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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. 

 

Zoo Snooze at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium January 20. 2023 7 pm -January 21 9:30 am

Posted on Nov 30 2022 - 1:41pm

Each person is $85 plus tax and needs to sign up before December 20th to hold your spot.  Please make your check out to Pack 568

During your exclusive Group Zoo Snooze experience, you’ll meet some amazing animals and sleep surrounded by ocean life in the Pacific Seas Aquarium. Get to know the Baja Bay Superstars: Hammerhead Sharks, Spotted Eagle Rays and Green Sea Turtles! Sleep in the underwater world of the Northwest Waters and Jellyfish galleries. Experience the zoo in a whole new light, as your Snooze Host guides your group on a night tour of the Rocky Shores habitat.

Time: 7:00 pm Friday – 9:30 am Saturday
Fees: Each person (Youth or Adult): $85 plus tax. Prices include admission to the Zoo immediately following your Snooze.

*If your group does not meet the numbers required for the minimum price, we recommend you reach out to other similar groups to partner for the experience.

Deposit: A non-refundable deposit of $300 will be required at the time of booking to reserve your date, and will be applied toward your total cost. Final numbers and the remainder of your balance will be due at least 30 days in advance of your Snooze date.

Ages: 5 and above. One Adult Chaperone per seven Youth Participants is required.

Size: Maximum 40 total people (includes Youth Participants & Adult Chaperones).

Food: Dinner is NOT provided Friday evening. You are welcome to bring your own snacks. Continental breakfast is included Saturday morning.
Potential Group Zoo Snooze Schedule: (May be subject to change.)

Friday evening

  • 7:00 pm - Check-in (dinner NOT provided)
  • Welcome to Baja Bay!
  • Experience the Tidal Touch Zone
  • Explore the Pacific Seas Aquarium
  • Outdoor night tour of Rocky Shores
  • Prepare to Snooze

Saturday morning

  • 6:30 am - Wake up, pack up and load up!
  • 7:15 am - Head to breakfast
  • Breakfast in the Plaza Café (typically includes bagels and cream cheese, yogurt, granola bars, fruit, milk, coffee, tea)
  • Visit the Asian Forest Sanctuary
  • Experience a private animal encounter
  • 9:30 am – Say goodbye to Snooze Hosts!
  • Saturday admission to the Zoo is included for those who wish to stay and explore on their own

Pack 568 Events Calendar 2022-2023 School Year

Posted on Nov 30 2022 - 1:40pm

We are excited to share our Pack 568 Events Calendar 2022-2023.  

September 18, 2022, 6:00 pm Laser Tag at Valley Memorial Park in Carnation Confirmed

October 8, 2022, 3-5 pm Corn Maze, S'mores and Campfire at Muddy Boots 

October 15, 2022, Program Training Conference (Leaders training (virtual))

October 24, 2022, 6:30 pm Campfire Program, Bobcat ceremony, dues collection and lego derby car collection @Mountain Meadows Confirmed

November 19, 2022, Lego Derby 2-4 pm @ Holy Innocents Confirmed

December 11, 2022, (5:30 pm) Broomball @Snoking in Snoqualmie  Confirmed

January 7, 2023 Tree Recycling

January 20, 2023, 7pm-9:30 am January 21, 2023 Zoo Snooze @Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium Confirmed

February 25, 2023, 2-4 pm Raingutter Regatta @ Novelty Hills Barn confirmed

March 25th Scouting for Food 

March 11, 2023 2-4 pm Olympics Pack meeting @ Holy Innocents Confirmed

March or April Fish Drop (optional)

April 17, 2023 STEM 6:30- 8 pm Pack meeting @ Holy Innocents Confirmed

May Rocket launch (Carnation Farms) 

May 29, 2022 Memorial Day ceremony @Novelty Hills Cemetery

June (Duvall Days Parade)

June 10, 11, 2023 Move up (Mountain Meadows)

RSVP for Lego Derby Due by Wednesday November 16, 2022

Posted on Nov 13 2022 - 3:51pm

Hi Cub Scout Families,

Our Lego Derby is this Saturday November 19, 2022 from 2-4 pm at Holy Innocents.  Please RSVP to amymariepeterson1@gmail.com by Wednesday November 16, 2022 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.  They should not be taller than 7 inches or extend over the gray base plate.  They will need to be modified if they do not satisfy this requirement.  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

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

2:15 voting (voting slips)

2:30 opening flag 

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 

Recharter Pack 568

Posted on Nov 9 2022 - 4:15pm

Hi Pack 568 Parents & Guardians,

As we move into the Fall season, it’s the time of year that we collect dues for our Pack rechartering for calendar year 2023.  Your Scout dues pay for the rechartering fees to BSA and the Chief Seattle Council, Scouts Life magazine (optional), and the Pack general fund (which funds Den and Pack meetings, scholarships to ensure youth in our community have access to scouting and other supplies).  This year, BSA and the Chief Seattle Council have increased their combined dues by $16.20 per scout and increased the cost of a Scouts Life subscription by $3. We have also increased the amount collected for our Pack general fund by $2 to cover an increase in recharter fees collected by BSA for our adult volunteers. Dues can be paid either through one of the Square Online links below or by sending a check to the Treasurer's home address below.

