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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.

Timberidge Prep Day Campout - May 21st - 22nd

Posted on May 17 2016 - 12:14pm

We will be having a campout this weekend.  We will be sprucing up Timberidge in preparation for the Bridging Over campout coming up in early June and having some fun.  Meet at Calvary between 8:30 - 9:00 to pack the trailer and get ready to hit the road by 9:00.  Will be returnin to Calvary for pickup around 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.  If you're missing a couple of requirements for your next rank advancement, this would be a great time to finish them out before the Court of Honor on June 4th.  Cost is $15 per Scout and $5 per family member who comes along to help out on Saturday.  You will need both the Troop Permission Slip and the Timberidge Release form for this outing.  Please RSVP to Mr. Henderson by the Troop meeting on the 17th so we can get a head count for food.

Bridging Over Weekend - June 4th - 5th

Posted on May 16 2016 - 8:08pm

Bridging Over weekend is coming up on June 4th and 5th.  This is one of the highlights of Troop 161's year, when the Webelos II Scouts who will be joining the Troop as Boy Scouts come out for the Bridging Over ceremony and their first campout as Boy Scouts.  Webelos II Scouts will meet the Boy Scouts at Calvary between 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 4th.  We'll pack up and head out to Camp Timberidge for a day of fun and training.  Families are invited out to the Camp around 4:00.  There will be a pot luck dinner at 5:00 - please bring a side dish or dessert to share.  The Troop will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks, plates, napkins, cups and cutlery.   The pot luck will be followed by Troop 161's Spring Court of Honor at 6:00 and the actual Bridging Over Ceremony at dusk.  Families will leave after the Briding Over Ceremony and the new Boy Scouts will join the Troop for their first campout.  Scout will return to Calvary around noon on Sunday, unload the trailer and put everything away and then call for pickup.  Cost is $10 per Scout.  No charge for family members.  Scouts will need to have a signed Troop 161 Permission Slip and a signed Timberidge Release form (both are attached).  In addition, we need all Webelos II Scouts who are bridging over to have completed their Boy Scout application form - we will have the forms available on Saturday morning.  Annual dues this year are $60 and will cover your Webelos II Scout for the reaminder of this year and 2017.  See the attached flyer, directions to Timberidge and permission slips for more information.  Please remember there are two permission slips required - one for the Troop and one for Camp Timberidge.

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.

BSA Health Form Revised Again

Posted on Mar 14 2013 - 1:38pm

The Annual Health and Medical Record form has been revised again.  The latest revision is dated 09/2012.  Please begin using the new form immediately.  The form comes in two parts, Parts A - C are required for any outing over 72 hours in length, including summer camp.  Part D is an informational packet for parents and physicians with respect to Scouts attending a high adventure camp.  For those Scouts attending Philmont, you need to have Parts A - C completed and Part D for your physician (parents should also review Part D as it explains some of the medical concerns related to high adventure camps).  Philmont is using the current national version of the form attached to this Announcement.  You can find both parts of the new version of the form on our website in the Files section and attached to this Announcement as well as a document published by the BSA with frequently asked questions regarding the form.  In case we have any families with religious, philosophical or medical objections to vaccinations and immunizations, I have also uploaded a copy of the Immunization Exemption Request form published by the BSA.  You can also find these forms on-line at www.scouting.org.

ScoutStrong Presidential Active Lifestyle Award Challenge

Posted on Mar 14 2013 - 9:09am

The BSA is offering a new award designed to promote healthier, more active lifestyles by adults and youth in the program.  To earn the SCOUTStrong PALA Challenge Award, you are required to meet a daily activity goal of 30 minutes a day for adults and 60 minutes a day for kids under 18 for at least five days a week, for six out of eight weeks. Stick with the program and you'll earn an award in less than two months.  For more details and program information, visit the ScoutStrong website.

Troop Schedule

Posted on Mar 14 2013 - 9:07am

An updated printable copy of our schedule of activities is always available in the Files section of the website.   All events will also be listed on line in the Calendar section of the website.

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