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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.

Merit Badge Challenge Registration Opens November 1st

Posted on Oct 30 2014 - 12:24pm

We will be attending the merit badge challenge at Dixie Heights High School again this year.  Dixie Heights will hold the merit badge challenge on February 28th and March 21st, however, registration opens on Saturday, November 1st.  We will register as a Troop.  Popular merit badges can fill up fast, so we recommend that you make your selections and get your registation forms back to Terry Moore as soon as possible to have the best chance of getting the classes you want.  We will have more information regarding the Challenge as we get closer to it, but you will find the following information attached to this announcement:

Troop Elections - Tuesday November 4th

Posted on Oct 30 2014 - 12:24pm

The Troop will be holding elections for youth leadership positions on Tuesday, November 4th.  If you are interested in running for an office, please call Steve Alexander to discuss the position you are interested in running for.  Candidates - you should be wearing your full Class A uniform and be prepared to give a short speech about why your fellow Scouts should elect you for the position you are running for.  A pamphlet with explanations of the various Troop youth leadership positions is attached.  Note that some positions, e.g. Assistant Senior Patrol Leader and Assistant Patrol Leader are appointed positions, not elected.  We will also be having Scoutmaster Conferences and Boards of Review for those of you who need them for rank advancement.

Council Conservation Day - November 8th

Posted on Oct 30 2014 - 12:23pm

The Troop will be helping out at Camp Conseration Day at Camp Friedlander on Saturday, November 8th, from 9:00 until 2:00.  We will meet at Calvary at 8:15 and leave for Camp Friedlander by 8:30.  We will go out and do some work from around 9:00 until lunchtime, then they will feed us lunch and we should be back to the Church by 2:30.  There is no fee fo this event, we just need a signed permission slip (attached).  Scouts should wear clothing appropriate for working outdoors and bring work gloves and a water bottle.  We will also need Scouts to bring shovels and loppers as we may be planting trees or pulling honeysuckle (make sure to mark your name on any tools you bring).  Gerry Henderson will be leading this event, but we will need at least one other adult to stay while the Scouts work and we will need enough drivers to get everyone out to Loveland and back.  We also need to let Council know how many Scouts we will be bringing out by Saturday, November 1st, so if you are planning on going please let Terry Moore know so he can get our registration in and give Council an idea of how many Scouts they are going to need to feed.

Court of Honor - Tuesday, November 11th at 7:00 p.m.

Posted on Oct 29 2014 - 4:06pm

Timberidge Conservation Campout - November 15 - 16th

Posted on Oct 29 2014 - 4:06pm

Our annual Timberidge Conservation Campout is coming up on November 15th and 16th.  Come out and help us give back to Camp Timberidge and have some fun.  Family members are welcome during the day on Saturday.  We will be doing some general conservation work including killing Asian Honeysuckle, planting trees and working on other projects.  In the afternoon, we'll have some fun and skills acticities.  Cost is $15 per person staying overnight and $5 per meal for family members and others just joining us for the day.  We will need both a Camp Timberidge Release and a Troop 161 Permission Slip for everyone attending (both are attached).  See the attached flyer for more information.  Please get your permission slips and outing fees turned in on or before the Court of Honor on Tuesday, November 11th.

Preliminary Schedule for 2014 - 2015 On-line

Posted on Sep 2 2014 - 10:20am

A preliminary copy of the Shedule for our upcoming Scouting year is available on-line in the File section of the website.  For those of you who use smart phones or have software that permits syncing to on-line calendars using the iCalendar standard (e.g. Google calendars, Outlook 2007 or later, iPhone, Android, etc.), we will be adding events to our calendar on the website shortly and you can automatically sync those dates into your calendar using the instructions you will find in the Calendar Sync menu item that becomes available when you logon to the website.

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