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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.

Mulch & Flower Sale - May 6 - 8

Posted on Apr 25 2016 - 2:15pm

The Troop's annual mulch and flower sale will be held again this year on May 6th through the 8th.  We will be delivering mulch on Saturday April 30th, Sunday May 1st and Saturday May 7th.  This is the Troop's major fund raiser and provided the funds for us to purchase the new tents last year.  All Scouts are expected to help wtih this event and we can use the assistance of family members as well.  We are going to need people with pickup trucks or who can haul trailers to drive for deliveries and also plenty of strong backs to load and unload mulch.  Attached you will find a flyer that you can fill in your name, print and hand out to neighbors and friends letting them know about the mulch sale and directing them to our mulch website where they can order and pay for their mulch by credit card.  The flyer is set up 2 to a page and is intended to be cut in half and handed out as half sheets.  The mulch sale site is live and people can ordre their mulch now at www.troop161mulch.org.  If you have any questions about the mulch sale, please contact Donna Jones.

Troop 161 on TV

Posted on Mar 30 2014 - 9:39pm

Some of our Scouts may be part of a Kentucky Life episode that was filmed while they were caving at Great Saltpetre Cave in Kentucky last year.  The program will be shown on Saturday April 12, 2014, at 8/7 Central on KET.  It should repeat on Sunday, April 13 at 4/3 Central on KET. This is the weekend before Easter, and five weeks before Open House - http://www.ket.org/cgi-bin/tvschedules/index.pl?date=2014-04-12+18:00.  We also understand that the program will be be available online at the same time it is on air at http://www.ket.org/live/ for anyone that doesn't have access to WKET.

BSA Health Form Revised Again

Posted on Mar 14 2013 - 1:38pm

The Annual Health and Medical Record form has been revised again.  The latest revision is dated 09/2012.  Please begin using the new form immediately.  The form comes in two parts, Parts A - C are required for any outing over 72 hours in length, including summer camp.  Part D is an informational packet for parents and physicians with respect to Scouts attending a high adventure camp.  For those Scouts attending Philmont, you need to have Parts A - C completed and Part D for your physician (parents should also review Part D as it explains some of the medical concerns related to high adventure camps).  Philmont is using the current national version of the form attached to this Announcement.  You can find both parts of the new version of the form on our website in the Files section and attached to this Announcement as well as a document published by the BSA with frequently asked questions regarding the form.  In case we have any families with religious, philosophical or medical objections to vaccinations and immunizations, I have also uploaded a copy of the Immunization Exemption Request form published by the BSA.  You can also find these forms on-line at www.scouting.org.

ScoutStrong Presidential Active Lifestyle Award Challenge

Posted on Mar 14 2013 - 9:09am

The BSA is offering a new award designed to promote healthier, more active lifestyles by adults and youth in the program.  To earn the SCOUTStrong PALA Challenge Award, you are required to meet a daily activity goal of 30 minutes a day for adults and 60 minutes a day for kids under 18 for at least five days a week, for six out of eight weeks. Stick with the program and you'll earn an award in less than two months.  For more details and program information, visit the ScoutStrong website.

Troop Schedule

Posted on Mar 14 2013 - 9:07am

An updated printable copy of our schedule of activities is always available in the Files section of the website.   All events will also be listed on line in the Calendar section of the website.

Scout Achievement Center and Scout Shop - Hours

Posted on Mar 18 2012 - 12:12pm

The Council offices and Scout Shop are now open:

Monday, Tuesday, Friday 8:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesday, Thursday 8:30am - 8:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 3:00pm


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