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April 2019 – Glenwood Caverns Campout

Posted by Colleen Combest on March 16, 2019

Join us for an activity-packed campout April 26-28. On this campout scouts and scouters will get free admission to the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in exchange for performing a conservation service project for the park. The Adventure Park includes fun attractions like the Alpine Slide and Giant Swing in addition to thrilling cavern tours. We will be camping nearby at Ami’s Acres Campground which has a beautiful group tent camping area very near to clean and functional bathroom and shower house facilities. We are also looking into an additional side-trip to the Glenwood Hot Springs pool for an evening dip. Mr. Kamm will be Camp Host. The camp fee for this outing will be $30 which includes a $10 fuel surcharge to reimburse our drivers.

Click HERE to sign up on TroopTrack.  Sign up deadline is April 22, 2018.

March 2019 – Ski and Snowboard Campout

Posted by Colleen Combest on March 3, 2019

Sign-ups are now open on TroopTrack for the Snow Sports campout to be held March 15-17, 2019. This is a popular campout and affords the opportunity to earn the Snow Sports merit badge. We will be camping at the Tennessee Pass trailhead near Ski Cooper. Ski Cooper is an ideal ski and snowboard venue with plenty of terrain for beginners and experienced skiers alike. Ski Cooper visitors also benefit from smaller crowds and affordable lift tickets. $20 camp fee has been waived because of our excellent fundraising efforts.  Price to register covers your lift ticket and optional equipment rentals and lessons. (see below). The Troop encourages adult and sibling sign-ups too.  We are looking for an adult Camp Host for this campout.  Please contact Mr. Kamm for details.

All waivers and Fees are due BEFORE we depart on Friday.

2019 Rates are:
Ski Pass: $46 Adult, $27 Youth [6-14], Kids 5 & under: Free

Rentals: Ski/Board $27 Adult [15+], $19 Youth [6-14], $15 Child [5 & Under]  Helmet Rental:  $10

Lessons:

  • Ski or Board 1stTimer [Age 14+] $99 (2 hour lesson includes rental & pass)
  • Ski or Board [Age 14+] $149  (2 hour lesson includes rental & pass)
  • Ski or Board Youth [Age 5-13]  $129 (all day lesson includes rental & pass)

What to Bring: Cold weather camping gear, Ski or snowboard equipment, and snow shovel. See the gear section of the website for gear checklists.

Signup Here: TroopTrack

Contact: Brian Kamm briankamm@icloud.com

Webmaster – Recruiting Now

Posted by Colleen Combest on March 2, 2019

Greetings Troop,

The troop’s Webmaster position is currently OPEN and we are actively recruiting.  This is a great way to volunteer to help the troop that requires only a minimal time commitment. Please contact Mrs. Combest at 303-946-4700 or colleen.scouts@gmail.com for more information.

Responsibilities include BSA16.org website and email admin, site maintenance, register new users, post announcements, and weekly email with the blog post summary. 
 
Time commitment:  1 hour week on average
Difficulty level:  Easy
Registration required:  Yes
Training:  Committee member preferred

2019 Recharter

Posted by Colleen Combest on September 16, 2018

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.

  • Deadline to pay dues is Oct 30, 2018. 
  • 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. Financial assistance is available if you need it.
  • Late Fee:     Recharter Fees will increase to $38 and $50 on Nov 1. Applications required after Nov 15.
  • All adults must complete the updated YPT course to register for 2019.  Log in at www.My.Sccouting.org for training.
  • 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 – Committee Chair and Dana Stuart –  Membership Coordinator

Troop 16 - Parker's High Adventure Troop