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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Recent Updates:
Nov 28:  Updated the Camporee Page
             under the Leader Resources
Nov 18:  Updated all boy scout rank
             requirements to reflect the new
             standards effective Jan. 1,
             2016 under the Advancement
Sept 5:  Updated the Troop Meeting
             Plans under the Patrol
             Leaders Council Tab.
Aug 12:  The Troop Calendar has been
             updated to include planned
             activities for the 2015-16 year.
Aug 6:    Photos of this year's high
             adventure have been added to
             the Ansel Adams 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:
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 2015
Posted: April 26, 2015 - Troop 344 will attend Camp Berry the week of June 22-28, 2015. The final payment must be turned in by April 28, 2015 to obtain the discount rate of $256.50. If camp fees are paid after this date they go to $285.  Additional information can be found on the Summer Camp page. Contact a Scoutmaster if you have additional questions.
Posted: May 19, 2015 - A mini high adventure canoe trip is 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 set for July 5-8, 2015. More information about the
experience can be found here. The total cost should be around $140.
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.
Medical Forms Need to be Renewed Now:
Posted: April 26, 2015 - 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.
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?.
Backpacking Recipes:
Posted: July 12, 2015 - Check out and download the latest Troop 344 Backpacking Recipe Book V4.0. It has a new tomato sauce recipe 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: April 26, 2015 - Ansel Adams Wilderness
Final payments for this summers high adventure trip the the Ansel Adams Wilderness are now due. See your Scoutmaster in charge of this high adventure experience for final payment amounts. 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. Check out the backpacking information booklet about this year's high adventure trip to the Ansel Adams Wilderness along with the newly updated Trip Itinerary and Estimated Trip Expenses. Read more about the Ansel Adams Wilderness. Photos of our experiences will be uploaded in August 2015.
Troop 344 Dutch Oven Cookbook:
Posted: July 12, 2015 - Check out and download the latest Troop 344 Dutch Oven Cookbook V3.0. It has some additional delicious recipes along with a few corrections.
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 Physics of Santa Claus:
Posted: November 19, 2015 - Every Christmas, calculations circulate that have been dubbed "The Physics of Santa Claus" casting doubt on his existence.  Even small children understand that this premise is completely wrong! Read the article to understand how Santa Claus will ensure that all the good children receive their presents and once again save Christmas. May peace and joy be with you during this holiday time, no matter how you choose to celebrate it.  .