Archive for the ‘Camping’ Category

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

Posted by Jeff Gibbs on September 21, 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


September 15-17th Backpacking Campout

Posted by Jeff Gibbs on September 1, 2017

Back by popular demand, the September campout will be a backpacking trip. We will travel to Lost Creek Wilderness area and hike approximately 3 miles along the Wigwam trail for an amazing weekend experience. Scouts will hike through the valley with views of nearby Bison and Windy Peak and work on skills such as fire starting, water filtration/purification, land navigation and how to properly set up/break down camp in the back country. Signup: Here

August 14ner Campout Sign-up is Live

Posted by Jeff Gibbs on July 26, 2017

There are over 50 Fourteeners (summits above 14,000 feet) in Colorado.  How many have you bagged?  The August campout will be your chance to join the elite Fouteener club or to add to your list of summits. Mt. Sherman (14,036 feet) will be our objective.  We will hike from the trailhead 2500 feet below the summit to to qualify for the Colorado Fourteener Club patch and summit before noon on Saturday.  Weather permitting, we will have a campfire on Saturday night.

Sign up: HERE

The Bunny Returns, November 2017 – Looking for Coordinator

Posted by Mark Williams on June 29, 2017
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Back by popular demand: Adventure Race, Holy Grail Style.

Due to overwhelming popularity, this November a Battle with the Bunny will return. In order to make this work, the troop needs the help of ALL the adults, specifically we are looking for a race coordinator. The race takes planning and support, starting in the July/August. Mr. Nash will guide you as you lead this adventure. You start by hand picking your Round Table of volunteers. Who will be your faithful assistant and keeper of your steed? Who will help with your Shrubery (Ni)? Who will help you guard the Castle of Aaaaargh? There is a lot of documentation with this adventure so you will not be creating it from scratch. If you would like to lead this adventure, please contact Mr. Nash.

JUNE CAMPOUT: Mountain Biking

Posted by Jeff Gibbs on June 10, 2017

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Image result for mountain biker  Please join us for a fun weekend of mountain biking at the Airforce Academy.  Everyone who signs up will need to provide their own bike for this campout. Campout is June 23-25, 2017.  Signup deadline is Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at midnight. Click Here to Sign up now!

May 2017 Survivorman Campout

Posted by Chris Fournier on April 25, 2017

Survivorman is back!


Les Stroud – Survivorman TV Series

Do you have the skills to survive after a plane crash in the Colorado Wilderness?  This is your chance to demonstrate or learn the skills needed to Survive!  The world famous Troop 16 Survivorman Challenge is back with some new challenges and guaranteed to test your limits!  This campout requires a lot of adult help to make this happen.  Scouts – get your parents to join us – no prior survival skills are necessary for parents to attend (only YPT training)!

This campout is for ALL Troop 16 scouts.

Click here for more information and signup!



First Year Scouts Campout is Open for Signup

Posted by Mark Williams on March 30, 2017

You’ve crossed over to Troop 16, you’ve signed the paperwork, now it is time to have your first Outing of Scouting. Join us for the first year overnighter where boys will start down their path of scouting and learn the fundamentals of scout skills. There will also be plenty of information for the new adults. Please refer to the informational page for details and the signup.

PHILMONT 2018 – Sign-Up Is Live

Posted by ermentraut on March 21, 2017

It is with great pleasure that I announce we are no longer wait-listed for Philmont in 2018. We have been awarded two 12-person treks from July 1, 2018 to to July 13, 2018.  Now it is up to you to fill these coveted spots!

Find out more and sign-up by going to the Philmont 2018 Information & Sign-Up Page.

The sign-up is live and will close on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.  Be quick to secure your spot!

March 2016 – Ski and Snowboard Campout Signup is Open

Posted by Jeff Gibbs on February 20, 2017

Colorado has some of the finest slopes for skiing or shredding. Join the troop on the slopes at Ski Cooper during the March campout. Signups are now open for the weekend. Check out the March 2017 – Snow Sports informational page to get signed up.



November 2016 Campout & Adventure Race

Posted by Chris Fournier on October 28, 2016

pb140876The Adventure Race is back for November 2016!  The Adventure Race is a scouting skills and games competition that is designed by/for Troop 16 to help Webelos see what the Boy Scouts and Troop 16 is like.  No other Boy Scout Troop hosts an event like this!

The game has been refined with new challenges and adult help is needed for the day.

Parker Area Webelos and their parents are invited join us for the day and join the race.  Webelos will compete and are guided by a Troop 16 Scout/Sherpa!

There will also be a Feast/Dinner and Skit/Awards show on Saturday after the Race.  This is optional for Webelos and Webelos Parents to attend.  Troop 16 families are invited to join as well.

Click here for more information and signup!

Troop 16 - Parker's High Adventure Troop