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: 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. 


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


Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568

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

Posted on Nov 27 2023 - 4:20pm

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 RSVP to 



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.

Pack 568 Calendar 2023-2024

Posted on Nov 27 2023 - 4:20pm

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:  Raingutter Regatta and Scouting for Food @Holy Innocents

  • 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

Swimming Pack Meeting This Saturday November 18, 2023, 1:45 pm @ Mountlake Terrace Pool

Posted on Nov 16 2023 - 9:52am

Hi Cub Scout Families,

We are having a swimming party this Saturday at 1:45 pm @ Mountlake Terrace Pool.  We have the whole pool from 2-3 pm.  Please come early to make sure you are dressed in swimwear and have your things secured.  We will have locker rooms to store our belongings.  Please bring your towels and goggles and the whole family.  The location is Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion and Pool.  The drive time is around 60 minutes.  So please plan accordingly.  Here is their website for more information:  https://cityofmlt.com/531/Pool-Schedule



Amy Peterson

Cubmaster Pack 568

Recharter for scouts that are returning

Posted on Oct 31 2023 - 3:46pm

Hi Pack Parents,


As we move into the Fall season, it’s the time of year that we collect dues for our Pack rechartering for calendar year 2024.  Your Scout dues pay for the rechartering fees to BSA and the Chief Seattle Council, Scouts Life magazine (optional), and the Pack general fund (which funds Den and Pack meetings, and other supplies).  This year, BSA and the Chief Seattle Council have increased their combined dues to $110.  We have also increased the amount collected for our Pack general fund to $50 to cover pack expenses.  A year subscription to Scout Life remains at $15.  Dues can be paid either through one of the Square Online links below or by sending a check to the Treasurer's home address that follows. 

  • $175 includes Scouts Life subscription ($15), BSA dues ($110), and $50 going to the Pack 568 general fund.

o Square Link (includes $5.54 in Square fees): https://square.link/u/v6d8L9Qz

  • $160 includes BSA dues ($110) and $50 going to the Pack 568 general fund (no Scouts Life subscription).

o Square Link (includes $5.09 in Square fees): https://square.link/u/q9WDqn1f

The Square links will take you to a Square secure server for the transaction and provide a field for you to list your Scout’s name.  Square charges a fee for their service, which we have included in the price in the above links.  This fee can be avoided if you choose to send a check. Checks should include the name of the Scout(s), can be made payable to:  Pack 568 and mailed to:

    Pack 568 c/o Justin Robinson

    28115 NE 145th Ct

    Duvall, WA 98019


As a note, we do recommend the Scout Life subscription to help keep your scout involved, but also recognize it's not for everyone and you might have multiple scouts in the same household.  Given the increase in BSA fees this year and our desire to minimize the barrier of entry into scouting, the Pack leadership decided to minimize increases in collections for the pack general fund and are considering fundraising opportunities to supplement the Pack budget. 


If your scout's dues are received (or paid via Square Links above) by October 22th, they will receive a Pinewood derby car at the October 22th Mountain Meadows pack meetup. This will be theirs to keep and use during November's Lego derby.  Note that there will be opportunities to pay at Mountain Meadows.


If you are receiving this mail and are electing not to return to Scouting this year, please let your Den leader (or Amy Peterson (amymariepeterson1@gmail.com) and Sarah Beaudoin (beaudoin.sarah@gmail.com)) know. 


As a further note, for any new scouts (those registering with BSA for the first time), there is an additional $25 fee. Please go to beascout.org and pick Pack 568 to register new scouts with our pack.


Thanks for investing in Scouting. 

Pack 568 Leadership Committee


Campfire Program and Bobcat Ceremony October 22, 2023 @ Mountain Meadows

Posted on Oct 17 2023 - 1:24pm

Hi Cub Scout Families,

Campfire Program and Bobcat ceremony October 22, 2023, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm


Location:  Mountain Meadows:  Just past the High School, you will see a large White gate, indicating private property ("Private Drive - Residents & Guests only") + a 15 MPH speed limit. At that point you will leave the paved road and begin driving on a dirt road. At the end of the road ("T" intersection) turn right followed by a left turn @ 2.1 miles & keep on following the dirt road. This is NE 147th Pl. (No sign). You'll pass a house or 2, go around a curve to right and then left, and up a small grade then see the entrance to the Mountain Meadows Camp @ 2.7 miles, You'll see the Street sign (304th Ave NE & NE 147th Pl.). Turn left on 304th Ave. NE (dirt road/look for red arrow) straight ahead then bear right followed by a left turn. The Blue, Red & Yellow Gate is the entrance @ 2.9 miles. Go down the hill. Parking at 3.3 miles.


If it is very rainy and muddy and we are unable to get into and out of Mountain Meadows safely, we may postpone or change the location.  Please check your email and Facebook for updates due to weather.


Please wear your Uniform (not activity shirt)

Please bring:  

  • Raingear
  • Headlamps

  • Chairs for your family

  • Credit Card or check to pay for Recharter

  • Your skits and songs

  • Rainproof pop up if you have one


Agenda for October 22nd

6:00 pm arrive and find parking

Pay for recharter

6:10 pm Pinewood Derby Car distribution

6:15 pm Practice Skits

6:30 pm Webelos do Opening Flag, Scout Oath, Scout Law

6:35 pm Announcements

Leaders (Do Announcements song)

6:45 pm Bobcat Ceremony (All New scouts Tigers and up come up with parents)

7:00 pm AOL Patrols, Run on Skit

AOL Song: Frankenstein

7:15 pm Webelos skit (Leaders start preparing S’mores)

Leaders Skit (Jon and Amy)

Give out S’mores

7:25 pm Awards to leaders

7:35 pm Bear Skit and Song

7:45 pm Wolf Skit and Song

7:55 pm Lion skit 

8:00 pm Closing Flag


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