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Melita Island Summer Camp – reservation deposit

Posted by David Hilgartner on November 22, 2019

Melita Island Summer Camp – July 25 to August 2nd, 2020

First payment due Jan 10 – $100 reservation deposit

Summer camp 2020 will be a return to Melita Island! This one of Troop 16’s perennial favorite summer camps.

Melita Island is a 64-acre island in Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Montana. It is part of the Flathead Indian Reservation

Melita Island is a superb place for Scouts to hone their leadership skills, revel in the island’s natural environment, and participate in all kinds of water-related activities. Melita Island offers a number of unique traits that make it an appealing place for Scouts from all over Montana, the nation, and indeed, the world, to come and camp.

Total Cost will be $700 per Scout, and $450 per adult. This fee is the camp fee plus transportation and food costs. Per Troop policy, payments are not refundable, unless someone else takes that spot.

Questions? Contact David Hilgartner at davidhilgartner64@gmail.com or via text at 303-883-4122

Payment schedule:
  • Reservation Deposit  (due Dec 17 2019):
    • $100 per Scout, $100 per Adult
  • First payment (due Feb 4, 2020):
    • $350 per scout, $225 per adult
  • Final Payment (due April 21, 2020):
    • $350 per scout, $225 per adult

LINK TO TROOP 16 SIGNUP PAGE- $100 Deposit

2019 Adventure Race – November Campout

Posted by David Hilgartner on November 12, 2019

2019 ADVENTURE RACE

the 2019 Adventure Race is upon us!

Calling all Knights and Men-at-Arms! The annual Troop 16 Adventure Race is on! The theme this year, back by popular demand, is Monty Python’s Quest for the Holy Grail. Join us in this life-sized race through over a dozen challenges scattered around Peaceful Valley as you seek enough power to get past the Black Knight, defeat the Killer Rabbit, and claim the Grail. You will enjoy the Royal Feast afterwards.

Contact your Camp Host, Dave Hilgartner, with questions about the campout, or your Gamemaster, Rob Beyerly, with questions about what the heck a Grail is.

Parents, please consider coming out for the weekend or just for the day on Saturday. We need lots of help to pull it off. Peaceful Valley is located at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch, North Elbert Road, Elbert, CO.

SIGN UP HERE:  https://bsa16.trooptrack.com/plan/events/1084742

RSVP by Friday, Nov 8.

We meet at the PUMC church parking lot at 4 pm on 11/15/19.  As always, please bring your dinner for Friday.

Driving Directions to Peaceful Valley

Basic Gear Checklist

Cave of the Winds Campout October 25th to 27th

Posted by Robert Holzhauser on September 26, 2019

How about some spelunking through a cave?!

The campout will give you an opportunity to work toward the Geology Merit Badge and explore the Manitou Grand Caverns. Saturday we will take a 2 1/2 hour tour through part of the cave that is closed to the public. On this tour you will crawl/climb/walk for nearly a mile while learning basic spelunking skills as well as the history and geology of the cave.  Sign Up on Troop Track

The troop is going to cover the cost of the spelunking. Cost for the campout will then be just the customary $20. 

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Camporee Sept 20-22, 2019

Posted by Colleen Combest on August 20, 2019

 

Troop 16 will participate in the Denver Area Council Camporee Sept 20-22 at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch. The sign up is open now. Please register only on TroopTrack  (Please do not sign up on the Council’s camporee website). The fee is more than usual but includes the council’s $35 camporee fee plus the troop’s normal camping fee to cover meals.  Questions?  Contact the camp host, Rob Beyerly, or click on the link to learn more! https://bsa16.trooptrack.com/plan/events/1066352

 

Mt. Democrat Campout

Posted by Nate Smith on August 11, 2019

 

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Reach new heights! Come and climb a 14er on the next campout. Earn a Fourteener Club patch or a star! We will camp near by and learn to use backpacking stoves. We will also focus on learning outdoor ethics. Sign up closes on 8/13. Email Mr. Smith with questions.

