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.


Our annual mulch sale has begun!!    As our primary fundraiser, this event provides nearly all the revenue for our Troop, so everyone needs to pitch in.  Here's what scouts can do:

Let your friends, neighbors, family, and coworkers that live in Clifton, Northside, College Hill, Spring Grove Village, North Avondale and St, Bernard know about the sale, and make sure they know it's for the benefit of our troop.  Direct them to our sales website, Troop161mulch.org, to buy mulch or, if they wish, just donate to the troop.

We are planning on getting some yard signs with information about our sale.  Put those up in strategic spots.

There is a flyer attached.  Ask some local businesses if you can drop a few off.

Keep the sales moving!  


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Timiberidge Prep Day THIS WEEKEND

Posted on May 15 2022 - 11:07pm

With our annual Bridging over ceremony only a couple of weeks off, we need to plan on spending Saturday, May 21- Sunday May 22 at Timberidge sprucing up the grounds and making sure everything is ready to go for Bridging.  We need as much help as we can get.  There's a flyer attached with details, but here's the high points:

Bridging over - just 2 1/2 weeks off!! Sign up here

Posted on May 14 2022 - 12:05pm

Hello Troop - our annual bridging over event is scheduled for June 4th and 5th.  This is annual event includes a our Bridging Ceremony in which Webelo's become Boy Scouts, a Court of Honor in which we recognize our current scouts achievements and a potluck dinner in which the troop providers burgers and hotdogs and our gracious families bring side dishes and desserts.  Here's what we need you to to help:

Mulch Deliveries Start THIS SATURDAY

Posted on Apr 28 2022 - 8:55pm

We need all scout hands, and as many parents as we can get, to help with mulch deliveries this Saturday.  Here's the details:

  • We will meet at the church at 9:00 AM to delivery mulch to our gracious supporters that have helped us out this spring.
  • We have 4 trucks and one trailer to make deliveries, mostly in the Clifton, Northside and College Hill neighborhoods.  That means we should have 10 adults (leaders and parents) so we can have 2 deep leadership.  That comes to 6 or so runs per crew, which is doable. 
  • If we have enough help, we can likely be finished by 4:00
  • Wear old clothes that can get dirty. And check the weather.  Current forecast is for showers in the morning and cloudy in the afternoon, so prepare accordingly.

See all of you on Saturday!!

Mulch Deliveries are NEXT Weekend

Posted on Apr 24 2022 - 6:26pm

Hello Troop - Mulch deliveries are Next Tuesday, from 9 AM till roughly 5 (maybe a little before).  Here's where we are at:

Sales are still behind.  As of this date in 2021, we had sold 1,754 bags.  As of 6:00 PM on 4/24/22, we have sold 1,398.  Please make every effort to talk to your friends and neighbors. If you haven't already, go onto NextDoor .com and post a message.

Canoe Trip UPDATE

Posted on Apr 17 2022 - 9:15pm

Hello Troop!  

As you know, the Canoe trip is scheduled for 4/23 (just over a week from the day this is written).  As of now, we only have one adult committed to attending.  While Warren could likely handle it, we really could use a couple more adults to go.  This is an amazing trip.  A day on the river is a guaranteed  stress reliever!!  Scouts attending need to have a completed permission slip and to have passed their 1st class swim test.  

Mulch Sales - We are behind

Posted on Apr 17 2022 - 9:15pm

Hello CAmpers - the mulch sales are lagging as of now.  We're at about 2/3's of what we sold in 2019.  We've sold 879 bags as of 3:00 PM on 4/17.  In 2019, we were at 1240+ by 4/17.

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