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,
Steff Ockey,
Scoutmaster Troop 324
welcome

 

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, …

Fishing in the Black Forest 11.14

For the November campout, the troop went to the Black Forest to practice their fishing skills. The Scouts also got to cook the fish they caught for dinner. (And for the first time in three years, it did not snow – but it did rain…)

Bastogne Outing 14 Dec

Parents and Scouts, As you know we will be taking the troop to Bastogne for the 70th Anniversary Memorial hike and events. This will be the last time the event is being held and is a truly one of a kind event – I highly encourage your sons to attend.  Due to …

Eagle Scout Congratulations

Parents and Scouts, Congratulations to JP Watson Troop 324’s newest Eagle Scout!! JP was awarded his Eagle Scout Rank tonight at a small ceremony. Thanks to the many scouts and scouters who assisted JP on his trail to Eagle. Well done! YIS, John Cass Scoutmaster, Troop 324

Campout and hike at Castle Teck

The September campout took us to Dettingen to a wonderful campground owned by a German Scout group. We enjoyed practicing scouting skills on site and hiked through the scenic German countryside, visiting a local “Backhaus” (backery) and up to the Castle Teck.

Summer Camp at Kandersteg International Scout Center, Switzerland

Click here to watch a picture slide show of our Summer Camp at Kandersteg International Scout Center, Switzerland This week long camp was held at the International Scout Center in Kandersteg, Switzerland. Along with experiencing international scouting, the scouts also got to earn merit badges and enjoyed some high adventure …

Troop 324 at Intercamp 2014 in Bad Lippspringe

Click here to watch a picture slide show of Troop 324 at Intercamp 2014 in Bad Lippspringe INTERCAMP 2014 was held in Bad Lippspringe (Germany), hosted by British Scout based in Germany. The camp theme was based on England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, including a Village Green, A Summer …

Normandy | April 2014

2014 marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. The Transatlantic Council of the Boy Scouts of America hosted a Jamboree on the landing beaches in Normandy for over 4500 Scouts and Scouters. Troop 324 had the chance to see the Point du Hoc, gun emplacements in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer and some …

Fishing in the Black Forest | November 2013

“Ours is the grandest sport.  It is an intriguing battle of wits between angler and a trout; and in addition to appreciating the tradition and grace of the game, we play it in the magnificent out-of-doors.” Ernest G. Schwiebert Jr., Matching the Hatch, 1955

Rafting 2013 – Pennsylvania

Scouts and Scouters joined the National Jamboree in 2013 and had the chance to do some great white water rafting in Pennsylvania before the camp…