About Troop 34
Troop 34 is chartered by the VFW Post 2164 in Wheaton, Illinois. The Troop was previously chartered by the Knights of Columbus, originally receiving its charter on May 1, 1921.
The troop draws boys from Wheaton, Warrenville, Winfield, and surrounding communities. Boys from the troop attend many of the District 200 elementary and middle-schools as well as St. Michael Parish School. High school age boys attend St. Francis, Benet Academy, Wheaton North, Wheaton-Warrenville South, Glenbard South and more. Boys must be at least 11 years old or in 5th grade to become Boy Scouts. (Younger boys are eligible to be Cub Scouts.) Weekly meetings are held on Tuesday evenings at St. Michael Parish School, located at West Street and Willow Street in Wheaton, during the school year and at various area parks during the summer.
Boy Run Troop
Troop 34 is a "boy run troop". This means that the boys are expected to take leadership roles within the troop, to organize and run its meetings, outings and events, while the adult leaders coach and enforce the rules. This successful formula has resulted in low attrition and a large number of Eagle Scouts. Since 1980, Troop 34 has had over 100 scouts achieve the Eagle Scout Rank, scouting's highest honor. In the last 25 years our troop has averaged over 3 boys becoming Eagle scout a year.
The troop has an outing or activity during most months of the year. Outings include a full range of outdoor activities, including camping, canoeing, hiking, cycling, climbing, caving and sporting events. Our troop attends Summer Camp each year at Tesomas Scout Camp in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.
High Adventure Trips
Older Scouts participate in exciting High Adventure trips like sailing and scuba diving in Florida, canoeing in the Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario, backpacking across Isle Royale in Michigan, attending the Philmont Scout Ranch in northern New Mexico, and Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia.
Scouting Is For the Family
Parents, Scouting is a great opportunity to spend time with your sons. Scouts may start the program as eleven-year-old boys, but often finish it as eighteen-year-old young men. Be a part of this critical time in their lives. We actively encourage parents to participate in all troop activities. Watch as your scout learns to camp, cook, climb, and take care of himself and others. The wealth of skills and confidence he learns will be with him his entire life.
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