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 re-charter is due in the VERY near future.  This is where all the scouts sign up for the coming year and pay annual dues.  We need to verify that you will (will not) be in scouts for the next year.. Annual dues will be $98.00 per scout.  Scouts also have the option of subscribing to Boys Life magazine. Please pay the Troop via Venmo at @BSATroop161.  When making your payment :

 Indicate which scout you are paying for - this is CRITICAL

 Indicate whether you are paying for Boys Life

 Contact Dave Wittenauer at daveandannie1@msn.com (513-827-9066) or Brian Dyson at briandyson@hotmail.com (513-641-8353) to let us know if you are joining us next year.




Summer Camp - Registration for classes opens on April 8

Posted on Mar 5 2023 - 8:51pm

Enrollment for classes for Summer Camp this year opens at 9:00 AM on April 8.  

It's a great idea to look over the courses NOW to make your choices.  Remember when planning, make sure you can get to all  your classes timely.  Also work with your fellow scouts if you wish to  take classes together

Wright-Patterson Campout

Posted on Mar 5 2023 - 8:46pm

roop 161 is going to the "National Museum of the US Air Force" and camping out on the Wright Patterson Air Force Base March 25-26.  Interest is high among the scouts for this unique opportunity and awesome museum.  Don't miss this event.  We might even have Dusty camping with us!  Full details in the attached flyer.  (Get it?  "Flyer"?)  

Merit Badge Challenge REGISTRATION IS OPEN - We need a couple of adult volunteers

Posted on Mar 5 2023 - 8:20pm

Registration for the Merit badge Challenge IS OPEN.  As of last week, classes were open but filling up FAST. 

We will need help covering this event to maintain our two deep safety requirements.  This is a great "get to know the Scout Master" opportuinity for the parentrs of our newer scouts.  The day is pretty easy.  We drive down to the event and, if needed, sit in a class or three to have enough adults on hand.  There is wifi, so it's possible to get something done in the meetings.

Special Guest for Citizenship in Society Merit Badge to attend January 10th meeting

Posted on Jan 8 2023 - 8:43pm

We will have a special guest, Suprabhat Pandey from Nepal, to lead us in a discussion related to differing and similar cultural conditions experienced by people from other countries. This is part of the Citizenship in Society merit badge. He will meet with us at the start of our regular meeting. Please attend and be prepared to ask a question.

YMCA Lock-in Rescheduled to a Swim event

Posted on Jan 8 2023 - 8:34pm

While we are not having a lock-in this year, we WILL be having a swim event on January 22nd from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the Powel-Crosley YMCA.  Scouts can work on both 1st and 2nd class swimming requirements:

Citizenship in Society Merit Badge

Posted on Dec 11 2022 - 11:09pm

To those of you working  on the Citizenship in Society Merit Badge, Mr. Bible has extended an invitation to a guest from the community who represents a different culture to attend the meeting this week, 12/13.  This will fulfill requirement #7, Identify and interview an individual in your community, school, and/or Scouting who has had a significant positive impact in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

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