Welcome to Troop 72 and the Boy Scouts of America!


We have fun in Troop 72 while participating in OUTDOOR ADVENTURES, LIFE LONG SKILLS TRAINING and CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT.  Learn more below.

Is Troop 72 Right For You?

Troop 72 is a boy-lead, patrol based, light weight backpacking troop.  We meet almost every Monday of the year at Christ Episcopal Church at 7305 Afton Road, Woodbury, MN.  Our Scoutmaster of 30 plus years brings a vast amount of experience to the Troop.  Our large corp of assistant scoutmasters and committee members demonstrates the dedication from parents and other scouters to making this Troop successful for the scouts.  


We camp in tents, snow shelters and under the stars 11 months of the year.  We offer a summer camp program at Tomahawk Scout Reservation that is second to none.  There is at least 2 high adventure trips planned each year.  Our signature Thanksgiving Feast is a highlight of the year as we cook an entire Thanksgiving meal from scratch, including turkeys and hams in ground ovens.  If you are not excited about the outdoors and all the adventures that come with it, you might consider another troop. 


 For times when we are not camping or planning for camping, the scouts are involved in our well established merit badge programming where we offer 3 merit badge sessions through the calendar year for scouts who desire to advance in rank and ultimately achieve the Eagle badge.   



  We teach discipline and self respect.  This is an important part of the program because boys of scout age need structure and discipline to keep them focused on achievement.  The boys learn to listen to the leaders at the troop meetings, wear the complete and proper scout uniform, respect the outdoors (leave no trace) and perform community service when the opportunity arises. 

 We promote the Scout Oath and the 12 points of the Scout Law in our all our activites while maintaining a fun and safe environment.  Our goals are to transform boys into young men that will eventually be leaders of great character in our communities when they become adults.  What more could you want for your boy!

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Message for Troop 72 Life Scouts and their Parents from ASM and Eagle Coach David Schrimp

Posted by Webmaster on Oct 16 2014 - 12:31pm
Our Troop scheduled an Eagle Fair for Tuesday evening, October 21, which Life Scouts aspiring to become Eagle normally attend to understand what is involved in achieving that goal.  Satisfying the requirements for Eagle Scout is a much more challenging process than any other award for youth.  The Eagle Fair breaks it down into achievable steps, giving Scouts the necessary information to plan well in advance of their 18th birthday.  
Recently, the Great Rivers District, to which our troop belongs, announced that they will hold an Eagle Fair on the same evening.  To avoid duplication, we have decided to cancel our own event and recommend that all interested Life Scouts from Troop 72 and their parents attend the District event in nearby North St. Paul.  This is an informative evening, and all Life Scouts who have not previously attended an Eagle Fair are encouraged to attend.
Here is the all the information you will need:
Eagle Expo - October 21st
Who:  Life and Star Scouts, Parents, Eagle Coaches, Scout Leaders
What:  Northern Star Council's Advancement Committee 
              brings you the latest and greatest info re: Eagle Rank.

2014 Wreath Sale Info, Forms and Files

Posted by Webmaster on Sep 23 2014 - 10:46pm

The 2014 Wreath Sales has begun as of Monday September 15th! Please be sure to pick up your wreath sales aids from your patrol if you have missed the Troop meeting! Additional forms and information may also be found under the link to the Files-Fundraising Projects-Wreaths folder. Please be sure to read the 2014 Troop 72 Wreath Sales Flyer for more details on dates and pickup information! Good luck on your sales! Any questions please contact Wreath coordinators Dan & Patrice Vanderhoff 651 714-2414 or at

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