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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. 

 

Pack 568 Calendar 2020-2021 School Year

Posted on Jan 18 2021 - 12:38pm

Pack 568 Calendar 2020-2021 School Year

September 21, 2020 (Monday)- Virtual Scavenger Hunt (7:00-8:00 pm @ your home computer)

October 17, 2020 (Saturday)- Program and Training Conference *Virtual (Leaders)

October 17, 2020 (Saturday)- Virtual Pack Hike and Dues Collection (Complete before  November 16)

November 11, 2020 (Wednesday)- November Pack Meeting Supplies pick up and Lego Pinewood Derby Car distribution (4:00-5:00 pm)

November 16, 2020 (Monday)- First Responder Gratitude Cards and Virtual Scout Jeopardy (6:30-8:00 pm @your home computer)

December 5, 2020 (Saturday) (2:00 pm) Wreath/Swag Making Pick up Drive Thru (@ Holy Innocents)

January 2, 2021 (Saturday) Tree Recycling Pack Fundraiser (8:45 am- noon @ Taylor's Landing Parking Lot)

January 14, 2021 (4:00 pm) Lego Derby car drop off and supplies pick up (@ Holy Innocents)

January 16, 2021 (2-4 pm) Virtual Lego Pinewood Derby

February (TBD) Supplies pick up (pick up Lego cars, drop off Raingutter regattas)

February 27, 2021  Raingutter Regatta and Blue and Gold celebration (2-4 pm @ Pickering Barn)

March 28, 2021 (TBD) Scouting For Food

Our Pack will be following all state guidelines for groups and outdoor recreation.  Other events will be added as our county moves into phase 3 and 4

Lego Pinewood Derby Drop off this Thursday 4-5 pm @Holy Innocents

Posted on Jan 11 2021 - 1:52pm

Hi Cub Scout Families,

We will be collecting Lego Pinewood Derby cars this Thursday, January 14th from 4:00-5:00 pm at Holy Innocents.  Please bring your cars to drop off at this time.  If you are not able to come at this time, please make arrangements with another scout for drop off.  All cars will be photographed and impounded until the derby on January 16th.  The actual derby will take place at Holy Innocents and will be livestreamed using Zoom.  As we have never run an event like this before, please be patient with technical logistics.  The cars will be raced with a double elimination bracket.  If cars break on exit, we will use the photographs to put cars back together.  Scouts will vote for awards for cars before the race.     

Rules:  Only Legos or lego figures are allowed on the cars (no weights or putty or other non-lego items), don’t put legos under the wheels, the max width can only be the width of the wheels, the max height is 6.5 inches.  These rules are to ensure that cars can all successfully get through the track.  If you make your car too big, it will not be run on the track.

The Lego Derby will take place on January 16th from 2-4 pm via Zoom.  Let's get those cars built!

Thanks,

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568 

Tree Recycling Rockstars!

Posted on Jan 6 2021 - 11:54am

Thank you so much to the Graham family and the Beard family for participating in the tree recycling this year!  You guys were Rockstars and I wouldn't have been able to do it without you.

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568

Christmas Tree Recycling This Saturday at 8:45 am at Taylor's Landing

Posted on Dec 30 2020 - 12:15pm

Hi Cub Scout Families,

This Saturday we are doing our annual Christmas Tree Recycling at 8:45 am at Taylor's Landing.  Please arrive on time.  Troop 745 will be at Taylor's Landing to help with logistics.

Due to COVID-19, We need parents to drive with their own Scouts. No one will be permitted to ride with others outside their family group.  For those who do not have a truck or trailer, you can lead or follow as a group and help with spotting, hauling and loading trees.

Again, we will be meeting at Taylor Landing this year, NOT behind the library.  Please see attached flyer for map.

When we are at Taylor's Landing, please stay in your vehicles. We will be limiting the number of people at the landing at any one time. If you do need to get out, please mask up and stay 6 feet apart. 

Scouts will receive a segment for this activity, please make sure to tell Mrs. Peterson that you are participating so that she can put your name on the list to receive segments at a later date.  See you on Saturday!

 

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568 

Tree Recycling Pack Fundraiser

Posted on Dec 24 2020 - 9:51am

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Please Help Our Community This Holiday Season/ Lego Pinewood Derby Dates

Posted on Dec 22 2020 - 5:27pm

Hi Cub Scout Families,

I hope you are all doing well this holiday season.  There are families in our community that need some help.  Our Charter Organization is Holy Innocents Catholic Church.  They have a food pantry that community members can go to if they need food.  This season they are also giving gift cards and holiday meals to families in need.  Please consider donating to Holy Innocents in any amount that you can.  I have included the link to their online Parish giving.

https://www.eservicepayments.com/cgi-bin/Vanco_ver3.vps?appver3=Fi1giPL8...

It's easy to set up. 

  • Create a profile 
  • Add Transaction
  • Donation options: In the Outreach section, click on Food Pantry, Christmas Meals, Christmas Gift Cards

Thank you so much for helping members in our community!

 

We have set the date for our Lego Pinewood Derby.  We will have our car drop off on January 14th at 4:00 pm.  We will have the derby on January 16th, 2-4 pm.

Thanks,

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568