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Broken Website Has Been Repaired.

Posted by webmaster on September 4, 2013

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Well, all the work is done with repairing and upgrading our BSA16.org website.  So now for the answer to the burning question of “WHAT HAPPENED”?

Well the cause of the interruption of the access to our website was due to a “perfect storm” of sorts.  The hosting site upgraded their server software.  Our website was operating on a very old version of WordPress 2.7.  The new server software and our old version of WordPress didn’t play very well with one another.

Anyway, as of this post, we are now updated to the most recent version of WordPress 3.6.  Everything seems ok but if you discover anything that is missing or acting strange please report it ASAP by filling out the “Website Request Form“.

Thank You

Al Pacheco
Webmaster.

Alex P. Became Troop 16’s 106th Eagle

Posted by webmaster on May 28, 2013

Congratulations to Alex P, who tonight (5/28/13) became Troop 16’s 106th Eagle scout!  Please join the members of his Eagle board and his parents in congratulating Alex for his achievement.

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For his Eagle project, Alex built 9 log benches for the Douglas County Outdoor Education Center.
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Spencer Bills ECOH – June 1st 2013

Posted by webmaster on May 28, 2013

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Please join us as Troop 16 celebrates the induction of
one of their most recent Eagles.

Saturday, June 1, 2013
2:00 pm ~ 4:00 pm
Parker United Methodist Church
11805 S. Pine Dr.
Parker, CO

Reception to follow the ceremony.

Updated Scribe’s Corner

Posted by webmaster on March 15, 2013

The Scribe’s Corner has been updated with the minutes from the 3/19/2013 PLC.
These have been created and supplied by the troop scribe.
Please see him, or me, with any questions.

Scribe’s Corner

Chris M. Eagle Project.

Posted by webmaster on February 25, 2013

Support Hospitalized American Armed Service Members

Chris is collecting DVDs for the Landsuhl Hospital Care Program supporting the Chaplain’s service program of Landstudl Regional Medical Center.  The medical center supports the Armed Services and State Department in Europe, the Middle East and Afghanistan.  the DVDs are to be used to entertain and support the morale and welfare of recuperating service members at Landstuhl and the supported regional and field hospitals.

How can you provide support to our hospitalized service members?

  • Donate pre-owned DVDs from your household
  • Donate a new DVD
    Wal-Mart, Big Lots, Sam’s Club and others have a great selection of bargain DVDs
  • Provide a monetary donation
  • Encourage your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers to participate.

Regular DVDs – not Blue Ray – no extreme violence

A drop box for DVDs and donations will be available every Tuesday night at the Troop 16 Scout Meeting through the end of March 2013.  Charitable receipts will be provided on request.

Please consider participating in the success of this project.  Many small individual donations will go a long way to supporting the morale and welfare of service members entrusted with defending our freedom and our country.

Pancake Supper and Scout Sunday

Posted by webmaster on February 3, 2013

PUMC and Troop 16 need your help! We need boys to help sell Pancake Supper Tickets before and after the church services on January 27th, February 3rd, and February 10th. Service hours will be given for all who work a shift.

In addition, PUMC needs our assistance with Ushering on Scout Sunday, February 10th.

Sign-ups are now online for both of these activities. If you signed up at the Court of Honor, you have already been added to the signups here.

Click here to find out more and sign up.

Tyler C.’s Eagle Project Saturday February, 9th 8 am

Posted by webmaster on February 3, 2013

Come out and volunteer at the Douglas County Outdoor Education Center in Larkspur CO (Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/1fGXS ) for my Eagle Project I will be building a trail and doing fire mitigation and I need lots of help! There will be lots to do including cutting down trees, clearing ground cover, piling wood and brush, laying wood chips, and much more. I will need roughly 20 scouts and 8 adults but there won’t be a limit on volunteers! I also need some people to volunteer to bring tools I have a list of what’s needed so let me know if you have tools that maybe helpful. Lunch and drinks will be provided but try to remember your water bottle and dress according to the weather as this is an outdoor project. Thanks and I hope to see you there!

See the info page for more information.

SCUBA Information for FREE class on Sunday January 20th 2013

Posted by webmaster on January 16, 2013

*** IMPORTANT !!!! All who are interested the Discover Scuba Class is this Sunday the 20th from 8:30am – 10:30am at the Parker Recreation Center Pool. Start to show up at 8:30- we will break into groups of 3 and 4. Just tell the front desk you are there for SCUBA Please email Dr. Boyd it you would like to attend – so we can get a head count. Please put SCUBA in the memo line.  (This is a FREE class)  Please click HERE to sign up for the future paid High Adventure and Certification courses.

Scuba Diving Merit Badge – Troop 16

Open Water Dive Trip to the Blue Hole in Santa Rosa New Mexico

Dive Shop / Dive Masters – Planet Scuba (PADI) in Castle Rock http://www.planetscuba.biz/

Training Dives will be covered under planet Scuba’s DAN Training insurance> for those Certified Divers that want to check out Divers Alert Network dive insurance her is their website. http://www.diversalertnetwork.org/

Class Room Course Fee  $200 (or less depending on the number of students)

Classes 1 Home interactive DVD introduction Class.

2 Class room sessions 1:30 to 2 hours each.

Classes taught at the Parker Recreation Center

Pool Time 2 Sessions  – lasting 2 ½ – 3 hours per group – rental dive Gear included

Sessions to be taught on a Saturday and Sunday

Groups limited to 8-10 people.

2 or more Groups / sessions would be run each day TBD

Taught at the Parker Recreation Center

No other people or certified divers are allowed in the pool during

the pool sessions.             (due to insurance restrictions)

Scuba Review for Certified Divers – $50 – Gear included

There is no class room required.             Pool time 45-60 minutes.

All gear will be provided and included in the fee – package prices will be available for those who would like to purchase diving gear.

Open Water Dive Trip to Santa Rosa New Mexico – Fee $200 (again probably less depending on the number of divers)

Camping/ food and Travel fees ~$250

Important dates –

Classroom 1 Saturday Feb 9 beginning after 1:00 pm @ Parker Recreation Center

Classroom 2 Sunday  Feb 10 beginning after 1:00 pm @ Parker Recreation Center

Pool sessions 1 Saturday Feb 16 beginning 3:00 pm @ Parker Recreation Center

Pool sessions 2 Sunday Feb 17 beginning 3:00 pm @ Parker Recreation Center

Travel Day to the Blue Hole Friday March 22

Open water Dive Day 1 Saturday March 23

Open water Dive Day 2 Sunday March 24

Travel Day return to Parker Monday March 25

Tyler C’s Eagle Project this weekend Saturday January 19th at 8:00 a.m.

Posted by webmaster on January 14, 2013

Come out and volunteer at the Douglas County Outdoor Education Center in Larkspur CO (Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/1fGXS ) for my Eagle Project I will be building a trail and doing fire mitigation and I need lots of help! There will be lots to do including cutting down trees, clearing ground cover, piling wood and brush, laying wood chips, and much more. I will need roughly 20 scouts and 8 adults but there won’t be a limit on volunteers! I also need some people to volunteer to bring tools I have a list of what’s needed so let me know if you have tools that maybe helpful. Lunch and drinks will be provided but try to remember your water bottle and dress according to the weather as this is an outdoor project. Thanks and I hope to see you there!

See the info page for more information.

Eli B. Eagle Scout

Posted by webmaster on August 29, 2012

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Eli B. became Troop 16’s 101st Eagle Scout on August 28th 2012. Thank you to all Troop 16 Scouts and parents for helping him make this honored goal. Congratulations Eli!

Troop 16 - Parker's High Adventure Troop