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2018 Parker BrewFest

Posted by Jeff Gibbs on July 21, 2018

This year, Troop 16 is supporting the Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club of Parker, by providing trash and ice delivery 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. Scouts and Adult Scouters working should wear their Class B Uniforms.  This is a rain or shine event happening on August 18, 2018, at O’Brien Park in beautiful downtown Parker.  If you are interested, visit the SIGNUP PAGE

If you have any questions please contact the event coordinator Chuck Carboni at 303 653-7028.

April 2018 Merit Badge College – Signups Close April 24th

Posted by Jeff Gibbs on April 23, 2018

The Troop 16 Merit Badge College will be on Saturday, April 28th 2018 at PUMC

Merit Badges offered: Citizenship in the World, Communications, First Aid, Personal Management, Citizenship  in the Nation, Cooking, Cycling and Camping

Be sure to register early in order to complete course prerequisites. 
See more details and sign up instructions are HERE

Church Workday Signups Now Open

Posted by Jeff Gibbs on April 23, 2018

Troop,
Our church workday is scheduled for Saturday May 5th at 8:00 am.  This event is where the Troop gives back to our Charter Organization, Parker United Methodist Church, please RSVP in Troop Track HERE so your hours get logged.  Make sure you bring a sunscreen, sunglasses,water bottle,work gloves, rakes, shovels, etc. and be ready to get your hands dirty.  For those of you trying to get to Life rank and need 3 conservation related service hours, this is a great way to get them.

Please let Mrs. Lipman know if you have questions.

 

2018 Pancake Supper – Feb 13th

Posted by Jeff Gibbs on February 6, 2018

When: February 13, 2018, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Where: Parker United Methodist Fellowship Hall
Who: Scouts (mandatory) and Adults
Ticket Sale Dates: Now thru the night of the Supper (2/13)
Training Night*: Tuesday February 6th at 7:00 pm meeting
Money Due: February 13 th to Deb Kubiak or Shelley Sun or turn in at Supper
Purpose: Serve the community & congregation of PUMC, thank them for chartering T16

 

Your Role: Sell Tickets and Serve Dinner
– Sell 8 tickets at $5 each (If more than 1 scout in family, +4 per add/ scout). All diners must have a ticket.
– All tickets must be sold, or you must pay troop for unsold tickets.
– Ticket $$ must be received by Feb 13th or funds will be automatically deducted from Scout Account on 3/1
– Accept Cash, Checks (to Troop 16), or Scout Account deduction, ages 4 and under are free
Scouts unable to attend must:  1)Get approval from Mrs. Lipman AND 2) Notify Deb Kubiak at debkubiak@comcast.net

Training Night:
– 30-minute training, to be held on 2/6 at 7:00 PM Troop Meeting
– Mandatory for scouts who have not participated in a Troop 16 pancake supper.
– If you cannot attend the training, please email Deb Kubiak at debkubiak@comcast.net

Patrol Work Schedule: Note: Be sure to sign in and out to receive credit!
4:30-6:00 PM King Bacon, Rangers, Bagel Birds Eat after your shift from 6-7 pm
5:45-7:15 PM Lazy Skunks, Bullsnakes, Howling Wolves Eat before your shift from 5-5:45 pm
6:45-8:15 PM Matrix and Flaming Ice Cubes (Clean up) Eat before your shift from 5-6:45 pm

Sunday Service Ticket Sales – February 4 and 11:
– In addition to your required ticket sales, adults and scouts are needed to sell additional tickets after PUMC Sunday Services.
– Earn rank credit for voluntary shifts. Signup Genius available at www.bsa16.org. From the Home Page, scroll

Scouts Wear: Class A Shirt, nice pants (ie. no athletic wear), neckerchief with slide (hats, aprons & gloves provided)

Adult Details:
– We need MANY adults! Sign up at T16 meetings or online at sign up available on Troop 16 site Call Deb with any questions
– Work off your family’s ticket sales at the rate of one $5 ticket for every 2 hours served by joining in on the fun (Sunday ticket sales, serving, or cooking).
– Wear Class A if possible. If not, a Class B may be borrowed or T16 spirit wear

Displays:
– We would love to have any Boy Scout Memorabilia or Eagle Scout projects displayed.
– Could you be the Display Coordinator? Contact Deb Kubiak 303-726- 0977

ADULT and VENTURE SCOUT SIGN UP:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0548AEA82E5-20182
2018 PUMC Pancake Supper Ticket Sales for 2/4/18 and 2/11/18:
 http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0548AEA82E5-20183
Scout Sunday is a Separate Sign Up

Merit Badge Classes – Colorado Adventure Point – 12/23

Posted by Jeff Gibbs on December 18, 2017

There will be a merit badge class held on Saturday, Dec 23 from Noon to 5pm at Colorado Adventure Point in Denver.  

The class will cover the complete merit badges for Leatherwork and Pottery.  Cost is $35, which includes all materials required to complete the two badges, payable at the time of the class.  

Transportation will be the responsibility of the attendee but carpooling can be arranged.  
This will be a great opportunity to complete two merit badges and create some crafts which can be brought home and maybe given as gifts!

Email Mr. Kamm (Brian Kamm) via troop track if you would like to attend.  Class size is limited so don’t delay.

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.

December Jurassic Park – Lock-in – Sign up now live

Posted by Jeff Gibbs on November 18, 2017

December -Lock-in Sign-up is now a live!

Sign-up by Dec. 12th at midnight: HERE

Welcome… to Jurassic Park

You didn’t say the magic word!

Life finds a way

What is your favorite Jurassic Park Movie quote?

 

 

 

 

Troop 16 Merit Badge College 2017

Posted by Jeff Gibbs on November 17, 2017

Troop 16’s Merit Badge College

The Troop 16 Merit Badge College will be on Saturday, December 2, 2017 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). 

Registration will end on: November 30, 2017. 

Event Time Line: December 2, 2017
7:30am to 8:00am – Registration and sign-ups
8:00am to 11:30am – Morning session
8:30am to 10:00am Intro to the merit badge process & Troop Track (Scout parent focused)

11:30 to 12:30 – Lunch

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

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Please email Mr. Faust with any questions

Location: PUMC

Shooting Sports camp out and Fire Arms Safety Course Sign up now Live

Posted by Jeff Gibbs on October 4, 2017

The signup for the Outober campout, shooting sports is now open. Boys will be able to work on their rifle and shotgun shooting for the merit badges, or to improve their skills. Each boy attending the campout to shoot, must have been through one of Troop 16’s Home Firearm Safety courses. Signup links for both the campout and the HFS course are available from the campout’s information page. Signup for the campout closes October 10th, at midnight.

Direct link to sign ups (must login first) : Campout , FHS Course

 

Free Orienteering Class

Posted by Sonya Lipman on April 17, 2017

Parker Parks and Recreation is offering a FREE Introduction to Orienteering class for all ages! Join Parker Parks and Recreation to learn what the sport of Orienteering is all about. Discover the difference in a typical topographical map and a specialized orienteering map. Learn how to read the map, understand the symbols and accurately orient the map to your surroundings and navigate using the compass. The class will be on April 24 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Parker Fieldhouse, 18700 E. Plaza Dr. While the class is free, registration is required at www.ParkerRec.com.

Troop 16 - Parker's High Adventure Troop