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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. 

 

B&G RSVP and Volunteers

Posted on Feb 20 2020 - 5:42am

Please join us on Leap Day (2/29) for Blue and Gold where we celebrate the birthday of Scouting!  Also come watch our Arrow of Lights cross over to Troop 745, 411 and 909!

Catering will be provided by Amonos (taco bar).

We will have the Reptile man teach us about reptiles and nature! 

Please RSVP by 2/19/2019 so we can have an accurate count for catering.  We also need your help setting up and cleaning up, please pick an available slot if you can help.

This is a whole family event so feel free to invite Grandpa and Grandma, or Uncle Bill just please RSVP.

  • 5:00 p.m - Opening Flag, Welcome, & Group Picture
  • 5:15 p.m - Dinner Cake and FoS Presentation 
  • 6:00 p.m - Arrow of Light Ceremony
  • 6:25 p.m - Crossover Ceremony
  • 6:45 p.m - Reptile Man Show
  • 7:45 p.m - Closing Flag

Location:

Date: 02/29/2020 (Sat.)

Time: 5:00pm - 7:45pm PST

 

Location: Carnation Elementary

Cub Scout Summer Camp registration open (August 13 - 16, 2020)

Posted on Feb 20 2020 - 5:42am

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 13-16) 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. 

A holler out to all buckaroos! Saddle up and mosey on over to Camp Edward! 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, with extra accommodation for Webelos 2 Scouts.  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 new Scouts and Tigers be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Session 6: August 13-16

Location: Camp Edward, north of Monroe.

For more information visit the Chief Seattle Council website HERE

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

In "Camp Edwards Campsite Request (Optional)" choose: Medicine Pipe, Appaloosa, Buffalo Surround.  These all have cabins and are close to bathrooms.

Minimum $20 per person nonrefundable deposit required.
Cost:   $284 per Scout
           $185 per Adult

When filling out the information for you Scout, it might ask you for their BSA ID.  You can find your Scouts BSA Id on the Pack Website Roster. 

Our Pack is part of the Northern Trails district (formerly New North)

Calendar for 2019/2020 Scout Year

Posted on Feb 20 2020 - 5:42am

Calendar for 2019/2020 Scout Year

  • September 14 – 15th (Saturday & Sunday) – Troop 411 Webelos Campout & Scouting Extravaganza (for our Webelos & AOLs)
  • September 16th (Monday) – Laser Tag (5:45 – 7:45 p.m. @ Valley Memorial Park in Carnation)
  • October 21st (Monday) – October Pack Meeting & Dues Collection at Mountain Meadows (6:30 – 8:30 p.m. @ Mountain Meadows)
  • October 19th (Saturday) – PTC Training (Seattle) – Register by October 14th for early bird registration fee. (Leaders)
  • November 8th (Friday) - Veteran Day Assembly (Stillwater Elementary Students) - Wear uniform, Greaters needed (9:15am @ Stillwater Elementary)
  • November 16th (Saturday) – Lego Derby, etc. (2 – 4 p.m. @ Holy Innocents)
  • December 14th (Saturday) – Swimming (2:55 – 3:55 p.m. @ Mountlake Terrace Swimming Pool)
  • January 4th (Saturday) – Tree Recycling (8:45 a.m. – 12 noon @ Duvall library parking lot)
  • January 18th (Saturday) – Museum of Flight Event (Optional Event)
  • January 25th (Saturday) – Pinewood Derby (10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. @ Stillwater)
  • February 7th – 9th (Saturday & Sunday) – Winter Camp (Optional event)
  • February 29th (Saturday) – Blue & Gold & Leaping Over Crossover (5 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. @ Carnation Elementary)
  • March 28th (Saturday) – Scouting for Food (9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Duvall Safeway & Family Grocer)
  • April 20th (Monday) – Stem Night (6 – 7:30 p.m. @ Stillwater)
  • May 16th (Saturday) – Rocket Launching (10 a.m. – 12 noon @ Carnation Farms)
  • May 25th (Monday) – Memorial Day Ceremony (9:45 – 10:15 a.m. @ Novelty Hills Cemetery)
  • June 6th (Saturday) – Duvall Days Parade (10 – 11:30 a.m. @ Family Grocer)
  • June 26th – 28th (Friday – Sunday) – Move-up Camp (Friday for our Webelos & Saturday & Sunday for the Pack @ Mountain Meadows)
  • August 13 – 16th (Thursday – Sunday) – Resident Camp (@ Camp Edwards in Monroe) (Optional Event)

