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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.

Backpacking Trip - October 10 & 11

Posted on Oct 9 2015 - 1:34pm

The Troop is having a backpacking trip on October 10th and 11th.  The trip is open to all Scouts, but will also act as one of the shakedown hikes for the Philmont Crew.  See the attached flyer and permission slip for more information.

Registration for Merit Badge Challenge Opens October 15th!

Posted on Oct 9 2015 - 1:34pm

Registration for the Merit Badge Challenge will open on Thursday, October 15th.   The Challenge itself will happen on Saturday, March 5th and Saturday, March 19th, at Dixie Heights High School in Northern Kentucky.  Popular classes fill up fast, so we would like to get everyone's merit badge class selections in so we can try to get all of our Scouts registered right after they open up registration on the 15th.  The sooner you register, the better your chance of getting the classes you want.  Last year several of the Eagle core classes filled up within hours after registration opening.  Attached you will find a class matrix listing all of the classes, a document showing the pre-work required for the various classes and a Scout Information Sheet.  Please completely fill out the Scout Information Sheet and turn it in to Mr. Moore with your $15 fee for the Challenge.  We would like to have everyone's class selections in by this coming Tuesday, October 13th.  There is also additional information and tips for Scouts who are new to the Challenge.  This is a great opportunity to quickly earn 3 or 4 merit badges by attending two Saturday sessions and doing any required pre-work - we highly recommend it to all of our Scouts.

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.

Troop 161 Recognized with Journey to Excellence Gold Unit Award for 2013

Posted on Jan 16 2014 - 8:21am

For the third year in a row, Boy Scout Troop 161, has been recognized as a Gold level Troop by the Boy Scouts of America under the Journey to Excellence program for its performance during 2013. The “Journey to Excellence - Gold Unit Award” is the highest award a Scouting unit can receive and is based on the Troop's performance in 13 objective criteria such as opportunities for camping, completion of service projects, Scout advancement and retention and adult leader training.  These criteria were developed by the BSA based on reviews of the performance of actual units that the national organization found to be delivering the Scouting progam in an exemplary fashion.    Troop 161 was also recognized for being a 100% Boys Life unit.  Boys Life magazine is the monthly magazine of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).  All Troop 161 Scouts receive a subscription to Boys Life magazine. Congratulations to our Scouts and adult leaders on this well-deserved recognition!

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.

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