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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.


Posted on Jul 13 2014 - 6:06pm

Due to summer camp, there will be no Troop meeting on Tuesday, July 15th.

Summer Camp Registration

Posted on Jul 2 2014 - 6:45am

We need all Scouts who will be attending summer camp to turn in their permission slips, fees and completed Health and Medical Forms as soon as possible if you haven't already done so - 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.  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 and that you must include a copy of the front and back of your insurance card with the medical form.  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).

Boundary Waters - Information Regarding Personal Gear

Posted on Jul 2 2014 - 6:29am

Information regarding the personal gear needed for the Boundary Waters trip is attached.

Videos from the Eden Park Climb

Posted on May 21 2014 - 8:57am

The annual climb at Eden Park was held on Sunday, May 18th. Click on the picture to the left to view some video from the Eden Park climbing event. The link should take you to a blank page with a single picture - click on the picture and it will open a web page with videos of two of our Scouts rappelling.

Updating our Directory

Posted on May 12 2014 - 10:59am

We are in the process of updating our contact list so we can get updated contact information into eveyone's hands.  In order to make that happen, we are asking all of our Scouts and parents to email webmaster@troop161.org their name, home address, home phone, work phone, cell phone and email address.  We ask that this information be provided for both parents and each Scout, as applicable.  If you do not want your Scout's contact information published in the directory that will be distributed to all of the members of the Troop, just make a note of that - we will exclude their information from the directory and it will be available only to the registered adult leaders.  For the privacy and protection of our members, particularly the Scouts, we do not make a copy of the directory available on-line, but each family will receive a copy as soon as all of the updated information has been received.

Health & Medical Forms Due June 1st

Posted on May 10 2014 - 11:30pm

Another reminder, we are asking that all Scouts provide us with a copy of Parts A, B & C of the BSA Health and Medical form by June 1st.  Part C of the form requires a visit to your doctor.  We need these medical forms for any outings over 36 hours in length (e.g. summer camp and Boundary Waters) and it is recommended that we have them on file for all events, so we are asking all parents to provide a completed form, including Parts A, B and C.  You can find the updated form for 2014 on our website.

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