Parker’s High Adventure Troop

Published by under T16 on March 3, 2019

MEETINGS:  Tuesdays 7:00 to 8:30pm with PATROL LEADERS COUNCIL: 4th Tuesday of the Month
(with exceptions, see calendar)
Welcome to Troop 16’s Website: your resource for information on the Troop and current happenings
Scoutmaster: Mr. Nate Smith – 303 746-4013
Troop Committee Chair: Mrs. Colleen Combest  – 303 946-4700
Senior Patrol Leader: Josh H.
Please use this link to contact our leaders via e-mail.
More information about the troop can be found in our Troop 16 Informational Trifold
Troop 16 – Home of the Survivorman Challenge and Adventure Race: A Magic Experience.
Information about the 2018 Popcorn Sale can be found here.

Mini-High Adventure – Lost Creek Backpacking Signup Online

Published by under High Adventure on May 21, 2019

The June High Adventure Campout will be a 3 or 4-day backpacking trek into the Lost Creek Wilderness.  We will leave the church at 4:00 pm on Thursday, June 13 or 8:00 am Friday June 14, and will return on Sunday afternoon. During the Trek we expect to backpack 15 or more miles over 2 1/2 days, while exploring the unique geologic monoliths that are present in the Lost Creek Wilderness.

The trek is open to scouts 13 years old or older and First Class Rank or higher. To find out more, and to sign up, click here.

This is a great prep trip for Philmont and Northern Tier, but you don’t have to be going to these National High Adventure Bases to come.

 

 

June 2019 – Whitewater Rafting Adventure

Published by under Survivorman on May 10, 2019

Troop 16 scouts have requested a whitewater rafting adventure, and here it comes. Join us June 21 – 23 for a camping trip to Buena Vista, Colorado, including a full day raft trip on the Arkansas River.

We will camp in the group site at the Buena Vista KOA which has shower and bathroom facilities nearby the tent site. On Saturday we will make a short drive to Wilderness Aware Rafting and embark on a full day raft trip on the Arkansas River which includes a lunch provided by the rafting company. We are currently planning the Narrows Express section but Wilderness Aware may modify the section rafted based on flow to ensure it is appropriate for ages 10+. This company has years of experience with scout groups and an excellent safety record and experienced guides. The cost of the rafting is $110 (a great discount) in addition to the standard camp fee of $20 plus the fuel charge of $10 to reimburse drivers, making a total weekend cost per person of $140. This is a great way to introduce Scouts and Scouters to the scenic beauty of our nearby Colorado treasures, the Arkansas River and Brown’s Canyon. Adults are encouraged to sign-up to share the adventure with their scout!

Registration Deadline: Monday, June 10, 2019 so that scouts can do a swim check at the Pool Party, June 11.

Survivorman Photos

Published by under Survivorman on May 9, 2019

Hello Troop 16,

I am currently the Historian for this term and I want to let everyone know if you take any photos at Survivorman to please send them to my email: austin.kindred@s.stemk12.org. I would like to organize an album with all of the Survivorman photos. Also, if you have any photos for any of the previous activities and campouts this year, please send them to me as well and I will start making a photo album for those too.

Thanks,

Austin K

Parker Days 2019

Published by under T16 on May 8, 2019

The Parker Days signup is now live.  This year the requirement is that every scout needs to work 8 hours during the weekend.  The first 4 hours take care of the commitment needed for the troop.  The second four hours can be used to get a free all day ride pass or to be used as service hours for rank advancement.  The ages next to the signups are just suggestions. Typically our younger scouts (1st and 2nd year scouts) work the morning and day shifts and our older scouts work the late night shifts. Again, these are only suggestions. Please sign up when it is convenient for your family.  Signups can be found here.

2019 Annual Picnic

Published by under T16 on May 7, 2019

The Troop meeting on Tuesday, June 11th 2019 will be our Annual Family Summer Potluck Picnic which will be held at the Stonegate Swimming Complex 10326 Stonegate Parkway Parker, CO 80134 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

The picnic is open to scouts, parents and siblings (please leave cousins, pets and neighbors at home).

FIRST YEAR SCOUTS: All First Year Scouts will need to complete the annual swim check/test (even non-swimmers) and should attend this event.

Scouts and Adults who are attending summer camp or plan on attending any campout where water is involved MUST complete the annual swim check/test.  If you have questions about swim tests relating to summer camp, please contact Mr. Smith.

