Archive for the ‘Camping’ Category

February 2017 – Winter Survival and Tubing – Signup is Now Open

Posted by Jeff Gibbs on February 6, 2018

The signup is now open to attend the February 2018 campout. The troop will be spending the weekend near Fraser, Colorado. We will be at the St. Louis Creek Campground (link). If there is enough snow, quinzee building will be started Saturday morning, and tubing at Colorado Adventure Park in the evening. Please view the signup page for more information.

Don’t be this guy when your out in the cold.               


             Have FUN and learn to survive in the cold.

Summer Camp 2018

Posted by Jeff Gibbs on January 23, 2018

Bartlett Scout Camp Idaho 

Troop 16 will be attending Bartlett Scout Camp Idaho July 8th-14th for our 2018 Summer Camp, Deposits are due January 9th!
More details and signup: HERE

Okpik Registration is open

Posted by Sonya Lipman on January 23, 2018

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 join a session, please email Mrs. Lipman as we are still looking for trained Quinzee builders to assist during winter camping.  To become trained you must attend Okpik twice.  Once as a participant and once as a leader.

The 2018 Polar Bear campout signup is now closed

Posted by Jeff Gibbs on January 1, 2018

The January 2018 campout signup is now open: HERE
The camp weekend will be January 19-21, signups close January 9th, at midnight. We will be going back to YMCA of the Rockies Snow Mountain Ranch near Winter Park to brave the cold weather and try to earn the Polar Bear patch for camping in sub-zero degree temperatures. Everyone will stay warm by having lots of fun during the day using the indoor facilities (basketball, rollerskating, ping pong, etc.). Please see the information page for more details and to signup.

November 2017 Campout – The Adventure Race

Posted by Chris Fournier on October 7, 2017

After being vanquished for 2 years, the Black Knight has risen again! He has come to wreak havoc and exact his revenge on those who challenge him.

While Troop 16 has slept, the Black Knight has come and given the Guardian more power! The Adventure Race – Quest for the Holy Grail is back! Can your patrol defeat the Guardian to send the Black Knight back to his lair? Click here for more information and to sign up!

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


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!

Troop 16 - Parker's High Adventure Troop