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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.

 

July Summer Activity: Bat Box building @ Mountain Meadows (7/21 1-3p.m.)

Posted on Jul 18 2018 - 10:50pm

Come down to Mountain Meadows and help build bat boxes for the City of Duvall.

It's a great opportunity to do a community service and get your July Pack Summer activity in.

When:

  • 7/21 @ 1-3p.m.
Where:
  • Mountain Meadows (where family move up camp was)

Wear:

  • Pack T-Shirt (Class B Uniform)
What to bring:
  • Water
  • Sun screen
  • Bug spray
  • Chairs
If you have them:
  • Cordless screwdrivers/drills
  • T25 Torques Screwdriver/Drill bit if you have one
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
Light snack will be provided.

Hope to see you there!

New 2018 Scout Handbooks are available

Posted on Jul 18 2018 - 10:36pm

There's new 2018 versions of the Scout Handbooks available.  These books follow the new requirements we've been using over the past couple years.

Summer Activity #1: Building Bat Boxes for Duvall Saturday, July 21st

Posted on Jul 11 2018 - 5:44pm

We have our first summer Pack activity!  We are going to build bat boxes for the City of Duvall. 

The event will be at Mountain Meadows, time TBD.

Summer Activity #2: Carnation Farms, Service Project and Farm Education (8/18 1-3p.m.)

Posted on Jul 11 2018 - 5:43pm

Carnation Farms gave us a discount for using their field for our Rocket Launch, in return they've asked us to help out in their Garden.  They will also do some farm education too!  This event was a lot of fun last year.  We learned a lot about the Farms, vegitables and chickens.  Bring the whole family!

Time: Saturday August, 18th 1-3p.m.
Location: Carnation Farms

North Lakes District Cub Scout Day Camp Info

Posted on Jun 27 2018 - 9:25pm

We haven't had anyone attend in years past, but if anyone is looking for a summertime activity.  Below is the information on Cub Scout Day Camp for our district.

North Lakes District

Cub Scout Twilight Camp 2018- North To Alaska!

Registration is now open at http://daycamp.hdfowler.com

Come join us for 4 evenings of fun in Bothell.  We'll imagine ourselves on the Great Alaskan Frontier as we enjoy outdoor cooking, archery, leathercraft, BBs, scout skills, games, and much more!

When: July 16-19, 2018, 4:00pm-8:30pm daily

Where: Bothell Rental Hall, 24323 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, WA 98012

Cost: Early Bird Registration is a discounted $85 through May 31. Regular price is $110.

Eligibility: This camp is available to boys and girls entering second through fifth grade this fall, or first graders with a parent partner.

Volunteers: Each camper is invited to bring an adult volunteer for one or more days to walk through the stations with us.  All volunteers will need to complete Youth Protection Training and register at http://daycamp.hdfowler.com  Contact Jenny for other volunteer opportunities.

 

What to bring: Bring your water bottle, a sack dinner, closed-toes shoes, sunscreen, bug spray, and a sense of adventure!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

For questions, please contact Jenny Thornton at jennynt@outlook.com 

More information available here too: http://seattlebsa.org/day-camp-menu2

What a great move-up camp!

Posted on Jun 13 2018 - 6:52pm

Thank you all for attending last weekends move-up camp, we sure had a lot of fun!

If you haven't seen the pictures you can view them here in the Facebook Album: http://bit.ly/2JzQ9k5