August 26, 2018
Upper Meramec River
Thanks to all the crew members for their help at the 51st annual Operation Cleanstream event.
Crew 2161 again joined an estimated 1800 other folks to clean up the Meramec and its tributaries.
A special thanks to Open Space Council, Missouri Streams Teams, and Bear & Tera Bass and their staff at Ozark Outdoors.
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Camp Famous Eagle
S-F Scout Reservation
July 15-21, 2018
Six boys attended summer camp at S-F July 15-21. They camped at the beautiful Stark Campsite at Famous Eagle. Two new scouts attended the Voyageur program. The older scouts earned merit badges for archery, chess, shotgun, camping, environmental science and many more. A great time was had by all!
Max's Eagle Court of Honor
St. Simon the Apostle
July 12, 2018
Congratulations to Max Kriegshauser and his family for Max's receiving the rank of Eagle Scout.
Troop 161 scouts performed the Opening Ceremony.
The MC was Mr. Larry Cain.
The opening prayer was given by Gus's grandmother, Mrs Penny Hartley.
Max's scouting journey was given by Eagle Scout Allen Shorey.
The Eagle Scout Trail was presented by Eagle Scout Ben Blittschau.
The Eagle Scout Charge was presented by Mr. Andy Sandroni.
The Eagle Scout Pledge was presented by Mr. Paul Leicht.
The Eagle Scout Award was presented by Max's parents, Mr. Ned & Mrs. Sue Kriegshauser.
Closing remarks were presented by Allen Shorey.
The closing prayer was given by Gus Kriegshauser.
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A Court of Honor was held on July 8, 2018. Joey C. and Jack S., our newest members, achieved the Scout rank and were presented their badges. Three boys received merit badges and Ben B. received his Eagle Scout Bronze palm. Mr. Jacobs was recognized for his service as our Scoutmaster and a plaque was presented in appreciation of his support over the last few years. Thank you for all you have done for our Troop, Mr. Jacobs!
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Earth Day Tree Preparation
& Earth Day Festival
Forest Park, St. Louis, MO
April 14 and 21, 2018
Scouts helped the Missouri Department of Conservation prepare 1200 tree seedlings for distribution at the 2018 St. Louis Earth Day Festival.
At the Earth Day Festival the following weekend, Amy explains how the study of aquatic macroinvertebrates help to determine water quality.
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