 

Sign Up here by Aug 13:  https://bsa16.trooptrack.com/plan/events/913077

 

 

Camp Hosts Needed for Monthly Campouts

Posted by Colleen Combest on July 9, 2019

Our scouts have selected some exciting campouts coming up in the second half of 2019.  We need adults to act as Camp Hosts.   Depending on the campout, a camp plan can either be recycled from a previous plan or the camp host(s) can scope out new territory. Some of a Camp Host’s duties are to secure a suitable campsite, coordinate with the webmaster to post an announcement and registration page, and reconcile reimbursements with the treasurer. You don’t have to be a professional camper (no one is) to be a Camp Host. No prior hosting experience is necessary and help and encouragement are readily available. As an added benefit, the named Camp Host and son receive free registration to that month’s campout.

If you would like to be a Camp Host for one of our upcoming weekends or if you would like to assist the campout in another way, please contact Outdoor Activities Coordinator, Brian Kamm.  Text 303-828-8280 or email briankamm@icloud.com

Upcoming Events:

  • August 16-18 – Climb a 14er. We can recycle plans for climbing Mt. Quandary or Mt. Sherman or pick a new mountain. Camp Host would locate a suitable mountain climb and nearby campsite in either a developed campground or National Forest dispersed camping and coordinate registration.
  • September 20-22 – Cave of the Winds campout.
  • October 18-20  – Shooting Sports at Peaceful Valley.  We need a Camp Host and Instructors/RSOs
  • November 15-17 – Adventure Race at Peaceful Valley (Webelos recruiting event).  We need a Camp Host and a Gamemaster for this event.

Mini-High Adventure – Lost Creek Backpacking Signup Online

Posted by Brian Hardy on May 21, 2019

SIGNUP DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SUNDAY, JUNE 9 AT MIDNIGHT.

The June High Adventure Campout will be a 3 or 4-day backpacking trek into the Lost Creek Wilderness.  We will leave the church at 4:00 pm on Thursday, June 13 or 8:00 am Friday June 14, and will return on Sunday afternoon. During the Trek we expect to backpack 15 or more miles over 2 1/2 days, while exploring the unique geologic monoliths that are present in the Lost Creek Wilderness.

The trek is open to scouts 13 years old or older and First Class Rank or higher. To find out more, and to sign up, click here.

This is a great prep trip for Philmont and Northern Tier, but you don’t have to be going to these National High Adventure Bases to come.

 

 

February 2019 – Snow Adventure Park

Posted by Mark Noble on February 5, 2019

The February campout will be a fun-filled winter camping experience on the weekend of February 22-24.

Camping is at St. Louis Creek campground near Fraser, CO and we will go tubing will be at Colorado Adventure Park near Fraser. The Troop will pay for Scouts to go tubing.  Adults should bring $24 if they want to go tubing.

Get all the details in TroopTrack HERE

2019 Philmont signup is now LIVE!

Posted by Mark Noble on December 21, 2018
Troop 16 currently has slots for 2 crews to Philmont 2019 from 7/18/19 – 7/30/19.
The event signup is live on Troop Track. Don’t Delay as the sign-up window is very short!
 
Remember, the next Troop 16 Philmont trek won’t come around for another 3 years. If you want to have a chance to go to one of the premier High Adventure treks in all of Scouting, this may be your last opportunity before you age out.
 
We need at least 10 scouts and 4 adults to register by January 11th to keep our spots.  For more information see Troop Track
 

Northern Tier 2020 Interest Only Signup

Posted by Brian Hardy on November 15, 2018

Northern Tier High Adventure Base – June/July 2020 – Early Interest Page

Troop 16’s Next High Adventure Awaits!

Troop 16 is seeking boys and adults who are interested in going to Northern Tier High Adventure Base during the summer of 2020. The lottery for treks for 2020 will open on January 8, 2019.  Based on the level of interest we receive, we will enter our Troop in the lottery for treks occurring in late June or early July, 2020. We need to know now how many scouts and adults are interested in going.

See all the details and sign up here

Troop 16 - Parker's High Adventure Troop