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Recharter 2020 – registration open now

Posted by Colleen Combest on September 16, 2019

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 Nov 5, 2019. 
  • 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.
  • All adults must have YPT current through at least Feb 2020. Log in at www.My.Sccouting.org if you need to complete YPT or Leader Position-specific training.
  • Questions?  Contact Colleen Combest or Dana Stuart prior to the registration deadline.

Please be kind and register on time!

Colleen Combest – Committee Chair

Dana Stuart –  Membership Coordinator

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! https://bsa16.trooptrack.com/plan/events/1066352

 

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.

RSVP to cnknoll@hotmail.com

 

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 briankamm@icloud.com

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 GroupSales@ElitchGardens.com, 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.

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

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