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November 2018 Campout – The Adventure Race

Posted by Jeff Gibbs on October 13, 2018

Are you ready for Magic? You can be in countless worlds with infinite possibilities with this year’s theme, “The Magic Experience.”

Win challenges and earn your gold. You’ll compete in a final Magic Tournament to win the Troop 16 Cup (full of goodies), not to mention bragging rights. 🙂 

Are you a Mage, Thief, Knight, or Creature? Costumes are highly encouraged and could earn some Scout Spirit gold!

Join us for the Adventure Race Campout – November 9th – 11th – Signups are Available Here

Parents – We need lots of help at this Campout we are looking for 26 Adults to man the race stations and few cooks. 
(You don’t have to Camp,  just join us for the Day/Evening) Sign-ups are Here

Summer Camp 2019 Deposit

Posted by Jeff Gibbs on September 18, 2018

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Troop 16 Summer Camp 2019  – July 14th-20th, 2019
Camp Alexander, Lake George, Colorado.

Cost: $390 for scouts, $325 for Adults
A non-refundable deposit of $195 per participate due by November 9th scout meeting. Make your deposit HERE
Mr. Smith is the summer camp Scoutmaster this year: nate_smith@engschools.net, or 303-746-4013
Payment #2 is due March 27th $195 per scout, or $130 for an adult.
Merit Badge Fee Payment is due May 14th.  This will vary depending on class selections.
More info the camp available at: www.pikespeakbsa.org/Camping/SummerCamp/

October 2018 – Shooting Campout – Sign Up Now Open

Posted by Jeff Gibbs on September 18, 2018

The signup for the October campout 19th -21st, Shooting Sports is now open. Boys will be able to work on their rifle and shotgun shooting for the merit badges, or to improve their skills. Each boy attending the campout to shoot must have been through one of Troop 16’s Home Firearm Safety courses. 

Signups for the campout (19-21st)  closes October 9th, at midnight. HERE
Signups for the Home Firearm Safety course (on the 7th) closes October 4th, at midnight. HERE

September 2018 – Rocky Mountain National Park – Signups Now Open

Posted by Jeff Gibbs on July 24, 2018

The September campout will be a visit to the Rocky Mountain National Park.  We will be camping about 25 minutes from the park and visiting the park on Saturday.  Our visit will consist of a tour of the visitor center, hiking, watching the elk in the evening. Families are welcome to join us on Saturday coordinate with the camp Host Nate Smith.

More Info is HERE signups close September 11th

 

August 2018 Camp Out – Pioneering – Signups Now Open

Posted by Jeff Gibbs on July 23, 2018

img-1576smThe sign-up page for the August Pioneering Campout on the 24th-26th is now active! 

We will be building bridges, towers, and maybe even catapults at this campout.  This will be a great opportunity to work on your pioneering skills. 

We will be camping at a new location in Kiowa only 30-40 minutes away.
Parents are welcome to join us during the day.

For camp out, details: CLICK HERE link and dates have been updated.

2018 Parker BrewFest – Scout Account Fundraiser

Posted by Jeff Gibbs on July 21, 2018

This year, Troop 16 is supporting the Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club of Parker, by providing trash and ice delivery services for their Parker Brewfest event. The net profit from this event will be donated thru the CCV Rotary Club to a variety of charitable organizations, as well as to support leadership and educational scholarships…all within Douglas County.

Members of Troop 16 can sign up for shifts to pick up trash to add funds to their scout accounts. It is estimated, each scouter will earn about $8/hour. Scouts and Adult Scouters working should wear their Class B Uniforms.  This is a rain or shine event happening on August 18, 2018, at O’Brien Park in beautiful downtown Parker.  If you are interested, visit the SIGNUP PAGE

If you have any questions please contact the event coordinator Chuck Carboni at 303 653-7028.

