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Summer camp @ PV Parent Links & Docs

Posted by Colleen Combest on June 28, 2021

Access the Parent Guide, updated Covid-19 information, and other information on the  PV Summer Camp Countdown Page

Program Guide – As of April 28, 2021

COVID-19 Update and Policies – As of June 2, 2021

DAC Departure Day Screening This form must be filled out for each person attending camp on the departure day. Bring the paper form to camp.

COVID-19 Health Screening: Prior to camp, all participants will be required to monitor symptoms and take a body temperature daily. This will be tracked through CampDoc. If for some reason it cannot be tracked online or days were missed online, a paper form is available here: DAC Pre-Camp Health Screening.

Cowboy Action Permission Form – shooting event on Wednesday for older boys age 14+ (or 13 and finished 8th grade)

Pool Party & Picnic at Stonegate South Pool

Posted by Colleen Combest on June 8, 2021

Troop Pool Party & Picnic at the Stonegate South Pool. June 15, 2021 6:00-8:30pm  Bring the family and your swimsuits for swim checks and to play in the pool. Please RSVP in TroopTrack. Cost is free. Bring your own picnic dinner this year.  Everyone will receive a ticket for one free item from the pool snack bar ie: a beverage or an ice cream.   Stonegate Village – South pool 10326 Stonegate Parkway Parker, CO 80134

We will need some volunteers to help with check-in and everyone’s help with cleanup at the end.  The pool entrance is now at the gate on the north side of the parking lot.

Nate Smith- Scoutmaster

Flag Retirement – Troop Meeting May 18

Posted by Colleen Combest on May 17, 2021

May 18 will be a flag retirement ceremony.  7pm-8:30pm

Location is PUMC outdoor stage. Please wear your full ClassA uniform with neckerchief and sash.

2021 Denver Day of Service

Posted by Colleen Combest on April 27, 2021

The Denver Broncos and the Denver United Way is hosting the Denver Day of Service on June 4, 2021.  Click on the link to find a project or a charity you are interested in helping – or create your own project and send in the pictures.  This is not a Troop organized activity but you can earn service hours.

https://www.denverbroncos.com/community/dayofservice/

April 27 is a Troop Meeting

Posted by Colleen Combest on April 20, 2021

April 27 will be a Troop Meeting to do camp planning for the Survivorman campout at Cimarron Middle School 7-8:30pm .  PLC will happen prior to the Troop meeting.  The Committee will meet at 7pm – in person –  at Cimarron MS rather than on Zoom.

Survivorman 2021 April 30-May 2

Posted by Colleen Combest on April 20, 2021

Survived 2020? Test your skills – Survivorman 2021 is coming April 30-May 2!  Sign up for this campout to put your survival skills to the test, complete requirements for ranks through First Class and for Wilderness Survival merit badge, and compete with your patrol for the campout’s grand prize. The campout will be held at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch near Elbert, CO.  First year scouts will sleep in tents both nights but compete in a survival themed Level 1 treasure hunt on Saturday.  For more experienced scouts, the Level 2 challenge encourages scouts to work together as a patrol to complete survival skills challenges and sleep in a shelter they construct in the wild for Saturday night.  Older scouts may participate in a Level 3 two-night survival challenge.  Register at https://bsa16.trooptrack.com/plan/events/1259947

Adults are asked to sign-up to assist as referees and for other jobs at this event. Job descriptions and signups here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4AA8A92CA6F5C70-survivor

Flags For Fallen Vets – May 30 Service Project

Posted by Colleen Combest on April 20, 2021

Troop – We have a special service opportunity on May 30, 2021 to plant flags at the Fort Logan National Cemetery.  The mission of Flags For Fallen Vets is to ensure an American flag is placed upon every veteran’s grave site at each National Cemetery on Memorial Day to honor and remember those who have served and sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today.   Please RSVP for service hours and then register directly at FlagsForFallenVets.com to get your tickets. One ticket per person.

https://bsa16.trooptrack.com/plan/events/1274574

Order of the Arrow Election April 13

Posted by Colleen Combest on April 10, 2021

2021-order-of-the-arrow-candidates

Our Order of the Arrow election night is April 13 and we need greater than 50% of our scouts to be in attendance. Mark your calendars and plan to attend. 7pm at Cimarron Middle School.

Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting camping throughout the year, and providing cheerful service to others. Congratulations to our 2021 Candidates:  David Cannon, Sam Combest, Alexander Griffiths, Travis Payne, and Steven Smith.  They have at least First Class rank; 15 nights of camping logged in the last 2 years with at least one long-term camp; and they adhere to the Scout Oath and Law in their activities. Click on the link above to find out more about the candidates.

On election night, scouts can vote ‘yes’, ‘no’, or choose to not submit a ballot at all. A vote left blank on a ballot counts against the scout as a ‘no’ vote.  This is not a popularity contest – you probably will not know each candidate personally. Your ‘yes’ vote helps the scout and the Troop. A ‘no” vote or a space left blank helps no one. Your ‘yes’ vote tells a scout you have confidence in him to take on the challenges ahead. Everything they learn and experience in their activities with OA – Service projects, High Adventure experiences, leadership training and more  – it all comes back and benefits our Troop.

For more information about the Order of the Arrow visit oa-bsa.org.

John Martin Reservoir Campout April 16-18

Posted by Colleen Combest on April 5, 2021

Canoe, kayak, fish and visit the historic Bent’s Fort!  April 16-18, 2021.  $20 RSVP by 4/13/21 at https://bsa16.trooptrack.com/plan/events/1259946

 

Nathan Saari – Eagle Scout!

Posted by Colleen Combest on April 1, 2021

Congratulations Nathan Saari! Troop 16’s 161st Eagle Scout! Nathan’s project was building a new gaga ball pit for Parker United Methodist Church’s youth program.

 

Troop 16 - Parker's High Adventure Troop