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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 - Update

Posted on Feb 25 2017 - 5:56pm

Just a reminder, the Merit Badge Challenge is coming in a few weeks.  The Classes will be on March 18th and April 1st, from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  We generally meet at the church and carpool. 

Pancake Breakfast - Feburary 26, 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM- MANDATORY EVENT

Posted on Feb 21 2017 - 10:01pm

  THIS IS A MANDATORY EVENT FOR ALL SCOUTS.  The pancake breakfast is our chance to say thank you to the Calvary Episcopal Church for all their support and generosity.  The Church is a wonderful partner, without whom Troop 161 would struggle.  Please see the attached schedule for your slotted time. 

Wright Patt Air Force Museum and Campout

Posted on Feb 20 2017 - 12:43am

If you haven't already signed up for the  Wright Patterson Air Museum tour and campout, we need to hear from you  ASAP!!!!  There is a hard deadline to sign up by MARCH 1 .If you plan on attending, please contact Dave Gardner at .  If you have not already contaced Dave and he does not have your information to provide to the Air Force personnel, you will not be allowed on the base for the campout.

Polar Bear Campout - still time to prepare

Posted on Feb 13 2017 - 12:04am

Dear Scouts  - Regardless of the weather forecast, it's never a bad idea to be prepared for anything.  If you haven't gone over your gear for the campout nest week, it's not too late. 

Merit Badge Challenge

Posted on Feb 12 2017 - 11:55pm

Just a reminder - If you haven't started your pre-work, the merit badge challenge is in 4 weeks.  Steve will be handing out blue cards in the couple of weeks.  Stay tuned!!!

Polar Bear Campout - February 18th - 19th

Posted on Feb 5 2017 - 11:45pm

It is time again for another Polar Bear Campout. Camping builds character and that is especially true in the winter. Scouts will receive advancement training and if the weather is cold enough, they will earn the coveted Polar Bear Badge and the bragging rights that go with it. The cost is $15, with the majority of this going toward hot chocolate. We have been teaching your boys about the special gear that they will need and will continue to in the coming weeks. Please encourage your Scouts to attend this event and if you are adventurous, feel free to join us, we always need drivers and more adults. Safety is paramount and if weather conditions get bad or some gear doesn’t work, we have a heated cabin just in case. Speak to your son about planning for this event and let them tell you what they are learning and what they need. If you have any questions, swing by the meeting and we’ll be happy to discuss equipment or concerns. We have never lost a Scout, but we have turned out some great ones at the end of the program.

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