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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 North Lakes 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 Boy Scouts of America (“BSA”) program designed for boys who are in or entering first 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 five dens (Tigers – 1st grade, Wolves – 2nd grade, Bears - 3rd grade, Webelos I – 4th grade, and Webelos II – 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.  For example, our Tiger and Webelos I dens meet on the fourth Monday evening of each month.  

 

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, 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 $75.  In addition to this, you will purchase your scout’s book, neckerchief, and slide.  If you are new to scouting, you will also purchase a scout uniform (shirt).

 

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: administrative assistant, camping chair, and public relations.  You can also sign up to volunteer at specific Pack 568 events.   

 

Q9:  Are there a lot of fundraising events?

A9:  No.  Our main fundraiser each year is selling popcorn in the fall.   Your scout can earn camp scholarships by reaching certain sales milestones.  In the winter, we also recycle Christmas trees as a joint effort with three other groups.

 

Scout Christmas Tree Pick up & Recycle (Trucks needed) Jan 6th

Posted on Dec 13 2017 - 11:06pm

This year’s Christmas Tree Pickup & Recycling event is on Saturday January 6th.  If you have a truck we need your help picking up trees.

The boys had so much fun collecting trees last you won't want to miss it! 

Event details:

Pre-Collection Meeting Time: 8:45a.m.
Pre-Collection Meeting Location: Duvall Library/Timberlake Church Parking lot
Collection Start Time: 9:00a.m.
Collection End Time: 12:00p.m.

Expect to spend a little bit more time past 12:00p.m. as there's always those last trees to drop off.

Please contact Phil (philjn@hotmail.com) if you have any questions. 

Fun on the ice Broomball December 18th (Monday) - Sno-King Ice Arena Kirkland

Posted on Dec 13 2017 - 10:38pm

December 18th, the first day of Winter Break, is our next Pack meeting.  It is our annual Broomball event which is always a hit for Scouts and families alike.  We will also be distributing Pinewood Derby cars for your Scout to work on over the break.  Rumor has it the loop of death will be on display with tips on how-to master its gravitational forces.


Event Details:
Arrive: Dec 18, 2016 - 6:00pm

End: Dec 18, 2016 - 7:30 pm


Location: Sno-King Ice Arena (
14326 124th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA)

Agenda:

  • Arrive at 6:00 p.m.
  • Fun on the ice begins @ 6:15 and ends at 7:15!  Equipment is provided. 
  • Advancements & Warm Refreshing Beverage
  • Pinewood Derby Cars (Distribution)
  • Dismiss at 7:30 p.m.

While helmets (bike/ski/snowboard, etc..) are not required they are recommended especially for our younger scouts and younger siblings.  Also, please remember we will be at an ice rink, so it will be chilly, dress properly for the event.

If you can't attend please reach out to philjn@hotmail.com and we can figure out a way you can pickup your Pinewood Derby Car to work on over the holiday's.

Point Defiance Zoo Snooze Sign-up

Posted on Dec 13 2017 - 10:36pm

Only 24 slots left for Sleeping with the Sharks, get your registration in before it's too late.

Details:
Have you ever wanted to sleep with Sharks?  Would you like a fun "Staycation" the weekend leading into Spring Break, Zoo Snooze provides a fun overnight experience for the whole family!  At this event, you’ll get to explore the secret world of the Zoo after dark, dive into hands-on activities and learn more about your favorite Zoo animals.  Everyone who attended this last year had a blast, don’t miss out on the opportunity to attend this year.

There is a 40 person limit for this event. 

You are welcome to register Scout, siblings (ages 5-18) and your spouse.  You'll lock in your spot when you've handed in the forms below and paid.

Details of the event: 

  • Time: Friday, April 6th 7pm – Saturday, April 7th 9:30am
  • Location: Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium(Tacoma, WA)
  • Cost: $55.00 per child, $16.50 per adult
  • Child Age restriction: 5-18
  • Food: Light snack & Continental Breakfast

How to register for the Event:

