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Colorado Report to the State Feb 13, 2020

Posted by Colleen Combest on January 22, 2020

Denver Area Council’s Annual Report to the State is on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the Colorado State Capitol in the Old Supreme Court Chamber.  Presentations will be made by youth delegates from BSA Councils throughout Colorado.  Listen to live legislative sessions in the Senate or House of Representatives.  Participate in guided tours of the State Capitol and Dome.  Enjoy lunch and a commemorative pin!

Register at

Feb 13, 2020   8am – 2:30pm  Cost is $15 per person.  Space is limited.

Recharter 2020

Posted by Colleen Combest on November 4, 2019

REMINDER:  Please pay your dues on TroopTrack by Tuesday Nov 5 and turn in your new BSA background check at the troop meeting tomorrow.  


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.

Click HERE to access Recharter on TroopTrack.

  • Deadline to pay dues is Nov 5, 2019. 
  • Adult fee $36  Youth Fee $72 which includes Boys Life
  • If you want to waive Boys Life, post a message in TroopTrack and we will credit your Scout Account.
  • All adults must have YPT current through at least Feb 2020 and provide a new signed background check disclosure.
  • $100 popcorn packs are available for sale through Council.  Scouts earn $35 per pack to help pay for the dues increase. Contact Mrs. Arambula for details.
  • Questions?  Contact Colleen Combest prior to the registration deadline.

Please be kind and register on time!

Colleen Combest – Committee Chair

Cameron Chipman – Eagle Scout!!

Posted by Ron Carlson on October 26, 2019

Congratulations to Cameron Chipman!  On October 23rd, Cameron became Troop 16’s 147th Eagle Scout. Cameron’s Eagle Scout Project was to paint and power-wash the barn at the Edwards Foundation.

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Camporee Sept 20-22, 2019

Posted by Colleen Combest on August 20, 2019


Troop 16 will participate in the Denver Area Council Camporee Sept 20-22 at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch. The sign up is open now. Please register only on TroopTrack  (Please do not sign up on the Council’s camporee website). The fee is more than usual but includes the council’s $35 camporee fee plus the troop’s normal camping fee to cover meals.  Questions?  Contact the camp host, Rob Beyerly, or click on the link to learn more!


Scout Day with CU Buffs

Posted by Colleen Combest on August 19, 2019

November 9, 2019 is Scout Day with the CU Buffs football!  Tickets start at $30 for the Buffs homecoming game vs. Stanford.

Each scout in attendance will receive a unique Colorado Football patch and be invited down on the field for a recognition segment. Tickets start at $30 with $5 from every ticket sold going back to the Denver Area Council.
This is an individual event. See the flyer attached for more details and the link to purchase tickets.   2019-scouts-flyer-dac
Looks like a fun way to spend a Saturday!

Mt. Democrat Campout

Posted by Nate Smith on August 11, 2019


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Reach new heights! Come and climb a 14er on the next campout. Earn a Fourteener Club patch or a star! We will camp near by and learn to use backpacking stoves. We will also focus on learning outdoor ethics. Sign up closes on 8/13. Email Mr. Smith with questions.


Sign Up here by Aug 13:



Sean Knoll Eagle Court of Honor July 28

Posted by Colleen Combest on July 10, 2019

The parents and grandparents of Sean Knoll cordially invite the troop to attend Sean’s Eagle Court of Honor on Sunday July 28, 2019 – 1:00-3:00pm at the Parker Library – Hall A at 20105 E. Mainstreet, Parker, CO 80134.  A reception will follow the ceremony.

All scout families are encouraged to attend.  Scouts please wear your Class A’s and your Order of the Arrow sash if you are a member.



