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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. 

 

Pack 568 Calendar 2020-2021 School Year

Posted on Mar 5 2021 - 3:47pm

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 @ Taylor's Landing Parking Lot)

January 14, 2021 (4:00 pm) Lego Derby car drop off and supplies pick up (@ Holy Innocents)

January 16, 2021 (2-4 pm) Virtual Lego Pinewood Derby

February 25, 2021 (4:00 pm) Supplies pick up (pick up Lego cars, drop off Raingutter regattas)

February 27, 2021  Raingutter Regatta and Blue and Gold celebration (Virtual) (2-4 pm @ Pickering Barn)

March (TBD) Regatta pick up

March 27, 2021 (TBD) Scouting For Food (More Information coming soon)

March 27, 2021 (12-2 pm) Mountain Meadows Fish Drop (Optional)

April 24, 2021 (TBD) Mountain Meadows work with Troop 745 on Outdoor Requirements

May 8, 2021 (3:00 pm) Arrow of Light and Crossover Ceremony (@ Pickering Barn)

May 15, 2021 (TBD) Rocket Launch (@ Carnation Farms field)

May 31, 2021 (TBD) Memorial Day ceremony at Novelty Hill Cemetary

June 12-13, 2021 Mountain Meadows Family Camp

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

Friends of Scouting Link

Posted on Mar 2 2021 - 2:35pm

Hi Cub Scout Families,

If you would like to donate to Friends of Scouting for Pack 568 here is the link for our Pack.

 

https://seattlebsa.networkforgood.com/projects/122303

 

 

Thanks,

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568

This Thursday February 25th, 4:00 pm Supplies pick up/ Raingutter Regatta drop off at Holy Innocents

Posted on Feb 22 2021 - 1:43pm

Hi Cub Scout families,

Our next Pack meeting is our Virtual Raingutter Regatta/Blue and Gold Celebration on February 27th (Saturday) 2-4 pm.  If your scout wants to race in the regatta then the boats need to be turned in this Thursday, February 25th at 4:00 pm at Holy Innocents.  If you are unable to make it to this drive thru event, please coordinate with other families for drop off.  You will want to get the supplies because there will be scouty campfire treats to eat during the Regatta.  We will also talk about Friends of Scouting.  Please give if you can to make scouting affordable for all families in the Chief Seattle Council.

Thanks,

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568

Please let leaders know if your scout completed any requirements or electives.

Posted on Feb 11 2021 - 9:23am

Hi Cub Scout Families,

 

I will be running an advancement report next week.  Please let your leader or myself know if your scout completed any requirements or electives.

 

Thanks,

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568

amymariepeterson1@gmail.com

Please let leaders know if your scout completed any requirements or electives.

Posted on Feb 3 2021 - 1:14pm

Hi Cub Scout Families,

 

If your scout has completed any requirements or electives please let your leader or myself know.  We will be giving our awards at our next pick up date (February 25th at 4:00 pm @Holy Innocents).  Make sure to look through your scout's handbook or the online version to complete items.

 

Thanks,

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568  

Raingutter Regattas

Posted on Jan 27 2021 - 12:56pm

Hi Cub Scout Families,

I have the Raingutter Regattas for scouts that did not come to our January supplies pick up.  Please let me know how you would like to get them.

 

Thanks,

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568

amymariepeterson1@gmail.com