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    Welcome to our website! Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
    Tuesday, March 03 2009 @ 06:44 AM UTC

    Troop News

    Welcome to Unit 161 scouts' website. If you wish to become a member of our Boy Scout Troop 161 contact Nancy Blittshau via email: nblittz@gmain.com, or if you are between 14 and 21 years old and wish to become a member of our Venture Crew 2161, contact Amy Cain via email: amljcain@att.net.

    To view the BSA Health Form for S-F, right click on the following link to open in a new window. View S-F Health Form

    To view the BSA Health Form for Philmont, right click on the following link to open in a new window. View Philmont Health Form

    Check recent scout stories below and read "Chris's Corner" comments on this story.

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    Operation Cleanstream (Part 1) Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
    Sunday, June 02 2019 @ 05:30 PM UTC

    Troop News
    Operation Cleanstream Part 1
    Meramec River
    Steelville, MO
    June 2, 2019

    Operation Cleanstream on the upper Meramec Watershed was held in early June this year rather than late August. This was to have access to upper reaches that can not normally be floated in late summer because of typically low water levels. It was a beautiful day and the water was practically perfect for floating. Thanks to all that participated! Thanks to Open Space Council, Missouri Streams Teams, and Bear & Tera Bass and their staff at Ozark Outdoors.

    Items collected on the float included a 50 gallon drum, a tractor trailer tire, and an antique glass milk bottle. The glass bottle is from St. Louis Dairy Company (1897 - 1952). In 1953 the St. Louis Dairy changed its name to Sealtest.

    To see more photos of Operation Cleanstream Part 1, click on "Read More" below.

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    Parish Picnic Cleanup Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
    Sunday, June 02 2019 @ 01:07 AM UTC

    Troop News
    Parish Picnic Cleanup
    St. Simon the Apostle
    June 2, 2019

    Thanks to all the scouts and parents that helped with the cleanup after the parish picnic Sunday morning!

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    Red Card Training Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
    Thursday, May 23 2019 @ 12:49 AM UTC

    Troop News
    Red Card Training
    Affton Fire Department
    May 23, 2019

    Scouts from Troop 161 join scouts from other troops for Red Card Training.
    Red Card Training is a prerequisite for some merit badges at Summer Camp.
    To see more photos of Red Card Training click on "Read More" below.

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    Earth Day Conservation Project Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
    Sunday, April 21 2019 @ 05:52 PM UTC

    Troop News
    Earth Day Tree Preparation
    Forest Park, St. Louis, MO
    April 20, 2019

    Scouts helped the Missouri Department of Conservation prepare 700 tree seedlings for distribution at the 2019 St. Louis Earth Day Festival.
    Trees prepared for free distribution at this year's Earth Day were American Beautyberry, Buttonbush, Witchhazel and Persimmon. Thanks to all the scouts and their families that helped.

    To see more photos of Earth Day Conservation Project click on "Read More" below.

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    Middle School Trivia Night Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
    Sunday, April 14 2019 @ 06:05 PM UTC

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    Middle School Trivia Night
    St. Simon the Apostle
    April 13, 2019

    Thanks to all our scouts and leaders, scout parents and families, and all of our middle school participants that helped make our 8th Middle School Trivia Night a success! Thanks to all who made donations toward the success of the Trivia Night. Thanks to Ed K for the use of the Photo Booth.
    For more photos of Middle School Trivia Night click on "Read More" below.

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    Crew Weekend at Ste. Genevieve Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
    Sunday, April 07 2019 @ 12:35 AM UTC

    Crew News
    Ste. Genevieve planning meeting and backpacking at Hawn State Park.
    March 30 & 31, 2019

    Crew members spent a weekend at Ste. Genevieve having dinner and discussing Philmont plans Saturday night and backpacking Sunday at Hawn State Park.

    For more photos click on "Read More" below.

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    Discovery Camp / Crossover Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
    Saturday, April 06 2019 @ 11:17 PM UTC

    Troop News
    Discovery Camp / Blue & Gold / Crossover
    Beaumont Scout Reservation
    High Ridge MO
    March 29 & 30, 2019

    Congratulations to our 3 new scouts who crossed over from Pack 161 to Troop 161 at the Blue & Gold Ceremony Friday evening. The troop then camped Friday evening at Shippey field and pavilion. Click on "Read More" below for more photos of Discovery Camp and Crossover.

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    Crew 2161 / Pack 161 Sandstone Canyon Trail Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
    Sunday, March 17 2019 @ 11:43 AM UTC

    Crew News
    Crew / Pack Hike
    Don Robinson State Park
    March 16, 2019

    St. Simon's (Boy Scout) Venture Crew 2161 treated Pack 161 and families to an introduction to trail hiking and backpacking at Missouri's Don Robinson State Park. Crew president Christine S. led our group of 25 from the trail head to the box canyon area, passing small waterfalls, a natural bridge and stepping across several small creeks. We stopped in the canyon area to explore a little and have a snack. Backpack stoves were used to prepare freeze dried beef stroganoff, hot chocolate and Jiffy Pop popcorn. The crew also brought chocolate chip cereal bars, Slim Jims, raisins and peanuts to share. The day was beautiful and all went very well. Several families said that they would return. Thanks to the Cub Scouts and their families for participating. Thanks to our Crew and advisers for their leadership and also Cub Scoutmaster Ed Koeller for suggesting this outing.

    For more photos of the Crew 2161 / Pack 161 hike click on "Read More" below.

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    Pine Wood Derby Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
    Monday, February 18 2019 @ 07:11 PM UTC

    Troop News

    Pine Wood Derby
    St. Simon the Apostle
    February 9 & 10, 2019

    This year's Pine Wood Derby included an adult competition on Saturday evening in addition to the regular Cub Scout racing on Sunday. Thanks to Andrew and Joey for their assistance with the Cub Scout racing. Proceeds from the adult competition to support the St. Simon's Pack 161 program. Thanks to all that participated in the adult fund raising event. Checkered Flag photos provided by Ed Koeller.

    For more photos of the Pine Wood Derby click on "Read More" below.

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    About Boy Scout Units 161

    Welcome to the Saint Simon Church Scouts website

    We are part of the Gravois Trail District of the Greater Saint Louis Area Council. Our Troop is chartered by the Holy Name Society of Saint Simon the Apostle in Saint Louis, Missouri.


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