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!

 Click here to learn more about Scouting or contact us if you want to visit the Troop or know more about us.

 Scenes from Our Latest Trip to Boundary Waters Canoe Area 


Hockey Hall of Fame




No troop meeting next Monday, March the 9th.

Posted by Webmaster on Mar 5 2015 - 12:44pm

There will be no troop meeting held next Monday March the 9th since very low attendance is expected due to March break.

Tomahawk Older Scout Programs due date is March 13th, 2015

Posted by Webmaster on Mar 5 2015 - 12:38pm
As I stated at the troop meeting this week, there are some really exciting older Scout programs that Tomahawk Scout Reservation offers.   Would you like to go on the High Ropes course, shoot crossbows and blow guns?  Perhaps all things "Riding" interests you like ATVs, mountain biking, paddle boarding and horse riding?  Maybe you want to spend your week at Tomahawk on the water sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and trying snorkel scooters? 
Then the Tomahawk Scout Reservation Older Scout Programs are for you!
See attached information sheet.  Realize that some of the programs you have to be 13 or 14 years old upon arrival at camp.
Read the descriptions carefully, if you plan on taking merit badges (which we hope most Scouts will), then think carefully about these programs.  Some programs are half a day and allow for merit badges to be done, others are purely high adventure and may or may not satisfy any merit badge requirements.  The intent of these programs is to keep older Scouts that have most of the merit badges offered at TSR engaged in the Scouting experience with high adventure.  Tomahawk is $262 this year, the fees listed on the attached sheet include that fee.  You can view these programs on the camp website at
Here is the action you should take in the next 10 days:
1. Review the attached programs and consider if you are interested in any.  Talk to your patrol members to see if they are interested in doing one of the programs as a patrol.
2. By March 13 If you are interested, respond to me by email letting me know which program you want to attend.
3. March 16 when the Tomahawk Summer Camp $30 deposit is due to the troop, Scouts who notified me they want a reservation in an older Scout Program will need to bring an additional $25 deposit for this program or $55 total.
These are highly sought after programs and the availability is limited.  Online registration for these programs open up at 12 noon on March 15but only a troop representative can reserve spots with a $25 per Scout non-refundabledeposit.
 if interested, email me your program preference at
Mr. Overland


$30 Tomahawk deposit is due March 16

Posted by Webmaster on Mar 5 2015 - 12:29pm

You can bring your payment to the troop meeting on March 16th or pay through PayPal (Click here) in advance.

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