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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.

Climb Time is UPCOMING ON 12/6

Posted on Dec 1 2019 - 7:46pm

It’s that wonderful time of the year!  Climb Time overnighter is coming up Friday Dec 6!  It’s always a blast, with indoor rock climbing (including instruction and equipment), pizza, breakfast snacks, and lots of fun. 

Merit Badge Challenge - Registration has started

Posted on Dec 1 2019 - 7:46pm

The registration for the Sycamore Merit Badge Challenge is OPEN!!  So far, we have 5 scouts attending, and they have all gotten their requested classes.  However, some classes are already full!!   Please get in touch with Mr. Wittenauer at daveandannie1@msn.com or text at (513)827-9066.  The list of classes is linked at the bottom of this announcement, as well as a sign in sheet you can either e-mail or deliver to Mr. W.  A picture of the form works, as does an e-mail with the selections explained in the body of the e-mail.

Climb Time Overnight is December 6

Posted on Nov 25 2019 - 8:25am

Our annual overnight at Climb Time is on December 6th.  The event will be in the new Oakley facility.  Check out the Climb Time website here for more info.  There is a sign in sheet in the scout room for interested scouts.  Each scout will need a Climb Time waiver, located at this link.  Mr Gardner (dgardner@aimg.com or (513)560-3398) is the scout master in charge.  Stay tuned for more!!

Request for help for our Journey to Excellence

Posted on Nov 17 2019 - 4:26pm

As part of our annual re-charter, we are asked to report on several of our accomplishments throughout the year as part of the Journey to Excellence program.  Once of the requirements is to participate in service projects.  Can each of access the list at this link in our Google Drive and let the troop know which projects you have participated in?

Dan Beard Camp Conservation Day

Posted on Nov 3 2019 - 9:19pm

Troop 161 has the opportunity the give back.  On Saturday, November 9th, the Dan Beard Council will provide the opportunity for Scouts to earn service hours while working to conserve our camp properties.  These days of organized projects include tree-planting, erosion control, honeysuckle removal, trail maintenance, and other conservation projects. Our own Warren High is greatly involved the project.  For more information, see the link at http://www.danbeard.org/camp-conservation-da ys/

Reminder - Merit Badge Challenge - the schedule is out!!!

Posted on Nov 3 2019 - 9:19pm

As our older scouts are aware, every year the Dan Beard Council offers a Merit Badge Challenge(MBC).  The MBC is an opportunity to earn multiple merit badges in a three-week time frame.  We have decided as a troop to attend the classes offered at Sycamore High School on February 1, February 15 and February 22.  There is  more info regarding the MBC on the Merit Badge Challenge Page of the Dan Beard Council Website.

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