Boy Scouts of America Troop 344 | Pemberville, Ohio
Troop 344 Where Eagles Soar
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Troop 344's goals can best be summed up by a quote from Franklin D. Roosevelt, "We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future." Feel free to join us as we help develop skills in our Scouts that will benefit them throughout their lives.

Troop meetings are Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm - 8:00pm during the school year at the Scout Cabin in Pemberville, Ohio. We have no regularly scheduled meetings during the summer. Click here to obtain a map and directions to our meeting location. You can contact our Troop Leaders at troop344leaders@gmail.com.

BSA Troop 344 is sponsored by the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Pemberville, Ohio and is part of the Wood District in the Erie Shores Council. Our Troop emphasizes a wide range of activities that appeal to both younger and older Scouts. If you're looking for a Troop to join, or just want more information about Scouting, we have a page just for you.

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Family campout at Hocking Hills State Park on November 7-9, 2014. Check the Calendar for details.
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Recent Updates:
Oct 26:  Updated information on the
             Ansel Adams Wilderness High
             Adventure trip for the Summer
             of 2015 in the Newsroom.
Oct 26:  Updated Troop Meeting Plans
             on the Patrol Leaders Council
             page.
Oct 26:  Updated the Uintas High
             Adventure trip photos on the
             Uintas page under the High
             Adventure Trips tab.
Oct 26:  Updated information on next
             summers canoeing trip in the
             Newsroom.
Oct 26:  Included an article on Duct
             Tape in the Newsroom.
Aug 12:  Updated the 2014-2015 Troop
             Calendar.

Note: Calendar additions and other minor updates and corrections occur frequently and are not listed above.
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Welcome to the Home Page of Troop 344!

Troop 344 developed and maintains this website in order to:

   *  Keep our Scouts and Scouting families informed.
   *  Share our adventures and knowledge with family, friends and the Scouting community.
   *  To help bring in new Scouts to our Troop.
   *  Let our community know about our Troop, its activities, and objectives.
   *  Encourage community support for our Troop and projects. Scouting has much to offer
      our community's youth. Our Troop gives back to the community by developing more
      responsible citizens and through numerous service projects. 
Message from Scoutmaster Matt Meyer
Eagle Project Funding:
Posted: May 12, 2011 - The Andersons of Maumee encourages and supports Life Scouts that are working towards their Eagle Scout rank. Individuals that are working on their projects can submit a simple description of their project, including project costs, materials needed, and a brief description (one page or less) of how their project is contributing to the community. The Anderson's  Contributions Committee meets every other week and appreciate 30 days notice when considering requests. Please be sure to include the troop information that you're associated with, along with your complete mailing address. Requests can be submitted to:
     The Andersons, Inc.
     Attention Heidi Reed
     P.O. Box 119
     Maumee, OH 43537

Or email: Heidi_reed@andersonsinc.com
The Newsroom
 
Calendar of New Merit Badges:
Posted: July 4, 2012 - Wondering which merit badges are the newest (Kayaking and Search and Rescue)? Looking for release info on upcoming merit badges (Programming, Game Design, and Animation)? Check out the Calendar of New Merit Badges. This regularly updated page will keep you in the know!
Summer Camp 2014
Posted: December 22, 2014 - Troop 344 will attend Camp Berry the week of June 22-28, 2014. Summer camp deposits of $75 are due to the Troop by March 18, 2014 to obtain the discount rate of $245. Camp fees for deposits made after this date are $270. The final payment must be turned in by April 22, 2014. Registration for merit badges at summer camp will not be available without a deposit. Additional information will be uploaded to the Summer Camp page in early March. Contact a Scoutmaster if you have additional questions.
Canoeing
Posted: October 26, 2014 - The Patrol Leaders Council has decided to add a mini high adventure trip open to all member of
the troop. This will be a 4 day trip to Michigan to do some canoeing on the Pine River. The date has been tentatively set for
July 58, 2014. More information about the experience will be forthcoming, but the total cost should be under $200.

 
Murphy Was a Scouter
Posted: December 25, 2014 - Murphy must have been a Scout leader. Reading Murphy's Scout Laws will only confirm this.
Uintas Wilderness, Utah High Adventure Trip
Posted: October 26, 2014 - The Highline Trail, which runs 78 east-west miles through the 460,000 acres High Uintas Wilderness of northeast Utah is a ridgeline hike that provides great views of distant horizons, nearby wildlife, and isolated lake basins. The often-bouldery track crosses nine major passes and seldom dips below 10,500 feet. What hikers see is the very best of alpine and subalpine Utah. Check out the photos of Troop 344's July high adventure experience to the Uintas Wilderness through the High Adventure Trips tab above.
New Medical Form:
Posted: March 12, 2014 - The Scouting adventure, camping trips, high-adventure excursions, and having fun are important to everyone in Scouting-and so is your safety and well-being. Completing the newly released Annual Health and Medical Record is the first step in making sure you have a great Scouting experience.
Scout-O-Gram
Posted: April 15, 2014 - The April 2014 issue of Troop 344's Scout-O-Gram is now available. Check it out to get some of the latest information on upcoming events.
New Merit Badges
Posted: May 1, 2014 - Technology has come a long way since Computers merit badge was first introduced in 1967. Digital Technology has now replaced the Computers merit badge. Scouts may earn and wear both merit badges, but the Computers merit badge will be discontinued as of Dec. 31, 2014. This new badge will teach Scouts about technology in the digital age.
New Merit Badges
Posted: May 1, 2014 - Mining has been an important part of the United States since the 19th century. Today, the U.S. mining industry employes 3 million people, directly and indirectly, and is a major contributor to the global mining landscape. The newly released Mining in Society merit badge will cover the history of mining, explore the status of mining in the 21st century, and introduce Scouts to modern mining careers.
New Merit Badges
Posted: May 1, 2014 - Animation and Signs, Signals, and Codes are two new badges to be released sometime this year. The Animation Merit Badge will use computer or traditional animation tasks that will test a Scoutís creativity, artistic skills, and storytelling abilities. The Signs, Signals, and Codes merit badge will cover Morse code, ASL, Braille, signaling, trail markings, and other nonverbal communications. Did you know that some of these have even saved peopleís lives?.
Troop 344 Dutch Oven Cookbook:
Posted: July 1, 2014 - Check out and download the latest Troop 344 Dutch Oven Cookbook V2.7. It has several additional delicious recipes along with a few corrections. Try the Barbeque Sauerkraut found on page 27.
Backpacking Recipes:
Posted: July 1, 2014 - Check out and download the latest Troop 344 Backpacking Recipe Book V3.0. It has several additional delicious recipes along with a few corrections.
Duct Tape
Posted: October 26, 2014 - Duct tape is like The Force: There's a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together. Check out this great article from Popular Mechanics that shows some inventive and handy ways duct tape can come to your rescue -- both in the wild and at home! For more tips, check out the Five Unusual Things to Make with Duct Tape.
Ansel Adams Wilderness High Adventure - Summer 2015
Posted: October 26, 2014 - Ansel Adams Wilderness
The Ansel Adams Wilderness lies immediately southeast of--and contiguous to--Yosemite National Park. It is home to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Sierra, if not the entire country. Coming soon will be the updated backpacking information booklet about this year's high adventure trip to the Ansel Adams Wilderness along with the Trip Itinerary and Estimated Trip Expenses. Read more about the Ansel Adams Wilderness. Photos of our experiences will be uploaded in August 2015.