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    Jacob Schnurbusch Eagle Court of Honor Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
    Wednesday, July 24 2013 @ 01:21 AM UTC

    Troop News
    Eagle Court of Honor
    St. Simon the Apostle
    June 17, 2013

    Congratulations to Jacob Schnurbusch for receiving the rank of EAGLE SCOUT on June 17, 2013!
    For more photos click on "Read More" below.

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    Summer Camp Family Night Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
    Tuesday, June 25 2013 @ 02:10 AM UTC

    Troop NewsS-F Scout Ranch
    Camp Famous Eagle
    Knob Lick, MO
    June 13, 2013

    Thanks to all the families that came to visit on Family Night.
    For more pictures of Family Night click on "Read More" below.

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    Summer Camp Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
    Tuesday, June 25 2013 @ 01:28 AM UTC

    Troop NewsS-F Scout Ranch
    Camp Famous Eagle
    Knob Lick, MO
    June 9-15, 2013


    22 scouts attending Camp Famous Eagle at S-F Ranch the week of June 9 – June 15. 9 dads also attended. Highlights of the week were the troop shoots at the archery and rifle ranges, the trip to Hucks Cove, the overnight canoe trip, the beach party, family night, the mile swim and the OA call out. Congratulations to all our Ordeal Candidates to be called out. For more photos please click on "Read More" below.

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    Memorial Day Good Turn Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
    Sunday, June 02 2013 @ 03:07 AM UTC

    Troop NewsJefferson Barracks National Cemetery
    Memorial Day Good Turn
    May 26, 2013


    Troop 161 scouts joined about 4000 other scouts, venturers and their families to place an American flag on each of the 190,000 graves at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. This event, sponsored by our own Gravois Trail District, has been a tradition for 63 years. Click on "Read More" below for more photos.

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    Taum Sauk Backpack Hike Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
    Tuesday, May 28 2013 @ 12:09 AM UTC

    Troop News
    Taum Sauk Mt State Park
    Ozark Trail
    May 10-12, 2013

    Older scouts from Troop 161 camped Friday night at the scout area of Taum Sauk Mountain. Saturday they backpacked the Taum Sauk section of the Ozark Trail past Mina Sauk Falls, through the Devil’s Toll Gate and camped Saturday night on Proffit Mountain along the trail. Sunday they descended Proffit Mountain into the Black River valley and finished the hike at the Highway N Trailhead for a total distance of about 14.4 miles. Thanks to Mr. Robert Butler for providing the photos. (Click on “Read More” below for more photos of the trip.)

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    Johnson Shut-Ins Campout Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
    Tuesday, May 14 2013 @ 08:18 PM UTC

    Troop News
    Johnson Shut-Ins State Park
    Lesterville, MO
    May 10-12, 2013

    Scouts had a blast exploring the rhyolite rock, chutes and plunge pools at Johnson Shut-Ins State Park. The East Fork of Black River becomes constricted or “shut-in” as it passes through this erosion-resistant gorge. The rhyolite rock at Johnson Shut-ins first formed approximately 1 1/2 billion years ago during the Precambrian era through a series of violent volcanic eruptions. The hot ash-flow (tuff) from that volcanic activity welded together creating the hard igneous rock. Fractures in the rhyolite were slowly enlarged by the erosive action of the East Fork as the rock was sculpted into the beautiful blue-gray formations we see here today.

    We arrived at the scout area of Johnson Shut-Ins State Park at about 7:00pm Friday evening. The scout area is at the far west end of the new campgrounds located on Goggins Mountain ½ mile northwest of the state park’s day use area. We were pleased to see the scout area had new facilities that included restrooms, showers and a large pavilion with electrical power and lighting. After setting up camp, scouts collected firewood, built a fire and ate s’mores. Overnight temperature dipped to about 50

    We spent the day Saturday at the “Shut-Ins” portion of the park. Our group was the first to arrive on the river. At 10:00am the skies were mostly clear, air temperature of about 60 with light north breeze. The scouts were cautioned that the rocks are smooth, slippery and when wet are “slicker than snot!” So Sean was the first to let us know the temperature of the water.

    Sean says, “Hey, I’m just going to put my foot in to see how cold the water is!”
    Leader says, “Be careful, those rocks are slicker than snot.”
    Sean says, “Here goes……AAHHHHHH!!.......GASP!........SPLASH!.....SPLASH!......SPLASH!”

