Celebrating 50 Years!
Congratulations patch contest winner Danny Howman!
50th Anniversary Year Calendar
October 27th 2013 - Epiphany Hospitality
November 1st 2013 - Troop 524 turns 49
November 11th 2013 - 50th Patch and Slogans Due
December 16th 2013 - Kickoff Video
February 1st 2014 - Snowflake Days Hockey Event
February 2nd 2014 - Pancake Breakfast
April 12th 2014 - Feed My Starving Children
May 10th 2014 - Tree Planting Rum RIver Scout Camp
May 18th 2014 - Chicken DInner
August 22-24th - 50th Anniversary Camp, Rum River
November 2014- City of Coon Rapids Proclamation
Learn more about the different images shown in the Kickoff Video in the slideshow below!
50th Anniversary Campout
August 22-24, 2014
Rum River Scout Camp
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Kickoff Video Images & Descriptions
Troop 524 is featured on digital billboards in the Twin Cities as part of Northern Star Council's fall recruitment campaign.
2012-New Troop Trailer
Troop 524 purchases a new Troop Trailer to fit the needs of our growing Troop and to replace an old trailer. Graphics donated by TMG Twin Cities.
Mr Klemm steps down as Scoutmaster to become the Three Rivers District Commissioner. Mr Porwoll takes over as Troop 524 Scoutmaster
2010-Eagle Scout Patch
A special BSA 100th Anniversary Centennial Anniversary patch is created to honor Scoutings milestone.
2009-Eagle Project Recognition
Eagle Scout Andrew Jacobs is recognized by Blaine Mayor Tom Ryan for his Eagle Project in the city.
2008-New Boy Scout Handbook
A new Boy Scout handbook is released highlighting the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scout Handbook and that it's the first "green" handbook made of 100% recycled paper.
2006-Totanhan Nakaha Lodge
Translation: From the Past, A New Beginning replaced the old chapter name Tonkawampus when Indianhead and Viking Council merged.
2005-Northern Star Council
Viking and Indianhead Council join to become Northern Star Council, serving the greater Twin Cities and Western Wisconsin.
2004-New Boy Scout Handbook
Released in 1999 this edition mentions GPS for the first time in a Boy Scout Handbook and adds new rank advancement requirements
Scouts serve pancake breakfast after mass at Epiphany Church
Kyle and Nate Kane canoe in the Boundary Waters
Scouts go ice fishing on Linwood Lake at Camp Ajawah
Scouts take part in a flag ceremony at Camp Tomahawk, Eagle Scout Bryant Untz is pictured (centered)
Troop 524 35th Anniversary Cake and winning patch design
1998-Eagle Court of Honor
Andy Kustler's Eagle Court of Honor
Alan Lind's Eagle Project adding retaining walls to gardens at Epiphany Church
1996-Court of Honor
Viking Council Camporall, scouts conduct team building exercises
Scouts conduct service projects at the new Epiphany Senior Living
1992-Northtown Mall Expo
Robert (Bob) Mathewson assists at the scouting recruitment event, Bob would go on to later become Scoutmaster of Troop 524 from 1994-1998
1991-New Eagle Patch
Introduced in 1989 it features the removal of the silver mylar border
1990-New Boy Scout Handbook
This edition was the first to use full color throughout the book
Troop 524 celebrates its 25th Anniversary at Rum River Scout Camp. Father Reiser (long time scouting supporter) is shown performing Mass at camp, a tradition at all Anniversary campouts.
1986-New Eagle Patch
Along with the eagle being changed to gray thread, the scroll was enlarged with a distinct sweeping curve and the letters BE PREPARED enlarged.
1985-New Eagle Patch
The 75th Anniversary of Scouting brought about a change back to a design similar to the 3rd version but with the border and eagle on the patch done in silver mylar and the motto was done in blue. The mylar eagle did not wear well so there was a change after only 2 years.
1979-New Boy Scout Handbook
This edition was created to help restore scouting after numerous membership losses in the 1970's (a return to traditional scouting)
1976-New Boy Scout Handbook
This edition was the most radical change in content the BSA ever made. It de-emphasized outdoor skills by making them optional in the lower three ranks and eliminated outdoor merit badges from the required list for the higher three ranks (the Eagle list dropped Camping, Cooking, Nature, Swimming, Lifesaving)
1975-New Eagle Patch
Under pressure to regain an attractive, yet simple badge, the Eagle was once again redesigned with some more detail. Many variations of this type exist.
1973-New Boy Scout Handbook
This was the first and only Scout Handbook not to have a complete cover picture.
1972-New Eagle Patch
The change in design corresponded to the change from 21 merit badges required for Eagle to 24 merit badges. Since the new design was not well received, it was changed within four years.
1966-New Boy Scout Handbook
Similar to the prior version, the handbook was updated to reflect changing advancement requirements
1965-New Eagle Patch
Introduced in 1956 this patch was the first one to use a rolled edge and is the earliest patch to resemble the current patch today
1964-New Boy Scout Handbook
Created in 1959 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Scouting
50th Patch Design Entries
Danny Howman's Winning Patch design
Anakin Foster's patch design
Tyler Thomas' patch design
Brandon Plante's patch design
Ryan Snell's patch design
Robert Plante's patch design
Dominic Lucia's patch design