Operation Cleanstream 2019 (Part 1)
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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