March 2018 – Ski and Snowboard Campout

Published by under Camping on March 5, 2018




Colorado has some of the finest slopes for skiing or shredding.

Join the troop on the slopes at Ski Cooper during the March campout.

Signups are now open for the weekend.

Check out the March 2018 – Snow Sports informational page to get signed up.

Families are welcome to join us on the mountain, it is one of the few camp outs that we can have families join us on our activity.

Alec U, you are an Eagle Scout!

Published by under Eagle Scouts on February 23, 2018

It is with great pleasure that I am able to announce Troop 16’s newest Eagle Scout. Alec U is the troop’s 134th Eagle. For his Eagle project, Alec worked with his neighborhood HOA to determine what they wanted, then installed new landscaping features for them. Congratulations Alec, you are an Eagle Scout!

Scout Sunday signup is now closed

Published by under Community Service on February 6, 2018

Scout Sunday, February 11, 2018, gives the Troop a unique opportunity to serve our charter organization, Parker United Methodist Church, by greeting and ushering Church service attendees. There are three Sunday services, 8:00AM, 9:30AM, and 11:00AM. Our volunteer windows start 20 minutes before each service, and go until roughly 15 minutes after a service concludes. Scouts must be in their full class A uniform and will receive service hours credit for their participation.

RSVP is required for this event. There are a limited number of spots available in the volunteer shifts, so signup at as quickly as possible.

February 2017 – Winter Survival and Tubing

Published by under Camping on February 6, 2018

The signup is now open to attend the February 2018 campout. The troop will be spending the weekend near Fraser, Colorado. We will be at the St. Louis Creek Campground (link). If there is enough snow, quinzee building will be started Saturday morning, and tubing at Colorado Adventure Park in the evening. Please view the signup page for more information.

Don’t be this guy when your out in the cold.               


             Have FUN and learn to survive in the cold.

2018 Pancake Supper – Feb 13th

Published by under Activities on February 6, 2018

When: February 13, 2018, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Where: Parker United Methodist Fellowship Hall
Who: Scouts (mandatory) and Adults
Ticket Sale Dates: Now thru the night of the Supper (2/13)
Training Night*: Tuesday February 6th at 7:00 pm meeting
Money Due: February 13 th to Deb Kubiak or Shelley Sun or turn in at Supper
Purpose: Serve the community & congregation of PUMC, thank them for chartering T16


Your Role: Sell Tickets and Serve Dinner
– Sell 8 tickets at $5 each (If more than 1 scout in family, +4 per add/ scout). All diners must have a ticket.
– All tickets must be sold, or you must pay troop for unsold tickets.
– Ticket $$ must be received by Feb 13th or funds will be automatically deducted from Scout Account on 3/1
– Accept Cash, Checks (to Troop 16), or Scout Account deduction, ages 4 and under are free
Scouts unable to attend must:  1)Get approval from Mrs. Lipman AND 2) Notify Deb Kubiak at

Training Night:
– 30-minute training, to be held on 2/6 at 7:00 PM Troop Meeting
– Mandatory for scouts who have not participated in a Troop 16 pancake supper.
– If you cannot attend the training, please email Deb Kubiak at

Patrol Work Schedule: Note: Be sure to sign in and out to receive credit!
4:30-6:00 PM King Bacon, Rangers, Bagel Birds Eat after your shift from 6-7 pm
5:45-7:15 PM Lazy Skunks, Bullsnakes, Howling Wolves Eat before your shift from 5-5:45 pm
6:45-8:15 PM Matrix and Flaming Ice Cubes (Clean up) Eat before your shift from 5-6:45 pm

Sunday Service Ticket Sales – February 4 and 11:
– In addition to your required ticket sales, adults and scouts are needed to sell additional tickets after PUMC Sunday Services.
– Earn rank credit for voluntary shifts. Signup Genius available at From the Home Page, scroll

Scouts Wear: Class A Shirt, nice pants (ie. no athletic wear), neckerchief with slide (hats, aprons & gloves provided)

Adult Details:
– We need MANY adults! Sign up at T16 meetings or online at sign up available on Troop 16 site Call Deb with any questions
– Work off your family’s ticket sales at the rate of one $5 ticket for every 2 hours served by joining in on the fun (Sunday ticket sales, serving, or cooking).
– Wear Class A if possible. If not, a Class B may be borrowed or T16 spirit wear

– We would love to have any Boy Scout Memorabilia or Eagle Scout projects displayed.
– Could you be the Display Coordinator? Contact Deb Kubiak 303-726- 0977

2018 PUMC Pancake Supper Ticket Sales for 2/4/18 and 2/11/18:
Scout Sunday is a Separate Sign Up

Okpik Registration is open

Published by under Camping on January 23, 2018

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.

Information and Registration

If you decide to join a session, please email Mrs. Lipman as we are still looking for trained Quinzee builders to assist during winter camping.  To become trained you must attend Okpik twice.  Once as a participant and once as a leader.

Arrow of Light Crossover Ceremonies

Published by under T16 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

Published by under T16 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 ( 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

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

Please email Mrs. Lipman with any questions about leadership.

Recharter! Recharter! It’s Recharter Time!

Published by under BSA on January 2, 2018

Hello everyone ~

It’s time to re-charter!

If you have not already received an email from me via Troop Track you should get one this week!  If you didn’t please email me at with the subject Recharter help.

Starting at tonight’s meeting I will have a box labeled RECHARTER FEES available to place your checks in.  Please make sure you put your son’s name(s) in the memo line as there are some families with the same last name.  Make checks payable to Troop 16.

If you are paying by Scout Account – PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ENOUGH IN YOUR ACCOUNT TO COVER THE COSTS.  This is easy to do through Troop Track.  If you still cannot access Troop Track please see me or Mr. Meilhan at a meeting or email one of us.

Remember – Troop 16 does not charge dues.  Recharter fees are for DAC/National BSA only.  This is why we require you to work Parker Days.  Parker Days are already on the calendar for June 7-11th.  MAKE SURE YOUR FAMILY VACATIONS ARE NOT DURING THIS TIME.  It is vitally important that all Troop 16 member and parents help these days.

All recharter fees will be due to the Troop by February 1st!  Please don’t make me hunt you down 🙂

********** While national fees have increased to $33/year, Denver Area Council (DAC) is working to adjust the Charter period to a Jan 1 – Dec 31 cycle. This change will take place in 2019. For 2018, units will charter for a ten-month term. FOR 2018, NATIONAL FEES WILL BE PRO-RATED TO BE $27.50 AND Boy’s Life TO $10.

The re-charter amounts are: $37.50 for the first Scout, which includes a yearly subscription to Boys’ Life magazine, and $27.50 for each additional scout and each adult.
For example:
1 Scout and 1 Adult (2 members) = $65.00;
3 members= $92.50;
4 members = $120.00;
5 members = $147.50;
6 members = $175.00.

Thank you –

Noelle Baldwin, Committee Chair

The 2018 Polar Bear campout signup is now closed

Published by under Camping on January 1, 2018

The January 2018 campout signup is now open: HERE
The camp weekend will be January 19-21, signups close January 9th, at midnight. We will be going back to YMCA of the Rockies Snow Mountain Ranch near Winter Park to brave the cold weather and try to earn the Polar Bear patch for camping in sub-zero degree temperatures. Everyone will stay warm by having lots of fun during the day using the indoor facilities (basketball, rollerskating, ping pong, etc.). Please see the information page for more details and to signup.

Troop 16 - Parker's High Adventure Troop