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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. 

 

Neckerchiefs and Slides

Posted on Sep 20 2021 - 1:29pm

Hi Cub Scout families,

It was great to see many of you last weekend for our Move-up.  If you were not able to make it and did not receive your new neckerchief and slide, please let me know. Our next Pack meeting is October 25th at 6:30 pm at Mountain Meadows.  Your den leaders should be in contact with you about den meetings dates.

 

Thanks,

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568

Pack 568 events calendar 2021-2022 School Year

Posted on Sep 20 2021 - 1:29pm

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 October 25, 2021 6:30 pm confirmed 

November 20, 2021 2-4 pm Lego Derby @ Holy Innocents confirmed

December 11, 2021 (TBD) Swimming @ Mountlake terrace pool?

January 8, 2022 Christmas Tree Recycling

January 15, 2022 1-2:30 pm Cooking demonstration @ Holy Innocents confirmed

February 26, 2022 Raingutter Regatta/ Blue and Gold @ Pickering Barn confirmed

March 19, 2022 6:00-7:30 pm Crossover @ Holy Innocents confirmed

March 26, 2021 Scouting for Food

April:  Fish Drop optional

April STEM night (TBD) @ Stillwater?

May 14, 2022 Rocket Launch (TBD) @ Carnation Farms?

May 30, 2022  Memorial Day ceremony

June:  Duvall Days parade?

Move up family camp June 10-12, 2022 confirmed

New Pack Activity Shirts have Arrived

Posted on Sep 20 2021 - 1:24pm

Hi Cub Scout Families,

 

I have our new Pack activity shirts.  You can pick one up at our next Pack meeting.  All scouts and leaders get a free shirt.  If parents would like to purchase, they are $5 each.

 

Thanks,

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568

Move-Up at Mountain Meadows September 12th 3:00-4:30 pm

Posted on Sep 5 2021 - 1:07pm

Hi Cub Scout families,

Yes, we are all moving up rank to the next level.  Do not worry if your scout did not complete rank.  They will be able to work on both ranks at the same time this school year.  We will start with games on the lawn while families are arriving.  Scouts should wear their official Class A uniform to this event.  Each rank will recieve their new neckerchiefs starting with the Lions, then we will do a Bobcat ceremony, then Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Webelos and Arrow of Lights.  Scouts will receive any awards that were entered in Scoutbook.  Please bring chairs for your family and be prepared for the weather.  We have our scout calendar planned for this year.  Our first two pack activities are outdoors at Mountain Meadows.  We will adjust all activities as needed for health and safety reasons.  I hope to see you soon!  Directions to Mountain Meadows are attached.  If you are unfamiliar with Mountain Meadows, it is a privately owned scout camp.  Ranger Rik lets scout groups in the area reserve the space for scouting activities.  

 

Thanks,

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568

Tolt MacDonald Orienteering this Sunday, August 15, 2021 from 2-3:30 pm

Posted on Aug 12 2021 - 11:58am

Hi Cub Scout families,

Please note the date change to Sunday.  For our August pack meeting we will be doing the orienteering course at Tolt MacDonald Park in Carnation.  It's going to be a hot day, so make sure to bring plenty of water.  We will meet right before the bridge.  I have attached the map and information.  Please print these out so that you are familiar with the route and bring them with you so that you know what we are doing.  Please wear your activity shirt and bring the six Cub Scout essentials.  I have the new Pack activity shirts, so pick one up on Sunday.  Scouts and leaders get shirts, parents can get shirts for $5.  Can't wait to see you!

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https://cascadeoc.org/map/tolt-macdonald-park/

Thanks,

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568

Summer Camp

Posted on Jul 21 2021 - 11:14am

Hi Cub Scout Families,

Are you interested in summer camp this year?  Camp is filling up fast!  Join Kaelen and I at camp this summer!  Summer camp is a great place to play and have fun in the outdoors.  The scouts can swim, boat, shoot bb guns, do archery, have campfires and much more.  The theme this year is Blazing Saddles.  Our Pack is choosing to go to session 5 which is August 5-8.  I have attached the links to Covid protocols for camp as well as the registration link.  Check it out and see all the fun you can have with your scout.

2021 Camp Blazing Saddles at Camp Edward
Session 5: August 5-8

https://seattlebsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/COVID-Playbook-Final-D...

There were 21 spots available on July 21, 2021

https://seattlebsa.doubleknot.com/OpenRosters/ViewActivitySpaceAvailable...

 

https://seattlebsa.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activ...

Thanks,

Amy Peterson 

Cubmaster Pack 568

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