Summer Picnic is Tonight 6-12

Posted by Jeff Gibbs on June 9, 2018

The Troop meeting on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 will be our Annual Family Summer Potluck Picnic

Which will be held at: 
Stonegate Swimming Complex from 6:00 to 9:00 pm  
HERE
10326 Stonegate Parkway  – 
Parker, CO 80134

More Details on what you need to bring and Signup(s) are HERE 

We also do the Troops Annual Swim Test for Adults and Scouts,
Detailed Infomation on Swim Test, BSA water safety, and Sign-ups are: 
HERE

 

June 2018 Camp out

Posted by Jeff Gibbs on June 8, 2018

/home/troop27/public html/v3/wp content/uploads/2016/05/lake mcconaughy1Sign-up closes 6-13 Wednesday Night:  The June 2018 campout signup is now open.  Scouts will be able to work on motorboating and watersports merit badges.

This will be a fun-filled weekend that will consist of swimming, water skiing, wakeboarding, kayaking, tubing, with games and a fire on the beach.  

Sign up on Troop Track: HERE   and more info is HERE

Swim tests are required for all Adults and Scouts prior to going into the water for this trip and Summer Camp!

Parker Days 2018 – Sign Up Now Open

Posted by Jeff Gibbs on May 12, 2018

The Parker Days Festival will be held in downtown Parker on June 7 – 10, 2018.    We will also provide one crew for final clean-up on the morning of June 11, 2018.  Each year, Troop 16 provides hundreds of hours of service taking care of all the trash at the Parker Days Festival as the biggest of our 3 annual fund raisers.  All Troop 16 members are required to participate.

 This year the requirement is that every scout needs to work 8 hours during the weekend.  The first 4 hours take care of the commitment needed for the troop.  The second four hours can be used to get a free all day ride pass or to be used as service hours for rank advancement.  The ages next to the signups are just suggestions. Typically our younger scouts (1st and 2nd year scouts) work the morning and day shifts and our older scouts work the late night shifts. Again, these are only suggestions. Please sign up when it is convenient for your family. 

We are asking this year that you do not sign up any siblings this year.  Please feel free to bring them during the shift and we will put them to work, but we want the sign up to be for the scouts.  If you want to let the shift leader know that a sibling is coming that would be very kind, one of our scout laws.

Here is a clarification of the different Adult sign up options:

Shift Leader (Works Troop HQ tent): In years past, scout moms have worked these shifts, but it can be any adult.

Rover (Oversees trash needs in park and typically drives golf cart around getting trash loaded onto cart and taking the trash to the dumpsters.)  

Adult Leader (Leads Scouts in trash pickup. You will walk around with an assigned group of boys to make sure the trash is picked up and work is getting done.)

Lastly, your Parker Days committee (Daniel Faust, Tom Loveland, and Beth Huffman) thank you for your service to the troop. We want to thank everyone that has ever worked at Parker Days as this is a large group effort.  We hear all the time about what a great troop we have and how hard working we are and it makes us smile every time knowing that you all have contributed to the high regard we have within the community.

To register, please CLICK HERE.

Summer Camp Update

Posted by Jeff Gibbs on May 11, 2018
Summer Camp Attendance Must do:
1. Complete part A, B, and C, which requires a doctors signature. This is required for all attending. Please also provide a copy of your child vaccinations. This is due on or before June 26th to Aaron or Aisha Goedeke.  Med Form
2. If you are driving a driving form must be completed and submitted to Brian Nash. He also needs a copy of your car insurance information. I also need to know how many children you can fit in your car and if you can pull the trailer. 
3.The balance of your Camp payment Is Now Past Due. Please bring your checkbook.
4. All adults attending camp must complete YPT training and print a certificate and give to me. See me is you have questions about this. 
 
We will cover tonight  5/8/18 – We will be selecting merit badges.
 
Bartlett leader guide as well if you are interested is HERE.
 
Thanks, I am looking forward to camp this summer and supporting our boys. 
See me if you have questions. 
 Nate Smith
Troop 16 - Parker's High Adventure Troop