Parker’s High Adventure Troop

Published by under T16 on February 8, 2017

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: Mrs. Sonya Lipman – 303 903-5926
Troop Committee Chair: Mrs. Colleen Combest  – 303 946-4700
Senior Patrol Leader: Steven W.
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.

Summer Camp 2019 Deposit

Published by under Camping on September 18, 2018

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Troop 16 Summer Camp 2019  – July 14th-20th, 2019
Camp Alexander, Lake George, Colorado.

Cost: $390 for scouts, $325 for Adults
A non-refundable deposit of $195 per participate due by November 9th scout meeting. Make your deposit HERE
Mr. Smith is the summer camp Scoutmaster this year: nate_smith@engschools.net, or 303-746-4013
Payment #2 is due March 27th $195 per scout, or $130 for an adult.
Merit Badge Fee Payment is due May 14th.  This will vary depending on class selections.
More info the camp available at: www.pikespeakbsa.org/Camping/SummerCamp/

October 2018 – Shooting Campout – Sign Up Now Open

Published by under Camping on September 18, 2018

The signup for the October campout 19th -21st, Shooting Sports is now open. Boys will be able to work on their rifle and shotgun shooting for the merit badges, or to improve their skills. Each boy attending the campout to shoot must have been through one of Troop 16’s Home Firearm Safety courses. 

Signups for the campout (19-21st)  closes October 9th, at midnight. HERE
Signups for the Home Firearm Safety course (on the 7th) closes October 4th, at midnight. HERE

September 18th Troop Meeting

Published by under T16 on September 16, 2018

Hello Troop 16! Here is the plan for this week’s troop meeting.

For this meeting, there will be two main activities. First, we will be doing camp prep for those of you who are going on the September campout. If you are not going, then it will be a great time to get requirements signed off for rank advancement.  The second main activity will be camp stove training and it is very important that everyone gets trained for upcoming campouts. Flags will be done by the flaming ice cubes patrol for this meeting.

See you all Tuesday!

2019 Recharter

Published by under T16 on September 16, 2018

Greetings Troop!  It’s Rechartering time again! Thanks to all of you for your continued support for Troop 16. Please read through the following instructions to successfully register for another great year of Scouting in 2019. If recharter seems early this year, that’s because it is. Denver Area Council is now following a Jan 1-Dec 31 calendar.

  • Deadline to pay dues is Oct 30, 2018.  Because of the holidays, our recharter application needs to be delivered early in November. If you miss the deadline, you will be dropped from the 2019 roster. This means you’ll need to submit a new application in order to re-register or your BSA membership will expire on Dec 31. After Jan 1, scouts and Scouters with expired memberships will not be allowed to camp or participate in Troop activities until they are properly registered.
  • Please sign up and pay dues in TroopTrack just like you do when you RSVP for a campout HERE. Adult fee is $33. Youth Fee is $45 which includes Boys Life. TIP: If you want to decline Boys Life for multiple scouts, leave a comment such as “decline Boys Life for <scout name>”. We will credit $12 to your scout account.
  • Late Fee:    A late fee of $5 per scout will be strictly enforced for registrations received after Oct 30.  Recharter Fees will increase to $38 and $50 on Nov 1.
  • Financial Assistance – Consider adding a +1 Guest to your registration if you would like to help a scout who may not be able to afford their dues. If you need financial assistance or a payment plan, please let us know. We’ll do what we can to help you.
  • Leave a comment when you register if you have a new address or want to change your leader title, etc.
  • NEW YPT – All adults must complete the updated YPT course to register for 2019.  All ‘old’ YPT expires 9/30/2018.
  • Dual Registrations – You may register with multiple scouting units and still only pay one membership fee to BSA.  Please contact the registration team prior to the deadline if you wish to dual register with Troop 16 but pay dues through a different unit. You may pay your dues through Troop 16’s recharter even if we are not your primary unit.
  • Not returning in 2019? Please select “Not Going” on the RSVP – We would certainly enjoy having you back but don’t want to nag you unnecessarily.
  • Questions?  Contact Colleen Combest or Dana Stuart prior to the registration deadline.

Health Warning!  Failure to register by the deadline may result in the team experiencing hair loss, hand-wringing, high blood pressure, cravings for comfort food, and overuse of the word “aargh!” as we attempt to track folks down to register and complete YPT. Please be kind and register on time!

Happy Scouting!!  Colleen Combest \ Dana Stuart  – Troop Committee Chair \  Membership Coordinator

 

September 11th Troop Meeting

Published by under T16 on September 9, 2018

Hello Troop 16! Here is the agenda for this week’s meeting.

