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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. 

 

Second Week of Home Schooling

Posted on Mar 25 2020 - 2:03pm

Hi Cub Scout Families,

How is your second week of home schooling going?  Our family has settled into a routine with science and PE being the majority of our lessons.  I plan each day out and then we do the things that are most interesting to all three of my boys.  We have looked at the solar system, tropical rainforests, volcanoes, dinosaurs, birds and the Roman Empire.  We made Egyptian sweet bread this morning.  I have been learning along with my kids.  We walk each day and try to play basketball or soccer if the weather is nice.  We also play games, do art, math and music.  The reading and writing comes into play when we are learning about the topic each day.  I have been learning how to use Zoom to connect with my students.  It seems to work pretty well.  Let me know if you want to join a class via Zoom.  I teach Zumba and STRONG.  What are you doing to keep your kids engaged?  Have you been working on scout electives?  I look forward to the day when we can all meet as a Pack and have a great time together!

Stay healthy and STRONG!

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568 

amymariepeterson1@gmail.com

 

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

Posted on Mar 25 2020 - 2:00pm

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 Mar 25 2020 - 1:58pm

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) – Canceled 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)  This event will need to be rescheduled********
  • 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)

Schooling from home

Posted on Mar 18 2020 - 10:34am

Hi Cub Scout families,

 

I hope you are enjoying this time that you have with your kids.  With everything closed and everyone at home, it is a great time to really connect with your children.  I am enjoying the lack of meetings and constant after school activities.  I really like being able to spend the time with my kids without time constraints.  Both of the places that I work at are closed so I don't have anything else pressing except educating my children.  Thankfully my husband still has a job and is able to work from home.  I am a biology teacher by vocation, so I am in my element.  I have a backgound in biology education and fitness so my kids are getting a lot of biology and exercise.  For social studies and math I am relying heavily on online resources.  So far we have worked on plants, flowers and bugs.  Today we are working on sharks, marine mammals and othe marine animals.  This is a love of mine so my kids are going to get a lot of it.  As a teacher I encourage you to set a routine with your kids, pick topics that are interesting to you and go as far as you want and as long as your kids are interested.  I've been taking my kids on walks everyday and it means we get exercise and get to observe nature.  Just watching the birds has made me think about a lesson on birds.  Find something that you are passionate about and learn about it with your kids.  Maybe you want to cook or bake with them.  Maybe you want to sew with them or do art projects.  Yes I said sew.  I sew on every single one of the badges on our five different scout shirts.  Maybe you want to garden with them or paint a room.  The main thing is that you keep their minds engaged and keep them thinking.  All kids learn differently and will get so much more out of it if they are actually interested in it.  I am having my oldest son teach my younger sons about history and it is doing amazing things for his confidence and poise.  There are many things that you can also count for Cub Scout electives.  For all of the ranks there is a hiking activity as well as observing nature.  You have lots of time to figure out what interests your kids.  Have fun!  Let me know if you want some ideas for activities.  Stay healthy and strong!

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568

amymariepeterson1@gmail.com

All March events at Holy Innocents canceled, Scouting for Food (March 28th) Canceled

Posted on Mar 18 2020 - 10:34am

With the outbreak concerns surrounding  Covid-19 we are standing beside the recommendations put forth from the Department of Health, CDC and Chief Seattle Council suggestions to postpone the Scouting For Food Pack event. We want to thank everyone for your comments and concerns in helping make this decision. We understand that the risk level for this type of event may be very low, however, due to the recent quarantining of local firefighters and the potential for carriers of this virus that are not displaying symptoms and much more, we feel that it’s in the best interest of our Scouts and Scout Families to not risk it and take on the  added risk and liability. Thank you for your understanding. We will be consulting with you further on a plan and future date for this event. 

 Thank you, 
Doug and Shanon Davidson
 

All March Events at Holy Innocents are canceled

We are so sorry to announce that this event has been canceled.  We do still want to support our local food bank at Holy Innocents so the committee will be deciding how we can make it happen. 

 

Amy Peterson

Pack 568 Cubmaster

amymariepeterson1@gmail.com

Blue & Gold Celebration and Crossover Ceremony Saturday 2/29 5:00-7:45 p.m. (Carnation Elementary)

Posted on Feb 26 2020 - 9:28pm

We are so excited to have you join us on Leap Day for our annual Blue & Gold Celebration and Crossover Ceremony, a birthday party to celebrate Scouting Anniversary Week and our Scouts crossing over into Scouts BSA.

It's going to be a memorable for the whole family!  Please arrive promptly.

When:

  • Saturday (2/23): 5:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Place:

  • Carnation Elementary

Food:

  • Amonos Mexican Kitchen Taco Bar
  • Cake
  • Refreshments

Entertainment:

  • Reptile Man

Event Agenda:

  • 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
  • 7:45 p.m - Closing Flag