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April 24th Troop Meeting

Posted by Austin K on April 22, 2018

Hello everyone! The meeting on April 24th will be a PLC meeting.

For those of you that are new to the troop, these meetings happen on the last Tuesday of each month and only scouts with leadership positions need to attend. Therefore, you don’t have to come this week and I hope to see you all during the May 1st troop meeting.

If you attended the sand dunes campout this weekend, I hope you had a lot of fun! The next campout is Survivorman and it is less than a month away!

Don’t forget that this upcoming weekend is the April merit badge college. If you haven’t signed up yet and want to attend, remember to sign up by April 24th. If you are planning to attend, the merit badge college will start at 7:30 am.

If you have a leadership position, see you Tuesday night!

April 17th Troop Meeting

Posted by Austin K on April 16, 2018

Hello everyone! Here is the meeting plan for April 17th.

First of all, flags will be done by the Howling Wolves patrol.

Then, we will continue with camp prep for the sand dunes campout. In order to prepare, come up with ideas for meals and tent partners. Besides camp prep, there will also be instruction time which will be about shelter and using a compass.

If there is extra time during the meeting, we might possibly play a game.

Lastly, if you are a first year scout, I hope you had a lot of fun during your first campout! If you signed up for the sand dunes campout, start getting excited because this is always a very fun campout!

See you all Tuesday night!

April 10th Troop Meeting

Posted by Austin K on April 8, 2018

Hello Scouts and Adults! Here is the agenda for the April 10th troop meeting.

First of all, flags will be done by the Matrix patrol.

Then, we will continue with instruction time which will be about cooking and fire methods.

There will also be cyber chip training during the meeting.

Last but not least, if anyone needs something to be posted to the website, feel free to see me during a meeting or contact me by email via troop track.

See you all Tuesday night!

Arrow of Light Crossover Ceremonies

Posted by Sonya Lipman on January 7, 2018

Troop 16 will be welcoming several new scouts into our Troop at Arrow of Light cross-over ceremonies in the next few weeks. The first meeting for these new scouts will be on March 6th, 2018. We need help from current scouts! Please let Mr. Carlson know as soon as possible if you can attend one of the upcoming cross-over ceremonies. You will earn service hours for your help with these events.


Dates and locations:

Pack 881                                                                                                                                                                     1/22/18 at 6:30 pm -Cimarron Middle School

Pack 649                                                                                                                                                                       1/29/18 at 6:30 pm -Parker Evangelical Presbyterian Church – 6-7 Scouts needed for flags and welcoming new Scouts

Pack 841
2/16/18 at 6:30 pm at Parker United Methodist Church

Pack 747
2/25/18 at 2:00 pm – 5:00 PM at Pinterest Community Church 7165 n Delbert rd. Parker, co 80138

Pack 396
2/26/18 at 6:30 PM at Parker United Methodist Church. Dinner will be served.

…and, please check back! We will add more dates/locations as they become available.

2018 Spring/Summer Leadership Positions

Posted by Sonya Lipman on January 7, 2018

It is time again for the Troop to elect new youth leaders.  The deadline for requesting a Leadership position is February 4, 2018.  If you would like a leadership position for the Spring Summer term of 2018 and are at or above First Class rank email Mrs. Lipman (scoutmaster@bsa16.org) to request the positions you want to run for.  It is recommended that you request 3 positions with the first being the position you want the most.  Please remember that Senior Patrol Leader and Patrol Leaders are voted on by the Scouts within the troop and patrol, respectively.  Also, Assistant Patrol Leader and Veteran Gear Coordinator do not count toward rank advancement.

The junior leadership training will be held on February 17th from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, location TBD.  If you are running for a leadership position you MUST attend this training so please make sure you are able to make this training before asking for a leadership position.

The leadership positions that are available are listed below.  For more information on each position, please click on the position descriptions link on the right hand side of the page.

Senior Patrol Leader
Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Instructor
Patrol Leader
Scribe
Chaplain’s Aide
Librarian
Webmaster
Den Chief – First Class scouts only
Bugler – Can be below First Class rank
Leave No Trace Coordinator
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
Historian
OA Troop Representative
Quartermaster – Need one per patrol

Please email Mrs. Lipman with any questions about leadership.

Big Horn 2018 – Troop Sponsorship Application

Posted by Sonya Lipman on October 9, 2017

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

The Big Horn NYLT Course is leadership training experience sponsored by the Denver Area Council and held annually at Tahosa High Adventure Base near Ward, Colorado. The training is conducted by highly qualified youth staff under the supervision of adult advisors.

The course models a month in the life of a unit and consists of six days of Scout activities.

Each year Troop 16 provides sponsorship for some scouts to attend the event. If you are at first class or above and are interested in applying for a sponsorship, you must submit an essay consisting of at least 1 full single-spaced page describing your vision of a great leader and what qualities make great leaders.  Essays must be emailed to scoutmaster@bsa16.org by December 1, 2017 in order to be considered for the sponsorship.

The Passing of One of Our Own

Posted by Mark Williams on October 8, 2017

It is with sadness that I report that one of Troop 16’s former scouters passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 29th. Joe Kjar, Troop 16 Assistant Scoutmaster serving from 2008 to 2014, and father of Eagle Scout Devin Kjar (2014), passed away. He died of natural causes at the age of 50, and leaves behind his children, Devin and Brooke, his ex-wife Michele Peterson, and his parents, Jim and Judy Kjar (all of Parker). He would have celebrated his 51st birthday on October 5th. The family will hold a Memorial and Celebration of Joe’s Life at Ponderosa Valley Funeral Services on October 26, 2017 starting at 3:00 pm. All interested scouts and scouters are welcome to attend. The family has asked that memorial contributions be made to Troop 16 in honor of his love for scouting. http://www.ponderosavalleyfunerals.com/notices/Joseph-Kjar

Sincerely,
Mark Abell
Former Scoutmaster (2009-2011)

Volunteer Opportunity – Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack

Posted by Sonya Lipman on October 8, 2017

Every year our charter organization Parker United Methodist Church works with Feed My Starving Children to hand pack special meals for malnourished children and ship these meals to over 70 countries worldwide.  This is a great volunteer opportunity for you and your families to get service hours and help out a wonderful organization.

The event is October 27-28.  FMSC is asking for assistance on Friday October 27th from 4-6 pm.  To register click here and enter join code 1250496.

This is a great opportunity for those of you who need service hours for the Citizenship in the Community Merit badge.

Troop Meeting on September 5th

Posted by Evan V. on September 1, 2017

We will be working on our Family Life and Game Design merit badges.

We will be giving lessons on how to properly pack and plan for our next back packing campout.

Troop Meeting August 29th

Posted by Evan V. on August 26, 2017

Flaming Ice Cubes will be doing flags.

Instruction time: We will be working on Family Life and Game Design MB’s.

Patrol Time will be spent as follows…

Bagel Birds: Game Day

Bull Snakes: Survey

Flaming Ice Cubes: Survey

Howling Wolves: Ranking up/ Survey

Matrix: Knife/ Fire Safety

Rangers: Game Day / Survey

Troop 16 - Parker's High Adventure Troop