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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 Scouts BSA

 

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. 

 

All Rank Advancement needs to be Completed by May 30th

Posted on May 9 2022 - 4:20pm

Hi Cub Scout Families,

All Rank Advancement needs to be completed by May 30th.  We need time to purchase and organize the awards before our June 11th Move up Camp.  Please let me know if you have any questions or are concerned that your scout may not make rank in time.

 

Thanks,

Amy Peterson 

Cubmaster Pack 568

Memorial Day Ceremony at Novelty Hill Cemetery Monday May 30th @ 9:45 am

Posted on May 9 2022 - 4:20pm

Hi Cub Scout Families,

Please join area scout groups for this Memorial Day ceremony.  We will line up in our dens and march in the ceremony.  Please wear your uniform if you would like to be in the ceremony.  This will take 15-20 minutes.  It is a great way to show reverence and may be used for rank advancement.  Scouts will receive a segment.

 

Thanks,

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster

Adult Leader Award Nominations

Posted on May 9 2022 - 4:20pm

Hi Cub Scout Families,

Your leaders work hard to make sure that you have fun in your scouting experience and that you gain important life skills along the way.  Please consider nominating your leaders for our district awards.  The awards that are applicable to our group include: The Compass Award, The Scouting Family of the year award, The Cub Scout Leader of the Year Award, Outstanding Committee Member of the Year Award and Cubmaster of the Year Award.

Please let me know if you would like more information on how to nominate your leaders.  There is an easy to fill out online form.

 

https://seattlebsa.org/northern-trails/northern-trails-adult-leader-awar...

Thanks,

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster

****Cub Scout Summer Camp July 28-31 at Camp Edward is FULL****

Posted on May 4 2022 - 3:25pm

Hi Cub Scout Families,

Summer Camp is now full for the July 28-31 session.  If you are able to go to another session, please do sign up.  My family was on the waiting list and there were two openings so now Kaelen and I will be going to scout camp.  

The first two sessions do still have some openings, so if you want to go to camp this summer, please sign up.

https://seattlebsa.org/camping/camp-edward/

Register here:

https://seattlebsa.tentaroo.com/admin2/eventtypes/5494/-Cub-Resident-Cam...

Thanks,

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568

Pack 568 events calendar 2021-2022 School Year

Posted on May 4 2022 - 3:25pm

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

February 26, 2022  2:00-3:30 pm Italian Pasta making demonstration with chef Angela Belli and Blue and Gold @ Novelty Hill Farm Barn 

March 19, 2022 2:00 -4:00 pm Raingutter Regatta @ Novelty Hills Farm Barn

March 26, 2021 Scouting for Food at Family Grocer 10:00-5:30 sign up on sign up genius

March 26, 2022 Fish Drop optional at Mountain Meadows 12-2 pm

April 23, 2022 Systima Technologies tour and rocket launch 2-4 pm

May 30, 2022  Memorial Day ceremony @ 9:45 am @ Novelty Hill Cemetery

June 4, 2022  Duvall Days parade and booth sales

Move up and AOL Crossover family camp June 10-12, 2022 confirmed @ Mountain Meadows

July 28-31, 2022 Summer camp?  Session full

Systima Technologies tour and rocket launch this Saturday April 23, 2022 2-4 pm

Posted on Apr 20 2022 - 3:49pm

Hi Cub scout families,

From my house it takes 61 minutes to get to Systima.  Make sure to enter their address in your dirctions app.  They are in a former Boeing building and if you put in the company name it will give you their former address in Kirkland.  They are in Mukilteo.  If the weather is not favorable, we will cancel the rocket launch, but can still do the tour.

Our next Pack meeting will be STEM based.  We are going to have a tour of Systima Technologies and will get to talk to aerospace engineers and then we will shoot off rockets.  We will have a few rockets to share, but if you want to have the maximum amount of fun, purchase your own rocket at Hobby Town or Hobby Lobby.  We will have some engines to share, but buy some if you want to get some serious air time.  In order to come on the tour, you have to be a United States citizen due to their connections with the department of defense.  We will meet at 1:45 pm and start the tour at 2:00 pm so please be on time.  Here is their website:

https://www.systima.com/

Systima Technologies, Inc.

6500 Harbour Heights Parkway

Mukilteo, WA 98275

Get those rockets ready!  See you this Saturday from 2-4 pm

 

Thanks,

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568 

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