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Why Join 349?

When you make the decision to join a troop you need to know how it works and how it accomplishes the goals set forth by the BSA. This page (this site really) will try to give you an insight into our troops culture, its concepts on leadership, and its outlook and future directions.

Troop 349 is a unique troop, we require adult involvement, we define the Boy Scout programs concept of “Boy-led”, and our culture supports that concept through a mantra of “leadership guided with adult-mentoring”; this is accomplished by having the adults in the troop actively facilitate BSA based leadership training. All scouts in 349 are taught to ask leading questions while practicing adjunct leadership – versus just providing direction or delivering orders.

Our goal is to actively promote:

  • Critical thinking skills
  • Mentorship
  • Team resource management.

A lofty goal indeed, but the best part is, we make it fun, and it takes learning how to lead to a new level.

All 349 Merit badge work is planned, supported, and coordinated:

With a unique spiral segmented calendar approach to both advancement and merit badge work, 349 looks to support its scouts and their families all the way through to being an Eagle in a considerate and timely manner.

 

What are we known for?

Every troop is known for something, canoeing, rock climbing, hiking… we do all of that, but what we’re really known for is being a high-quality troop!

Here’s why:

  • All uniformed leaders are trained
  • Our program is planned and coordinated,
    (that means all campouts, meetings, and special events are planned in advance to support agreed to goals)
  • Our communications are timely and complete
  • Our calendar is planned out 18 months in advance
  • We try to keep our troop to a number of scouts that work effectively in our space
  • We try to keep a balanced number of scouts in each rank

 

Sample Annual Events

  • January
    • Historical Themed Campout To Gettysburg
    • Basic Knot Challenge
    • Decorate A Vet Service Project
    • Family Life Merit Badge
  • February
    • Winter Sports Themed Ski Trip To Timberline
    • Snow Sports Merit Badge
    • Ice Skating
  • March
    • Orienteering Themed Campout To Prince William Park
    • Compass Skills
    • Camping Merit Badge
    • Orienteering Merit Badge
    • Spring Fundraiser
  • April
    • New Scout Themed Camping Trip To Burke Lake
    • Water Filter Skills
    • Troop Elections
  • May
    • Canoe Trip Camping In Shenandoah
    • Cooking Skills
    • Memorial Day Service Event
    • Citizenship In The Community Merit Badge
  • June
    • Sandy Springs Adventure Campout
    • Fishing and Climbing Knots Skills
    • Troop Party
    • Swim Tests
  • July
    • Summer Camp – One Week
    • High Adventure
  • September
    • Backpacking Camping Trip In White Oak Canyon
    • Stove Skills
    • War Veterans Honor Flight Service Project
    • Citizenship In The Nation Merit Badge
  • October
    • District Camporee Campout
    • Lashings and Backpacking Skill Training
    • Troop Elections
    • Game Design Merit Badge
  • November
    • Wilderness Survival Campout In Catoctin
    • Fire Building Training
    • Scouting For Food Service Project
    • Wilderness Survival Merit Badge
  • December
    • Service To Others Themed Campout In Cowans Gap
    • Dutch Oven Cooking Training
    • Arlington Cemetery Service Project
    • Public Speaking Merit Badge
    • Winter Fundraiser
    • Webelos Open House

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Troop 349 Facts:

 

2017 Facts:

  • JTE Gold Level Troop (JTE Defined)
  • 36 Scouts
  • 3 Eagle Scouts Graduated
  • 8 camp-outs in 12 months
  • High Adventure Trip – Philmont Backpacking Trip

2016 Facts:

  • JTE Gold Level Troop (JTE Defined)
  • 42 Scouts
  • 3 Eagle Scouts Graduated
  • 9 camp-outs in 12 months, 2 day trips
  • High Adventure Trip – Bahamas Sailing Trip

2015 Facts:

  • JTE Gold Level Troop (JTE Defined)
  • 47 Scouts
  • 3 Eagle Scouts Graduated
  • 9 camp-outs in 12 months, 2 day trips
  • High Adventure Trip – Philmont Backpacking Trip

2014 Facts:

  • JTE Gold Level Troop (JTE Defined)
  • 37 Scouts
  • 4 Eagle Scouts Graduated
  • 9 camp-outs in 12 months, 2 day trips

2013 Facts:

  • JTE Gold Level Troop (JTE Defined)
  • 38 Scouts
  • 4 Eagle Scouts Graduated
  • 8 camp-outs in 12 months, 2 day trips

2012 Facts:

  • JTE Gold Level Troop (JTE Defined)
  • 37 Scouts
  • 4 Eagle Scouts Graduated
  • 8 camp-outs in 12 months, 4 day trips, 1 Senior Scout Camp out
  • High Adventure Trip – Philmont Backpacking Trip

2011 Facts:

  • JTE Gold Level Troop (JTE Defined)
  • 28 Scouts
  • 9 camp-outs in 12 months, 1 day trip

2010 Facts:

  • 18 Scouts
  • 9 camp-outs in 12 months, 1 day trip

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