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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.

We are starting the re-opening process!!!!

Posted on Jul 5 2020 - 9:57pm
We are starting the re-opening process!!!!  The church and the council require us to be consistent with Covid-19 restrictions, so the meetings will be different for a while.  Here are the details:

Update on Reopening - We're closer now.

Posted on Jun 15 2020 - 12:08am

We have some clairification and direction from the Dan Beard Council and Calvary Episcopal for how to slowly re-open our meetings.  There is no concrecte plan to have meetings this week, but we hope soon.  Suffice it to say, things will be different in the immediate future, but we have an opportunity to reconnect.  More details will be posted in the next couple of weeks.  Keep an eye out for e-mail from announce@troop161.org and our weekly e-mail.  Here's the specifics of how this will work:

Update - Philmont CANCELLED

Posted on Jun 7 2020 - 8:59pm

It is was a great sadness that we announce that the trip to Philmont this summer has been cancelled.  Per the Philmont website, "It is with great disappointment that Philmont Scout Ranch announces the cancellation of all remaining programs for the 2020 summer season.  Due to the (New Mexico) Governor’s COVID-19 guidelines, and the State of New Mexico Health Department’s restrictions regarding travel, our efforts to secure a portion of the summer season were denied." 

Caving Trip in August has been CANCELLED

Posted on Jun 7 2020 - 8:58pm

Sadly, we received a communication that due to COVID-19 the Great Saltpetre Cave Preserve's Youth Group Outreach Caving Program (GSPYO) has been  suspended. This means our trip in August has been cancelled.  We may have the opportunity to reschedule this trip in the future.  AS with all our trips, we will discuss dates and planning in future meetings. 

Update on where we are at

Posted on May 17 2020 - 11:34pm

Lots to communicate.  Please read the entire e-blast.

Troop Activities:

In the next couple weeks, the Troop will be considering different ways to slowly and safely resume some limited functions.  Although there is no plan to begin regular Troop meetings in the very near future, we may have some limited activities.  Some of this depends on direction from the Council as well as directives from State and local governments.  Please stay alert for new messages.

The Troop is still here, staying safe. Staying home.

Posted on May 3 2020 - 9:50pm

As you are probably aware, the Governor has extended the stay at home order through the end of the month. Although things are opening up slowly, we are still, for the near future, canceling all in person scout activities.  Please stay tuned to these e-blasts and e-mail from Announce@troop161.org if things change.  

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