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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.

Popcorn Kernel Needed

Posted on Sep 5 2014 - 8:16pm

We are well into popcorn season already this year and we don't yet have a popcorn kernal for the Troop.  The popcorn kernal is the person that coordinates the popcorn sale for the Troop.  We have an experienced leader who has handled the popcorn sale for another Troop that can provide a knowledge base for you, but we need an adult to actually step up and take on this role.  We probably won't be doing any Show 'n Sell events this year, so it should be a lot easier job.  Show 'n Sell is where we purchase an inventory of popcorn and go on-site at various locations trying to sell it.  Take order sales are, as the name suggests, where Scouts take orders for popcorn and then deliver it when it comes in.  Please contact Steve Alexander if you are willing to serve as the popcorn kernal this year.

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.

Updating our Directory

Posted on May 12 2014 - 10:59am

We are in the process of updating our contact list so we can get updated contact information into eveyone's hands.  In order to make that happen, we are asking all of our Scouts and parents to email webmaster@troop161.org their name, home address, home phone, work phone, cell phone and email address.  We ask that this information be provided for both parents and each Scout, as applicable.  If you do not want your Scout's contact information published in the directory that will be distributed to all of the members of the Troop, just make a note of that - we will exclude their information from the directory and it will be available only to the registered adult leaders.  For the privacy and protection of our members, particularly the Scouts, we do not make a copy of the directory available on-line, but each family will receive a copy as soon as all of the updated information has been received.

Health & Medical Forms Due June 1st

Posted on May 10 2014 - 11:30pm

Another reminder, we are asking that all Scouts provide us with a copy of Parts A, B & C of the BSA Health and Medical form by June 1st.  Part C of the form requires a visit to your doctor.  We need these medical forms for any outings over 36 hours in length (e.g. summer camp and Boundary Waters) and it is recommended that we have them on file for all events, so we are asking all parents to provide a completed form, including Parts A, B and C.  You can find the updated form for 2014 on our website.

Health and Medical Record Forms

Posted on Apr 12 2014 - 10:11pm

It is that time of year again - we need all Scouts to submit an annual Health and Medical Record form that we can keep on file and have available for outings.  As most of you are aware, the Health and Medical Record form requires a doctor's examination and signature.  Please get your Scout in to see your health care professional and get us an updated form for the upcoming year.  Any Scout who plans on attending Summer Camp must have a current Health and Medical Record Form on file with the Troop.  PLEASE GET THE FORMS COMPLETE AND TURNED IN ON OR BEFORE JUNE 1ST.  BSA has updated the form again for 2014. The current version of the form is attached to this Announcement for download, along with an instruction sheet.  Please do not use an older version of the form.  In order to ensure that we have complete information for any event, we are asking that all Scouts provide the full form including Parts A, B and C.  Please do not use the shorter form that contains only Parts A and B.

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