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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

Adult Volunteers Needed

Posted by nlbaldwin on November 16, 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.

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.

The Parker Police Department is hosting merit badge training.

Posted by Jeff Gibbs on March 14, 2017

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The Parker Police Department is hosting a merit badge training for area boy and girl scouts. This training will help cover the scout requirements for the following four sections:

Crime Prevention
Fingerprinting and Evidence
Emergency Preparedness
Police officer questions and police car

Each section of the training will be approximately 30 minutes, and the scout groups will rotate through each of the four sections.

The police department will be hosting a large number of scouts at this presentation. In order to allow the maximum number of scouts to take advantage of this training, they ask that only scouts and leaders attend.

Wednesday March 29th 5:30 -7:30 p.m.

Sign Up: Here

 

Pancake Supper 2017

Posted by Mark Williams on February 20, 2017

Tuesday February 28, 2017 is Pancake Supper. This annual event will be held at PUMC …. we will enjoy the company of our scouts, family, friends along with PUMC church members all while enjoying a scrumptious pancake meal! (Gluten Free options available only for those in need please)

This is a mandatory event for all scouts. Scouts are required to sell tickets and work the event.

Scouts and family members will need tickets to eat too.

Please view the 2017 Pancake Supper information page for all the details about pancake supper, including links to signup.

December Lock-In Signup is Closed

Posted by Sonya Lipman on December 8, 2016

The Troop will be doing a lock-in event at the church on December 16, 2016.  Join us for a Harry Potter movie marathon and lots of Harry Potter games.  More information and the signup are on the information page HERE.

Parker Police Department Merit Badge Training

Posted by Sonya Lipman on October 19, 2016

The Parker Police Department is hosting a merit badge training for area boy and girl scouts. This training will help cover the scout requirements for the following four sections:

Crime Prevention
Fingerprinting and Evidence
Emergency Preparedness
Police officer questions and police car

Each section of the training will be approximately 30 minutes, and the scout groups will rotate through each of the four sections.

The police department will be hosting a large number of scouts at this presentation. In order to allow the maximum number of scouts to take advantage of this training, they ask that only scouts and leaders attend.

Please email Mrs. Lipman at scoutmaster@bsa16.org if you would like to attend.

T16 leaders- If you are planning on going to this event, please email Mrs. Lipman as we will need to do 1 signup and have a couple of leaders with the scouts during their training.

Tuesday, October 25
5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
18600 E. Lincoln Meadows Parkway

Troop 16s Tour de Cure bike team

Posted by Mark Williams on September 21, 2016

Troop 16 has put together a team to raise money to help stop diabetes. We are riding Saturday September 24, 2016 from Salisbury Park. Each person that is joining the team is making a commitment to raise at least $200. If you would like to join our team, or donate to one of the riders, please visit the Troop 16 TDC page. If you would like more information about the team, please contact Mr. Williams or Mrs. Lipman.

If you would like an opportunity to win a free bike jersey, please submit your ideas to Mr. Williams or Mrs. Lipman by August 1, 2016. The winning design will be Troop 16’s “official bike jersey.” The winner will be awarded with a jersey, with their design on it.

Cycling Merit Badge

Posted by Sonya Lipman on September 15, 2016

There are a couple of Eagle Scout projects going on this weekend, so Ian and Jared would like as many scouts as they can get to assist.  That being said, we are going to re-schedule the last 3 rides for the cycling merit badge as follows:

October 1st @ 8 am – 1st 25 mile ride

October 8th @ 8 am – 2nd 25 mile ride

October 29th @ 7 am – 50 mile ride

Please make sure you bring 2 water bottles and some kind of energy replacement item with you on these last rides.

Troop 16 - Parker's High Adventure Troop