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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. 

 

December 5th at 2:00 pm @ Holy Innocents, Supplies pick up and drop off

Posted on Nov 24 2020 - 4:05pm

Hi Cub Scout Families,

 

See you on December 5th at 2:00 pm @ Holy Innocents for our supplies pick up and drop off.  Please bring the gratitude cards that your scouts made for our area first responders.  You will be picking up the materials to make a winter wreath.  Please view the following video which shows you how to make a winter wreath.  We will also have segments for our November and December Pack meetings and Lego Pinewood Derby cars if you have not picked yours up yet.  Our December Pack meeting is this wreath making.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS895andxSI

Thanks,

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568  

Pack 568 Calendar 2020-2021 School Year

Posted on Nov 24 2020 - 1:38pm

Pack 568 Calendar 2020-2021 School Year

September 21, 2020 (Monday)- Virtual Scavenger Hunt (7:00-8:00 pm @ your home computer)

October 17, 2020 (Saturday)- Program and Training Conference *Virtual (Leaders)

October 17, 2020 (Saturday)- Virtual Pack Hike and Dues Collection (Complete before  November 16)

November 11, 2020 (Wednesday)- November Pack Meeting Supplies pick up and Lego Pinewood Derby Car distribution (4:00-5:00 pm)

November 16, 2020 (Monday)- First Responder Gratitude Cards and Virtual Scout Jeopardy (6:30-8:00 pm @your home computer)

December 5, 2020 (Saturday) (2:00 pm) Wreath/Swag Making Pick up Drive Thru (@ Holy Innocents)

January 2, 2021 (Saturday) Tree Recycling Pack Fundraiser (8:45 am- noon @ Duvall Library Parking Lot)

January 2021 (Date TBD) Virtual Lego Pinewood Derby

February 2021 (Date TBD) Virtual Raingutter Regatta 

Our Pack will be following all state guidelines for groups and outdoor recreation.  Other events will be added as our county moves into phase 3 and 4

Announcements

Posted on Nov 18 2020 - 4:04pm

Hi Cub Scout Families,

It was great to see you on Monday night!  I hope you had fun with our Jeopardy game.  If you have not paid dues for your scout, please do so before November 21st.  We are in the process of rechartering our Pack and need to have all of our members listed.  If you have a financial hardship, please contact our Treasurer Jeff Nelson (jwnelson@pioneernet.net) for scholarship assistance.  We want all kids to be able to experience scouting.  We know that times are hard and want to help out families in any way we can.

I have all of the supplies bags for scouts so please let me know if you need me to do a drop off at your house.  The gratitude cards need to be completed before December 5th.  Please have your scout use their best handwriting to thank Duvall Police department, Carnation and Duvall Fire departments  and local nurses.  Our next supplies pick up and drop off will be on December 5th at 2 pm at Holy Innocents parking lot.  We will be giving you the supplies to make the wreath or swag and collecting the cards from scouts.  Your scout will also receive a segment for our November meeting and a segment for December if you pick up supplies.

 

Thanks,

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568

November Pack Meeting Gratitude Cards and Scout Jeopardy

Posted on Nov 11 2020 - 1:46pm

Hi Cub Scout Families,

See you next Monday  (November 16th) at 6:30 pm on Zoom for our November Pack meeting.  We will be making gratitude cards and playing scout Jeopardy.  Can't wait to see you!

 

Thanks,

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568

FREE Lego Pinewood Derby Cars/Supplies Pick up

Posted on Nov 11 2020 - 1:40pm

Hi Cub Scout Families,

Register your scout today and get a FREE Lego Pinewood Derby Car.  If you were unable to make it to our supplies pick up and you paid for your scout, email your leader or amymariepeterson1@gmail.com to coordinate supplies delivery.  Here are the links to pay:

Thanks,

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568

Cub Scout Pack 568 Dues

Posted on Nov 4 2020 - 4:13pm

Hi Pack Parents,

   As we move into the Fall season, it’s the time of year that we collect dues for our Pack rechartering for calendar 2021.  On typical years, a majority of your Scout dues pay for the rechartering fees to BSA, Scouts Life magazine, Adult Leader Dues, Den and Pack meetings, and other supplies.  We realize that 2020 is nothing like an ordinary year, so we want to recognize this difficult time, while also making sure the Pack meets its financial responsibilities and continue to setup the Pack for in-person events when it is safe to do so.  With that in mind, we are offering our Scout families multiple options for dues this year.  The explanations are brief, but we can answer / provide more detail as requested.  I know the number of electronic communications are significant from our schools, scouting, sports, work, and other activities.  Please review the 4 options below and choose One option to pay your dues.  Dues can be paid via the Square Online links or by sending a check to the Treasurer’s home address below.

   At a high level, BSA has increased their dues this year to $78 per Scout or $90 for dues plus Scout Life subscription.  The full $78/$90 is going directly to BSA National organization.   If you select the $100/$110 options, then you will be also contributing directly to Pack 568 for other Scout expenses (Den and Pack meetings, supplies, awards, etc.).  We do recommend the Scout Life subscription to help keep your scout involved, but also recognize its not for everyone and you might have multiple scouts in the same household.  The Pack leadership is also considering a fundraiser this year as well to supplement the Pack budget. 

   The Square links will take you to a Square secure server for the transaction.  The Pack will receive a summary of transaction via the Square system and attributed to the card holders name.  If the card holder last name is different than your Scout’s name, please let us know (via e-mail is fine), so we can properly match transactions with appropriate registered Scout.  Square does charge a small fee for their service (paid by the Pack) that can be avoided if you choose to send a check.  Checks can be made payable to:  Pack 568 and mailed to:

    Pack 568 c/o Jeff Nelson

    28020 NE 148th Pl.

    Duvall, WA 98019

 

   In order to complete our rechartering process, we are requesting dues be received (or paid via Square Links above) by November 21st.  If you are receiving this mail and are electing not to return to Scouting this year, please let your Den leader (or Dani Graham (grahams333@msn.com) or Jeff Nelson (jwnelson@pioneernet.net) know. 

  The Pack leaders also want to make sure that all scouts are welcome and we do not want to exclude the joys of Scouting to anyone that would like to participate.  In that light, we do have scout Scholarship available as well (please reach out to Dani or Jeff).

  Thanks for investing in Scouting. 

Pack 568 Leadership Committee

 

Additional details that can be skipped / not necessary to read:

  • BSA Fees for 2021 are:
    • $66 National + $12 for insurance paid by Chief Seattle Council
    • BSA dues were $72 in 2020, $41 in 2019, $33 in 2018. 
  • Dues have been increasing the last few years, so we have also increased our dues.  For example, the Pack 568 dues were $100 with Scout Life / $90 last year.