Parker’s High Adventure Troop

Published by under T16 on April 10, 2020

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: Andrew 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 the Adventure Race

Troop Meeting May 19 7PM

Published by under T16 on May 19, 2020

Our next Troop Zoom meeting is May 19 at 7pm. Scouts will be led in a campfire program by Nathan S. and Andrew W. from 7-7:45pm and will also be able to join a breakout room from 7:45-8:30 to work on merit badges or rank advancement.

Scouts and adults  –  Don’t get stuck in the waiting room! Please remember to use your full name and list the room code in front of your name. (Room Code, Full name, leader position).

The goal here is that the participants’ list will be sorted by the breakout room code for your preferred activity. Scouts and adults using the new name format will be placed in their breakout rooms first.  All others, please be prepared to wait until I can get you to the room you want.

Room Codes are listed below.  Check your email for the Zoom meeting ID and password.  See you on Zoom!

  • PF – Personal Fitness Merit Badge 
  • AH – American Heritage Merit Badge 
  • FY – New scout room for rank work 
  • FC – Trail to First Class and other rank work

Troop Meetings on Zoom

Published by under T16 on May 12, 2020

Our next Troop Zoom meeting is Tuesday May 12 on Zoom at 7pm. Scouts will be able to work on either merit badges or rank advancement.

Scouts and adults  – please change your name when you join the meeting to reflect our new mandatory name format.  (Room Code, Full name, leader position)

The goal is that the participants’ list will be sorted by the breakout room code for your preferred activity. Scouts and adults using the new name format will be placed in their breakout rooms first.  All others, please be prepared to wait until I can get you to the room you want.

PF – Personal Fitness Merit Badge 

AH – American Heritage Merit Badge 

FY – New scout room for rank work 

FC – Trail to First Class and other rank work 

Church Work Day Schedule for 7/25/2020

Published by under Community Service on May 12, 2020

The church work day has been postponed by PUMC until July 25.  Because of social distancing requirements, scouts and adults will work in small groups during 2 sessions. 8-10am and 10-12pm.  Masks and gloves are required.  Bring your own mask, gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, and yard tools.  Scouts can earn 2 service hours for each session they work.  Please remember that this is one of the 4 mandatory events that the Troop has each year.  Sign up on Trooptrack coming soon

Ryan Fierro – Eagle Scout!!

Published by under Eagle Scouts on April 22, 2020

Congratulations to Ryan Fierro! On April 21st, Ryan became Troop 16’s 149th Eagle Scout. Ryan’s Eagle Scout Project was the folding and delivering of Pocket Flags to the military.

 

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Gavin Kubiak – Eagle Scout!!

Published by under Eagle Scouts on April 15, 2020

Congratulations to Gavin Kubiak!  On April 15th, Gavin became Troop 16’s 148th Eagle Scout. Gavin’s Eagle Scout Project was refurbishing Lone Tree Elementary School’s greenhouse.

New Scout Campout

Published by under Survivorman on April 11, 2020

I have created some youtube videos to cover some on the information we would have at the campout. These are posted on the website and available here:

Tents and Sleeping Bag Basics – https://youtu.be/h4IVR_bsUCU

Information for Parents of New Scouts – https://youtu.be/ZAdyRkjWxpw

Smellables – https://youtu.be/m6XMWFmzr6I
Clothing for Campouts – https://youtu.be/Hep00D_c2Z8

Knives and Flashlights – https://youtu.be/aVVC_ZmcALk

Most of these are about how to prepare for campouts, what type of gear you need, and how parents work in the troop. I am happy to answer questions you have, I tried to keep it short.

At 2pm I will offer a zoom video with just the new scouts and parents, you will be required to use your name to login or you will not be accepted to the meeting. I will be covering pocket knife safety Scout rank requirement 5, and also answering any questions you have. I will email out the info on the zoom.

You to not have to sleep outside tonight, due to the cold, but when you do take a short video of your vent and set up and send it to me and we will sign off the requirement. We are looking at Tenderfoot 1a. 1b and 1c. Take a picture of the gear you use, the tent set up and send a brief email on how you practice the outdoor code. We will have a plan for Tuesday to complete more requirements.

Stay Cheerful.

Mr. Smith Scoutmaster

 

Troop 16 Update

Published by under T16 on March 27, 2020

All in-person scout meetings and troop events are cancelled until state and county COVID-19 orders allow it. Troop meetings will be on Zoom through the end of May. Please work on merit badges and rank advancement at home. Reach out to the scoutmaster to schedule a time to zoom and share what you have worked on, or to ask for a counselor for a merit badge you want to work on.  Denver Area Council and Colorado Adventure Point is also offering some merit badges over Zoom.

Let’s stay safe and keep scouting.

Glenwood Caverns March 27-29, 2020 RSVP Open Now

Published by under Camping,T16 on March 13, 2020

Unfortunately because of the school closures, we are canceling this campout.  Our program will hopefully resume with our PLC and Troop Committee meeting on March 31 at PUMC.

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park and the Ami’s Acres Campground.  This a fun camp with access to all the rides and thrills.

Fee:  $20 T-16 Camp Fee + $25 Glenwood Caverns Park Fee total $45.  This may change if we are able to do a service project.  If that happens the Park Fee will be refunded to you.

This campout has a maximum of 40 people for the campsite we will be using.

Meet-up: 4:00pm at PUMC, Friday March 27th the drive is about three hours.Back Home: 2:00p at PUMC on Sunday March 29th

The new big trailer will be going with new chuck boxes (make sure your patrol chuck is fully stocked)

NOTE TO ADULTS:  We need some volunteers to do the cooking for Dirty Socks and Staff and someone to pull the trailer.  If you can help please email ewfreund@gmail.com.  Thanks.

NOTE ABOUT MEALS:

This campout will emphasize cooking requirements for Trail to First ClassTherefore, those scouts who need cooking requirements for Trail to First Class have priority when it comes to planning, preparing and clean-up.

Sack Dinner on Friday as per usual.  Lunch on Saturday should be a bag lunch taken into the Park and this is still a meal that needs to be planned, prepared and cleaned up.

Sunday morning should be a backpacking breakfast so the only cooking will be what can be done only with boiled water, try to be somewhat creative.

 

Pancake Supper Volunteers are needed!

Published by under Community Service on January 30, 2020

Volunteers are needed to sell pancake supper tickets and to work the pancake supper! Please use the links below to sign up and receive service hours!

Ticket Sales Link:
https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/4090b4ea8a92fa46-pancake

Pancake Supper Night:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b4ea8a92fa46-2020

Troop 16 - Parker's High Adventure Troop