I am pleased to report on the following rank advancements over the past 2 weeks. On October 14th, Ben Keel earned the rank of Star, then on October 21st, Isaac Keel earned his Star and Joey Connor earned Life. It is great to see these young men demonstrate their leadership abilities and advance to the senior ranks. Troop 343 continues to have a bright future. Congratulations Ben, Isaac, and Joey - great job!

Rob Cook
Troop 343 Advancement Chairman

I am extremely proud to report that another Eagle has landed in the nest - Sam Howard completed his BOR on Wednesday, October 30, to become #38 for Troop 343! Sam did a great job with the last formal step in his Eagle journey, displaying character and leadership traits that have defined his career in Scouts. Sam expressed gratitude for all the Scout leaders who have helped him along the way, and I expect great things from Sam in the future. Please join me in congratulating Sam for this awesome achievement. Way to go, Sam!

Rob Cook
Troop 343 Advancement Chairman

I am pleased to report on some rank advancements that have taken place since the Fall Court of Honor recognitions.  On September 16th,  Brandon Marks earned the rank of Life and Drew Crisp earned an Eagle Palm.  Then on October 7th, Karl Wegler earned the rank of Second Class.  All these scouts did a fine job at their BORs and it is great to see the their continued progress.  Congratulations Brandon, Drew, and Karl - keep up the great work!

I am extremely pleased and proud to announce that Troop 343 has two new Eagle Scouts, Michael Owens and Graham McClelland! On Thursday, August 29th, both young men successfully completed their BORs to fulfill all requirements for Scouting's highest rank. They both did an excellent job at their respective review board, leaving no doubt they were worthy of the honor. Their character shown through as impressive records of achievement, leadership, and service projects were displayed. Please join me in congratulating Troop 343's newest Eagles, #36 and #37, Michael and Graham! Way to go, guys - awesome job!

Rob Cook
Troop 343 Advancment Chair

This announcement is to catch up on some additional rank advancements that have been accomplished since the Troop's return from summer camp. On July 29th, Jonah Weinberger earned the rank of First Class and Sam McPheeters earned an Eagle Palm. Then on August 5th, Garrett McClelland earned the rank of Tenderfoot. All these scouts did a very fine job at their BORs - it is great to see the continued progress at all levels! Congratulations Jonah, Sam, and Garrett! Keep up the great work!

Rob Cook
Troop 343 Advancement Chair