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

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:
Aug 12:  Updated Troop Meeting Plans
             on the Patrol Leaders Council
Aug 12:  Updated the 2014-2015 Troop
July 1:   Updated the Backpacking
             Recipe Book in the Newsroom
             and on the Backpacking Page
             under the Outdoor Skills Tab.
July 1:   Updated the Dutch Oven
             Cookbook in the Newsroom
             and on the Cooking Page
             under the Outdoor Skills Tab.
May 4:   Updated the May Troop
             Meeting Plans on the Patrol
             Leaders Council Page

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:
The Newsroom
Florida Keys High Adventure Trip
Posted: June 2, 2013 - This yearís high adventure trip will see us travelling to the Florida Keys from July 15-22, 2013. Scouts must be 14 years old by December 31, 2013, have earned the swimming merit badge, and hold the rank of Star to be eligible for the trip. The cost for this adventure is $700. Scouts will be expected to earn the Oceanography Merit Badge as part of this experience. We will have a trip preparation meeting/potluck dinner July 13. See the Troop Calendar for details. Participants are to bring their snorkeling equipment and packed luggage to this meeting. Any Scout unable to obtain snorkeling equipment needs to contact the Scoutmasters. Anyone needing snorkeling instructions should wear a swim suit and be prepared to enter a pond to learn the appropriate techniques. The following links will allow you to download a Packing List and  the Trip Itinerary.
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.
White Water Rafting
Posted: December 22, 2014 - The Patrol Leaders Council has decided to add a mini high adventure trip open to all member
of the troop. This trip will be a 4 day trip to West Virginia to do some white water rafting on the New River. All participants
will have the opportunity to earn their white water merit badge during this experience. The date has been tentatively set for
July 6-9, 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: February 3, 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. Itís the perfect location to observe the wildernessís 26 summits above 13,000 feet, an estimated 1,000 glacier-formed lakes and ponds, 36 major streams, and megafauna galore. In July of 2014 Troop 344 will hike a 48 mile portion of the Highline Trail in the heart of the Uintas from Hayden Pass and exit before Anderson Pass by way of Swift Creek Trailhead. Time permitting, we will drop packs and dayhike over Anderson Pass to Kings Peak, Utahís 13,528-foot highpoint. Download the updated Backpacking Booklet, Trip Itinerary, and Estimated Trip Expenses for more information about this adventure.
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.
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.