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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 children 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://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 five dens (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.  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 $90.  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.

 

Next Pack meeting: December 12/15 (Saturday) – Swimming (2:55 – 3:55 p.m. @ Mountlake Terrace Swimming Pool)

Posted on Dec 5 2018 - 10:24pm

Traditionally December is our Broomball Pack meeting, but, unfortunately Sno-King of Kirkland is all booked up for hockey till March. Switching things up for a warmer activity we're going swimming in December!  We've rented out the entire Mountlake Terrace pool for an hour for the entire Pack. We'll even have our own Jeff Peterson present to administer the BSA swim test to Scouts if they want to take it for one of their achievements.  This is going to be one fun pack meeting. 

When: December 15th 2:55p.m. - 3:55p.m.
Where: Mountlake Terrace Swimming Pool (http://www.mltrec.com/418/Swimming-Pool)

Pinewood Derby Car Specification Rules

Posted on Dec 5 2018 - 10:23pm

The Pinewood Derby is on Saturday, January 12th!  The car specification rules can be found here.  Please read through them carefully.  If you've never been to a Pinewood Derby, it goes fast, as 6 cars race at the same time!  Don’t forget the 'Loop of Death' and its Death Star Forces will be present after straight track races conclude.  We'll then move onto Sibling races (time permited).

Additional spots left for OSMI Submarine and ages 6+

Posted on Dec 5 2018 - 10:23pm

Great news, our AOL Leader Shary McMurtry was able to negotiate a special waiver, because we’re Scouts, to allow families with Scouts and siblings 6+ to attend the OSMI Submarine overnight in January (18-19).  OSMI indicated their overnight program is best for the older children and parents of 6+ children should take into consideration if the experience will be to much for them.  With that said, this is really exciting.  If you are interested we need to get your spot reserved by December 11th, please reach out to me directly (philjn@hotmail.com).  The details of the event are below.

Event Details (https://omsi.edu/program/submarine-camp-in):

Our Sub-In is Friday, January 18th with a check-in between 4:30-5:00 PM at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland, Oregon. Riverview School District has that day off school.

The cost for each participant including adult is $65 (includes access to King Tut Exhibit).

Pack 568 Calendar of events for 2018/2019

Posted on Nov 28 2018 - 3:31pm

We're still confirming some of the times and places for some of the events, mark your calendar's here's the 2018/2019 year's worth of Pack meetings and events:

  • August 27th (Monday) – Tiger Information Meeting for incomming Tiger Scouts (7 – 8:30 p.m. @ Holy Innocents)
  • September 17th (Monday) – September Pack Meeting - Laser Tag! (5:45 p.m. & Valley Memorial Park, in Carnation)
  • September 29th (Saturday) – Sounders Game for Scouts (optional)
  • October 15th (Monday) – October Pack Meeting & Dues Collection (6:30 – 8:30 p.m. @ Mountain Meadows)
  • November 17th (Saturday) – November Pack Meeting & Pinewood derby car distribution (2 – 4pm @ Holy Innocents)
  • December 15th (Saturday) – December Pack Meeting - Swimming (2:55 – 3:55 p.m. @ Mountlake Terrace Swimming Pool)
  • January 5th (Saturday) – Tree Recycling (Duvall library/Timberlake parking lot from 8:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
  • January 12th (Saturday) – Pinewood Derby (10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. @ Stillwater Elementary)
  • January 18th – 19th (Friday) – USS Blueback Submarine Sleepover (Oregon Museum of Science & Industry in Portland, Oregon) (optional)
  • February 8th – 10th (Friday – Sunday) – Winter Camp @ Camp Sheppard (Optional)
  • February 23rd (Saturday) – Blue & Gold (5:15 – 7:45 p.m. @ Carnation Elementary)
  • March 18th (Monday) – STEM Night (6 – 7:45 p.m. @ Stillwater Elementary)
  • March 23rd (Saturday) – Scouting for Food (9 a.m. – 5 p.m. @ Location TBD)
  • April TBD (Saturday) – Fish Drop (12 – 3 p.m. @ Mountain Meadows) (optional)
  • April 22nd (Monday) – Dodgeball (6 – 7:30 p.m. @ Stillwater)
  • May 18th (Saturday) – Rocket Launching (10 a.m. – 12 noon @ Carnation Farms)
  • May 27th (Monday) – Memorial Day Ceremony (9:45 – 10:15 a.m. @ Novelty Hills Cemetery)
  • June 1st (Saturday) – Duvall Days Parade (10 – 11:30 a.m. – Family Grocer parking lot)
  • June 14th – 16th (Friday – Sunday) – Move-Up Camp (Webelos start Friday, Rest of Pack joins Saturday @ Mountain Meadows)
  • August 15-18th (Thursday – Sunday) – Cub Scout Resident Summer Camp (Camp Edwards) (optional)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted on Nov 20 2018 - 5:51pm

Happy Thanksgiving Pack 568! 

Here's a message for the Scouts:  

At Thanksgiving we always think of everything we are thankful for – friends, family, freedom, churches, schools, food. Not everyone gets everything they want, but everyone should be thankful for what they have.

And don’t forget that “giving” is a part of “Thanksgiving”. You might not be able to give money, but you can give time. You can give by doing your Good Turn every day – just don’t expect to be rewarded or paid. Help shovel a neighbor’s sidewalk. Visit an elderly person. Just do something simple like holding a door open for somebody. Whatever your Good Turn, don’t accept anything in return, except perhaps a “Thank you”.

So this Thanksgiving, really commit yourself to taking the time every day to “Do a Good Turn Daily”.

And here's our awesome Thankful Turkey's from November's Pack Meeting:

Summer Camp On-line Registration Details

Posted on Nov 20 2018 - 5:06pm

This is the summer event you'll want to attend with your Scout.  Cub Scout Resident Summer Camp is one of the higlights of the year.  Your Scout will have the opprotunity to work on their next rank advancements and will have so many unique experiences.  The Pack will attend Session 6 (August 15-18) this year.  The details are below, you can even put down a deposit and pay the rest later.  Choose the non-group registration option when registering. 

Calling all brave knights! Mount your trusty steeds and journey to Camp Excalibur at Camp Edward! During this medieval-themed camp, Scouts from Tigers to Webelos participate in activities such as archery, BB guns, nature hikes, crafts, swimming and boating. Also, as a part of the camp program, Scouts can earn advancements in line with the newly revised achievements.  We welcome girl Cubs and their parents too!

Eight large campsites have 2-person tents (or you can bring your own), some also include cabins with bunks that each sleep 8.  They share two restroom facilities buildings with private showers. Highlights include climbing tower, a mine to explore, and Cub World featuring a fort and nature activity.  All meals are served in the beautifully remodeled dining hall.

Your pack can sign up as a group or have its families register individually.  Either way, they will be grouped in the same campsite.  Scouts must be accompanied by a parent/guardian if without their pack, or may attend alone with their pack or den with adequate adult supervision.  In either case, we ask that Tigers be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Session 6: August 15-18

Location: Camp Edward

For more information visit the Chief Seattle Council website HERE

REGISTRATION Link: http://bit.ly/2zgHnzF

Minimum $20 per person nonrefundable deposit required.
Cost:   $270 per Scout
           $176 per Adult