Sean Knoll Eagle Court of Honor July 28

Published by under Eagle Scouts,T16 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.

RSVP to cnknoll@hotmail.com

 

Camp Hosts Needed for Monthly Campouts

Published by under Camping,T16 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 briankamm@icloud.com

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.

Chipman Eagle Project

Published by under Eagle Projects on July 1, 2019

Dear Troop 16,

July 6th at 1:00 PM and July 7th at 10:00 AM. I am doing my Eagle Project at the Edwards Foundation (more info here: http://www.edwardsanimals.com/) where we will be painting the barn. The first day we will be powerwashing the Barn to clean it and the second day we will be painting the Barn. I will be providing food the second day for volunteers. This is a great way to get Community Service Hours for Scouts, School, and anything else that requires Community Service Hours. If you have any questions feel free to contact me at camccgenius@gmail.com and/or I will be at the next meeting.
If you wish to attend either one day or both days please RSVP at: https://forms.gle/5eKvDWAstUsvbwve9

Sincerely,
Cameron Chipman

Scout Days at Elitch Gardens July 26-28, 2019

Published by under Activities,T16 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 GroupSales@ElitchGardens.com, or call 303-595-4386 x 162

2019 Annual Picnic

Published by under T16 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.

STONEGATE PICNIC SIGNUP is HERE.

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.

POTLUCK FOOD TO BRING:

  • 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 slipman@me.com.

Parker’s High Adventure Troop

Published by under T16 on June 10, 2019

MEETINGS:  Tuesdays 7:00 to 8:30pm with PATROL LEADERS COUNCIL: 4th Tuesday of the Month
(with exceptions, see calendar)
Welcome to Troop 16’s Website: your resource for information on the Troop and current happenings
Scoutmaster: Mr. Nate Smith – 303 746-4013
Troop Committee Chair: Mrs. Colleen Combest  – 303 946-4700
Senior Patrol Leader: Josh H.
Please use this link to contact our leaders via e-mail.
More information about the troop can be found in our Troop 16 Informational Trifold
Troop 16 – Home of the Survivorman Challenge and the Adventure Race
Information about the 2019 Popcorn Sale can be found here.

Mini-High Adventure – Lost Creek Backpacking Signup Online

Published by under High Adventure on May 21, 2019

SIGNUP DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SUNDAY, JUNE 9 AT MIDNIGHT.

The June High Adventure Campout will be a 3 or 4-day backpacking trek into the Lost Creek Wilderness.  We will leave the church at 4:00 pm on Thursday, June 13 or 8:00 am Friday June 14, and will return on Sunday afternoon. During the Trek we expect to backpack 15 or more miles over 2 1/2 days, while exploring the unique geologic monoliths that are present in the Lost Creek Wilderness.

The trek is open to scouts 13 years old or older and First Class Rank or higher. To find out more, and to sign up, click here.

This is a great prep trip for Philmont and Northern Tier, but you don’t have to be going to these National High Adventure Bases to come.

 

 

June 2019 – Whitewater Rafting Adventure

Published by under Survivorman on May 10, 2019

Troop 16 scouts have requested a whitewater rafting adventure, and here it comes. Join us June 21 – 23 for a camping trip to Buena Vista, Colorado, including a full day raft trip on the Arkansas River.

We will camp in the group site at the Buena Vista KOA which has shower and bathroom facilities nearby the tent site. On Saturday we will make a short drive to Wilderness Aware Rafting and embark on a full day raft trip on the Arkansas River which includes a lunch provided by the rafting company. We are currently planning the Narrows Express section but Wilderness Aware may modify the section rafted based on flow to ensure it is appropriate for ages 10+. This company has years of experience with scout groups and an excellent safety record and experienced guides. The cost of the rafting is $110 (a great discount) in addition to the standard camp fee of $20 plus the fuel charge of $10 to reimburse drivers, making a total weekend cost per person of $140. This is a great way to introduce Scouts and Scouters to the scenic beauty of our nearby Colorado treasures, the Arkansas River and Brown’s Canyon. Adults are encouraged to sign-up to share the adventure with their scout!

Registration Deadline: Monday, June 10, 2019 so that scouts can do a swim check at the Pool Party, June 11.

Survivorman Photos

Published by under Survivorman on May 9, 2019

Hello Troop 16,

I am currently the Historian for this term and I want to let everyone know if you take any photos at Survivorman to please send them to my email: austin.kindred@s.stemk12.org. I would like to organize an album with all of the Survivorman photos. Also, if you have any photos for any of the previous activities and campouts this year, please send them to me as well and I will start making a photo album for those too.

Thanks,

Austin K

Parker Days 2019

Published by under T16 on May 8, 2019

The Parker Days signup is now live.  This year the requirement is that every scout needs to work 8 hours during the weekend.  The first 4 hours take care of the commitment needed for the troop.  The second four hours can be used to get a free all day ride pass or to be used as service hours for rank advancement.  The ages next to the signups are just suggestions. Typically our younger scouts (1st and 2nd year scouts) work the morning and day shifts and our older scouts work the late night shifts. Again, these are only suggestions. Please sign up when it is convenient for your family.  Signups can be found here.

Troop 16 - Parker's High Adventure Troop