SWIM TEST sign up is here for Scouts and Adult Scouters.

STONEGATE PICNIC SIGNUP is here.

The troop will provide hamburgers and hot dogs, drinks and paper products and such so we will need a headcount.  We also need Scout families to provide some food.

POTLUCK FOOD TO BRING:

  • ALL Scout families need to bring a family favorite dish to share with the rest.
  • Bagel Birds, Spartans, Matrix: Please bring chips.
  • King Bacon, Rangers, Howling Wolves: Please bring a side dish.
  • Flaming Ice Cubes and Wackasaurs: Please bring a dessert.

Please make sure that the dessert or side that you bring is enough to feed the number of people in your group plus at least 4 more.  If you do not bring a side dish or dessert, please be polite and wait until all other scouts/families have been served.

There will be enough hamburgers/hot dogs for all.

Please register by June 7th, 2019 and sign up every member of your family.  You can do this when RSVPing in Troop Track and clicking on the plus sign to add guests on the RSVP page.  If you have questions or issues reach out to slipman@me.com.

May 2019 Campout – The Survivorman Challenge!

Published by under T16 on April 15, 2019

Survivorman is coming May 10-12, 2019!

Sign up for this camp-out to put your survival skills to the test and complete requirements for Wilderness Survival merit badge and compete with your patrol for the camp-out’s grand prize.

First year scouts will sleep in tents both nights but participate in a survival themed Level 1 treasure hunt on Saturday.

The Level 2 challenge encourages scouts to work together as a patrol to complete survival skills challenges and sleep in a shelter they construct in the wild for Saturday night.

Older scouts may participate in a Level 3 two-night survival challenge.  Adults are needed to sign-up to assist as referees and supervisors for our scouts as they trek through the wilderness of Peaceful Valley.

Registration deadline is 6pm Monday, May 6th!

May 2019 – Church Work Day

Published by under Community Service,T16 on April 7, 2019

Please join us for the church work day on Saturday May 18th, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  Bring a water bottle.

Location: Parker UMC, 11805 S. Pine Dr., Parker, CO.   

Merit Badge College – May 4, 2019

Published by under T16 on March 31, 2019

The Troop 16 Merit Badge College will be on Saturday, May 4th 2019 at Parker UMC, 11805 S. Pine Dr., Parker, CO.

Be sure to register early in order to complete prerequisites and to allow time to read the merit badge book.  Scouts must read the merit badge book and bring a worksheet to class (for worksheets – start here http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Merit_Badges and then follow the links).

Merit Badges Offered: 
Emergency Preparedness
Communications
Family Life
Adult Training – Committee & Asst. Scoutmasters
Personal Management
Personal Fitness CANCELLED
Swimming or Cycling
Trail to First Class

Registration will end on: April 30 2019.

Event Time Line: May 4th 2019
7:30am to 8:00am – Registration and sign-ups
8:00am to 11:30am – Morning session

11:30 to 12:30 – Lunch

12:30 to 4:00 –  Afternoon session
4:00 to 4:30 – Conclusion and wrap up

Signup Here:  Signup Genius

Please email Mr. Faust with any questions

Location: PUMC

April 2019 – Glenwood Caverns Campout

Published by under T16 on March 25, 2019

Join us for an activity-packed campout April 26-28. On this campout scouts and scouters will get free admission to the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in exchange for performing a conservation service project for the park. The Adventure Park includes fun attractions like the Alpine Slide and Giant Swing in addition to thrilling cavern tours. We will be camping nearby at Ami’s Acres Campground which has a beautiful group tent camping area very near to clean and functional bathroom and shower house facilities. We are also looking into an additional side-trip to the Glenwood Hot Springs pool for an evening dip. Mr. Kamm will be Camp Host. The camp fee for this outing will be $30 which includes a $10 fuel surcharge to reimburse our drivers.

Click HERE to sign up on TroopTrack.  Sign up deadline is April 22, 2018.

First Year’s Campout 2019

Published by under T16 on March 24, 2019

You’ve crossed over to Troop 16 and now it is time to have your first Outing of Scouting. Join us for the First Year Scout’s overnighter April 13-14, 2019.  Scouts will learn the fundamentals of the patrol method and beginning scout skills. There will also be plenty of information for the new adults as well during the parent meeting. Sign up is open now on TroopTrack.  Click HERE to register and for more information.  Costs for scouts and adult campers is $10 to cover the cost of meals. Camp Host is Rob Beyerly.

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