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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.

Thanks to those who helped with the MBC

Posted on Mar 19 2017 - 10:31pm

Thanks to all the adults who helped with the MBC on Saturday, 3/18.  Despite a slight scheduling glitch, the 1st day went really well.

Day 2 is on 4/1/17, in roughly two weeks.  Make sure you continue with that outside work!!

Merit Badge Challenge - last minute notes

Posted on Mar 16 2017 - 9:20pm

Looks like we are as ready we can be .  Here's some last minute tips:


  • Scout dress uniform is to be worn all Saturdays.  This means class A uniforms.  I may have been remiss in communicating this earlier.
  • I have blue cards.  If you can't meet me at the church, Bryan Casteel will have them at the event.
  • Don't forget your prework, and a self addressed stamped envelop.  Pen and paper are also needed.
  • The event has been paid for , but we still need to settle with some of the scouts.  I've attached the roster with the fees paid.
  • We have transportation to the event available.  Bryan Casteel and Alan Lindquist are meeting at the church.  Please be there by 8:00.  We need to leave by 8:15
  • Please let me know if you are driving there on your own.   It's fine to do that . 

The event is at

Merit Badge Challenge - Starts next week!!!!

Posted on Mar 13 2017 - 7:22am

One more week for the merit badge challenge.  There are some fees for the classes. It's  $15.00 for  registration fee  for each scout.  There are a couple of classes that have some addition fees.  I've attached an updated list of classes with the "total owed" in the column on the far right. I took the liberty of fronting the money, so everything is paid.  We just need to settle with the troop.

Wright Patterson - Final plans

Posted on Mar 6 2017 - 9:13pm

This weekend 3/11 – 12 is the Wright Patterson campout and museum trip.  Horray!

Merit Badge Challenge Update

Posted on Mar 5 2017 - 10:57pm

There has been some new information from the Merit Badge Challenge coordinators.  There has been some difficulty in finding Merit Badge Counselors for the following classes:

Pinewood Derby Prep

Posted on Feb 28 2017 - 10:05pm

From Aston Wilson of the district:

This is a friendly reminder that Pinewood Derby Build Day is Saturday, March 4th  from 8:30am to 1pm and the location is Silverton Paideia Elementary School.   WE NEED 15 VOLUNTEERS  to ensure success.  Please respond to me  Ashton.wilson@scouting.org and let me know if you’re available to volunteer. I need a count of all our volunteers
Please let me know how many volunteers you can get.

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