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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

August 15th Meeting

Posted by Evan V. on August 11, 2017

At the meeting, August 15th the troop will be working on merit badges during instruction time.

During patrol time every patrol will be focused on rank advancement.

Information regarding the new leadership positions has been sent out to the troop. If this applies to you please make sure you are at the training session on Saturday, August 19th, at the Stonegate pool (where the summer annual barbeque picnic is held).

The following week, August 22nd, will be a PLC meeting.

 

Troop Meeting on August 8th

Posted by Evan V. on August 5, 2017

At our next meeting, August 8th, we will be electing our new patrol leaders.

We will be doing camp prep for the next 14er campout when we will be hiking Mt. Sherman!

The Dirty Socks will be doing flags.

Bullying

Posted by Evan V. on July 28, 2017

Last month, I wrote an article on the topic of  bullying (Part 2). With the start of the new school year and more activities, such as sports and clubs beginning as scouts we need to help each other and our school peers regarding this serious topic. I have also interviewed Mrs. Lipman on the topic because she feels strongly about this subject. You can read this interview under Part 1.

Interview with Mrs Lipman

Bullying Link

Troop 16 - Parker's High Adventure Troop