After 64 years of being on the trail, Troop 344 has decided to extinguish their campfire,
pack up their tents, hang up their hiking boots, and take a rest.
Originally chartered in March of 1949, the Troop has helped 95 young men obtain the rank of Eagle Scout.
As time changes, so also must our Troop.
We have decided that merging with Troop 334 at St. Timothy's would allow us to continue providing a
quality program to the youth within the Impeesa District, of the Occoneechee Council.
The Troop has proudly served its North Raleigh community with thousands of hours of community service,
an attribute that all its former Scouts have continued to demonstrate.
Many, going on to proudly serve their country in all branches of the United States Armed Services.
We wish all our Scouts the best.
And whole heartily thank all the adult leaders for their countless hours of volunteering over the years.
Troop 344 would never have lasted for 64 years if it were not for the dedicated volunteers that gave
up weekends to go camping, to drive the thousands of miles, to teach merit badges, to guide through
rank advancements, and for helping to develop young men into productive members of society.
Softly falls the light of day,
As our campfire fades away.
Silently, each Scout should ask
Have I done my daily task?
Have I kept my honor bright?
Can I guiltless sleep tonight?
Oh, have I done and have I dared
Everything to be prepared?
Quietly we now will part,
Pledging ever in our heart,
To strive to do our best each day,
As we travel down life's way.
Happiness we'll try to give,
Trying a better life to live,
Till all the world be joined,
In peace under skies above.