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New Scout Campout

Posted by Nate Smith on April 11, 2020

I have created some youtube videos to cover some on the information we would have at the campout. These are posted on the website and available here:

Tents and Sleeping Bag Basics –

Information for Parents of New Scouts –

Smellables –
Clothing for Campouts –

Knives and Flashlights –

Most of these are about how to prepare for campouts, what type of gear you need, and how parents work in the troop. I am happy to answer questions you have, I tried to keep it short.

At 2pm I will offer a zoom video with just the new scouts and parents, you will be required to use your name to login or you will not be accepted to the meeting. I will be covering pocket knife safety Scout rank requirement 5, and also answering any questions you have. I will email out the info on the zoom.

You to not have to sleep outside tonight, due to the cold, but when you do take a short video of your vent and set up and send it to me and we will sign off the requirement. We are looking at Tenderfoot 1a. 1b and 1c. Take a picture of the gear you use, the tent set up and send a brief email on how you practice the outdoor code. We will have a plan for Tuesday to complete more requirements.

Stay Cheerful.

Mr. Smith Scoutmaster


Troop 16 Update

Posted by Nate Smith on March 27, 2020

All in-person scout meetings and troop events are cancelled until state and county COVID-19 orders allow it. Troop meetings will be on Zoom through the end of May. Please work on merit badges and rank advancement at home. Reach out to the scoutmaster to schedule a time to zoom and share what you have worked on, or to ask for a counselor for a merit badge you want to work on.  Denver Area Council and Colorado Adventure Point is also offering some merit badges over Zoom.

Let’s stay safe and keep scouting.

Mt. Democrat Campout

Posted by Nate Smith on August 11, 2019


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Reach new heights! Come and climb a 14er on the next campout. Earn a Fourteener Club patch or a star! We will camp near by and learn to use backpacking stoves. We will also focus on learning outdoor ethics. Sign up closes on 8/13. Email Mr. Smith with questions.


Sign Up here by Aug 13:



May 2019 – Church Work Day

Posted by Nate Smith on April 7, 2019

Please join us for the church work day on Saturday May 18th, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  Bring a water bottle.

Location: Parker UMC, 11805 S. Pine Dr., Parker, CO.   

Scout Sunday

Posted by Nate Smith on January 23, 2019

Scout Sunday is February 10th, with services at 8am, 9:30am and 11am. We need 4 scouts for each service to serve as ushers. This is a great way to say thanks to the church for all the support throughout the year.  Service time will be awarded. Sign up on Troop Track:


Troop 16 - Parker's High Adventure Troop