Last call: Winter Camp Registration (Feb 7-9th, 2020)

Posted on Jan 29 2020 - 10:21pm

Looks like some spots are still available for Winter Camp

Chief Seattle Council welcomes all Cub Scouts, parents and leaders to come up to Camp Sheppard for wintertime fun! Located in the scenic Cascade Mountains just minutes from Crystal Mountain ski area, this alpine camp offers activities including tubing, fort building (weather permitting), day hikes, games, advancements, crafts and more! Snowy conditions are not guaranteed but there will still be plenty to do. Increase the fun by participating as a pack or den! 

Camp Sheppard’s nine heated cabins each sleep 22 in bunks with mattresses. Restrooms are centrally located and the lodge provides a warm haven. The trading post will be open with snacks, craft and advancement items, t-shirts and more.

When: Friday February 7- Sunday February 9th, 2020
Where: Scout Camp Sheppard near Crystal Mountain ski area

Costs:
Saturday Morning Arrival $110 each

Saturday 9:30am to Sunday 10:00am.  Includes lunch, dinner and Sunday breakfast and one night’s lodging.

Registration Link:
http://seattlebsa.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2554924&OrgKey=3711&ReturnURL=%2fopenrosters%2fViewActivitySpaceAvailable.aspx%3fOrgKey%3d3711%26CategoryID%3d21849#

Detailed Camp Info:
http://seattlebsa.org/camping/camping-forms/1414-2020-cub-scout-winter-camp-information/file

Camp Sheppard Website:
https://www.seattlebsa.org/Camp-Sheppard

During registration it might ask for:

Unit Type = Pack

Unit Number = 568

District = Northern Trails

Council = Chief Seattle

If the system asks for your Scouts BSA ID, you can find it on the Pack Website, by clicking on their name on the Pack roster: https://www.pack568.org/roster/full

Start your engines, Pinewood Derby this Saturday - 1/25 10:00 am @ Stillwater Elementary

Posted on Jan 22 2020 - 11:29am

This Saturday 1/25 10:00a.m. @ Stillwater Elementary is THE Pack meeting you've all been waiting for Pinewood Derby!

I can't wait to see this year's designs, the races and which cars will defy the Loop of Death.

Below is the details of the event. Rules are here.

  • 10:00-10:45 a.m. Car check-In
  • 10:45-11 a.m. Car viewing and craftsmanship award voting
  • 11:15 a.m. Flag ceremony, announcements
  • 11:30 2:30 p.m. Racing!!!
  • 12 p.m. Pizza
  • ~1:30 p.m. Awards (or as soon as final races are done)
  • Sibling Races (Time Permitting)

Finer details:
We'll have Pizza and Caesar Salad from Red Pepper Pizza, there will be a gluten free pizza. 

Please bring a water bottle for water.

If you are unsure if your Scout's car will make weight (5oz), we encourage you to weigh your car prior to the event.  The Post Office is a good place to check.

We also encourage you to come early to get the car weighed on the official scale, and make necessary adjustments (tools and limited weights will be on hand). Check-in starts @ 10:00 am

Please also apply graphite prior to coming to event.  Once a car is checked-in, it's impounded, repairs will be allowed on case by case basis.  

LEGO building will be available.

We are going to do our best to allow for Sibling Races Time Permitting.

We need volunteers to help this event run smoothly, check with us when you get there.

Pinewood Derby Rules

Posted on Jan 15 2020 - 11:46am

Your Scouts now have their Cars! The Pinewood Derby is on Saturday, January 25th!  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).

While building your car, keep in mind that there will be voting and prizes awarded for the car design itself. 

If you have questions while building your car, don’t hesitate to ask!

If you haven’t received a derby car, please ask your Den leader.

Full agenda will be sent out soon.