Camp Hosts Needed for Monthly Campouts

Posted by Colleen Combest on July 9, 2019

Our scouts have selected some exciting campouts coming up in the second half of 2019.  We need adults to act as Camp Hosts.   Depending on the campout, a camp plan can either be recycled from a previous plan or the camp host(s) can scope out new territory. Some of a Camp Host’s duties are to secure a suitable campsite, coordinate with the webmaster to post an announcement and registration page, and reconcile reimbursements with the treasurer. You don’t have to be a professional camper (no one is) to be a Camp Host. No prior hosting experience is necessary and help and encouragement are readily available. As an added benefit, the named Camp Host and son receive free registration to that month’s campout.

If you would like to be a Camp Host for one of our upcoming weekends or if you would like to assist the campout in another way, please contact Outdoor Activities Coordinator, Brian Kamm.  Text 303-828-8280 or email

Upcoming Events:

  • August 16-18 – Climb a 14er. We can recycle plans for climbing Mt. Quandary or Mt. Sherman or pick a new mountain. Camp Host would locate a suitable mountain climb and nearby campsite in either a developed campground or National Forest dispersed camping and coordinate registration.
  • September 20-22 – Cave of the Winds campout.
  • October 18-20  – Shooting Sports at Peaceful Valley.  We need a Camp Host and Instructors/RSOs
  • November 15-17 – Adventure Race at Peaceful Valley (Webelos recruiting event).  We need a Camp Host and a Gamemaster for this event.

Scout Days at Elitch Gardens July 26-28, 2019

Posted by Colleen Combest on June 18, 2019

Scout Days at Elitch Gardens with the Boy Scouts of America

Friday, Saturday and Sunday – July 26, 27 and 28

Tickets ONLY $26.99
Save $33 Off Regular Main Gate Price

New for 2019! Come and participate in fun and interactive activities.  Opportunity to win prizes.

Come and enjoy the rides while testing your knowledge.

Friday, July 26 & Sunday, July 28 – Punch Card –  Come and enjoy the park while riding rides and answering general park questions.  Mail the punch card back to Elitch Gardens, Group Sales, 299 Walnut Street, Denver, CO 80204 or drop off at Guest Relations which is located by the Carousel before August 9 for chances to win great prizes!

Saturday, July 27 – Scavenger Hunt – Experience Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park like never before.  Walk the streets and find the hidden treasures that make up the history of the park.  Mail the Scavenger Hunt back to Elitch Gardens, Group Sales, 299 Walnut Street, Denver, CO 80204 or drop off at Guest Relations before August 9 for chances to win great prizes!

Buy tickets HERE

Questions? Email, or call 303-595-4386 x 162

2019 Annual Picnic

Posted by Sonya Lipman on June 10, 2019

Join the Troop Tuesday June 11, 2019 at our Annual Family Summer Potluck Picnic which will be held at the Stonegate Swimming Complex 10326 Stonegate Parkway Parker, CO 80134 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. It’s time to celebrate a great year and a job well done at Parker Days.

The picnic is open to scouts, parents and siblings (please leave cousins, pets and neighbors at home).

BSA SWIM TEST sign up is here for Scouts and Adult Scouters.  All scouts and adults should plan to complete the annual swim check/test (even non-swimmers) at this event to qualify them to participate in Troop water activities throughout the year.  If you have questions about swim test related to summer camp, please contact Mr. Smith.


The troop will provide hamburgers and hot dogs, drinks and paper products and such so we will need a head count.  We also need Scout families to provide some food to round out the menu.


  • ALL Scout families need to bring a family favorite dish to share with the rest.
  • Bagel Birds, Spartans, Matrix: Please bring chips.
  • King Bacon, Rangers, Howling Wolves: Please bring a side dish.
  • Flaming Ice Cubes and Wackasaurs: Please bring a dessert.

Please make sure that the dessert or side that you bring is enough to feed the number of people in your group plus at least 4 more.  If you do not bring a side dish or dessert, please be polite and wait until all other scouts/families have been served.

There will be enough hamburgers/hot dogs for all.

Please register by June 7th, 2019 and sign up every member of your family.  You can do this when RSVPing in Troop Track and clicking on the plus sign to add guests on the RSVP page.  If you have questions or issues, please reach out to Mrs. Lipman at

Troop 16 - Parker's High Adventure Troop