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Getting Started:
The Essentials

1. Troop Meetings

Meetings are held at St. Genevieve Parish Community Center in Centerville (link to address) on Thursday nights from 7:00 – 8:30 PM (except for the first Thursday of the month). Optional pre-activities begin at 6:45 PM.


Scouts should always wear their Class A uniform (unless a Class B uniform is requested) and bring their Scout Handbook and a pen or pencil.

2. Communications & Troop Calendar

Email is the main form of communication for our troop and both parents and Scouts are encouraged to sign up for the Troop emails. We also use Scoutbook, a free tool offered by BSA for advancement, record keeping, reporting and event RSVPs with a complete calendar of our meetings and events. You can also synchronize your calendar app to our troop’s calendar.



  1. Sign up for the troop email distribution list by contacting Scoutmaster Brian Peterson

  2. Set up an adult and youth Scoutbook account at Scouts cannot get an account until their parent invites them to join. This Scoutbook quick start guide will help guide you through the process.

  3.  Synchronize your calendar app to by copying and pasting this URL to your calendar app that supports iCAL (.ics) format

3. Uniforms & Handbook

We have two different types of uniforms.


Class A Uniform is the official BSA dress uniform which should be worn to most Troop Meetings and all ceremonies.

Class B Uniform is a t-shirt or hooded sweatshirt with a logo selected by our Scouts that is worn for informal activities.



  1. Purchase a tan Class A Uniform Shirt (other items like pants, belts etc. are optional).

  2. Purchase and apply the following patches to the Class A Uniform shirt:

    • World Crest Patch

    • Ring Patch (surrounds World Crest Patch)

    • Northern Star Council Patch

These items can be purchased at the Scout Shop in Mounds View ( or online at

As a welcome gift, the following items will be purchased by the Troop and presented to the Scout at crossover or at one of their first meetings.

  • Scout Handbook and Cover

  • Troop Number Patch

  • Olive Green Shoulder Epaulets

  • Neckerchief

  • Neckerchief slide (this will be presented when the Scout earns the rank of Scout)

4. Scout Dues, Scout Accounts, & Fundraising

When you join Scouting, you will pay Northern Star Council a $180 fee for the entire year (June – May), it is pro-rated if you join mid-year. Troop 136 does not have a set annual amount for dues. We have a pay by event philosophy so Scouts only pay for the activities they participate in.

Note: You can pay your registration fees in 2 separate payments or request financial assistance from Northern Star Council during your registration process.

During the year, we offer 2 repeat fundraisers for Scouts to earn money towards their activity and camping fees, equipment, and more.

  1. Fall - Wreath Sales & Popcorn

  2. Spring - Flower Sales

Some of the funds raised go to the Troop and some will go to your Scout's "Scout Account". These funds can use towards Scout activities, camping, and gear.


  1.  Register as a Scout on the Northern Star Council registration page and pay the annual fee.

5. Forms & Surveys

We are a very active Troop and love to share photos and have parents involved with the Scouting adventure. BSA also requires a medical form for all campouts and major events.

Actions, please complete the following forms and survey:

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