OPTION 1) $137.20 includes Scouts Life subscription ($15), BSA dues ($100.20), and $22 going to the Pack 568 general fund.

OPTION 2) $122.20 includes BSA dues ($100.20) and $22 going to the Pack 568 general fund (no Scouts Life subscription).

The Square links will take you to a Square secure server for the transaction and provide a field for you to list your Scout’s name.  Square charges a fee for their service, which we have included in the price in the above links. This fee can be avoided if you choose to send a check or bring it to the Pack meeting on October 24th. Checks should include the name of the Scout(s), can be made payable to:  Pack 568 and mailed to:

    Pack 568 c/o Justin Robinson
    28115 NE 145th Ct
    Duvall, WA 98019
 
Any scouts that registered late summer / early fall received a prorated (discounted) fee from BSA (the Pack does not manage this first time registration process and have held off on the collection of the Pack dues to ensure you are not charged twice for the fees we have control over). All new scouts (those registering with BSA for the first time) have an additional $25 one-time fee from BSA for New Scout registration. Please go to beascout.org and pick Pack 568 to register new scouts with our pack.

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.  Given the increase in BSA fees this year and our desire to minimize the barrier of entry into scouting, the Pack leadership decided to minimize increases in collections for the pack general fund and are considering fundraising opportunities to supplement the Pack budget.

If your scout's dues are received (or paid via Square Links above) by October 24th, they will receive a Lego derby car base at the October 24th Mountain Meadows pack meetup. This will be theirs to keep and use during November's Lego derby.  Note that there will be opportunities to pay at Mountain Meadows.

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) and Matt Plude (plude.matt@gmail.com)) know.
 
Thanks for investing in Scouting.
Pack 568 Leadership Committee
 
 

Campfire Program October 24, 2022 6:15 pm-8:00 pm

Posted on Oct 20 2022 - 3:50pm

Campfire Program and Bobcat ceremony October 24, 2022 6:15 pm-8:00 pm

 

Location:  Mountain Meadows:  Just past the High School, you will see a large White gate, indicating private property ("Private Drive - Residents & Guests only") + a 15 MPH speed limit. At that point you will leave the paved road and begin driving on a dirt road. At the end of the road ("T" intersection) turn right followed by a left turn @ 2.1 miles & keep on following the dirt road. This is NE 147th Pl. (No sign). You'll pass a house or 2, go around a curve to right and then left, and up a small grade then see the entrance to the Mountain Meadows Camp @ 2.7 miles, You'll see the Street sign (304th Ave NE & NE 147th Pl.). Turn left on 304th Ave. NE (dirt road/look for red arrow) straight ahead then bear right followed by a left turn. The Blue, Red & Yellow Gate is the entrance @ 2.9 miles. Go down the hill. Parking at 3.3 miles.

 

If it is very rainy and muddy and we are unable to get into and out of Mountain Meadows safely, we may change the location to the Novelty Hill Farm barn.  Please check your email and Facebook for updates due to weather.

 

Please wear your Uniform (not activity shirt)

Please bring:  

  • Raingear

  • Headlamps

  • Chairs for your family

  • Credit Card or check to pay for Recharter

  • Your skits and songs

 

Agenda for October 24th

6:15 pm arrive and find parking

Pay for recharter

6:20 pm Lego Derby Car distribution

6:30 pm Practice Skits

6:40 pm Webelos do Opening Flag, Scout Oath, Scout Law

6:55 pm Announcements

7:00 pm Bobcat Ceremony (All New scouts come up with parents)

7:15 pm Webelos Skit

Volunteer Plea

Webelos Song: The Other Day

7:30 pm Arrow of Light Skit and Song

7:35 pm Awards

7:40 pm Bear Skit and Song

7:45 pm Wolf Skit and Song

7:50 pm Tiger Skit and Song

7:55 pm Lion skit and Song

8:00 pm Closing Flag

Leave quietly

 

Campfire, S'mores and Corn Maze @ Muddy Boots October 8, 2022, 3-5 pm

Posted on Oct 3 2022 - 10:06pm

Come meet Pack 568 at Muddy Boots for a campfire, S'mores and Corn Maze.  Wear your Pack activity shirt and let's have some fun!