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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Final summer camp payments are due. Baden Powell Campout May 6-8, 2016. Check the Calendar for details on upcoming events.
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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:
Mar 23: Added Medical Form Renewal
            to the Newsroom.
Mar 23: Added Backpacking Recipe
            Book and Dutch Oven
            Cookbook Upgrades to the
            Newsroom.
Mar 13: Added Troop 344 Fundraiser to
            the Newsroom.
Jan 19:  Updated summer camp
            payment information in the
            Newsroom.
Jan 19: Added the "American Ham"
            Burger recipe to the
            Newsroom.
Jan 11: Additional information for this
            year's high adventure has been
            added to the News Room and
            the Crystal River page under
            the High Adventure Trips tab.

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
 
 
Murphy Was a Scouter
Posted: December 25, 2014 - Murphy must have been a Scout leader. Reading Murphy's Scout Laws will only confirm this.
Medical Forms Need to be Renewed Now:
Posted: March 23 2016 - 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.
 
 
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.
Camporees:
Posted: October 21, 2015 - Check out the latest information on Camporee ideas and additional information on how to host specific Camporees that Wood District of the Erie Shores Council has held recently. This information is available by clicking on the Leaders Resources tab above and then selecting the Camporees tab on the left side of the resulting web page. You can save time and go directly there by clicking the Camporees link.
 
The Missing Years
Posted: December 16, 2015 - The Troop has no photos from some high adventure trips taken in the past and would like to fill these gaps. We are looking for Scouts and Leaders who participated in these trips and would be willing to submit scanned photos to us for publishing in the High Adventure section of our website. The missing trips include the houseboating trip to Lake Cumberland in 2003, the Florida Keys trip in 2000, and the Philmont trips that occured in the 80's and 90's or possibly earlier. If you can help us fill out these missing years of Troop 344's amazing run of high adventure experiences, please contact us at troop344leaders@gmail.com.
Scout-O-Gram
Posted: December 26, 2016 - The January 2016 Scout-O-Gram is now available. This newsletter contains the latest information on upcoming troop activities such as the ski trip to Holiday Valley, New York in January. It also has information on how to download and install a free mobile app on a smart phone to allow leaders, parents and scouts to access scout and troop data via a mobile device without the need of a constant internet connection.
High Adventure 2016:
Posted: January 11, 2016 - Troop 344’s high adventure experience next summer will be a scuba diving certification and adventure to Crystal River, Florida. The dates for the trip are tentatively scheduled for Saturday, July 9 through Saturday, July 16, 2016.  Click on Crystal River Itinerary for more details. Scuba certification begins with completing a home study course (materials provided). We will use Scout meetings to help the Scouts complete the home study course. In Florida there will be two days of diving (all equipment provided) with a certified instructor. Those two days will include five confined water dives in a pool and four open water dives in fresh water springs. After we get scuba certified we will do additional dives in one of the local crystal clear spring fed rivers which have up to 200 feet of visibility, snorkel with manatees, swim in the Gulf of Mexico, and kayak for a day on the Chassahowitzka River.  
Summer Camp 2016
Posted: January 19, 2016 - Troop 344 will attend Camp Berry the week of June 26 - July 2, 2016. A $75 deposit must be turned in to the troop by March 22, 2016 to obtain the discount rate of $270. The final payment of $195 must be made to the troop by April 26, 2016 to keep the discount rate. Webelos crossing over have until May 26, 2016 to  receive the discount rate by paying in full to the troop. If camp fees are paid after the due dates they go to $300.  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 10% discount ($30). The adult Fee $95. For every youth that attends the unit will receive 10% off of the adult fee
. Additional information can be found on the Summer Camp Page. Contact a Scoutmaster if you have additional questions.
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.
Backpacking Recipe Book Upgrade:
Posted: March 23 2016 - Troop 344's Backpacking Recipe Book has received a major upgrade. Check out the latest recipe additions as well as additional helpful tips and hints. Included is a new menu planner and grocery list template. Also check out the addition of Trail Baking. Find out how to make strawberry shortcake, pizza muffins, and other baked goods on the trail without breaking your back carrying a Dutch oven. The system, not including the pot, is less than 1/4 ounce.
Troop 344 Dutch Oven Cookbook:
Posted: March 23, 2016 - Check out and download the latest Troop 344 Dutch Oven Cookbook V3.2. It has some additional delicious recipes along with a few corrections.