Archive for the ‘Training’ Category

2018 Firearm and Archery Training Class Dates

Posted by Sonya Lipman on October 26, 2017

Troop 16 is constantly looking for more adult trained firearm and archery instructors and range safety officers so I wanted to share some important training dates that are being offered through the Denver Area Council in 2018.  To register for any of the below classes, please visit and hover over DACSS then select Training & Program Events.

January 13th – NRA Basic Instructor Training (Scout Office)

January 27th – NRA Range Safety Officer Training (Scout Office)

February 10th – DAC Standard Operating Procedure (Scout Office)

February 24th – NRA Basic Instructor Training (Scout Office)

March 10th – NRA Home Firearm Safety Instructor (Colorado Adventure Point)

March 17th – BSA Range Master (Scout Office)

March 24th – NRA Home Firearm Safety – Student Course (Scout Office)

April 6-7 – NRA Rifle Instructor (Skyline Hunting & Fishing Club)

April 20-21 – NRA Shotgun Instructor (Skyline Hunting & Fishing Club)

May 4-5 – USA Archery Level 1 Instructor (Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch)

May 19-20 – NRA Muzzleloader Instructor (Skyline Hunting & Fishing Club)

May 19th – BSA Range Master (Scout Office)

June 9th – BSA Range Master (Polson Ranch)

August 11th – NRA Basic Instructor Training (Scout Office)

August 24-26 – NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting & Pistol Instructor (Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch)

September 15th – NRA Range Safety Officer (Scout Office)

October 6th – DAC Standard Operating Procedure (Scout Office)

OKPIK Registration is now open

Posted by Sonya Lipman on October 9, 2017

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.  Please note that you must be at least 13 years old and first class rank as of January 1, 2018 in order to participate.

Information and Registration

If you have any questions please contact

Merit Badge Counselor Training

Posted by cvangel on April 5, 2016

Attention all Troop 16 adults!! Christine Veto is holding a Merit Badge Counselor training on Tuesday, April 12 during the regular troop meeting. We will start at 7:30 with the room to be announced. This is a perfect way to become involved with our troop and provide your expertise and experience to our boys as they make their journey to Eagle. Please contact Christine with any questions at

Wilderness First Aid Training

Posted by Mark Williams on November 5, 2014

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) training has been coordinated for the troop. The training is Saturday November 15 and Sunday November 16. For more information see the WFA Training 2014 page

Youth Protection Meeting

Posted by Mark Williams on April 3, 2013

The focus of the April 9th meeting will be Youth Protection.
At this meeting, we will be viewing and discussing the BSA Youth Protection video “A Time to Tell.”
This meeting will cover tough topics.
We encourage the adults to attend this meeting so you may be able to talk with your children after the meeting.
Please feel free to bring siblings, if you feel this is age appropriate.
For more information on the youth protection program, including the video, please visit BSA Youth Protection Training, or speak with Mr. Williams

Junior Leader Training

Posted by Ryan on August 13, 2012

Junior Leader Training (JLT) and the Bi-Annual Planning meeting are going to be held on Saturday, Aug. 25th.  This event will be held at Monroe Hall in the Rowley Downs subdivision.  It is at the corner of Williamson Drive and Siebert Circle.  It is located across the street from the baseball field.  JLT will start at 8:00 am and go until about 2:30 pm and then the Bi-Annual planning meeting will start at 3:00 pm and will be done no later than 5:00 pm.  All scouts elected or appointed to a leadership position should plan on attending both events.  All scouts are welcome to the Bi-Annual planning meeting.  Lunch is provided.

Elections will happen Tuesday, Aug.21 at the troop meeting.

Adult assistance will be needed at this event so please plan on assisting.  Currently the troop is looking for an ASM – Leadership.  This is a brand new position that is starting.  If you are interested or would like to know more please contact Mr. Mead about this position.

CPR/First Aid Certification

Posted by webmaster on July 22, 2011

We owe it to ourselves and our scouts to be certified in CPR and First Aid.  Register now to get a 10% discount.  Details below!

Public CPR/AED/First Aid Class Sale until July 27th! Register online!

Locations: Centennial and Parker
Offered By South Metro Safety Foundation

More Info 10% Discount on our public CPR Classes, register online at from July 19th to July 27th.

Adult Leader Training – Every Scout Deserves a Trained Leader

Posted by webmaster on July 22, 2011

Are you trained for your current Scout position?  Take advantage of the numerous scheduled training courses and visit the online learning center at

For a complete list of training courses scheduled in all districts, click hereTo access the BSA online learning center, click here.  To find out what training is required for your current Scouting position, click here.

Adult Training Opportunities

Posted by Mark Abell on April 10, 2011

Leader Specific at Train-a-palooza!

Leadership training begins online with This is Scouting and Youth Protection at  It continues with the leaderspecific training which is done by in person.  Train-a-palooza offers training for all phases of Scouting (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity, and Venturing).  It is a great day of training!  Please plan to be at the training to register from 7:30 to 8am and be in class ready to go because class starts promptly at 8am.  The training is being held at the same location as roundtable which is the LDS Chapel across from Ponderosa High School.  If you plan to come please let the trainers know by registering online.  The training is free and does not cost anything to attend.



ITOLS Training

To be fully trained for Boy Scouts as an ASM, you need to have ITOLS training.   This training will be offered May 20th – 21st by the District, and may provide the only opportunity in 2011.  Please register and pay online.



JLT Coming Feb 26, 2011

Posted by Mark Abell on February 19, 2011

ballot-box-thumb1Are you a newly elected boy leader?

If so, it’s time to get ready for the upcoming JLT. Training is a required part of your leadership, so make sure you attend!

AND PARENTS: Mr. Abell could use your help, too, whether it is just for the position-specific training, or for all day!

A sign-up for the upcoming JLT has been posted.  Find out more and sign up online, so Mr. Abell can make sure there is enough food. Click here.

Troop 16 - Parker's High Adventure Troop