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.
  

Ian B, Troop 16’s newest Eagle Scout

Published by under Eagle Scouts on November 19, 2017

I want to congratulate Ian B in earning the rank of Eagle Scout this evening, and with the new rules regarding the Eagle Palms, has earned his Bronze Palm and his Gold Palm as well.  Ian becomes Troop 16’s 131st Eagle.

For his Eagle Project, Ian made 25 shooting benches for Ben Lomond Gun Club to help with youth instruction.

Congratulations Ian!

December Jurassic Park – Lock-in – Sign up now live

Published by under Camping on November 18, 2017

December -Lock-in Sign-up is now a live!

Sign-up here: HERE

Welcome… to Jurassic Park

You didn’t say the magic word!

Life finds a way

What is your favorite Jurassic Park Movie quote?

 

 

 

 

Troop 16 Merit Badge College 2017

Published by under Activities on November 17, 2017

Troop 16’s Merit Badge College

The Troop 16 Merit Badge College will be on Saturday, December 2, 2017 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). 

Registration will end on: November 30, 2017. 

Event Time Line: December 2, 2017
7:30am to 8:00am – Registration and sign-ups
8:00am to 11:30am – Morning session
8:30am to 10:00am Intro to the merit badge process & Troop Track (Scout parent focused)

11:30 to 12:30 – Lunch

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

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Please email Mr. Faust with any questions

Location: PUMC

Adult Volunteers Needed

Published by under Activities on November 16, 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.

November 2017 Campout – The Adventure Race

Published by under Adventure Race,Camping on November 7, 2017

After being vanquished for 2 years, the Black Knight has risen again! He has come to wreak havoc and exact his revenge on those who challenge him.

While Troop 16 has slept, the Black Knight has come and given the Guardian more power! The Adventure Race – Quest for the Holy Grail is back! Can your patrol defeat the Guardian to send the Black Knight back to his lair? Click here for more information and to sign up!

Jacob A – Eagle Scout

Published by under Eagle Scouts on November 3, 2017

Tonight, I’m introducing Jacob A. as Troop 16’s 130th Eagle Scout!

Jacob came to us from Georgia as a Life Scout, and was able to complete his Eagle here in Colorado, including running an art class at Children’s Hospital.

Congratulations Jacob!

2018 Firearm and Archery Training Class Dates

Published by under Training on October 26, 2017

Troop 16 is constantly looking for more adult trained firearm and archery instructors and range safety officers so I wanted to share some important training dates that are being offered through the Denver Area Council in 2018.  To register for any of the below classes, please visit http://www.dacshootingsports.org and hover over DACSS then select Training & Program Events.

January 13th – NRA Basic Instructor Training (Scout Office)

January 27th – NRA Range Safety Officer Training (Scout Office)

February 10th – DAC Standard Operating Procedure (Scout Office)

February 24th – NRA Basic Instructor Training (Scout Office)

March 10th – NRA Home Firearm Safety Instructor (Colorado Adventure Point)

March 17th – BSA Range Master (Scout Office)

March 24th – NRA Home Firearm Safety – Student Course (Scout Office)

April 6-7 – NRA Rifle Instructor (Skyline Hunting & Fishing Club)

April 20-21 – NRA Shotgun Instructor (Skyline Hunting & Fishing Club)

May 4-5 – USA Archery Level 1 Instructor (Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch)

May 19-20 – NRA Muzzleloader Instructor (Skyline Hunting & Fishing Club)

May 19th – BSA Range Master (Scout Office)

June 9th – BSA Range Master (Polson Ranch)

August 11th – NRA Basic Instructor Training (Scout Office)

August 24-26 – NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting & Pistol Instructor (Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch)

September 15th – NRA Range Safety Officer (Scout Office)

October 6th – DAC Standard Operating Procedure (Scout Office)

OKPIK Registration is now open

Published by under Training on October 9, 2017

Have you ever wanted to be trained in building snow shelters, spending the weekend having fun in the snow, or meeting new scouts and scouters?  Then you need to sign up for Okpik.

Okpik is state-of-the-art training to give leaders, (both youth and adult), confidence in taking groups into a cold environment and support a year-round camping program. Our cold weather training is appropriate only for those leaders and campers who already have basic Scouting skills and mild weather camping experience. Our training includes skills that can ensure a successful, fun and safe cold weather camping experience. The signup link for this fun training experience is below.  Please note that you must be at least 13 years old and first class rank as of January 1, 2018 in order to participate.

Information and Registration

If you have any questions please contact scoutmaster@bsa16.org.

Big Horn 2018 – Troop Sponsorship Application

Published by under T16 on October 9, 2017

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

The Big Horn NYLT Course is leadership training experience sponsored by the Denver Area Council and held annually at Tahosa High Adventure Base near Ward, Colorado. The training is conducted by highly qualified youth staff under the supervision of adult advisors.

The course models a month in the life of a unit and consists of six days of Scout activities.

Each year Troop 16 provides sponsorship for some scouts to attend the event. If you are at first class or above and are interested in applying for a sponsorship, you must submit an essay consisting of at least 1 full single-spaced page describing your vision of a great leader and what qualities make great leaders.  Essays must be emailed to scoutmaster@bsa16.org by December 1, 2017 in order to be considered for the sponsorship.

The Passing of One of Our Own

Published by under T16 on October 8, 2017

It is with sadness that I report that one of Troop 16’s former scouters passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 29th. Joe Kjar, Troop 16 Assistant Scoutmaster serving from 2008 to 2014, and father of Eagle Scout Devin Kjar (2014), passed away. He died of natural causes at the age of 50, and leaves behind his children, Devin and Brooke, his ex-wife Michele Peterson, and his parents, Jim and Judy Kjar (all of Parker). He would have celebrated his 51st birthday on October 5th. The family will hold a Memorial and Celebration of Joe’s Life at Ponderosa Valley Funeral Services on October 26, 2017 starting at 3:00 pm. All interested scouts and scouters are welcome to attend. The family has asked that memorial contributions be made to Troop 16 in honor of his love for scouting. http://www.ponderosavalleyfunerals.com/notices/Joseph-Kjar

Sincerely,
Mark Abell
Former Scoutmaster (2009-2011)

Troop 16 - Parker's High Adventure Troop