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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.

5 Mile Hike - October 18th

Posted on Oct 12 2014 - 8:48am

We will be taking a 5 mile hike designed to satisfy Requirement 1(b) of the Second Class Scout requirements on Saturday, October 18th.  Scouts should meet at the Chuch at 12:30 (please eat lunch before you come).  Scouts should wear appropriate clothing for the weather conditions and wear sturdy boots or shoes suitable for hiking.  Please bring a day pack with a filled water bottle and the 10 Scout essentials. You can find the BSA ten essentials in your Scout Handbook or attached to this Announcement.  There is also a copy of a checklist developed by REI for day hikes which lists some additional items you may want to consider depending on the location, weather and itinerary for the hike.  Being truly prepared for a hike, even a day hike, means having the essential items to get you through if you had to spend the night with just what you brought with you.  We will proceed to Mt. Airy forest for the hike and should be finished and back to the Church by 4:00 for pickup.  There is no cost for this event.  Permission slip is attached - please bring your permission slip to the meeting on Tuesday, October 14th.  This hike has been scheduled specifically to help Scouts meet their Second Class requirements, so if you have not yet earned Second Class rank and need to meet this requirement, this is a great opportunity to do so.  Gerry Henderson is leading this event, but we still need a second adult for the hike and we may also need additional drivers depending on how many Scouts show up.  This would be a great opportunity for any parents who would like to help out to come out and take a pleasant Fall hike in Mt. Airy forest.

Popcorn Orders Due Tuesday, October 21st

Posted on Oct 12 2014 - 8:47am

Popcorn season is upon us once again.  If you were at the last meeting you should have received an envelope with an order form in it.  We also have additional order forms available or you can print out the product sheet and order form attached to this announcement and use it.  We are only doing take order sales this year.  Each Scout should go out and get orders from relatives, friends, neighbors and by selling door to door.  Parents can help by selling to co-workers.  Parents with small businesses sometimes purchase popcorn to use as Christmas gifts for customers.  Remember, when you are selling popcorn you are really selling Scouting - 70% of the price of popcorn is returned directly to the Scouting program, approximately 40% to Council and 30% to our Troop to help us purchase equipment and supplies and subsidize the cost of outings.  The popcorn itself is more like a gift for the person's donation than a product you are selling (similar to the way public television gives away CD's and DVD's for pledging your support).  Please get out and sell to help us fund the Troop and to help Council fund its operations.  Order forms and any money collected in advance are due at the Troop meeting on October 21st.  The popcorn that people order will be delivered by you in mid-November.  Remember, when you are out selling: (1) wear your Class A uniform; (2) smile, look your customers in the eye and speak clearly; (3) always thank people whether they purchase any popcorn or not; and (4) keep safe by using the buddy system or having a parent go out with you when you are selling door-to-door.

Shoot and Ride - October 25th

Posted on Oct 12 2014 - 8:47am
We have 18 Scouts signed up for the Shoot & Ride event (16 for the full day and 2 for the shooting).   Payment and both permission slips are due on or before the meeting on October 14th.  Cost for this event is $60 ($25 Open Shoot/$35 Trail Ride),  See the attached flyer for more information.

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.

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.

Warren High Awarded the Silver Beaver

Posted on Mar 30 2014 - 9:39pm

Our own Warren High is one of the recipients of the Silver Beaver Award this year.  The Silver Beaver Award is given by the National Council, Boy Scouts of America upon recommendation of the local Council to persons who have had an outstanding impact on local youth over an extended period of time through service given to the Council.   The local Council presents a limited number of Silver Beaver Awards each year.  This award is bestowed upon only those persons who have given continued, unselfish, and effective service to the community, usually through the program of the Boy Scouts of America. Because Scouters may not nominate themselves for this award, only those persons who have been nominated by their Scouting peers are considered. The Silver Beaver Award is the highest recognition a local Council can bestow upon volunteer leaders.  Please join us in congratulating Warren on this well-deserved award!

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