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Recharter! Recharter! It’s Recharter Time!

Posted by nlbaldwin on January 2, 2018

Hello everyone ~

It’s time to re-charter!

If you have not already received an email from me via Troop Track you should get one this week!  If you didn’t please email me at with the subject Recharter help.

Starting at tonight’s meeting I will have a box labeled RECHARTER FEES available to place your checks in.  Please make sure you put your son’s name(s) in the memo line as there are some families with the same last name.  Make checks payable to Troop 16.

If you are paying by Scout Account – PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ENOUGH IN YOUR ACCOUNT TO COVER THE COSTS.  This is easy to do through Troop Track.  If you still cannot access Troop Track please see me or Mr. Meilhan at a meeting or email one of us.

Remember – Troop 16 does not charge dues.  Recharter fees are for DAC/National BSA only.  This is why we require you to work Parker Days.  Parker Days are already on the calendar for June 7-11th.  MAKE SURE YOUR FAMILY VACATIONS ARE NOT DURING THIS TIME.  It is vitally important that all Troop 16 member and parents help these days.

All recharter fees will be due to the Troop by February 1st!  Please don’t make me hunt you down 🙂

********** While national fees have increased to $33/year, Denver Area Council (DAC) is working to adjust the Charter period to a Jan 1 – Dec 31 cycle. This change will take place in 2019. For 2018, units will charter for a ten-month term. FOR 2018, NATIONAL FEES WILL BE PRO-RATED TO BE $27.50 AND Boy’s Life TO $10.

The re-charter amounts are: $37.50 for the first Scout, which includes a yearly subscription to Boys’ Life magazine, and $27.50 for each additional scout and each adult.
For example:
1 Scout and 1 Adult (2 members) = $65.00;
3 members= $92.50;
4 members = $120.00;
5 members = $147.50;
6 members = $175.00.

Thank you –

Noelle Baldwin, Committee Chair

Adult Volunteers Needed

Posted by nlbaldwin on December 13, 2017

Troop 16 is in need of adult volunteers to keep our Troop running.  Many of our parents who hold adult leadership positions in the troop are very close to their sons obtaining Eagle Scout rank and aging out.  We are looking to fill many needed positions and would like to fill these positions while there is time to have a positive and productive transition.  Please feel free to talk to Noelle Baldwin (committee chair) and/or the current person holding the position if you have any questions.

We are looking for the following positions to be filled:

  • First Year Scoutmaster – responsible for assisting with crossover ceremonies,  organizing the first parent meeting and the first overnight campout, running scoutmaster conferences for Scout to First Class ranks and making sure the first year scouts and parents have everything they need to be successful.  Ron Carlson is our current First Year Scoutmaster and he will be transitioning to a Life to Eagle Coordinator so we need to fill his shoes.
  • Life to Eagle Coordinator (2 positions) – responsible for mentoring our youth as they progress from Life rank through their journey to acquire the Eagle rank.  Mark Williams and Michael Person are our current coordinators and are looking for passionate about Scouting adults and have around two to three years of experience.
  • Summer BBQ Coordinator– responsible for organizing the summer barbecue and pool party following Parker Days.  Please speak with Mr. Fournier for more information.
  • Adventure Race Coordinator – responsible for one of our favorite campouts and largest recruiting event for the Troop.  Please talk to Mr. Christiansen and/or Mr. Nash.
  • Eagle Court of Honor Setup Coordinator– Responsible for setting up and maintaining drinks at the potluck for the Court of Honor and Eagle Court of Honors.  Also responsible for purchasing supplies for these functions.  Please speak with Mrs. Mead for more information.

Volunteers Needed for Tour de Cure – Save the Date

Posted by nlbaldwin on September 1, 2016

Mrs. Lipman is helping organize the Colorado Tour de Cure for the American Diabetes Association on Saturday, September 24th at Salisbury Park.  Troop 16 is offering our Scouts and Scouters an excellent opportunity to earn Service Hours for the Troop for Rank Advancement or for High School.  Volunteer jobs will include: Motivators at the starting line – send off the riders with cowbells, whistles, clapping and enthusiastic cheering; Motivators at the finish line – welcome back returning riders as they approach and cross the finish line; Lunch & Drinks Crews; Recycling & Trash Round Up Crew; Tear-Down & Site Closure crew; T-Shirt & Goody Bags Crew; Last Rider Lounge; and Champions Tent.  Shifts will be 2-5 hours depending on what job you sign up for.  You could also sign up for multiple shifts.  Please save the date and keep an eye out for further information for the exciting opportunity to support the ADA and the Parker Community!

