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2021 Denver Day of Service

Posted by Colleen Combest on April 27, 2021

The Denver Broncos and the Denver United Way is hosting the Denver Day of Service on June 4, 2021.  Click on the link to find a project or a charity you are interested in helping – or create your own project and send in the pictures.  This is not a Troop organized activity but you can earn service hours.

https://www.denverbroncos.com/community/dayofservice/

April 27 is a Troop Meeting

Posted by Colleen Combest on April 20, 2021

April 27 will be a Troop Meeting to do camp planning for the Survivorman campout at Cimarron Middle School 7-8:30pm .  PLC will happen prior to the Troop meeting.  The Committee will meet at 7pm – in person –  at Cimarron MS rather than on Zoom.

Survivorman 2021 April 30-May 2

Posted by Colleen Combest on April 20, 2021

Survived 2020? Test your skills – Survivorman 2021 is coming April 30-May 2!  Sign up for this campout to put your survival skills to the test, complete requirements for ranks through First Class and for Wilderness Survival merit badge, and compete with your patrol for the campout’s grand prize. The campout will be held at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch near Elbert, CO.  First year scouts will sleep in tents both nights but compete in a survival themed Level 1 treasure hunt on Saturday.  For more experienced scouts, the Level 2 challenge encourages scouts to work together as a patrol to complete survival skills challenges and sleep in a shelter they construct in the wild for Saturday night.  Older scouts may participate in a Level 3 two-night survival challenge.  Register at https://bsa16.trooptrack.com/plan/events/1259947

Adults are asked to sign-up to assist as referees and for other jobs at this event. Job descriptions and signups here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4AA8A92CA6F5C70-survivor

Flags For Fallen Vets – May 30 Service Project

Posted by Colleen Combest on April 20, 2021

Troop – We have a special service opportunity on May 30, 2021 to plant flags at the Fort Logan National Cemetery.  The mission of Flags For Fallen Vets is to ensure an American flag is placed upon every veteran’s grave site at each National Cemetery on Memorial Day to honor and remember those who have served and sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today.   Please RSVP for service hours and then register directly at FlagsForFallenVets.com to get your tickets. One ticket per person.

https://bsa16.trooptrack.com/plan/events/1274574

Order of the Arrow Election April 13

Posted by Colleen Combest on April 10, 2021

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Our Order of the Arrow election night is April 13 and we need greater than 50% of our scouts to be in attendance. Mark your calendars and plan to attend. 7pm at Cimarron Middle School.

Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting camping throughout the year, and providing cheerful service to others. Congratulations to our 2021 Candidates:  David Cannon, Sam Combest, Alexander Griffiths, Travis Payne, and Steven Smith.  They have at least First Class rank; 15 nights of camping logged in the last 2 years with at least one long-term camp; and they adhere to the Scout Oath and Law in their activities. Click on the link above to find out more about the candidates.

On election night, scouts can vote ‘yes’, ‘no’, or choose to not submit a ballot at all. A vote left blank on a ballot counts against the scout as a ‘no’ vote.  This is not a popularity contest – you probably will not know each candidate personally. Your ‘yes’ vote helps the scout and the Troop. A ‘no” vote or a space left blank helps no one. Your ‘yes’ vote tells a scout you have confidence in him to take on the challenges ahead. Everything they learn and experience in their activities with OA – Service projects, High Adventure experiences, leadership training and more  – it all comes back and benefits our Troop.

For more information about the Order of the Arrow visit oa-bsa.org.

John Martin Reservoir Campout April 16-18

Posted by Colleen Combest on April 5, 2021

Canoe, kayak, fish and visit the historic Bent’s Fort!  April 16-18, 2021.  $20 RSVP by 4/13/21 at https://bsa16.trooptrack.com/plan/events/1259946

 

Nathan Saari – Eagle Scout!

Posted by Colleen Combest on April 1, 2021

Congratulations Nathan Saari! Troop 16’s 161st Eagle Scout! Nathan’s project was building a new gaga ball pit for Parker United Methodist Church’s youth program.

 

Castlewood Canyon March 27 8am-6pm

Posted by Colleen Combest on March 27, 2021

Join the Troop at Castlewood Canyon State Park on March 27 from 8am-6pm in Parking Area #1. There is no fee for this campout but you will need to pay to enter the park.

Breakfast Lunch and Dinner will be served. Please bring your own water and mess kits.  You will be able to work on the Cooking, Geology, and Environmental Science merit badges.  Please print worksheets and bring them with you for the merit badges you want to work on. As always bring your 10 essentials, a good pair of hiking shoes, and dress in layers for the weather.

Mr. Smith is the host for this campout.

Firewood Service Project Feb 20

Posted by Colleen Combest on February 8, 2021

Troop – We have a service opportunity on Feb 20th. We will be helping to load firewood that will be taken to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. This is one of poorest areas in the country and many people here depend on firewood for heat.  You can earn 5 hours of credit. You will need a water bottle, boots, work gloves and long pants and a long sleeve shirt. Lunch will be provided. We have space for 15 volunteers. Let me know if you have questions.

9AM – 2PM  Lincoln Mountain Open Space.  7333 Jones Road, Larkspur, CO  80118

Location is south of Castlewood Canyon State Park on just off Highway 83.  RSVP on TroopTrack.

https://bsa16.trooptrack.com/plan/events/1259901?fbclid=IwAR0dBKGwcBiS5mnCxnJVYP5DJC5jmTW0bNvOQHlSNi6h1Zxfh88CS74uXHw

Nate Smith, Scoutmaster

2021 Recharter is open on Trooptrack

Posted by Colleen Combest on October 6, 2020

Ready for lots of scouting fun in 2021?  Recharter/Registration is open now!  Click on the link to RSVP and pay on Trooptrack.  Payment/RSVP is due by Nov 6, 2020.  Anyone with a YPT expiration date prior to March 2021 needs to complete YPT by the payment deadline in order to recharter with the Troop.

Scouts  $66 + $12 for BoysLife

Adults  $42

https://bsa16.trooptrack.com/plan/events/1226337?token=aYgnITwXbMFr1cHaArQGXYiqA0HVLVXSv9LPxI6hve54gj3u52e6_1Bks-E6_abqp6K70gZ_QsEd3Tx917MY4MaFaIFNQnKxQYu0uq4MRK5mgqHAIfGYp64tV84JMYWe

 

Troop 16 - Parker's High Adventure Troop