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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.

Whitewater River Canoe Trip - April 18 - 19

Posted on Apr 17 2015 - 11:11am

The canoe trip on the Whitewater River is coming up this weekend, April 18 and 19th.  See the attached flyer for more information.

Get Your Mulch Delivered and Support Scouting!

Posted on Apr 17 2015 - 11:08am

Boy Scout Troop 161 is celebrating is 88th year as part of the Clifton community.   The annual mulch and flower sale is our primary fund raiser for the year and supports the Troop's activities throughout the year.  Support your local Scouts by purchasing your mulch from us this year  We are selling premium double-shredded dark brown mulch for $4.00 per bag delivered to your home by our Scouts on Saturday May 9th. We are also selling gift certificates to Osterbrock's Nursery again this year.  Delivery area is limited to the neighborhoods of Clifton, Northside and College Hill and a minimum order of 5 bags is required for delivery.  Order on-line at www.troop161mulch.org, or from any of our Scouts.  Also, stop by our flower sale May 8th through the 10th at Calvary Episcopal Church, 3766 Clifton Avenue and check out our fine selection of flowers and herbs. Mother's Day is Sunday, May 10th and mom would love some flowers for the garden!

Thank you for supporting your local Scouts!

Scouts - order forms and flyers are attached.  Get the word out and start selling - we have a semi-load of mulch to sell.

Blue Jacket Spring Camporee - April 24 - 26

Posted on Apr 17 2015 - 11:07am

The Troop will be attending the Blue Jacket Spring Camporee this year.  This year's theme is Pioneering.  See attached materials from Blue Jacket for more information.  A detailed flyer with information about our Troop, the cost and a permission slip will be coming from Mr. Henderson shortly.

Summer Camp - July 12 - 18

Posted on Apr 12 2015 - 2:56am

Summer Camp is quickly approaching again this year.  The Troop will be attending summer camp at Ransburg Scout Reservation outside Bloomington, Indiana again this year.  Scouts - registration for summer camp classes opens on Monday, April 20th at 8:30 a.m.  Download a copy of the class schedule, make your picks and get them to Mr. Wagner so he can get you registered.  The sooner you make your picks, the better your chance of getting the classes you want.  Some classes fill up very quickly - Rifle Shooting, for example, will probably fill up Monday morning.  See the attached flyer and other materials regarding summer camp this year.  If you plan on attending summer camp and have not already submitted your $140 down payment, please get it to Mr. Moore as soon as possibie.   The cost of summer camp this year will be $315.  See attached flyer for more information.

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!

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