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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.

Caving Trip - Leaves Friday September 20th

Posted on Sep 15 2019 - 11:09pm

Just a reminder, the caving trip this coming weekend.  We leave on Friday, September 20.  Those attending will meet at the church at 5:00.  If you have not returned your permission slips and waivers (attached and on the web site at Files => Scout Resources => Caving ) to Mr. High, please do so on Tuesday.

Peterloon is coming soon

Posted on Sep 15 2019 - 11:08pm

The Peterloon event is still on track for the weekend of October 4-6.  Please get with Mr Henderson (  513-478-4828 or  henderson.gerard@gmail.com ) for details.  

Caving Trip - More Info

Posted on Aug 27 2019 - 6:46pm

Per the e-blast from 8/26,  The Annual Caving Trip is coming up the weekend  9/20 - to 9/22.  This is a premier event that parents and siblings 11 and older are invited to. The Scouts under the guidance of a trained rescue caver with the Cincinnati Grotto of the American Speleological Society will go down into wild caves and experience endangered wildlife, geologic wonders, archaeological artifacts, and regional history of the Renfro Valley in Southern Kentucky. This is an event that only a few Troops in region do and we are lucky to have the equipment, the leadership, and the resources to do this. Attached is a flyer and gear list.  You can also find this info on the Files in the website, under Files=>Scout Resources=>Caving.

What is Peterloon?

Posted on Aug 27 2019 - 2:07pm

 A scouting event, typically held every two years by Dan Beard Council since the first Peterloon in 1927, this one should be a doozy!

Next Event - Caving Trip

Posted on Aug 26 2019 - 5:39am

Our next trip is our annual trip to the Great Salt Petre Cave in south-eastern Kentucky.  For those that haven't gone, we will be taken on a guided tour of a wild cave for some honest to goodness spelunking!!  Tight spaces, mud and a TON of fun are guaranteed.  More info to be presented at the meetings in the coming weeks (It's not too early to start thinking about menu planning gear requirements either).   Warren High at wchighcin@gmail.com or warren.high@woodplc.com or cell at (513)708-0134  will be organizing the trip.  

Advancement update - Next Court of Honor is 10/22

Posted on Aug 25 2019 - 11:36pm

Some of the higher ranked Scouts are now eligible for Rank Advancement (depending on Leadership):

·        From Star to Life:  Collin Hildebrand

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