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.

Big Horn 2018 – Troop Sponsorship Application

Published by under T16 on October 9, 2017

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

The Big Horn NYLT Course is leadership training experience sponsored by the Denver Area Council and held annually at Tahosa High Adventure Base near Ward, Colorado. The training is conducted by highly qualified youth staff under the supervision of adult advisors.

The course models a month in the life of a unit and consists of six days of Scout activities.

Each year Troop 16 provides sponsorship for some scouts to attend the event. If you are at first class or above and are interested in applying for a sponsorship, you must submit an essay consisting of at least 1 full single-spaced page describing your vision of a great leader and what qualities make great leaders.  Essays must be emailed to scoutmaster@bsa16.org by December 1, 2017 in order to be considered for the sponsorship.

The Passing of One of Our Own

Published by under T16 on October 8, 2017

It is with sadness that I report that one of Troop 16’s former scouters passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 29th. Joe Kjar, Troop 16 Assistant Scoutmaster serving from 2008 to 2014, and father of Eagle Scout Devin Kjar (2014), passed away. He died of natural causes at the age of 50, and leaves behind his children, Devin and Brooke, his ex-wife Michele Peterson, and his parents, Jim and Judy Kjar (all of Parker). He would have celebrated his 51st birthday on October 5th. The family will hold a Memorial and Celebration of Joe’s Life at Ponderosa Valley Funeral Services on October 26, 2017 starting at 3:00 pm. All interested scouts and scouters are welcome to attend. The family has asked that memorial contributions be made to Troop 16 in honor of his love for scouting. http://www.ponderosavalleyfunerals.com/notices/Joseph-Kjar

Mark Abell
Former Scoutmaster (2009-2011)

Volunteer Opportunity – Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack

Published by under T16 on October 8, 2017

Every year our charter organization Parker United Methodist Church works with Feed My Starving Children to hand pack special meals for malnourished children and ship these meals to over 70 countries worldwide.  This is a great volunteer opportunity for you and your families to get service hours and help out a wonderful organization.

The event is October 27-28.  FMSC is asking for assistance on Friday October 27th from 4-6 pm.  To register click here and enter join code 1250496.

This is a great opportunity for those of you who need service hours for the Citizenship in the Community Merit badge.

November 2017 Campout – The Adventure Race

Published by under Adventure Race,Camping on October 7, 2017

After being vanquished for 2 years, the Black Knight has risen again! He has come to wreak havoc and exact his revenge on those who challenge him.

While Troop 16 has slept, the Black Knight has come and given the Guardian more power! The Adventure Race – Quest for the Holy Grail is back! Can your patrol defeat the Guardian to send the Black Knight back to his lair? Click here for more information and to sign up!

Eagle Court of Honor for Colin and Christian D.

Published by under Eagle Scouts on October 5, 2017

Colin and Christian would like to invite you to their court of honor. It will be at PUMC on Saturday Oct. 14, starting at 11am. There will be a lunch reception with the court of honor. Please log in to view invitation and RSVP information. Restricted content - please logon to the website to view this information.

Shooting Sports camp out and Fire Arms Safety Course Sign up now Live

Published by under Activities,Camping on October 4, 2017

The signup for the Outober campout, shooting sports is now open. Boys will be able to work on their rifle and shotgun shooting for the merit badges, or to improve their skills. Each boy attending the campout to shoot, must have been through one of Troop 16’s Home Firearm Safety courses. Signup links for both the campout and the HFS course are available from the campout’s information page. Signup for the campout closes October 10th, at midnight.

Direct link to sign ups (must login first) : Campout , FHS Course


2017 Tour de Cure Colorado

Published by under Community Service on September 7, 2017

This year, Troop 16 is supporting the American Diabetes Association by providing trash services for their Parker Tour de Cure event. The net profit from this event will be donated thru the American Diabetes Association to support research, awareness and education about diabetes.

Members of Troop 16 can sign up for shifts to pick up trash to add funds to their scout accounts. This is a rain or shine event happening on September 9, 2017 at Salisbury Equestrian Park & Sports Complex in beautiful Parker.  If you are interested, visit the signup page.

Troop 16 - Parker's High Adventure Troop