Parker Days 2018 – Sign Up Now Open

Published by under Community Service on May 12, 2018

The Parker Days Festival will be held in downtown Parker on June 7 – 10, 2018.    We will also provide one crew for final clean-up on the morning of June 11, 2018.  Each year, Troop 16 provides hundreds of hours of service taking care of all the trash at the Parker Days Festival as the biggest of our 3 annual fund raisers.  All Troop 16 members are required to participate.

 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. 

We are asking this year that you do not sign up any siblings this year.  Please feel free to bring them during the shift and we will put them to work, but we want the sign up to be for the scouts.  If you want to let the shift leader know that a sibling is coming that would be very kind, one of our scout laws.

Here is a clarification of the different Adult sign up options:

Shift Leader (Works Troop HQ tent): In years past, scout moms have worked these shifts, but it can be any adult.

Rover (Oversees trash needs in park and typically drives golf cart around getting trash loaded onto cart and taking the trash to the dumpsters.)  

Adult Leader (Leads Scouts in trash pickup. You will walk around with an assigned group of boys to make sure the trash is picked up and work is getting done.)

Lastly, your Parker Days committee (Daniel Faust, Tom Loveland, and Beth Huffman) thank you for your service to the troop. We want to thank everyone that has ever worked at Parker Days as this is a large group effort.  We hear all the time about what a great troop we have and how hard working we are and it makes us smile every time knowing that you all have contributed to the high regard we have within the community.

To register, please CLICK HERE.

Summer Camp Update

Published by under Survivorman on May 11, 2018
Summer Camp Attendance Must do:
1. Complete part A, B, and C, which requires a doctors signature. This is required for all attending. Please also provide a copy of your child vaccinations. This is due on or before June 26th to Aaron or Aisha Goedeke.  Med Form
2. If you are driving a driving form must be completed and submitted to Brian Nash. He also needs a copy of your car insurance information. I also need to know how many children you can fit in your car and if you can pull the trailer. 
3.The balance of your Camp payment Is Now Past Due. Please bring your checkbook.
4. All adults attending camp must complete YPT training and print a certificate and give to me. See me is you have questions about this. 
We will cover tonight  5/8/18 – We will be selecting merit badges.
Bartlett leader guide as well if you are interested is HERE.
Thanks, I am looking forward to camp this summer and supporting our boys. 
See me if you have questions. 
 Nate Smith

May 8th Troop Meeting

Published by under T16 on May 6, 2018

Hello Troop 16! Here is the agenda for May 8th.

First of all, this troop meeting will be back at our regular location at Parker United Methodist Church. During the meeting, flags will be done by the Dirty Socks patrol. After flags, we will continue with camp prep for Survivorman.

After Survivorman camp prep, we will be reviewing everything we have been learning for the past few meetings in order to be prepared for Survivorman. If there is extra time, we will play a game.

Lastly, don’t forget in two weeks there will be a court of honor. This means the PLC meeting will be the week before instead of the last week of the month. For those of you that are new, a court of honor occurs at least twice a year and it is when we get recognized for all of our awards we achieved recently.

For those of you that are attending Survivorman, I hope you have fun!

See you all Tuesday!

And the 135th Eagle Scout for Troop 16 is….

Published by under Eagle Scouts on May 1, 2018

Marcellino F! Help me congratulate Marcellino on his fine accomplishment! According to the Eagle Board last night, Marcellino impressed them as a Scout worthy of being named Eagle Scout!

Congratulations Marcellino!

May 1st Troop Meeting

Published by under T16 on April 29, 2018

Hello Scouts and Adults! Here is the plan for the May 1st troop meeting.

First of all, remember that we are meeting at the park across the street from Parker United Methodist Church. Remember to bring warm clothes, raingear, and a flashlight to the park. During the meeting, we will doing a navigation challenge. With our patrols, we will be using a compass to find points on a map. This will be the main activity during the meeting.

If you went to the merit badge college this weekend, I hope you accomplished a lot. During the next couple meetings, try to finish up all of the requirements you were not able to complete this weekend.

Don’t forget that this upcoming Saturday will be the church work day. It is a great way to get some service hours towards the rank you are working on. If you are attending, it will begin at 8:00am. Another opportunity for service hours is the National Day of Prayer on Thursday and there is one spot still available.

Lastly, Survivorman is less than 2 weeks away, therefore, if you want to attend, sign up before the deadline on May 8th.

See you all at the park on Tuesday!

Summer Camp 2018 – Parent Meeting – May 1th(date corrected)

Published by under Camping on April 24, 2018

Attention all parents of scouts attending summer camp , there will be an information meeting to go over camp details and to answer any questions you may have.

Please join at 7:15 pm on May 1st at PUMC. 

April 2018 Merit Badge College – Signups Close April 24th

Published by under Activities on April 23, 2018

The Troop 16 Merit Badge College will be on Saturday, April 28th 2018 at PUMC

Merit Badges offered: Citizenship in the World, Communications, First Aid, Personal Management, Citizenship  in the Nation, Cooking, Cycling and Camping

Be sure to register early in order to complete course prerequisites. 
See more details and sign up instructions are HERE

Church Workday Signups Now Open

Published by under Activities on April 23, 2018

Our church workday is scheduled for Saturday May 5th at 8:00 am.  This event is where the Troop gives back to our Charter Organization, Parker United Methodist Church, please RSVP in Troop Track HERE so your hours get logged.  Make sure you bring a sunscreen, sunglasses,water bottle,work gloves, rakes, shovels, etc. and be ready to get your hands dirty.  For those of you trying to get to Life rank and need 3 conservation related service hours, this is a great way to get them.

Please let Mrs. Lipman know if you have questions.


April 24th Troop Meeting

Published by under T16 on April 22, 2018

Hello everyone! The meeting on April 24th will be a PLC meeting.

For those of you that are new to the troop, these meetings happen on the last Tuesday of each month and only scouts with leadership positions need to attend. Therefore, you don’t have to come this week and I hope to see you all during the May 1st troop meeting.

If you attended the sand dunes campout this weekend, I hope you had a lot of fun! The next campout is Survivorman and it is less than a month away!

Don’t forget that this upcoming weekend is the April merit badge college. If you haven’t signed up yet and want to attend, remember to sign up by April 24th. If you are planning to attend, the merit badge college will start at 7:30 am.

If you have a leadership position, see you Tuesday night!

May 2018 Campout – The Survivorman Challenge!

Published by under Survivorman on April 21, 2018

Les Stroud – Survivorman TV Series

Survivorman is back and coming to your May Campout!

Do you have the skills to survive after a plane crash in the Colorado Wilderness?  This is your chance to demonstrate or learn the skills needed to Survive!  The world famous Troop 16 Survivorman Challenge is back with some new challenges and guaranteed to test your limits!

All eyes will be on Troop 16 this year, so it is time to Be Prepared. All scouts wanting to participate should signup as soon as possible and should be attending ALL meetings for the required training.

This campout requires a lot of adult help to make this happen.  Scouts – get your parents to join us – no prior survival skills are necessary for parents to attend (only YPT training)!

This campout is for ALL Troop 16 scouts.  Click here for more information and signup!

Troop 16 - Parker's High Adventure Troop