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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.

The 2019-2020 Schedule is complete!!!

Posted on Aug 10 2019 - 10:48am

After a productive planning meeting, the 2019 -2020 schedule is complete and is on the web calendar!!!  Please take a look at the calendar.  Make sure you know which events you are responsible for, and plan accordingly.

Planning Meetinng for 2019-2020

Posted on Aug 5 2019 - 12:02am

Our annual planning meeting is scheduled for next Saturday, August 10, from 9:00 AM till we get the calendar for next year hashed out (we are usually done by noon). This is a very important morning, as we set the agenda for the entire year next year.  The Scoutmasters and scouts will decide on which events we are holding and who will be responsible for organizing the event.  This a great chance to be heard and have some input into our growth.  Scoutmasters ands the scouts should make every effort to attend, but we also encourage the parents and all our scouts to provide support.  

Matthew 25 Service Project

Posted on Jul 21 2019 - 10:12pm

The Matthew 25 Service project is scheduled for July 27, from 9:00 to 11 AM.  Interested scouts should meet at the church at 8:00, or at Matthew 25 Ministries (11060 Kenwood Road Blue Ash) at 8:30.  This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to an organization that helps those in crisis.  For more info on Matthew 25, click here.   Those interested in particatingin this project, please contact Mr.  Casteel at bkcasteel@gmail.com or via text at (513)288-9077

Indiana Dunes Trip

Posted on Jul 21 2019 - 4:52pm
As many of you are aware, Troop 161 is taking an excursion to Indiana Dunes National Park from August 4 - 8.  Attached is a permission slip for the event and the trip itinerary.  Both documents are on the website.  Just go to  to Files link on the navigation pane, just to the left of this announcement. 

Philmont 2020 Roster - PLEASE READ

Posted on Jul 21 2019 - 4:52pm

Dear Members of Troop 161:

It has come to our attention that it is possible that some of the scouts that signed up for the Philmont may have neglected to be clear with their families that they have indeed committed to the trip.  While the trip is still just over a year away, we will need to submit  a non-refundable deposit on Monday, 7/15 for all those attending.  My understanding is that the troop is planning on cover the deposit on Monday 7/15 and re-coup payment from parents.  Given that, please make sure your scout, if he has signed up, has had some discussion regarding the time, preparation and expense this trip will entail. 

Eagle Court of Honor 7/20

Posted on Jul 16 2019 - 7:39pm
Dear Troop 161:
We are holding a  court of honor for the Troop's most recent Eagle Scouts, John Meyer, Wolfgang Windholtz and Christian Jones.  We will be meeting at the church at 11:30 to prepare and organize. The ceremony starts at noon. We would love to a have all our scouts.  Rememver if you attend wear your class A uniforms.  

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