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June 2019 – Whitewater Rafting Adventure

Posted by Robert Holzhauser on May 10, 2019

Troop 16 scouts have requested a whitewater rafting adventure, and here it comes. Join us June 21 – 23 for a camping trip to Buena Vista, Colorado, including a full day raft trip on the Arkansas River.

We will camp in the group site at the Buena Vista KOA which has shower and bathroom facilities nearby the tent site. On Saturday we will make a short drive to Wilderness Aware Rafting and embark on a full day raft trip on the Arkansas River which includes a lunch provided by the rafting company. We are currently planning the Narrows Express section but Wilderness Aware may modify the section rafted based on flow to ensure it is appropriate for ages 10+. This company has years of experience with scout groups and an excellent safety record and experienced guides. The cost of the rafting is $110 (a great discount) in addition to the standard camp fee of $20 plus the fuel charge of $10 to reimburse drivers, making a total weekend cost per person of $140. This is a great way to introduce Scouts and Scouters to the scenic beauty of our nearby Colorado treasures, the Arkansas River and Brown’s Canyon. Adults are encouraged to sign-up to share the adventure with their scout!

Registration Deadline: Monday, June 10, 2019 so that scouts can do a swim check at the Pool Party, June 11.

May 2019 Campout – The Survivorman Challenge!

Posted by Robert Holzhauser on April 15, 2019

Survivorman is coming May 10-12, 2019!

Sign up for this camp-out to put your survival skills to the test and complete requirements for Wilderness Survival merit badge and compete with your patrol for the camp-out’s grand prize.

First year scouts will sleep in tents both nights but participate in a survival themed Level 1 treasure hunt on Saturday.

The Level 2 challenge encourages scouts to work together as a patrol to complete survival skills challenges and sleep in a shelter they construct in the wild for Saturday night.

Older scouts may participate in a Level 3 two-night survival challenge.  Adults are needed to sign-up to assist as referees and supervisors for our scouts as they trek through the wilderness of Peaceful Valley.

Registration deadline is 6pm Monday, May 6th!

Merit Badge College – May 4, 2019

Posted by Robert Holzhauser on March 31, 2019

The Troop 16 Merit Badge College will be on Saturday, May 4th 2019 at Parker UMC, 11805 S. Pine Dr., Parker, CO.

Be sure to register early in order to complete prerequisites and to allow time to read the merit badge book.  Scouts must read the merit badge book and bring a worksheet to class (for worksheets – start here http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Merit_Badges and then follow the links).

Merit Badges Offered: 
Emergency Preparedness
Communications
Family Life
Adult Training – Committee & Asst. Scoutmasters
Personal Management
Personal Fitness CANCELLED
Swimming or Cycling
Trail to First Class

Registration will end on: April 30 2019.

Event Time Line: May 4th 2019
7:30am to 8:00am – Registration and sign-ups
8:00am to 11:30am – Morning session

11:30 to 12:30 – Lunch

12:30 to 4:00 –  Afternoon session
4:00 to 4:30 – Conclusion and wrap up

Signup Here:  Signup Genius

Please email Mr. Faust with any questions

Location: PUMC

Troop 16 - Parker's High Adventure Troop