Merit Badge Classes – Colorado Adventure Point – 12/23

Published by under Activities on December 18, 2017

There will be a merit badge class held on Saturday, Dec 23 from Noon to 5pm at Colorado Adventure Point in Denver.  

The class will cover the complete merit badges for Leatherwork and Pottery.  Cost is $35, which includes all materials required to complete the two badges, payable at the time of the class.  

Transportation will be the responsibility of the attendee but carpooling can be arranged.  
This will be a great opportunity to complete two merit badges and create some crafts which can be brought home and maybe given as gifts!

Email Mr. Kamm (Brian Kamm) via troop track if you would like to attend.  Class size is limited so don’t delay.

Adult Volunteers Needed

Published by under Activities on December 13, 2017

Troop 16 is in need of adult volunteers to keep our Troop running.  Many of our parents who hold adult leadership positions in the troop are very close to their sons obtaining Eagle Scout rank and aging out.  We are looking to fill many needed positions and would like to fill these positions while there is time to have a positive and productive transition.  Please feel free to talk to Noelle Baldwin (committee chair) and/or the current person holding the position if you have any questions.

We are looking for the following positions to be filled:

  • First Year Scoutmaster – responsible for assisting with crossover ceremonies,  organizing the first parent meeting and the first overnight campout, running scoutmaster conferences for Scout to First Class ranks and making sure the first year scouts and parents have everything they need to be successful.  Ron Carlson is our current First Year Scoutmaster and he will be transitioning to a Life to Eagle Coordinator so we need to fill his shoes.
  • Life to Eagle Coordinator (2 positions) – responsible for mentoring our youth as they progress from Life rank through their journey to acquire the Eagle rank.  Mark Williams and Michael Person are our current coordinators and are looking for passionate about Scouting adults and have around two to three years of experience.
  • Summer BBQ Coordinator– responsible for organizing the summer barbecue and pool party following Parker Days.  Please speak with Mr. Fournier for more information.
  • Adventure Race Coordinator – responsible for one of our favorite campouts and largest recruiting event for the Troop.  Please talk to Mr. Christiansen and/or Mr. Nash.
  • Eagle Court of Honor Setup Coordinator– Responsible for setting up and maintaining drinks at the potluck for the Court of Honor and Eagle Court of Honors.  Also responsible for purchasing supplies for these functions.  Please speak with Mrs. Mead for more information.

Preston Hardy, you are an Eagle Scout!

Published by under Eagle Scouts on December 10, 2017

It is with great pleasure that I am able to announce Troop 16’s newest Eagle Scout. Preston Hardy is the troop’s 133nd Eagle. For his Eagle project, Preston created new landscaping in the church’s exterior sanctuary. As part of this, he gave members of the church a place to lay remembrance stones. Congratulations Preston, you are an Eagle Scout!

Zachary B., you are an Eagle Scout!

Published by under Eagle Scouts on November 26, 2017

It is with great pleasure that I am able to announce Troop 16’s newest Eagle Scout. Zachary B. is the troop’s 132nd Eagle. For his Eagle project, Zachary created breastfeeding care bags for the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of St. Joseph’s hospital. Congratulations Zachary, you are an Eagle Scout!

Ian B, Troop 16’s newest Eagle Scout

Published by under Eagle Scouts on November 19, 2017

I want to congratulate Ian B in earning the rank of Eagle Scout this evening, and with the new rules regarding the Eagle Palms, has earned his Bronze Palm and his Gold Palm as well.  Ian becomes Troop 16’s 131st Eagle.

For his Eagle Project, Ian made 25 shooting benches for Ben Lomond Gun Club to help with youth instruction.

Congratulations Ian!

December Jurassic Park – Lock-in – Sign up now live

Published by under Activities on November 18, 2017

December -Lock-in Sign-up is now a live!

Sign-up by Dec. 12th at midnight: HERE

Welcome… to Jurassic Park

You didn’t say the magic word!

Life finds a way

What is your favorite Jurassic Park Movie quote?

 

 

 

 

Troop 16 Merit Badge College 2017

Published by under Activities on November 17, 2017

Troop 16’s Merit Badge College

The Troop 16 Merit Badge College will be on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Parker UMC, 11805 S. Pine Dr., Parker, CO.  Be sure to register early in order to complete prerequisites and to allow time to read the merit badge book.  Scouts must read the merit badge book and bring a worksheet to class (for worksheets – start here http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Merit_Badges and then follow the links). 

Registration will end on: November 30, 2017. 

Event Time Line: December 2, 2017
7:30am to 8:00am – Registration and sign-ups
8:00am to 11:30am – Morning session
8:30am to 10:00am Intro to the merit badge process & Troop Track (Scout parent focused)

11:30 to 12:30 – Lunch

12:30 to 4:00 –  Afternoon session
4:00 to 4:30 – Conclusion and wrap up

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Please email Mr. Faust with any questions

Location: PUMC

Jacob A – Eagle Scout

Published by under Eagle Scouts on November 3, 2017

Tonight, I’m introducing Jacob A. as Troop 16’s 130th Eagle Scout!

Jacob came to us from Georgia as a Life Scout, and was able to complete his Eagle here in Colorado, including running an art class at Children’s Hospital.

Congratulations Jacob!

2018 Firearm and Archery Training Class Dates

Published by under Training 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 http://www.dacshootingsports.org 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

Published by under Training 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 scoutmaster@bsa16.org.

Troop 16 - Parker's High Adventure Troop