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 7:00pm - 8:30pm during the school year on the second floor of the old Pemberville Elementary School in Pemberville, Ohio. Enter through the back door. 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

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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Since March 15, 2010
We never fail when we try to do our duty, we always fail when we neglect to do it.
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Recent Updates:
May 11:Added reference material for this
            year's Philmont Trek participants
            to the Philmont page under the
            High Adventure Trips tab above.
Apr 21: Updated two articles in the
Apr 21: Updated the Troop 344 Eagles
            page with our newest Eagles.
Mar 4:   Updated the Troop Meeting
            Plans on the Patrol Leaders
            Council page.
Mar 4:   Updated the Troop 344 Cook
            book. See the Newsroom for a
            quick link.
Feb 17: Updated the Backpacking
            Recipe Book.

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
The Newsroom
Murphy Was a Scouter
Posted: December 25, 2014 - Murphy must have been a Scout leader. Reading Murphy's Scout Laws will only confirm this.
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.
The "American Ham" Burger
Posted: January 19, 2016 - The "American Ham" Burger is a delicious variation on the ever popular hamburger. Try this grilled hamburger topped with shaved ham, cheddar cheese sauce, and a special sauce on a toasted bun for a tasty treat.
Troop 344 Fundraiser:
Posted: March 13, 2016 - You can support Pemberville Boy Scout Troop 344 by simply shopping at Buckeye Falls Natural Spring Water!  Refill your 20# propane tank (just $15.00!) and Buckeye Falls will donate $2 to our troop! Have a Keurig?  They stock over 120 K-cups!  Buy a 24 pack and they will donate $1.00!  Try their superior water! They will donate $.25 per case or 5-gallon jug! Their is no limit per customer.  Prices are subject to change.  The Troop Voucher must be presented with purchase to ensure the troop receives the benefits.
Leader Training:
Posted: August 27, 2016 - You can take the required BSA Youth Protection Training and many other BSA required courses and receive certification, all online! Everyone is encouraged to take the training. Simply go to the web site to check out all of the available courses.
Eagle Rank Application:
Posted: June 5, 2017 - The Erie Shores Council will no longer accept the older Eagle Rank Application. The 2017 version must be used. Click on Eagle Rank Application 2017 for the newer acceptable version. In addition, you can find the newest version of the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook by clicking on the provided link.
World Jamboree 2019:
Posted: April 19, 2018 - Check out the official website of the Boy Scouts of America (USA) Contingent to the 24th World Scout Jamboree. The 24th World Scout Jamboree will take place at the Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve in West Virginia from July 22, 2019, to August 2, 2019. USA Contingent Units will arrive on July 21, 2019. Participation is open to eligible youth (ages 14-17) and unit leaders (18 and older).
2019 High Adventure Trips:
Posted: October 7, 2018 - Troop 344ís high adventure experience for next summer will have three amazing but different adventures. The first will be a 15 day trek for 8 of our Scouts and 4 of our Leaders to Philmont Scout Ranch beginning on July 5, 2019. This trip has already been filled.  The second will be an four day trip to West Virginia for white water rafting beginning on July 7, 2019. This trip will be open to all members of the troop who will be at least 12 by the time of the trip and any parents who would like to attend. The third  will be an 11 day trek for adults only to Ansel Adams Wilderness in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. This trip will begin on July 15, 2019 and will be open to current and former members and high adventure participants 18 years and older. Due to backcountry permit restrictions, this trip will be limited to 12 participants. If interested in participating in the adults trip, contact the Scoutmasters or email us at
Troop 344 Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwich Cookbook:
Posted: January 21, 2019 - The grilled cheese sandwich is a classic. Perfectly melted and oozy cheese, sandwiched between two golden, crisp, buttery slices of bread - itís simple, comforting, and utterly timeless. Itís one of the first things we learn to cook, and one we carry with us through the years. Itís just bread, cheese, and butter, right? Wrong! Thereís an art to making a perfect grilled cheese sandwich. Download a copy of Troop 344 Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwich Cookbook to add to the collection of Troop 344's other great recipe books.
Backpacking Recipe Book Upgrade:
Posted: February 17, 2019 - Troop 344's Backpacking Recipe Book has received an upgrade with additional recipes, and several corrections. Check out these latest recipe additions as well as the additional helpful tips and hints.
Troop 344 Dutch Oven Cookbook:
Posted: March 4, 2019 - Check out and download the latest Troop 344 Dutch Oven Cookbook V5.0. It includes some new recipes and several corrections.
Summer Camp 2019
Posted: March 31, 2019 - Troop 344 will attend Camp Berry the week of June 23 - 29, 2019. A $75 deposit must be turned in to the troop by March 31, 2019 to obtain the discount rate of $305. The final payment of $230 must be made to the troop by April 23, 2019 to keep the discount rate. Webelos crossing over have until April 23, 2019 to  receive the discount rate by paying in full to the troop. If camp fees are paid after the due dates they go to $335.  If more than one sibling is coming to summer camp from the same family household, the first sibling will pay the full fee and each additional sibling will receive a $30 discount. The adult Fee $110. Additional information can be found on the Summer Camp Page. Contact a Scoutmaster if you have additional questions.

How to Cross a River
Posted: April 21, 2019 - One day three scouts were hiking along and came upon a wide, raging river. They needed to get to the other side, but it looked impossible to ford, and they had no idea of how to do it.

The first Scout prayed, "Please God, give me the strength to cross this river."

Poof! God gave him big strong arms and legs and he was able to swim across the river, though it took him three hours to do it.

Seeing this, the second Scout prayed, "Please God, give me the strength and ability to cross this river."

Poof! God gave him a rowboat and he was able to row across the river, though it took him two hours to do it.

The third Scout observed how this had worked out for the other two Scouts, so he also prayed, saying, "Please God, give me the strength, ability, and intelligence to cross this river."

Poof! God turned him into a Scoutmaster. He looked at the trail map, and in a minute walked across the bridge.
Medical Forms Need to be Renewed Now:
Posted: April 21, 2019 - 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 Annual Health and Medical Record is the first step in making sure you have a great Scouting experience. It is REQUIRED YEARLY by the Boy Scouts of America to attend summer camp and participate in high adventure trips. Download yours now and schedule an appointment with your doctor so you don't miss out on the summer fun.