Parker’s High Adventure Troop

Published by under T16 on February 8, 1910
MEETINGS:  Tuesdays 7:00 to 8:30pm

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.

Parts of this website are password secured.

Members will need to register to sign-up for activities or see this information.
Scoutmaster: Mrs. Sonya Lipman – 303 903-5926
Troop Committee Chair: Mrs. Noelle Baldwin – 303-805-0973
Senior Patrol Leader: Christian D.
 
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 Quest for the Holy Grail Adventure Race.
  

Shooting Sports camp out and Fire Arms Safety Course Sign up now Live

Published by under Activities,Camping on September 21, 2017

The signup for the Outober campout, 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. Signup links for both the campout and the HFS course are available from the campout’s information page. Signup for the campout closes October 10th, at midnight.

Direct link to sign ups (must login first) : Campout , FHS Course

 

Adult Volunteers Needed

Published by under Activities on September 20, 2017

Troop 16 is in need of adult volunteers to keep our Troop running.  Many of our parents who hold adult leadership positions in the troop are very close to their sons obtaining Eagle Scout rank and aging out.  We are looking to fill many needed positions and would like to fill these positions while there is time to have a positive and productive transition.  Please feel free to talk to Noelle Baldwin (committee chair) and/or the current person holding the position if you have any questions.

We are looking for the following positions to be filled:

  • First Year Scoutmaster – responsible for assisting with crossover ceremonies,  organizing the first parent meeting and the first overnight campout, running scoutmaster conferences for Scout to First Class ranks and making sure the first year scouts and parents have everything they need to be successful.  Ron Carlson is our current First Year Scoutmaster and he will be transitioning to a Life to Eagle Coordinator so we need to fill his shoes.
  • Life to Eagle Coordinator (2 positions) – responsible for mentoring our youth as they progress from Life rank through their journey to acquire the Eagle rank.  Mark Williams and Michael Person are our current coordinators and are looking for passionate about Scouting adults and have around two to three years of experience.
  • Summer BBQ Coordinator– responsible for organizing the summer barbecue and pool party following Parker Days.  Please speak with Mr. Fournier for more information.
  • Adventure Race Coordinator – responsible for one of our favorite campouts and largest recruiting event for the Troop.  Please talk to Mr. Christiansen and/or Mr. Nash.
  • Eagle Court of Honor Setup Coordinator– Responsible for setting up and maintaining drinks at the potluck for the Court of Honor and Eagle Court of Honors.  Also responsible for purchasing supplies for these functions.  Please speak with Mrs. Mead for more information.

2017 Tour de Cure Colorado

Published by under Community Service on September 7, 2017

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

Members of Troop 16 can sign up for shifts to pick up trash to add funds to their scout accounts. This is a rain or shine event happening on September 9, 2017 at Salisbury Equestrian Park & Sports Complex in beautiful Parker.  If you are interested, visit the signup page.

Jon Boyd, you are an Eagle Scout!

Published by under Eagle Scouts on September 1, 2017

It is with great pleasure that I am able to announce Troop 16’s newest Eagle Scout. Jon Boyd is the troop’s 129th Eagle. For his Eagle project, Jon build cat homes for a cat rescue facility in Ft. Collins. Congratulations Jon, you are an Eagle Scout!

September 15-17th Backpacking Campout

Published by under Camping on September 1, 2017

Back by popular demand, the September campout will be a backpacking trip. We will travel to Lost Creek Wilderness area and hike approximately 3 miles along the Wigwam trail for an amazing weekend experience. Scouts will hike through the valley with views of nearby Bison and Windy Peak and work on skills such as fire starting, water filtration/purification, land navigation and how to properly set up/break down camp in the back country. Signup: Here

Troop Meeting on September 5th

Published by under T16 on September 1, 2017

We will be working on our Family Life and Game Design merit badges.

We will be giving lessons on how to properly pack and plan for our next back packing campout.

Troop Meeting August 29th

Published by under T16 on August 26, 2017

Flaming Ice Cubes will be doing flags.

Instruction time: We will be working on Family Life and Game Design MB’s.

Patrol Time will be spent as follows…

Bagel Birds: Game Day

Bull Snakes: Survey

Flaming Ice Cubes: Survey

Howling Wolves: Ranking up/ Survey

Matrix: Knife/ Fire Safety

Rangers: Game Day / Survey

Les Stroud Skyp Visit

Published by under Survivorman on August 22, 2017

On Tuesday, August 15th, 2017, the troop had a Skype visit with Les Stroud of the Survivorman TV series.  Click here to see the Troop 16 Survivorman video and pictures of the visit.

Troop 16 Vigil members

Published by under Order of the Arrow on August 20, 2017

Very early this morning, Troop 16 had two members honored with Vigil in the Order of the Arrow!

Vigil is an honor that is given to those who have been active as a Brotherhood member for at least 2 years in the OA, and they must be nominated by their peers. This year, there were only 8 chosen in all of Denver Area Council, and our troop had two of those.

Dr. Boyd was given the Vigil name Wischiki Meteu, which means Busy Medicine Man, and Kyle P was given the Vigil name Wulantowagan, which means He Who Has Good Spirits. Lets congratulate them on this honor!

You aren’t seeing double, Troop 16 has 2 new Eagle Scouts!

Published by under Eagle Scouts on August 18, 2017

It is with great pleasure that I am able to announce Troop 16’s newest Eagle Scouts. Christian D. and Colin D. now share one more thing in common, besides being twins. Both boys have earned their Eagle Scout rank tonight.

Christian, the troop’s 127th Eagle, collected over 600 books to send to operationpaperback.org. From there, the books are then given to our troops that are stationed overseas.

Colin, the troop’s 128th Eagle, created 50 survival backpacks to give to the Urban Peak organization. From there, the backpacks are given to homeless youth of Denver.

Congratulations Christian and Colin, you are Eagle Scouts!

Christian D.
Colin D.

Troop 16 - Parker's High Adventure Troop