welcome

Troop 324 is a scout-led troop where the boys decide, lead and participate in their trips, activities, and service projects. The adult leadership guides the scouts on their path to Eagle.

Many thanks to our chartering organization, the VFW Stuttgart.

The troop meets at 6:30-8:00 PM every Wednesday evening at the Patch Baracks Scout Hut, Stuttgart, Germany (located in building 2352, across from the Patch Hub).

We are looking forward to meeting you,
Mike Healy
Scoutmaster Troop 324

 

heidelberg 07.2020

The troop discovered Heidelberg (of course taking the needed COVID precautions). The historic and romantic city of Heidelberg is home to Germany’s oldest university (founded in 1386) and is famous for the castle and the old town, the Neckar river and the sourrounding hills.

snowshoeing feldberg black forest 02.20

we left the beaten track this weekend to explore the enchanting black forest. we enjoyed some crisp air and great views from the feldberg. at 1,493 metres (4,898 ft) the feldberg is the highest mountain in south western Germany and the highest in germany outside of the alps.

ilst 02.20

Handing a Scout a badge of office probably makes him or her proud, but maybe it does not automatically make a good leader. So the troop offers the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops, or “ILST”. The course was held with our youth leadership at the Scout hut. Upon completion of ILST, …

crossover 02.20

a big welcome to our new scouts! on behalf of troop 324, we welcome you to the Scouting brotherhood. Our troop has great traditions and lots of fun and adventures. welcome to our troop.

bastogne 12.19

In December, the troop went to visit Bastogne. In late 1944, during the wake of the Allied forces’ successful D-Day invasion of Normandy, France, it seemed as if the Second World War was all but over. On Dec. 16, with the onset of winter, the German army launched a counteroffensive …

camp aventura croatia 07.19

This year troop 324 had another great summer camp. For the first time ever we have travelled to the northern tip of Croatia to the city of Savudrija. Many of the activities are centered on water activites, like snorkeling, small boat sailing, oceanography, livesaving, motorboating etc. ..and the beach is …

kandersteg klondike 01.18

Troop 324 once again braved the snow and cold and joined the council’s Klondike Derby at the Kandersteg International Scout Centre, Switzerland. Named after the Goldrush at the end of the 19th century, Klondike is the Transatlantic Council’s yearly snow event. Besides the competition, the troop also build snow caves, …

christmas tree sales 12.18

It has been a long standing tradition for Troop 324 to sell beautiful Christmas trees to the Stuttgart community. The scouts have been selling trees since the days of Madonna and Van Halen, yep you guessed it, the 1980s – that is at least how long back we know for …

fishing campout black forest 11.18

“If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.” (Doug Larson – American Journalist) November had us fishing in the beautiful Black Forest once again. Almost as a surprise, no snow this year. But we did have some frost on the ground …

shooting campout ktown 10.18

This fall we had the unique chance to work on the shotgun shooting merit badge and went up toi Ktown for some skeet shooting. And we were also able to enjoy archery. The gigantic tension before the shooting of an arrow, and the total relaxation seconds later, is my way …

camp volcano italy 08.18

For our second summer camp 15 scouts and scouters went to the council summer camp “Volcano” in Naples, Italy. We earned plenty of merit badges, went sea kayaking, hiked the rim of a former volcano and also earned the honor troop of the week award.

camp alpine, switzerland 07.18

We kicked off the summer with a terrific stay at Camp Alpine in the Swiss Alps. We enjoyed earning merit badges, patrol cooking, camp fires and hiking the mountains. …a great way to start the summer!

intercamp belgium 05.18

We joined over 3500 scouts on an old airfield at Sint Truiden in Belgium for a weekend of meeting scouts from 11 countries. We went on a hike, did on site activites in mixed international patrols and enjoyed an evening concert.

canoeing lahn river 04.18

” Everyone must believe in something. I believe I’ll go canoeing.” Henry David Thoreau The troop went back to the Lahn river to canoeing over 10 miles. 190 meters were in a tunnel under the old city of Weilburg and we went through 4 hand operated locks. Some scouts worked …

kandersteg 02.17

A troop tradition – we went down for our annual snow cave weekend at the International Scout Center in Kandersteg. The snow arrived when we left, but we had a great time snow-shoeing, curling, sledding and skiing.

canoeing on the neckar 05.16

” A man can drive 100 miles in a car, but if he paddles 1 mile in a canoe he will be much further from where he started”… …and the troop paddled over 7 miles on the neckar river, some scouts worked on the canoeing merit badge to include capsizing …

cooking campout dettingen 04.16

The troop headed to Dettingen unter Teck for a cooking campout. The scouts did their magic with the dutch ovens to make some fantastic pizza, chicken and lasagne. To spice up the campout, we also enjoyed a great hike, worked on fire building for the younger scouts and built a …

hiking grossbottwar 04.2016

Hiking Campout Our April hiking campout took us to the town of Grossbottwar. The younger scouts went on a 5 mile hike and conquered an old tower, went up and down vineyards and got to see an old mill in operation before enjoying some ice cream on the medieval town …

kandersteg january 2016

Snow Shelter Camping at Kandersteg, Switzerland Once again the troop was off to Kandersteg in the heart of the swiss alps to build snow shelters and to enjoy the snow…

fishing altensteig november 2015

“If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.” (Doug Larson) The troop went fishing in the Black Forest and almost a tradition – it snowed on us again…

Summer Camp Update 21. June

We finished our camping at Skreens Park and visited Gilwell Park Scouting Center where we visited many Scouting Heritage sites. In Gilwell the troop was able to play many games including a new game to us Scouts called Aeroball!! Yesterday, we departed Dover, England and took a ferry to Calais, …