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2017 Tour de Cure Colorado

Posted by Ryan on September 7, 2017

This year, Troop 16 is supporting the American Diabetes Association by providing trash services for their Parker Tour de Cure event. The net profit from this event will be donated thru the American Diabetes Association to support research, awareness and education about diabetes.

Members of Troop 16 can sign up for shifts to pick up trash to add funds to their scout accounts. This is a rain or shine event happening on September 9, 2017 at Salisbury Equestrian Park & Sports Complex in beautiful Parker.  If you are interested, visit the signup page.

2017 Parker Brewfest

Posted by Ryan on August 10, 2017

This year, Troop 16 is supporting the Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club of Parker, by providing trash 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. This is a rain or shine event happening on August 19, 2017 at O’Brien Park in beautiful downtown Parker.  If you are interested, visit the signup page.

Parker Days 2017 Signup

Posted by Ryan on June 1, 2017

The Parker Days Festival will be held in downtown Parker on June 8 – 11, 2017.    We will also provide one crew for final clean-up on the morning of June 12, 2017.  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.  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.

Lastly, your Parker Days committee, Daniel Faust, Tom Loveland, Adam Ozimek and Ryan Mead, thank you for your service to the troop.  As this is the last Parker Days for Daniel and Ryan, we want to thank everyone that has ever worked at Parker Days since we have been in charge of it.  We hear all the time about what a great troop we have and how hard working we are and it makes me smile every time knowing that you all have contributed to the high regard we have within the community.

Click here to go to the SignUpGenius sign up and get in on the fun.

Wilderness First Aid Class/CPR & AED Training

Posted by Ryan on February 1, 2017

Troop/Crew 16 is hosting a Wilderness First Aid & CPR/AED training for any adult or scout over the age 14.  You are cordially invited to register for this training/recertification through the following link.  If you took the training in November 2014 then this would be a great time to get recertified.  If you have never taken this training then this would be a great time to get this training.  BSA policy requires at least 1 member be certified both Wilderness First Aid and CPR for any high adventure outing.  Troop 16 policy has been to try and have multiple adults trained so that we can assist each other in any emergency.

The best part is that since we are hosting this event, the cost is reduced for any active Troop/Crew 16 participant to $100.  Please take advantage of this training so that you are ready for any high adventure opportunities in the future.  This could include National High Adventure bases as well as Mini High Adventures.

The Wilderness First Aid training is valid for 3 years and the CPR/AED training is valid for 2 years.  The training will be held here in Parker at Colorado Early Colleges Parker.  The event is Friday, Feb. 10 from 6 to 10pm and Saturday, Feb. 11 from 8am to 8pm.  CPR recertification is from 7 to 8pm on Saturday.  Wilderness First Aid recertification is from 8am to Noon on Saturday.

If you have any questions please contact Ryan Mead.

Parker Days 2015 Fundraiser Sign-up

Posted by Ryan on June 1, 2015

The sign-up pages for Parker Days are now available online. Follow the Parker Days link to the information page, and then select the shift links and sign up!

Please remember, this is a MANDATORY fundraiser. Every scout is expected to work at least two 4-hour shift. If you will NOT be available please email Mr. Hayes so this is marked as excused.

In total, we have over 350 4-hour shifts available. So, we need over 3 shifts per scout. How do we get there? Parents and siblings over age 10 can work, too. No experience needed. Please just sign up and help us out for a shift or two. So come and make a family day of it. Help us for a few hours and then ride the rides on us.

Boys that work more than two shifts are eligible for either 4 hours of community service hours (for high school or rank advancement) or a free unlimited ride pass for the Carnival, at their option. Parents and siblings that work 2 or more shifts will also get a free ride pass, if they would like one.  The ride pass is good for a single day.

Sign up now!

2015 Troop Picnic

Posted by Ryan on May 25, 2015

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It’s time again for the Troop 16 annual picnic. Make sure you mark June 2, 2015 on your calendars to enjoy some swimming, bbq and fun with fellow Troop 16 members. This event is for the whole family. We are asking families to sign up for planning purposes.

To get additional information and to sign up, click here.

March Cooking Olympics Campout

Posted by Ryan on February 24, 2015


It is time for each new patrol to come together for the Cooking Olympics Campout in March.  Scouts, prepare your best menu possible to win the Olympics.  The sign-up is now active and the deadline to sign-up is March 3, 2015 at midnight.  Click here to be directed to the information page.

2015 Swimming Merit Badge

Posted by Ryan on January 20, 2015

SwimmingTroop 16 is offering the Swimming Merit Badge on Jan. 29 and Feb. 7.

That is right, if you come to both classes you can earn the Swimming Merit Badge for the February Court of Honor.

The Swimming Merit Badge is an Eagle required merit badge so here is a chance for a first year scout to start on the path towards Eagle by earning an Eagle required merit badge.

As of 1/1/2015 the Swimming Merit Badge requirements have changed.  They can be found by clicking here.

For more information click here to be directed to the Swimming Merit Badge page and sign-up.

Okpik 2015 – Event is Full

Posted by Ryan on December 15, 2014

okpikposterEmbark on the greatest winter camping adventure that will ever challenge you as a Boy Scout. Okpik will give you the skills to go where few dare. Established in 1986 at Camp Tahosa in Ward, Colorado, the Denver Area Council’s Okpik Winter Camping is ready for you!

This two day and two night adventure develops confidence and skills in camping and living in the outdoors during extreme weather conditions. Receive training in physical preparation, cold weather dress, first aid and emergency procedures, food and water, equipment use while experiencing cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and winter shelter building. This experience is the embodiment of the Boy Scout’s motto to “Be Prepared” .

Okpik is state-of-the-art training to give leaders, (both youth and adult), confidence in taking groups into a cold environment and support a year-round camping program. Our cold weather training is appropriate only for those leaders and campers who already have basic Scouting skills and mild weather camping experience. Our training includes skills that can ensure a successful, fun and safe cold weather camping experience. These must know skills are important because cold weather camping mistakes can be serious and certainly are not something upon which to build young Scout’s experience.

Click here to learn more about the adventure and to register for this event.

Jamboree on the Air & Zombiepocalypse

Posted by Ryan on October 15, 2014

On Saturday, October 18, 2014, there are 2 events happening at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch.

Jamboree on the Air offers scouts a chance to talk to other scouts from across the world.  You can also earn the Radio Merit Badge.

Zombiepocalypse, presented by the Rocky Mountain Orienteering Club, offers an orienteering course with a twist.  Zombies will try to stop you from completing the course.  You can either try to compete the course or be a zombie and attack those trying to compete.

For more information please visit this page.

Troop 16 - Parker's High Adventure Troop