Parker’s High Adventure Troop

Published by under T16 on June 10, 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: Otto 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 the Adventure Race
Information about the 2019 Popcorn Sale can be found here.

Winter Campout – January 17 – 19, 2020

Published by under Camping on January 1, 2020

This January 17-19, Troop 16 returns to YMCA of the Rockies Snow Mountain Ranch for our Troop 16 Polar Bear Challenge campout.

If we are lucky the temperature at night will drop below 0° F and we will earn the Denver Area Council Polar Bear Award patch.  This campout will be an education in cold weather camping and cooking.

During our stay we will have free access to the many fun facilities at Snow Mountain Ranch like the Tubing Hill, the ice rink, and Kiva.  The Kiva is a huge gymnasium rec   center where we stay toasty warm and enjoy rollerskating, basketball, ping pong, games, you-name-it.  Nervous about the cold?  Don’t Be!  Your Scout Leaders will give you all the tips and tricks to have a successful, comfortable, and fun winter camping experience.

Camp Host for this campout is TBD (contact Camp Coordinator Brian Kamm (303) 828-8280 if you are interested in hosting).

Troop Track Sign Up

Melita Island Summer Camp – 2nd Payment link now active

Published by under Camping,High Adventure on November 22, 2019

Melita Island Summer Camp – July 25 to August 2nd, 2020

First payment due Jan 10 – $100 reservation deposit

Second payment due Feb 12 – ($350/Scout, $225/adult) link now active, see below

Summer camp 2020 will be a return to Melita Island! This one of Troop 16’s perennial favorite summer camps.

Melita Island is a 64-acre island in Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Montana. It is part of the Flathead Indian Reservation

Melita Island is a superb place for Scouts to hone their leadership skills, revel in the island’s natural environment, and participate in all kinds of water-related activities. Melita Island offers a number of unique traits that make it an appealing place for Scouts from all over Montana, the nation, and indeed, the world, to come and camp.

Total Cost will be $800 per Scout, and $550 per adult. This fee is the camp fee plus transportation and food costs. Per Troop policy, payments are not refundable, unless someone else takes that spot.

Questions? Contact David Hilgartner at or via text at 303-883-4122

Payment schedule:


2019 Adventure Race – November Campout

Published by under Adventure Race on November 12, 2019


the 2019 Adventure Race is upon us!

Calling all Knights and Men-at-Arms! The annual Troop 16 Adventure Race is on! The theme this year, back by popular demand, is Monty Python’s Quest for the Holy Grail. Join us in this life-sized race through over a dozen challenges scattered around Peaceful Valley as you seek enough power to get past the Black Knight, defeat the Killer Rabbit, and claim the Grail. You will enjoy the Royal Feast afterwards.

Contact your Camp Host, Dave Hilgartner, with questions about the campout, or your Gamemaster, Rob Beyerly, with questions about what the heck a Grail is.

Parents, please consider coming out for the weekend or just for the day on Saturday. We need lots of help to pull it off. Peaceful Valley is located at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch, North Elbert Road, Elbert, CO.


RSVP by Friday, Nov 8.

We meet at the PUMC church parking lot at 4 pm on 11/15/19.  As always, please bring your dinner for Friday.

Driving Directions to Peaceful Valley

Basic Gear Checklist

Recharter 2020

Published by under T16 on November 4, 2019

REMINDER:  Please pay your dues on TroopTrack by Tuesday Nov 5 and turn in your new BSA background check at the troop meeting tomorrow.  


Greetings Troop!  It’s Rechartering time again! Thanks to all of you for your continued support for Troop 16. If recharter seems early this year, that’s because it is. Denver Area Council is now following a Jan 1-Dec 31 calendar.

Click HERE to access Recharter on TroopTrack.

  • Deadline to pay dues is Nov 5, 2019. 
  • Adult fee $36  Youth Fee $72 which includes Boys Life
  • If you want to waive Boys Life, post a message in TroopTrack and we will credit your Scout Account.
  • All adults must have YPT current through at least Feb 2020 and provide a new signed background check disclosure.
  • $100 popcorn packs are available for sale through Council.  Scouts earn $35 per pack to help pay for the dues increase. Contact Mrs. Arambula for details.
  • Questions?  Contact Colleen Combest prior to the registration deadline.

Please be kind and register on time!

Colleen Combest – Committee Chair

Cameron Chipman – Eagle Scout!!

Published by under Eagle Scouts,T16 on October 26, 2019

Congratulations to Cameron Chipman!  On October 23rd, Cameron became Troop 16’s 147th Eagle Scout. Cameron’s Eagle Scout Project was to paint and power-wash the barn at the Edwards Foundation.

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Luciano Orlandino – Eagle Scout!!

Published by under Eagle Scouts on October 26, 2019

Congratulations to Luciano Orlandino!  On October 23rd, Luciano became Troop 16’s 146th Eagle Scout. Luciano’s Eagle Scout Project was to turn a garden at Northeast Elementary School into an outdoor classroom.

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Fall 2019 Merit Badge College

Published by under Survivorman on October 14, 2019

The Troop 16 Fall 2019 Merit Badge College will be on Saturday, November 2nd 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 and then follow the links).

Merit Badges Offered: 
Citizenship in the Community (Morning)
Citizenship in the Nation (Morning)
Emergency Preparedness (Morning)

Personal Management (Afternoon)
Family Life (Afternoon)
Environmental Science (Afternoon)
Citizenship in the World (Afternoon)

And for the younger Scouts
Trail to First Class (Morning)

Registration will end on: October 30 2019.

Event Time Line: November 2nd 2019
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

Jackson Sanford – Eagle Scout!

Published by under Eagle Scouts on October 12, 2019

Congratulations to Jackson Sanford!  On October 11th, Jackson became Troop 16’s 145th Eagle Scout. Jackson’s Eagle Project was building a portable outdoor animal pen for the Edwards Foundation.

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Cave of the Winds Campout October 25th to 27th

Published by under Camping on September 26, 2019

How about some spelunking through a cave?!

The campout will give you an opportunity to work toward the Geology Merit Badge and explore the Manitou Grand Caverns. Saturday we will take a 2 1/2 hour tour through part of the cave that is closed to the public. On this tour you will crawl/climb/walk for nearly a mile while learning basic spelunking skills as well as the history and geology of the cave.  Sign Up on Troop Track

The troop is going to cover the cost of the spelunking. Cost for the campout will then be just the customary $20. 

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Christopher Miller – Eagle Scout!

Published by under Eagle Scouts on September 25, 2019

Congratulations to Christopher Miller!  On September 19th, Christopher became Troop 16’s 144th Eagle Scout. Christopher’s Eagle Scout Project was repairing and painting the Sanctuary at PUMC.

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Troop 16 - Parker's High Adventure Troop