August 15th Meeting

Published by under T16 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.

 

2017 Parker Brewfest

Published by under Community Service on August 10, 2017

This year, Troop 16 is supporting the Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club of Parker, by providing trash services for their Parker Brewfest event. The net profit from this event will be donated thru the CCV Rotary Club to a variety of charitable organizations, as well as to support leadership and educational scholarships…all within Douglas County.

 

Members of Troop 16 can sign up for shifts to pick up trash to add funds to their scout accounts. It is estimated, each scouter will earn about $8/hour. This is a rain or shine event happening on August 19, 2017 at O’Brien Park in beautiful downtown Parker.  If you are interested, visit the signup page.

Troop Meeting on August 8th

Published by under T16 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

Published by under T16 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

Interview with Mrs. Lipman

Published by under T16 on July 28, 2017

I had the opportunity to interview Mrs. Lipman a couple months ago. The interview can be found at this link about her and her background, on the scoutmasters page.

 

 

Troop Meeting on August 1st

Published by under T16 on July 28, 2017

The next meeting on August 1st we will be cleaning out the patrol box.

We will hold the SPL elections and going over camp prep for the 14er campout on Mt. Sherman the weekend of August 11 -13th.

The Bull Snakes Patrol will be doing flags.

August 14ner Campout Sign-up is Live

Published by under Camping on July 26, 2017

There are over 50 Fourteeners (summits above 14,000 feet) in Colorado.  How many have you bagged?  The August campout will be your chance to join the elite Fouteener club or to add to your list of summits. Mt. Sherman (14,036 feet) will be our objective.  We will hike from the trailhead 2500 feet below the summit to to qualify for the Colorado Fourteener Club patch and summit before noon on Saturday.  Weather permitting, we will have a campfire on Saturday night.

Sign up: HERE

2017 Fall/Winter Leadership Positions

Published by under T16 on July 25, 2017

It is time again for the Troop to elect new youth leaders.  The deadline for requesting a Leadership position is July 31, 2017.  If you would like a leadership position for the Fall and Winter term of 2017 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 leadership positions that are available are listed below.  For more information on each position, click on position descriptions 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.

No Meeting on July 18th

Published by under T16 on July 14, 2017

There will be no meeting on July 18th because the majority of us will be at summer camp on Melita Island.

Troop Meeting on July 11th

Published by under T16 on July 7, 2017

The focus of the July 11th meeting will be Summer Camp preparation for Melita Island July 15th – July 23rd.

See troop website for more information and check emails. All forms must be turned in Tuesday!

No meeting on Tuesday, July 18th.

We will also be working on First Aid, Flag Etiquette, continue working on our Merit Badges and planing Patrol outing

There will also be a Fitness Test during Patrol Time for those interested.

Staff will be doing flags.

 

Troop 16 - Parker's High Adventure Troop