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Posted on: June 2nd, 2013 by

Boy Scouts of America Troop 625 Zurich Switzerland

What

The Troop 625 is a regular troop of the US Boy Scouts of America (BSA) organization.

We are part of the Transatlantic Council (TAC) which oversees BSA troops throughout Europe and few countries of North Africa and the Middle East.

We belong to the Rheingold District of TAC which is responsible for southwestern parts of Germany and for the German-speaking parts of Switzerland.

We follow the same guidelines and rules as any troop of the Boy Scouts of America organization. We work on the same merit badges and we complete the same rank requirements.

Who

The Troop 625 currently consists of ca. ten scouts from many countries.

Our ages span practically the entire range from eleven to seventeen years of age.

Practically all of us are bilingual (English and German) or trilingual.

Our local experience ranges from relatively new expatriates who have only recently moved to Switzerland to those who have been born and lived all their lives in Switzerland.

We typically attend either international English-speaking schools like Zurich International School (ZIS) or Inter-Community School Zurich (ICSZ), or Swiss elementary (Primarschule, Sekundarschule) or high schools (Gymnasium).

All boys between ages 11 – 17 years are welcome.

You do not need to be an American or have experience with Boy Scouts.

The Troop 625 practices “Boy Lead” – Troop Patrol Method. Everyone learns to participate, organize and lead.

The Troop 625 is supervised by adult leaders certified in accordance with the official Boy Scouts of America program.

Our program can accommodate UK Scouts. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.

When

We meet once a week on Wednesdays from 18:30 to 19:45.

Where

Meeting point is in the Rectory of the Catholic Church Gut Hirt (Good Shepherd’s) on Baarerstrasse 62 (entry from the Guthirtstrasse), 6300 Zug. The actual meeting is held in the basement.

Hope to see you on Wednesday

For more information please feel free to contact the Troop 625 Scoutmaster

Randy Brooke, the Scoutmaster: scoutmaster@troop625.ch  +41 79 921 4767