Cycling Merit Badge

Posted by nlbaldwin on August 18, 2016

Attention Scouts- Mrs. Lipman will be teaching the cycling merit badge (eagle required if you choose cycling over hiking or swimming – or good to also have for Eagle Palms) on the below schedule at the Indian Pipe Trailhead on the west side of Parker Road across from the church.  Please make sure you come prepared with your bike, helmet, an extra tube/repair kit, and 2 filled water bottles (on rides 25 miles and over, one water bottle should be filled with Gatorade).  Your water bottles must be able to go in water bottle cages on your bike, in the back of cycling jerseys, or you must have a camelbak full of water.  Loose water bottles will not be able to be used.  We will have a couple of extra cycling jerseys if you need one to carry your bottles.  If you are unable to make it to one of these rides, please email Mrs. Lipman so she can schedule makeup rides.

We will need extra scouters on each ride.   Scouters please email Mrs. Lipman and let her know what days you would like to ride with the group.

July 16th @ 10:00 am – Classroom portion outdoors and 1st 10 mile ride.
July 30th @ 10:00 am – 2nd 10 mile ride
August 7th @ 12:00 pm – 1st 15 mile ride
August 20th @ 10:00 am – 2nd 15 mile ride
September 10th @ 8:00 am – 1st 25 mile ride
October 1st @ 8:00 am – 2nd 25 mile ride
October 8th @ 8:00 am – 50 mile ride

Our Philmont Crews are safe

Posted by nlbaldwin on June 28, 2015

I called Philmont this morning and learned that both of Troop 16 crews are safe and moving on their schedules.  Please send up prayers for the family and Troop of the lost Scout. Read story here.

Popcorn Time!

Posted by nlbaldwin on September 20, 2013


Troop 16 – its POPCORN TIME!!!  Mrs. Baldwin is your Popcorn Kernel.

You should have picked up a door-to-door order form from me at the last meeting.  If you did not get one yet please get one at the next meeting or email me .

Important Dates for Scouts to know:

  • Door to Door sales: NOW through the beginning of October – ALL door-to-door order forms will be due to me at the Oct 1st (COH) or Oct 9th meeting.
  • Show and Sale booth dates will be posted in the next 2-3 days.  They will start Saturday , September 7th and run through Sunday October 6th.  There will be a variety of times and places available.  If you have an event or other church you’d like to have your own booth – let me know and we’ll get you some popcorn to hold your own booth!
  • November 2nd & 3rd – Pick up your Door to Door popcorn orders at Mrs. Baldwin’s house (times to be announced later)
  • November 5 & 12 – turn in ALL remaining money at either of these two meetings.

Important Information for Scouts to know:

  1. We have new product including Bacon Ranch!
  2. We have more $10 and $15 options – the prices have stayed the same from last year.  If someone doesn’t want popcorn ask them to support Scouting and the Troops at the same time and buy the $30 Popcorn for our Troops!
  3. Please collect money as you sell popcorn door to door.  Turn in you money weekly to Mrs. Baldwin.  Make sure your money is in a closed envelope with your FIRST and LAST names as well as how much money you’re turning in that week.
  4. The Denver Area Council’s many chances to win an iPad!  The DAC will hold weekly drawings for Scouts that send in a copy of their filled up with sales.  The last week will be for all entries to be put in for the grand prize.  Friday 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, Grand Prize drawing 10/18.
  5. Now for the best part of this year’s popcorn sales, each scout will earn 21% of their popcorn sales for their Scout Account!  You can use the money in this account to purchase scouting equipment, pay for camp outs or even a high adventure trip.
  6. Each Scout should set a goal of selling $200 or more of product.  Every Scout is required to sell $75 or more of product or $150 per family.

Remember each Scout is expected to participate in every fundraiser for the troop.  So, get out there and sell that popcorn!!

Popcorn Show-n-Sell Signups Online

Posted by nlbaldwin on September 7, 2012

2010_TrailsEndTroop 16’s Popcorn Kernel, Mrs. Baldwin, has arranged several opportunities for scouts to work at a Show-n-Sell. Show-n-Sells are a great opportunity to get ahead on your popcorn sales! Scouts are encouraged to sign up for an open slot and work a 2 1/2 – 3 hour shift selling popcorn in front of King Soopers, Safeway, or Murdoch’s. Sales are practically guaranteed – and each Scout will get credit for items sold during their shift . Remember, 21% of the gross sales goes straight to your scout account and helps offset the costs of scouting.

Now we need your help in filling up the booth times. You can find more information and the sign-up pages HERE.

New Dates for Popcorn!!

Posted by nlbaldwin on September 20, 2009


Please note these new dates for Popcorn sales. Remember, all scouts are expected to participate in each of our three fundraisers.

October 13 – ALL Popcorn forms are due

November 8 – Yes, SUNDAY!  Come and pick-up the popcorn after the camp-out.  Schedule to be posted at a later date.

November 17 – ALL popcorn money is due to the troop.


Don’t forget that 20% of your sales go into your personal scout account.  Don’t procrastinate – get out and sell that popcorn!

Troop 16 - Parker's High Adventure Troop