Welcome To Troop 161 -

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.

 Peterloon Sign Ups are fast approaching!!  To sign up, please go to the google form linked here by September 13th

  The cost is $35.00 per attendee (Scouts and adults) .  Please Venmo your payment to our treasurer, JT Alexander.  Go to  @bsaTroop161 in Venmo. 


Eagle Project, Zach Wittenauer October 15th, 22nd and 29th

Posted on Oct 5 2022 - 11:58pm

As of Tuesday, October 4th, Zach Wittenauer’s Eagle Project has been approved!  On October 15th, 22nd and 29th, Zach will be installing bollards (metal posts) between the parking lot at the church and the Apple Tree playground.  He needs as much help as he can get.  To let him know if you can volunteer, please get in touch with Zach directly at (513)628-0969 or via e-mail at zachwittenauer@gmail.com (remember to practice 2 deep communication for adults!).  His father, Dave, can be reached at (513)827-9066 or daveandannie1@msn.com .  He specifically needs anyone with construction experience to assist the experts he’s been working complete this project.  He also needs scouts, both old and young, to help with moving dirt, shoveling gravel, etc.  Many hands make light work!!

Troop Elections This Tuesday!!

Posted on Sep 11 2022 - 10:53pm

Elections for Scout Leadership positions is set for This Tuesday, September 13!!.  Anyone wishing to run for SPL, Quartermaster, Historian, Scribe, Den Chief, Instructor, Librarian, Scout Webmaster, Chaplin's Aid, or )if you play the bugle) bugler, please contact Steve.  Also remember that for Star, Life and Eagle ranks, you need to hold a position of leadership in the troop. 

Peterloon - SIGN UP SOON!! The deadline is 9/13

Posted on Sep 11 2022 - 10:40pm

To sign up for Peterloon, please go to the google form linked here by September 13th  The cost is $35.00 per attendee (Scouts and adults) .  Please Venmo your payment to our treasurer, JT Alexander.  Go to  @bsaTroop161 in Venmo. 

Time change - Matthew 25 event

Posted on Sep 9 2022 - 3:21pm
Sorry for the last-minute notice, but the time has changed for the Matthew 25 service project this weekend.   Will be meeting at the church at 10:30 (NOT 8:30) and volunteering from 11-1.  There are two waivers / permission slips that need to be completed:

Matthew 25 - Service Hours SATURDAY MORNING

Posted on Sep 7 2022 - 9:46am

The Matthew25 ministries is scheduled for Saturday, September 10.  Those attending will meet at the church at 8:30 to car pool.  We are tentatively scheduled to volunteer from 9-11.  If you plan to attend and are meeting the troop at Matthew 25, please contact Mr. Brandyberry at abe@cincinnatiurbanpromise.org or Nelson Dewitt at yellowtreedude@gmail.com.  Please note that Nelson is a scout.  If you contact him, please include an adult on the e-mails. 

Cycling Event this weekend - Aug 20th

Posted on Aug 14 2022 - 9:38pm

As you may already know, on Saturday morning, August 20, our troop will take a 15 mile bike trip along the Loveland bike trail. This is a great opportunity to spend good time together, be physically active  and accomplish a requirement for the important biking badge.

I’m writing today to give you some time to make sure that the bike and helmet you intend to use are in good working condition and fits well. Next week I will send more information about exact time and meeting place.

If you have questions in the meantime please call or text me, Uri Sella at (513) 265-2453.

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