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Glenwood Caverns March 27-29, 2020 RSVP Open Now

Posted by Colleen Combest on March 13, 2020

Unfortunately because of the school closures, we are canceling this campout.  Our program will 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  Thanks.


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.


Colorado Report to the State Feb 13, 2020

Posted by Colleen Combest on January 22, 2020

Denver Area Council’s Annual Report to the State is on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the Colorado State Capitol in the Old Supreme Court Chamber.  Presentations will be made by youth delegates from BSA Councils throughout Colorado.  Listen to live legislative sessions in the Senate or House of Representatives.  Participate in guided tours of the State Capitol and Dome.  Enjoy lunch and a commemorative pin!

Register at

Feb 13, 2020   8am – 2:30pm  Cost is $15 per person.  Space is limited.

Recharter 2020

Posted by Colleen Combest on November 4, 2019

REMINDER:  Please pay your dues on TroopTrack by Tuesday Nov 5 and turn in your new BSA background check at the troop meeting tomorrow.  


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.

Click HERE to access Recharter on TroopTrack.

  • Deadline to pay dues is Nov 5, 2019. 
  • Adult fee $36  Youth Fee $72 which includes Boys Life
  • If you want to waive Boys Life, post a message in TroopTrack and we will credit your Scout Account.
  • All adults must have YPT current through at least Feb 2020 and provide a new signed background check disclosure.
  • $100 popcorn packs are available for sale through Council.  Scouts earn $35 per pack to help pay for the dues increase. Contact Mrs. Arambula for details.
  • Questions?  Contact Colleen Combest prior to the registration deadline.

Please be kind and register on time!

Colleen Combest – Committee Chair

Camporee Sept 20-22, 2019

Posted by Colleen Combest on August 20, 2019


Troop 16 will participate in the Denver Area Council Camporee Sept 20-22 at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch. The sign up is open now. Please register only on TroopTrack  (Please do not sign up on the Council’s camporee website). The fee is more than usual but includes the council’s $35 camporee fee plus the troop’s normal camping fee to cover meals.  Questions?  Contact the camp host, Rob Beyerly, or click on the link to learn more!


Scout Day with CU Buffs

Posted by Colleen Combest on August 19, 2019

November 9, 2019 is Scout Day with the CU Buffs football!  Tickets start at $30 for the Buffs homecoming game vs. Stanford.

Each scout in attendance will receive a unique Colorado Football patch and be invited down on the field for a recognition segment. Tickets start at $30 with $5 from every ticket sold going back to the Denver Area Council.
This is an individual event. See the flyer attached for more details and the link to purchase tickets.   2019-scouts-flyer-dac
Looks like a fun way to spend a Saturday!

Sean Knoll Eagle Court of Honor July 28

Posted by Colleen Combest on July 10, 2019

The parents and grandparents of Sean Knoll cordially invite the troop to attend Sean’s Eagle Court of Honor on Sunday July 28, 2019 – 1:00-3:00pm at the Parker Library – Hall A at 20105 E. Mainstreet, Parker, CO 80134.  A reception will follow the ceremony.

All scout families are encouraged to attend.  Scouts please wear your Class A’s and your Order of the Arrow sash if you are a member.



Camp Hosts Needed for Monthly Campouts

Posted by Colleen Combest on July 9, 2019

Our scouts have selected some exciting campouts coming up in the second half of 2019.  We need adults to act as Camp Hosts.   Depending on the campout, a camp plan can either be recycled from a previous plan or the camp host(s) can scope out new territory. Some of a Camp Host’s duties are to secure a suitable campsite, coordinate with the webmaster to post an announcement and registration page, and reconcile reimbursements with the treasurer. You don’t have to be a professional camper (no one is) to be a Camp Host. No prior hosting experience is necessary and help and encouragement are readily available. As an added benefit, the named Camp Host and son receive free registration to that month’s campout.

If you would like to be a Camp Host for one of our upcoming weekends or if you would like to assist the campout in another way, please contact Outdoor Activities Coordinator, Brian Kamm.  Text 303-828-8280 or email

Upcoming Events:

  • August 16-18 – Climb a 14er. We can recycle plans for climbing Mt. Quandary or Mt. Sherman or pick a new mountain. Camp Host would locate a suitable mountain climb and nearby campsite in either a developed campground or National Forest dispersed camping and coordinate registration.
  • September 20-22 – Cave of the Winds campout.
  • October 18-20  – Shooting Sports at Peaceful Valley.  We need a Camp Host and Instructors/RSOs
  • November 15-17 – Adventure Race at Peaceful Valley (Webelos recruiting event).  We need a Camp Host and a Gamemaster for this event.

Scout Days at Elitch Gardens July 26-28, 2019

Posted by Colleen Combest on June 18, 2019

Scout Days at Elitch Gardens with the Boy Scouts of America

Friday, Saturday and Sunday – July 26, 27 and 28

Tickets ONLY $26.99
Save $33 Off Regular Main Gate Price

New for 2019! Come and participate in fun and interactive activities.  Opportunity to win prizes.

Come and enjoy the rides while testing your knowledge.

Friday, July 26 & Sunday, July 28 – Punch Card –  Come and enjoy the park while riding rides and answering general park questions.  Mail the punch card back to Elitch Gardens, Group Sales, 299 Walnut Street, Denver, CO 80204 or drop off at Guest Relations which is located by the Carousel before August 9 for chances to win great prizes!

Saturday, July 27 – Scavenger Hunt – Experience Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park like never before.  Walk the streets and find the hidden treasures that make up the history of the park.  Mail the Scavenger Hunt back to Elitch Gardens, Group Sales, 299 Walnut Street, Denver, CO 80204 or drop off at Guest Relations before August 9 for chances to win great prizes!

Buy tickets HERE

Questions? Email, or call 303-595-4386 x 162

April 2019 – Glenwood Caverns Campout

Posted by Colleen Combest on March 25, 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.

First Year’s Campout 2019

Posted by Colleen Combest on March 24, 2019

You’ve crossed over to Troop 16 and now it is time to have your first Outing of Scouting. Join us for the First Year Scout’s overnighter April 13-14, 2019.  Scouts will learn the fundamentals of the patrol method and beginning scout skills. There will also be plenty of information for the new adults as well during the parent meeting. Sign up is open now on TroopTrack.  Click HERE to register and for more information.  Costs for scouts and adult campers is $10 to cover the cost of meals. Camp Host is Rob Beyerly.

Troop 16 - Parker's High Adventure Troop