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2017 Fall/Winter Leadership Positions

Posted by Sonya Lipman on July 25, 2017

It is time again for the Troop to elect new youth leaders.  The deadline for requesting a Leadership position is July 31, 2017.  If you would like a leadership position for the Fall and Winter term of 2017 and are at or above First Class rank email Mrs. Lipman (scoutmaster@bsa16.org) to request the positions you want to run for.  It is recommended that you request 3 positions with the first being the position you want the most.  Please remember that Senior Patrol Leader and Patrol Leaders are voted on by the Scouts within the troop and patrol, respectively.  Also, Assistant Patrol Leader and Veteran Gear Coordinator do not count toward rank advancement.

The leadership positions that are available are listed below.  For more information on each position, click on position descriptions on the right hand side of the page.

Senior Patrol Leader
Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Instructor
Patrol Leader
Scribe
Chaplain’s Aide
Librarian
Webmaster
Den Chief – First Class scouts only
Bugler – Can be below First Class rank
Leave No Trace Coordinator
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
Historian
OA Troop Representative
Quartermaster – Need one per patrol

Please email Mrs. Lipman with any questions about leadership.

Court of Honor and Potluck Dinner

Posted by Sonya Lipman on June 22, 2017

June 27th is a Court of Honor. The Court of Honor will start promptly at 7PM.  It will be preceded by a Pot Luck Dinner that starts promptly at 6PM and a Wood Badge Beading Ceremony at 6:45PM. Setup for that dinner will begin at 5:45PM. Attendance at the Pot Luck Dinner is completely optional. You can still come to the Court of Honor even if you don’t attend the dinner. If you want to participate in the pot luck, please be at the Church no later than 6:00PM and bring a dish. The breakdown of what to bring is as follows:

Last name ending in A-G – Side Dish

Last name ending in H-Q – Main Dish

Last name ending R-Z – Dessert

Also, we still need an adult or two to assist with keeping the drink containers full during the potluck and ceremony and also assisting the scouts with cleanup.  Please email scoutmaster@bsa16.org if you are able to assist.

Free Orienteering Class

Posted by Sonya Lipman on April 17, 2017

Parker Parks and Recreation is offering a FREE Introduction to Orienteering class for all ages! Join Parker Parks and Recreation to learn what the sport of Orienteering is all about. Discover the difference in a typical topographical map and a specialized orienteering map. Learn how to read the map, understand the symbols and accurately orient the map to your surroundings and navigate using the compass. The class will be on April 24 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Parker Fieldhouse, 18700 E. Plaza Dr. While the class is free, registration is required at www.ParkerRec.com.

Webelos Cross-Over Ceremonies – Updated

Posted by Sonya Lipman on March 6, 2017

Troop 16 will be welcoming several new scouts into our Troop at Webelos cross-over in the next few weeks. The first meeting for these new scouts will be on March 14th, 2017. We need help from current scouts! Please let Mrs. Lipman know as soon as possible if you can attend one of the upcoming cross-over ceremonies. You will earn credit for service hours for your help with these events.


Dates and locations:

Pack 649                                                                                                                                                                       1/30/17 at 6:30 pm -Parker Evangelical Presbyterian Church – 6-7 Scouts needed for flags and welcoming new Scouts

Pack 369
2/4/17 at 1:30 pm – Parker United Methodist Church – T16 volunteers will also be welcomed to participate in a potluck lunch starting at 12:00 pm.

Pack 528
2/18/17 at 6:00 pm – Arvada United Methodist Church 6750 Carr St- Due to the location of this crossover ceremony, T16 volunteers will be given service hours for the drive up to Arvada and back. 2-3 Scouts needed

Pack 396
2/27/17 at 6:30 pm – Parker United Methodist Church 2-3 Scouts needed

Pack 363
3/11/17 at 6:00 pm – 8:30 PM – Parker United Methodist Church 3-4 Scouts needed

…and, please check back! We will add more dates/locations as they become available.