Pack 568 Calendar of events for 2017/2018

Posted on Dec 5 2017 - 11:52am
  • September 2nd (Saturday) – Fishing at Mountain Meadows (@ 9:00 am) 
  • September 18th (Monday) – Courteous: How the West Was Fun & Popcorn Fun (7:00 – 8:15 p.m. @ Holy Innocents) 
  • October 7th (Saturday) - Turn in, Pay up, and pick prizes (Holy Innocents, 2:00 - 4:00 PM)
  • October 16th  (Monday) - Thrifty: Campfire (Mountain Meadows, 6:30 – 8 p.m.)
  • October 22nd (Sunday) – Sounders Game for Scouts
  • November 18th (Saturday) – Reverent: Medieval Knights and Popcorn/Prize distribution (2 - 4p.m. @ Holy Innocents)
  • December 18th (Monday) – Kind: Broomball (Hot chocolate, Pinewood Derby Cars) (6:00-7:30p.m. @ Sno-King Ice Arena Kirkland)
  • January 6th (Saturday) – Tree Recycling
  • January 20th (Saturday) – Helpful: Pinewood Derby
  • February 16 – 18th – Winter Camp (Camp Sheppard)
  • February 24th(Saturday) Cheerful: Blue & Gold Birthday Party
  • March 19th (Monday) – Trustworthy: STEM (Stillwater Elem. Reservation)
  • April 6th  (Friday) –  Tentative - Point Defiance Zoo Snooze
  • April 23rd  (Monday) –  Loyal: Pack Meeting (TBA)
  • May 19th(Saturday) Friendly: Carnation Farms Rocket Launching
  • May 28th(Monday) Memorial Day Ceremony (Novelty Hill Cemetery)
  • June 2nd(Saturday) Duvall Days Parade
  • June 8th – 10th – Obedient: Move-up Camp (Mountain Meadows)

EBlasts Newsletters

Posted on Nov 10 2017 - 10:24am

We've re-enabled the EBlasts Newsletter feature on our Website.  This weekly email will keep you up to date with activities in your Den and Pack for the next 30 days.  If you have any questions/feedback please reach out to philjn@hotmail.com.

Pack 568 Calendar of Events for 2016/2017

Posted on Aug 18 2017 - 9:56am
    • September 19th (Monday) – Laser Tag & Popcorn Fun (6:15 – 8 p.m. @ Holy Innocents) 
    • September 24th - Community Service - Build Bat Boxes for Macaw Rescue & Sanctuary (Den 4)
    • October 8th (Saturday) – Turn-in, Pay-up & Sail Away  (2 – 4 p.m. @ Holy Innocents )
    • October 15th - Community Service - Yard clean-up for a Senior Citzen in Duvall (Den 4)
    • October 17th (Monday) – Campfire, S’mores & More (6:30 - 8 p.m. @ Mountain Meadows)
    • November 19th (Saturday) – Rain Gutter Regatta & Carnival (2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. @ Holy Innocents)
    • December 5th (Monday) - Community Service - Holy Innocent's Food Pantry Tour & Collection (Dens 3,5 & 6) @ 6:30 p.m.
    • December 19th (Monday) – Broomball (6:10 - 8 p.m. @ SnoKing Ice Arena - Kirkland)
    • January 7 – Tree Recycling
    • January 21st (Saturday) – Pinewood Derby (9:15 - 10 a.m. (check-in car) @ Holy Innocents)
    • February 3 - 5th - Winter Camp
    • February 11th - Community Service - Hockart Park Clean-up (Den 4)
    • February 21st (Tuesday) - Tubing at Hyak
    • February 27th (Monday) – Blue & Gold & Crossover (5:30 p.m. @ Carnation Elementary)
    • March 20th (Monday) – STEM Night (6:00-8:00p.m. @ Stillwater Elementary)
    • March 25th (Saturday) - Scouting for Food (Safeway) 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Collected food will go to the Holy Innocents Food Pantry.
    • April 7th (Friday) - Zoo Snooze (Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium)
    • April 22nd (Saturday) – Rocket Derby (Holy Innocents)
    • May 6th (Saturday) - Scout Night @ Saefco Field Mariners Game (Saefco Field)
    • May 27th (Saturday) – Rocket Launching  (Carnation Farms)
    • May 29th (Monday) – Memorial Day Ceremony
    • June 3rd (Saturday) – Duvall Days Parade
    • June 17th & 18th (Saturday/Sunday) – Move-up Camp
    • July 4th (Tuesday) – Carnation 4th of July Parade (Hamburger Stand @10 am)
    • July 13th (Thursday)Parent Information night for new Scouts (Holy Innocents @ 7pm)
    • July 17th (Monday) – Evening Summer Hike at Tolt MacDonald (@ 6:30 pm)
    • August 5th (Saturday) – Carnation Farms Service Project (@ 10:00 am)
    • September 2nd (Saturday) – Fishing at Mountain Meadows (@ 9:00 am)