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Summer Camping - June 2018 Camping Trip on Balsam Lake

The Troop had an action packed weekend camping on Balsam Lake in Wisconsin. 2 Patrols camped on an island so all scouts and gear had to be transported by canoe or kayak. We had several scouts advance in rank over the weekend and many scouts completed their canoe merit badge doing the in-water portion including swamping canoes, steering canoes, uprighting a canoe, etc. We also learned how to properly implement bear bags and other scout skills. We also did kayaking and tubing on the lake. Great weekend, great scenery, great weather, great food.





Here's what some of our scouts did in February 2018

BWCA Winter annual high adventure tradition for serious winter campers.














Removing Wreathes from the Gravesites of our Deceased Veterans at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.   


 It was not only a rewarding event, but it was a lot of fun!!





Wondering If Troop 72 is the Right Troop for You?

Check out the Top 5 Reasons Why Troop 72 is Unique 

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1. We have an active camping and high-adventure program. (Learn more...)

2. We are a boy-led troop and follow the Patrol Method. (Learn more...)

3. We have a well-organized and successful advancement program. (Learn more...)

4. Troop 72 traditions, pride, structure, expectations, and discipline. (Learn more...)

5. Our outstanding adult leadership. (Learn more...)




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.  Most importantly, we make it fun for the boys.



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 are 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 sure about the outdoors and all the adventures that come with it, you should try it out with our troop.

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 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.   


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  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 activities 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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 Scenes from Our Latest Trip to Boundary Waters Canoe Area 


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