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October 2nd Troop Meeting

Posted by Austin K on October 1, 2018

Hello Troop 16! Here is the plan for October 2nd.

For this meeting, we will be going over flag etiquette and scout manners. Flags will be done by the Rangers patrol this week.

See you all Tuesday!

Help Needed for Global Hope 5k/10k Run on 10/13/2018

Posted by Stacie Arambula on September 28, 2018

Volunteers are needed to help at the 10K run for Global Hope in Westminster on October 13, 2018 from 7:30am to 11:30am. The job will entail handing out materials and general assistance at the event! All volunteers will receive service hours for the time spent at the event. All proceeds from the race will go toward the care of orphaned and vulnerable children. Please sign up at:

September 18th Troop Meeting

Posted by Austin K on September 16, 2018

Hello Troop 16! Here is the plan for this week’s troop meeting.

For this meeting, there will be two main activities. First, we will be doing camp prep for those of you who are going on the September campout. If you are not going, then it will be a great time to get requirements signed off for rank advancement.  The second main activity will be camp stove training and it is very important that everyone gets trained for upcoming campouts. Flags will be done by the flaming ice cubes patrol for this meeting.

See you all Tuesday!

2019 Recharter

Posted by Colleen Combest on September 16, 2018

Greetings Troop!  It’s Rechartering time again! Thanks to all of you for your continued support for Troop 16. If recharter seems early this year, that’s because it is. Denver Area Council is now following a Jan 1-Dec 31 calendar.

  • Deadline to pay dues is Oct 30, 2018. 
  • Please sign up and pay dues in TroopTrack just like you do when you RSVP for a campout HERE. Adult fee is $33. Youth Fee is $45 which includes Boys Life. Financial assistance is available if you need it.
  • Late Fee:     Recharter Fees will increase to $38 and $50 on Nov 1.
  • All adults must complete the updated YPT course to register for 2019.
  • Questions?  Contact Colleen Combest or Dana Stuart prior to the registration deadline.

Health Warning!  Failure to register by the deadline may result in the team experiencing hair loss, hand-wringing, high blood pressure, cravings for comfort food, and overuse of the word “aargh!” as we attempt to track folks down to register and complete YPT. Please be kind and register on time!

Happy Scouting!!  Colleen Combest – Committee Chair and Dana Stuart –  Membership Coordinator

September 11th Troop Meeting

Posted by Austin K on September 9, 2018

Hello Troop 16! Here is the agenda for this week’s meeting.

For this meeting, flags will be done by the Bagel Birds patrol. The main activity will be flag day and we will be stripping flags. Besides this, nothing else is planned.

See you all Tuesday!

September 4th Troop Meeting

Posted by Austin K on September 3, 2018

Hello Troop 16! Here is the plan for September 4th.

This meeting will be the fall court of honor which will start at 7pm like regular meetings. This is the only thing planned for this meeting so be ready to earn some new awards.

See you all Tuesday!

Annual Religious Awards Retreat for all Christian Faiths

Posted by Sonya Lipman on August 22, 2018

The Catholic Committee on Scouting for the Colorado Springs Diocese will be hosting their annual religious awards retreat Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church – Colorado Springs, 2650 Parish View, Colorado Springs, CO 80919.

The Retreat is for Catholic and non-Catholic Christian girls and boys in the various Scouting programs wishing to work on the Religious Awards of their faith. The registration flyer link is below.  Note that this year’s form is a fillable PDF with full comments on each field to help fill in the information.

The Retreat will offer an Alternate Awards session that will offer awards from the Footsteps of American Saints, Women in Scripture, and/or Models of Faith patch series. These are great awards to help deepen your faith and learn about famous Christians of the past.

If you have a connection to your parish office and wouldn’t mind contacting them, we would appreciate you putting the following announcement in your Sunday Bulletin at least a two or three Sunday’s before the Retreat:

Religious Awards for Scouts

All girls and boys in Scouting programs from Kindergarten through High School can earn Religious Awards appropriate to their age and grade.  The Catholic Committee on Scouting for the Diocese of Colorado Springs is hosting a retreat to help Scouts earn their Religious Awards.  The Retreat will be at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church – Colorado Springs on Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  Cost is $15 for early registrations, $20 for registrations received after Wednesday, October 3rd.  Lunch is provided.  Scouts in grades K-3 must have a parent or guardian accompany them.  Scouts in grades 7-12 are required to attend the Retreat to earn their awards, although they may begin work on an award, with an approved counselor, before the Retreat.  Younger Scouts can accomplish all the work for their awards working with their parents. For more information about the Retreat or about Scouting Religious Awards in general, please contact Curtis O’Connell, 719-590-1104 or The registration form can be downloaded at

August 14, 2018 – Bring a Friend Night

Posted by Stacie Arambula on August 3, 2018

Bring a friend (or friends!) on August 14th and give them a glimpse of the amazing things our troop has to offer!  As an added bonus, we will have ice cream floats available to anyone who attends!

2018 Fall/Winter Leadership Positions

Posted by Sonya Lipman on July 31, 2018

It is time again for the Troop to elect new youth leaders.  The deadline for requesting a Leadership position is August 13, 2018.  If you would like a leadership position for the Fall Winter term of 2018 and are at or above First Class rank (exceptions listed below) email Mrs. Lipman ( 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.

We have not finalized a date yet on the Junior Leadership Training but will do that in the very near future.

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

Patrol Leader
Chaplain’s Aide
Den Chief – Can be below First Class rank
Bugler – Can be below First Class rank
Leave No Trace Coordinator
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
OA Troop Representative

Please email Mrs. Lipman with any questions about leadership.

July 31st Troop Meeting

Posted by Austin K on July 29, 2018

Hello Troop 16! Here is the agenda for the July 31th troop meeting.

For this meeting, we will be focusing on knots. Some of the knots that will be taught are the bowline, timber, and shirt tie knot. If possible, try to bring your own rope.

See you all Tuesday!

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