars)

2:15 voting (voting slips)

2:30 opening flag (Troop 411 to help)

2:40 announcements

2:45-3:45 races (Need race brackets)

3:45 awards

4:00 clean up

 

See you on Saturday!

 

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568

Lego Derby November 20th 2-4 pm at Holy Innocents and Fundraising

Posted on Nov 10 2021 - 3:50pm

Hi Cub Scout families,

We are in the process of rechartering our Pack.  If you have not yet paid for your scout, please do it soon.  We are giving Lego Derby bases to all scouts in our pack.  Our Lego derby is on November 20th from 2-4 pm at Holy Innocents.  Lego derby cars can only be made with legos, no weights, no glue, only legos.  If you paid and did not receive a Lego Derby base, please email me.  We're getting excited to see those cars race!  I will be sending out the agenda next week.

We have been approved by our council to do a fundraiser for Pack 568.  We haven't done a fundraiser in several years so our Pack funds are getting low.  The money we make from this fundraiser allows us to have fun Pack meetings, pays for all of our extra activities and allows us to have scholarships.  Your family is under no obligation to participate in this fundraiser, but you may find that you want some of this great product.  In order to keep our fundraiser focused on scouting please either take a picture or a video of your scout in full uniform and emphasize that the money raised goes back to our Pack.  The fundraiser is very easy on your end.  Create a post or send an email to friends and family with either a picture or video of your scout in full uniform, let them know about all of the great activities that we are doing this year, post the link where they can purchase items and thank them for supporting scouting.  All items are shipped directly to the purchaser.  This fundraiser is only online, we are not doing any direct in person sales.  We are doing this fundraiser through December 3rd in order to allow time for shipping.  Here is the link to purchase See's Candies and below it is the breakdown of how much our pack will receive with each purchase.
 
Thanks,
Amy Peterson
Cubmaster Pack 568
 

Time to Recharter Cub Scout Pack 568

Posted on Nov 10 2021 - 3:42pm

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

Campfire Program tonight at Novelty Hill Farm Barn

Posted on Oct 25 2021 - 3:45pm

Hi Cub Scout Families,

 
We are excited to have our campfire program tonight at Novelty Hill Farm Barn.  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 the barn.  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.  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.
 
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