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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 Scouts BSA

 

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: Raingutter Regatta, Corn Maze, 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 Sees candy 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. 

 

Blue and Gold, Arrow of Light and Crossover Ceremonies

Posted on Feb 18 2024 - 1:44pm

Hi Cub Scout Families,

I can't believe that my time in Cub Scouting is coming to an end!  I have been a Cub Scout parent since 2011.  I started by just taking my son to meetings and then over the years got more and more involved.  I truly believe that Scouting is an amazing program for kids and parents and am so happy that you decided to join Scouting.  I look forward to seeing you for my last Cub Scout event, the Blue and Gold and Arrow of Light and Crossover ceremonies.  We get to celebrate the birthday of Scouting as well as some wonderful scouts that have made it all the way through this amazing program.  See you on Saturday at Holy Innocents at 2:30 pm.

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568

Den Leader Den 2

Pack 568 Calendar 2023-2024

Posted on Feb 18 2024 - 1:34pm

Pack 568 Calendar 2023-2024

  • September 17, 2023: (6-8:30 pm) Recruiting, Barbecue, Parent jobs, Laser Tag @ Valley Memorial in Carnation, Confirmed

  • October 15, 2023: (10 am-4 pm) Camp Halloween @ Camp Edward FULL

  • October 22, 2023: (6-8 pm) Mountain Meadows Campfire Program, Bobcat ceremony, dues collection and Pinewood Derby car collection, Confirmed

  • October 30, 2023: (6-8:30 pm) Graveyard Clean up @ Dougherty Farms (Optional with Troop 745) Pizza will be served
  • November 13, 2023: (6:30-8 pm) @Holy Innocents, Work on Pinewood Derby Cars #1 (optional)
  • November 18, 2023:(1:45-3:15 pm) Swimming @Mountlake Terrace Pool, Confirmed

  • November 20, 2023 (6:30-8 pm) @Holy Innocents, Work on Pinewood Derby cars #2 (optional)
  • November 27, 2023 (6:30-8 pm) @Holy Innocents, Work on Pinewood Derby Cars #3 (optional)
  • December 2, 2023: (12:30-3:30 pm) Pinewood Derby @Holy Innocents, Confirmed

  • January 6, 2024: Christmas Tree Recycling

  • January 12, 2024 :(7pm Friday to 9:30 am Saturday) Zoo Snooze @Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium (Optional event, $93.76 per person) Confirmed

  • February 24, 2024:  (2:30-4:30 pm) Blue and Gold, Crossover, AOL ceremony, pick up regatta @Holy Innocents Confirmed

  • March 23, 2024:  (1:30-3:30 pm) Raingutter Regatta and Scouting for Food @Holy Innocents Confirmed

  • April 2024:  Fish Drop

  • April 20, 2024:  (2-4 pm) STEM, Build Rockets @Holy Innocents, Confirmed

  • May 18, 2024:  Rocket Launch @Carnation Farms  

  • May 27, 2024: (9:45 am-10:30 am) Memorial Day Ceremony @Novelty Hill Cemetery 

  • June 1, 2024: Duvall Days Parade

  • June 15-16, 2024:  Move up overnight camp @Mountain Meadows, Confirmed

Blue and Gold RSVP Deadline!

Posted on Feb 4 2024 - 6:33pm
Hi Scout Families,
 
At our next pack meeting, we will be holding our Blue and Gold Banquet (celebrating the birthday of scouting) and AOL Crossover - as well as handing out Raingutter Regatta kits.
 
Since this event includes a banquet including BBQ fare and cake, please use the following link to let us know how many adults / children to expect from your group so we can plan to have enough food for everyone.
 
Thank you Justin for doing the evite and food!!!
 
WhenFeb. 24, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM 
Where: Holy Innocents Catholic Church
Please RSVP byFeb. 10

RSVP for Christmas Tree Recycling

Posted on Jan 3 2024 - 2:35pm

Hi Cub families,

 

Please RSVP for the Christmas Tree recycling so that we know how many trucks and trailers are available to collect trees.

 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A084AA8A72EA0F94-46925174-christmas

 

Thanks,

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568

Zoo Snooze @ Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium January 12-13, 2024

Posted on Dec 12 2023 - 3:59pm

Hi Cub Scout Families,

We have an amazing opportunity to spend the night at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium.  We were selected from a lottery of over 30 groups!  I have attached the information sheets about this event.  We are limited to 40 total participants.  The cost per person is: $93.76 and must be paid by December 12, 2023. 

 

Please make your checks out to Pack 568 for $93.76 per person attending the event and give to our treasurer Justin Robinson before December 11, 2023.  We have to give our number on December 12th to Point Defiance Zoo.

Pinewood Derby This Saturday December 2, 2023 @ Holy Innocents 12:30-3:30 Rules and Regulations

Posted on Nov 27 2023 - 4:21pm

Hi Cub Scout families,

Please make sure that you are working on the Pinewwod Derby car with your scout.  There are instructions in the kit.  In order to abide by Pinewood Derby rules and fit on the track the cars need to be:

  • 2 3/4" wide
  • 7" tall
  • 5 ounces in weight
  • bottom clearance between car and track 3/8"
  • only dry lubricant allowed
  • weights can be purchased at any hobby store or online to make weight
  • We will run double elimination brackets
  • Please talk to your scout about good sportsmanship

Thanks,

Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568