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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 Noelle.L.Baldwin@gmail.com 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

Okpik Registration is here

Posted by Sonya Lipman on November 15, 2016

Have you ever wanted to be trained in building snow shelters, spending the weekend having fun in the snow, or meeting new scouts and scouters?  Then you need to sign up for Okpik.

Okpik is state-of-the-art training to give leaders, (both youth and adult), confidence in taking groups into a cold environment and support a year-round camping program. Our cold weather training is appropriate only for those leaders and campers who already have basic Scouting skills and mild weather camping experience. Our training includes skills that can ensure a successful, fun and safe cold weather camping experience. The signup link for this fun training experience is below.

Information and Registration

If you decide to do one of the sessions below, please email Mrs. Lipman as we are still looking for trained Quinzee builders to join us on the February campout:

Boy Scout’s Investment in Character Program

Posted by jhayess on February 19, 2015

Parents of Troop 16,

There will be a Council Investment in Character volunteer coming to our February Court of Honor to ask for donations to support the Denver Area Council.

A Scouting family never has to pay the local Council to receive the benefit of council sponsored activities. For this reason, we allow a representative to ask for donations to support the Denver Area Council.

The Council spends $285 per Scout per year to provide the programming that is offered to them here in Denver. With that in mind, any donation you consider giving would be hugely beneficial in continuing to provide these rewarding programs.

Our Troop’s goal for 2015 is $3,000.

This year’s donor recognition patch celebrates the new Colorado Adventure Point indoor Scout adventure center. An image of the patch which is given for donations of $200 and above is below. All donations are 100% tax deductible.

Thank you for allowing us to take a little time out of our Green and Gold celebration to help support and strengthen Scouting.

2015 Investment in Character Patch

It’s Re-charter Time!!

Posted by cvangel on February 4, 2014

Hello everyone ~

It’s time to re-charter!  Our paperwork is due by Tuesday, February 4th so please do one of the following to help with the re-charter process:

  1. Print the form, sign it, and send it with any applicable payment/other completed forms (i.e., YPT) with your son to the Troop meeting.
  2. Print the form, sign it, and send it with any applicable payment/other completed forms to my home address.
  3. Reply in an email me that you no longer wish to be a part of the troop along with a reason (i.e., no longer interested, too many activities, aged out, moved).
    • The BSA asks for this type of information in order for us to improve our program so I do appreciate any information or feedback you provide.

I will be reminding our young men about this at tonight’s meeting and each meeting from now until Tuesday, February 4th.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thank you!!
~christine

It’s Re-Charter Time!

Posted by cvangel on January 21, 2013

Thank you for being a part of Troop 16 and supporting Boys Scouts of America. One of the ways you show your support is by annually renewing your membership in the troop by paying your re-charter fees for both scouts and registered adults. The re-charter amounts are: $27 for first scout, which includes a yearly subscription to Boys’ Life magazine, and $15 for each additional scout and each adult.  Fees for the scouts can be paid by cash, check, or scout accounts.  In addition, all adults must have their current YPT on file. The deadline to have all fees turned in and adult training completed is January 31st. Thank you in advance for making sure the troop’s re-charter process goes smoothly. If you have any questions, please contact Christine Veto.

Your scout(s) will be (or should be) bringing home a form for you to complete on Tuesday, 1/8/13. Please fill out and return to Christine Veto ASAP during our regular Tuesday meetings.

Thank you for your prompt response and attention to this!!

Changes in the BSA

Posted by Mark Williams on October 17, 2012

Today, the BSA announced two big changes.

The first change, affects all levels of scouting. All levels will use the same Scout Oath and Law. No more Cub Scout Promise or Law of the Pack. This will be fully implemented around mid-2015. This will also affect the Venture Scouts and Sea Scouts. As you can see, our boys should not be affected by this change.

The change that is specific to Boy Scouts is the Eagle required merit badge list will be modified, effective Jan. 1, 2014.
Of the 21 merit badges, 13 will now be Eagle required. The new required merit badge is Cooking.
Secondly, boys will get to choose between earning Environmental Science or a new merit badge, Sustainability.

Mr. Williams

IT’S RECHARTER TIME!

Posted by webmaster on January 26, 2012

Thank you for being a part of Troop 16 and supporting Boys Scouts of America.   One of the ways you show your support is by annually renewing your membership in the troop and BSA by paying your recharter fees for both scouts and registered adults.  The recharter amounts are: $27 for first scout, which includes a yearly subscription to Boys Life magazine, and $15 for each additional scout and each adult.  In addition, all adults must have their current YPT on file. Please make sure you are not dropped from the roster.  The deadline to have all fees turned in and adult training completed is January 31st.  Thank you in advance for making sure the troop’s recharter process goes smoothly.   If you have any questions, please contact Deb Worby.  Again, thank you and Happy 2012!

BSA Membership Cards

Posted by webmaster on May 2, 2011

The new BSA memberships cards are here and will be distributed over the next few weeks at the Tuesday troop meetings and the May 17th COH.  If you’re unable to pick up your family’s cards at one of these times, they will be mailed out at the end of May.  See Deb Worby if you have questions.

RE-CHARTER TIME IS HERE!! Deadline 1/18/11

Posted by webmaster on January 15, 2011

We urgently need your help to ensure that the troop’s charter will be renewed on time so uninterrupted scouting can continue for Troop 16.  How can you help make that happen?  By paying your dues and making sure each registered scouter is trained with a minimum of Youth Protection Training (YPT).  How much are dues you ask?  $27 for first scout in the family; $15 for each additional scout and each registered scouter.   The deadline to submit your payment is the January Court of Honor (1/18).  You may turn in your payment to Lisa Denton or Deb Worby and please don’t hesitate to contact either one if you have questions.  Working together we can ensure the process will go smoothly and the deadline will be met.   Make checks payable to Troop 16 and bring payments to scout meetings or mail to Lisa Denton.   Thank you!!

MEDICAL FORMS NOTICE!

Posted by webmaster on January 9, 2011

On a very positive note, we have just discovered from the head of the district, that the current med forms which we’re all using now are still okay to use and don’t need to be replaced until they expire.  This means you don’t need to run to your doctor and request the new medical form be signed which we previously thought was necessary.  If you’ve already made the effort to get the new form signed, thank you for your efforts.  Please know this has been a confusing process for all, even the district office.  Communication is sometimes our hardest barrier to overcome.  At least, right now, Troop 16 is on the same page!

Troop 16 - Parker's High Adventure Troop