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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. 

 

Pack 568 Calendar 2023-2024

Posted on Apr 20 2024 - 5:36pm

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 6th:  (9am-2pm) Scouting for Food at Family Grocer
  • April 2024:  Fish Drop
  • April 20, 2024:  (2-4 pm) STEM, Build Rockets @Holy Innocents, Confirmed

  • May 18, 2024: (11-2)  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

Scouting for Food

Posted on Apr 1 2024 - 10:22pm

We will be participating in Scouting for Food on April 6th from 9-2 pm at the Family Grocer in Duvall. We are asking for 2 scouts per hour to sign-up and help gather food donations for the Holy Innocents Food Pantry.  This is a fun event for the scouts to give back to our charter organization and community.  Hope to see you there!

Please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EA8AF2CA2FBCF8-48609332-scouting

Raingutter Regatta

Posted on Mar 13 2024 - 9:37pm
Hi Cub Scout Families,
 
At our next pack meeting, we will be doing the Raingutter Regatta! Excited to see everyone's boats. If you haven't picked up your boat let me know and we'll put one outside our house for you.
 
 
Here's a quick list of some of the rules for the Raingutter Regatta: 
  • You must use all the pieces in the Trimaran Boat Kit
  • You cannot add weights to your sailboat
  • No sails may be used other than the one supplied in the official kit
  • The sail must be mounted on the mast using holes provided in the sail. The sail may be glued to the mast at the two points of contact with holes in the sail. 
  • You cannot glue your sail to any other point of the hull
  • The maximum length is 6 3/4" long, and the minimum length should be no less than the length of the hull provided in the kit
  • The mast may not be shortened  
When: March. 23, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Holy Innocents Catholic Church
Please RSVP byMarch. 15th
 
We decided to move our Scouting for Food to April 6th at Family Grocer from 9am to 2pm. We haven't done this in a couple years and we're excited to bring it back. The community loves to see the Cub Scouts and folks love to go in and buy food for the food bank. A signup link will come out soon for you to sign up for a 1 hour timeslot. 

Friends of Scouting Fundraiser

Posted on Mar 13 2024 - 9:36pm
Friends of Scouting Fundraiser
Pack 568 families,
 
We want to thank you for being part of our pack. We appreciate your support and dedication. Boy Scouts of America is one of the best youth development programs in America. It instills in  our children positive values, teaches them to be resilient and be strong in character. 
 
The Friends of Scouting (FOS) campaign raises funds to support the BSA Chief Seattle Council. The council uses these funds to subsidize camps and activities for our children, provide camp scholarships for youth needing assistance, supports our Scoutreach program for underserved youth in our community. and provides a full-time dedication staff for our community.
 
Our Pack donation goal for this year is $1100. If our pack reaches the goal we will get free pinewood derby cars for our next pinewood derby race. 
 
Below is the link for donations:
 
Your support is greatly appreciated,
 
Pack 568 leadership

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

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