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Troop 161 was chartered on March 13, 1927 and has a rich history spanning over eight decades. We serve youth living and going to school in the neighborhood of Clifton and the surrounding area in Cincinnati, Ohio. We meet year round on Tuesday nights from 7:00 until 8:30 at Calvary Episcopal Church, 3766 Clifton Ave. We have at least one overnight activity a month and at least one week of Scout Camp in the summer. See the "About Us" section for more information about the Troop. If you have any questions or you want to request more information about joining the Troop, just click on Contact Us in the menu to the left to send us a message.

Summer Camp Registration

Posted on Apr 15 2014 - 6:34pm

Summer camp will be on top of us sooner than you think.  We will be attending camp at Ransburg Scout Reservation outside Bloomington, IN again this year, from July 13th through the 19th.  Registration for merit badge classes will open April 20th, so now is the time to get signed up and pick the classes you want to take at Camp this year.  Popular merit badges classes close out fast at Ransburg since it is one of the most popular Scout camps in the midwest.  If you are interested in Rifle Shooting, Shotgun Shooting, Archery, Horsemanship, the Wrangler program, COPE or one of the other popular badges or activities, we need to get your picks and get you registered as soon as possible after registration opens.  More information will be coming out at the meeting on Tuesday and via email.  We need all Scouts who will be attending summer camp to turn in their completed Health and Medical Forms before June 1st this year - see the announcement about the new forms for 2014.  We have had problems in the past with late, incomplete, incorrectly filled out and just plain missing Health and Medical Forms and we are going to try to nip that in the bud this year.  In general, less than 10% of the forms we receive are filled out completely and correctly on the first try, so our adult leaders need time to review the forms and contact the families to correct any deficiencies.  Also, remember that  a doctor's examination and signature are required.  See the attached information packet and related documents for more information regarding summer camp (the information packet contains all of the separate forms and is setup to be printed double-sided).

Blue Jacket Spring Camporee - April 25 - 27

Posted on Apr 12 2014 - 10:28pm

For those Scouts registered for the Blue Jacket Railroading Camporee, we need to have money and permission slips turned in at the meeting on Tuesday, April 15th.  This event is sold out so only those Scout who registered when the event was originally announced will be able to attend.  Cost is $40.  See that attached flyer, permission slip and other materials for more information.

Eden Park Climb - May 18th

Posted on Apr 12 2014 - 10:28pm

The annual climb at Eden Park will be held on Sunday, May 18th.  Please meet at Calvary at 9:30 and plan to leave for Eden Park by 9:45.  There is no charge for this event.  Scouts will be top rope climbing and rappelling.  Scouts should bring leather palm gloves, a lunch, energy snacks to eat throughout the day and plenty of water to stay hydrated.  Scouts should be returning to the Church by 4:00.  See the attached flyer and permission slip for more information.

Troop 161 Mulch & Flower Sale Under Way!

Posted on Apr 12 2014 - 10:12pm

Our annual mulch and flower sale is under way for this Spring.  The Troop is selling 2 cubic foot bags of premium double-shredded black mulch for $4.00 per bag delivered to your home.  Delivery area is limited to the neighborhoods of Clifton/Fairview/University Heights, Northside and College Hill.  Our Scouts will deliver the mulch to your driveway on May 3rd or May 10th. You can also order $10 Gift Certificates for Osterbrock Nursery located at 4848 Gray Road.  Osterbrock is one of the premier nurseries in town.  By purchasing gift certificates from the Troop you help support local Scouting and get to choose from the wide selection of excellent plant stock available at Osterbrock Nursery.   Also, stop by our flower sale at Calvary Episcopal Church, 3766 Clifton Avenue on May 9th - 11th and pick up some bedding flowers, vegetables or herbs for Mother's Day. For your convenience, you may order mulch on-line and pay by credit card this year at www.troop161mulch.org.  You may also call (513) 382-8161 and someone will be in touch to take your order by telephone.  Credit card payment is available only on-line and only for mulch pre-orders and gift certificates. We are using PayPal to provide secure, on-line credit card payment.  Scouts - a flyer and order forms for mulch and gift certificates are attached for use in selling door-to-door.

Health and Medical Record Forms

Posted on Apr 12 2014 - 10:11pm

It is that time of year again - we need all Scouts to submit an annual Health and Medical Record form that we can keep on file and have available for outings.  As most of you are aware, the Health and Medical Record form requires a doctor's examination and signature.  Please get your Scout in to see your health care professional and get us an updated form for the upcoming year.  Any Scout who plans on attending Summer Camp must have a current Health and Medical Record Form on file with the Troop.  PLEASE GET THE FORMS COMPLETE AND TURNED IN ON OR BEFORE JUNE 1ST.  BSA has updated the form again for 2014. The current version of the form is attached to this Announcement for download, along with an instruction sheet.  Please do not use an older version of the form.  In order to ensure that we have complete information for any event, we are asking that all Scouts provide the full form including Parts A, B and C.  Please do not use the shorter form that contains only Parts A and B.

Warren High Awarded the Silver Beaver

Posted on Mar 30 2014 - 9:39pm

Our own Warren High is one of the recipients of the Silver Beaver Award this year.  The Silver Beaver Award is given by the National Council, Boy Scouts of America upon recommendation of the local Council to persons who have had an outstanding impact on local youth over an extended period of time through service given to the Council.   The local Council presents a limited number of Silver Beaver Awards each year.  This award is bestowed upon only those persons who have given continued, unselfish, and effective service to the community, usually through the program of the Boy Scouts of America. Because Scouters may not nominate themselves for this award, only those persons who have been nominated by their Scouting peers are considered. The Silver Beaver Award is the highest recognition a local Council can bestow upon volunteer leaders.  Please join us in congratulating Warren on this well-deserved award!

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