Court of Honor and Potluck Dinner

Posted by Sonya Lipman on February 16, 2017

Good Evening Troop 16,

February 21st our next Court of Honor. The Court of Honor will start promptly at 7PM.  It will be preceded by a Pot Luck Dinner that starts promptly at 6PM. Setup for that dinner will begin at 5:45PM. Attendance at the Pot Luck Dinner is completely optional. You can still come to the Court of Honor even if you don’t attend the dinner. If you want to participate in the pot luck, please be at the Church no later than 6:00PM and bring a dish. The breakdown of what to bring is as follows:

Last name ending in A-G – Side Dish

Last name ending in H-Q – Main Dish

Last name ending R-Z – Dessert

Also, we still need an adult or two to assist with keeping the drink containers full during the potluck and ceremony and also assisting the scouts with cleanup.  Please email scoutmaster@bsa16.org if you are able to assist.

 

Scout Sunday signup is now active

Posted by Sonya Lipman on February 10, 2017

Scout Sunday gives us a unique opportunity to serve our charter organization, Parker United Methodist Church, by greeting and ushering Church service attendees. There are three Sunday services, 8:00AM, 9:30AM, and 11:00AM. Our volunteer windows start 30 minutes before each service, and go until roughly 15 minutes after a service concludes. We will also be selling Pancake Supper tickets before and after each service. Scouts must be in their full class A uniform and will receive service hours credit for their participation.

RSVP is required for this event. There are a limited number of spots available in the volunteer shifts, so signup at as quickly as possible. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044cafa623a20-scout

In addition to the scouts we will need one adult to help coordinate this event with our Charter Organization Representative.  Please see Mrs. Lipman if you would like to assist.

2017 Spring/Summer Leadership Positions

Posted by Sonya Lipman on January 27, 2017

The deadline for requesting a Leadership position is January 31, 2017.  If you would like a leadership position for the spring and summer term of 2017 please email Mrs. Lipman (scoutmaster@bsa16.org) to request the position.  You may request up to 3 positions.  Please remember that Senior Patrol Leader and Patrol Leaders are voted on by the boys within the troop and patrol, respectively.  Also, Assistant Patrol Leader does not count toward rank advancement, but it is a great way to become Patrol Leader the next term.

The leadership positions that are available are:

Senior Patrol Leader
Assistant Senior Patrol Leader                                                                                                                                         Instructor
Troop Guide
Patrol Leader
Scribe
Chaplain’s Aide
Librarian
Webmaster
Den Chief – First Class scouts only
Bugler
Leave No Trace Coordinator
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
Historian
OA Troop Representative
Quartermaster

Veteran Gear Coordinator (Does not count toward rank advancement)
Assistant Patrol Leader (Does not count toward rank advancement)

Please email Mrs. Lipman with any questions about leadership.

Rank Requirements for All Scouts

Posted by Sonya Lipman on January 22, 2017

On January 1, 2016, new requirements went into effect but might not necessarily have affected you depending on where you were at with rank advancements.  As of 01 Jan 2017, ALL Scouts MUST use the new requirements regardless of rank.  You can find a printable list of the new requirements here which you should print and put in your book.  If you have completed a requirement in your current rank and it’s after January 1, 2017, you can have a staff or adult leader sign off in your printed rank book that it has been completed as long as you show that you completed it in your old book as signed off.

Parker UMC Rummage Sale and Service Opportunity

Posted by Sonya Lipman on January 1, 2017

We have the opportunity to participate in the Church’s rummage sale and get service hours for assisting with packing up after the event.  Below are the details:

Friday June 2nd- Rummage Sale 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Parker UMC members only.  We are all considered members since we are chartered by the church)

Saturday June 3rd – Rummage Sale 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.  There will be a silent auction from 8:00 am to Noon.

Sunday June 4th – Rummage Sale 7:00 am to Noon (Half Price Day)

Assistance will be needed from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on June 4th after the rummage sale to pack up all the left over items.  You will receive service hours for this activity.  If you are interested in signing up to assist in packing, please visit www.parkerpack.org and click on the volunteer to pack signup link.

December Lock-In Signup is Closed

Posted by Sonya Lipman on December 8, 2016

The Troop will be doing a lock-in event at the church on December 16, 2016.  Join us for a Harry Potter movie marathon and lots of Harry Potter games.  More information and the signup are on the information page HERE.

Troop 16 - Parker's High Adventure Troop