    I guess from the air temperature and the gasp reflex that the water temperature was between 50 and 60 degrees.

    After spending the morning exploring the shut-ins, we ate lunch in the picnic area. After lunch we walked the shut-in trail to the cliffs. After this the boys voted to spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the shut-ins. We stopped at the visitor center at around 3:00pm before heading back to the campsite. At the campsite the boys played an improvised game of whiffle ball.

    After dinner scouts collected more firewood, built another fire and prepared more s’’mores.

    Temperatures dipped much lower tonight with a low temperature in the mid-thirties and frost on everything. This was the coldest start to a Mother’s Day I can remember. We took down tents which were still wet. We attended 8:30 mass at St. Marie Du Lac in Ironton and came home.
    Thanks to all the adults that attended. Thanks especially to Mr. Strebler for getting the trailer ready for this trip, to Mr. Lamb for hauling the trailer, and to Mrs. Cain for helping with the food shopping.
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    Scout Trivia Night Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
    Sunday, May 05 2013 @ 11:53 PM UTC

    Troop News
    Middle School Trivia Night
    Saturday, May 4, 2013
    St. Simon's Gym

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    Spring Camporee Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
    Saturday, April 27 2013 @ 05:40 PM UTC

    Troop News
    Gravois District
    Spring Camporee
    Beaumont Reservation
    April 19-21, 2013

    10 scouts and 6 adults from Troop 161 attended the District Spring Camporee. 8 scouts participated in the Events joining together as the MRV (Menacing-River-Viking) patrol.
    The Events, based on the computer game Minecraft, were Fire Building, Griftball, The Walls (4-way capture the flag), Capture the Tower (2-way capture the flag), and Shelter Building. Our super patrol MRVs dominated in all the competition and received “HONOR” on behalf of Troop 161. Congratulations to our Scouts! Thanks to all that participated in the events. Thanks to all our adults that attended. Thanks to Mr. Hoffmann and Mr. Strebler for towing our trailer. (Click on “Read More” below for more photos and text.)

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    Kyle's Eagle Scout Project Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
    Sunday, April 21 2013 @ 10:31 PM UTC

    Troop News

    Kyle's Eagle Scout Project
    St. Simon the Apostle
    April 21, 2013


    With funding from St. Simon Holy Name Society, Kyle replaced all the wood and hardware on 6 picnic tables under the church pavilion. Later in the fall he applied a sealer to the wood surfaces. Lowes agreed to sell Kyle the necessary supplies at their cost which was $342. There were 15 youth and adults who assisted with the project that day for a number of 41 hours. Kyle and his parents spent an additional 29 hours for a total of 70 project hours. Thanks to St. Simon Holy Name Society, Lowes, the scouts, leaders and parents who helped with the project and a special thanks to Mr. Strebler for being the project advisor, providing assistance and the necessary power tools.

    Click on "Read More" below to see more photos of Kyle's Eagle Project.

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    Fort Leonard Wood Campout Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
    Wednesday, April 10 2013 @ 12:58 AM UTC

    Troop News
    Fort Leonard Wood Campout
    Pulaski County
    April 5-7, 2013

    Stone Mill Spring rises in a pool typical of Ozark springs. Stone Mill is a second magnitude spring, the largest in the Big Piney watershed, having an average flow of 29 cubic feet per second. The spring water carries dissolved limestone which disperses the shorter (blue) wavelengths of light giving the water a blue tint.


    Fort Leonard Wood (FLW) is an army training installation located in the Missouri Ozarks near St. Robert, covering approximately 63,000 acres, surrounded for the most part by Mark Twain National Forest.

    For different reasons we got a late start leaving on Friday afternoon for FLW. After the 2+ hour drive we arrived at FLW near dusk. We followed the directions we were given from the main gate to the camping area. This brought us to a deserted field adjacent to the Big Piney River not unlike other primitive camp sites one would expect to find in the adjoining areas of Mark Twain National Forest. We set up camp here as the last glimmer of daylight faded. The boys built a small campfire. The night was clear and peaceful with a low temperature of about 48. Saturday was clear but windy with high temps in the 70s. (Click on “Read More” below to view more photos and text.)

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