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…

Fishing in the Black Forest

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…)

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. ┬áIt 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…

National Scout Jamboree 2013

Scouts and Scouters of Troop 324 joined the 2013 BSA National Scout Jamboree in July 2013. This 18th National Scout Jamboree was the first Jamboree to be held at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia. The program featured a wide variety of High adventure like whitewater …

Kandersteg 2013

Trip to the International Scout Center in Kandersteg, Switzerland. Activities included iceclimbing and building and sleeping in an igloo…