For this meeting, flags will be done by the Bagel Birds patrol. The main activity will be flag day and we will be stripping flags. Besides this, nothing else is planned.

See you all Tuesday!

September 4th Troop Meeting

Published by under T16 on September 3, 2018

Hello Troop 16! Here is the plan for September 4th.

This meeting will be the fall court of honor which will start at 7pm like regular meetings. This is the only thing planned for this meeting so be ready to earn some new awards.

See you all Tuesday!

Annual Religious Awards Retreat for all Christian Faiths

Published by under T16 on August 22, 2018

The Catholic Committee on Scouting for the Colorado Springs Diocese will be hosting their annual religious awards retreat Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church – Colorado Springs, 2650 Parish View, Colorado Springs, CO 80919.

The Retreat is for Catholic and non-Catholic Christian girls and boys in the various Scouting programs wishing to work on the Religious Awards of their faith. The registration flyer link is below.  Note that this year’s form is a fillable PDF with full comments on each field to help fill in the information.

The Retreat will offer an Alternate Awards session that will offer awards from the Footsteps of American Saints, Women in Scripture, and/or Models of Faith patch series. These are great awards to help deepen your faith and learn about famous Christians of the past.

If you have a connection to your parish office and wouldn’t mind contacting them, we would appreciate you putting the following announcement in your Sunday Bulletin at least a two or three Sunday’s before the Retreat:

Religious Awards for Scouts

All girls and boys in Scouting programs from Kindergarten through High School can earn Religious Awards appropriate to their age and grade.  The Catholic Committee on Scouting for the Diocese of Colorado Springs is hosting a retreat to help Scouts earn their Religious Awards.  The Retreat will be at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church – Colorado Springs on Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  Cost is $15 for early registrations, $20 for registrations received after Wednesday, October 3rd.  Lunch is provided.  Scouts in grades K-3 must have a parent or guardian accompany them.  Scouts in grades 7-12 are required to attend the Retreat to earn their awards, although they may begin work on an award, with an approved counselor, before the Retreat.  Younger Scouts can accomplish all the work for their awards working with their parents. For more information about the Retreat or about Scouting Religious Awards in general, please contact Curtis O’Connell, 719-590-1104 or CJOCS@comcast.net. The registration form can be downloaded at  http://www.co-springs-ccs.org/Home/forms-documents/Retreat_Flyer_2018_Fillable.pdf

2018 Tour de Cure Colorado

Published by under Community Service on August 17, 2018

This year, Troop 16 is supporting the American Diabetes Association by providing trash services and holding flags for their Parker Tour de Cure event. The net profit from this event will be donated to the American Diabetes Association to support research, awareness and education about diabetes.

Members of Troop 16 can sign up for shifts to help maintain the cleanliness of the park or to hold flags during the event. Grounds workers will receive funds to their scout accounts and flag holders will receive service hours. This is a rain or shine event happening on September 8, 2018 at Salisbury Equestrian Park & Sports Complex in beautiful Parker. If you are interested in helping make this event a success, please sign up here.

August 14, 2018 – Bring a Friend Night

Published by under T16 on August 3, 2018

Bring a friend (or friends!) on August 14th and give them a glimpse of the amazing things our troop has to offer!  As an added bonus, we will have ice cream floats available to anyone who attends!

2018 Fall/Winter Leadership Positions

Published by under T16 on July 31, 2018

It is time again for the Troop to elect new youth leaders.  The deadline for requesting a Leadership position is August 13, 2018.  If you would like a leadership position for the Fall Winter term of 2018 and are at or above First Class rank (exceptions listed below) email Mrs. Lipman (scoutmaster@bsa16.org) to request the positions you want to run for.  It is recommended that you request 3 positions with the first being the position you want the most.  Please remember that Senior Patrol Leader and Patrol Leaders are voted on by the Scouts within the troop and patrol, respectively.  Also, Assistant Patrol Leader and Veteran Gear Coordinator do not count toward rank advancement.

We have not finalized a date yet on the Junior Leadership Training but will do that in the very near future.

The leadership positions that are available are listed below.  For more information on each position, please click on the position descriptions link on the right hand side of the page.

Senior Patrol Leader
Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Instructor
Patrol Leader
Scribe
Chaplain’s Aide
Librarian
Webmaster
Den Chief – Can be below First Class rank
Bugler – Can be below First Class rank
Leave No Trace Coordinator
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
Historian
OA Troop Representative
Quartermaster

Please email Mrs. Lipman with any questions about leadership.

Troop 16 - Parker's High Adventure Troop