About Us

VISION:  Troop 513's goal is ... to offer scouts responsible and fun adventure.  To instill in scouts lifetime values and develop in them ethical character as expressed in the Scout Oath and Law.  Train young people in citizenship, service, and leadership.  Serve America's communities and families with its quality, values-based program.

  SCOUT OATH:  On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.   SCOUT LAW: A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.  

LEADERS: Like all Boy Scout troops, our troop is boy led.  The boys choose, plan and lead each other through their activities.  In addition, many of the senior scouts spend their summers working at the local summer scout camps.

The scouts are coached by our scoutmaster and his assistants.  Our Scoutmaster Jim Dehn started scouting with his son Jordan in 1992 and has been the troop Scoutmaster since 1998.  Mr. Dehn is an active member of the community and has a very positive influence on the scouts.  Our high adventure coordinator Duane Demko first joined Troop 513 in 1991.  Mr. Demko was raised in scouting and has served Troop 513 in many positions including Scoutmaster.


MEMBERSHIP:  Founded in 1985, Troop 513 serves Woodbury, Maplewood, Oakdale, Cottage Grove and the surrounding area.  Sponsored by Woodbury Baptist church, the troop has scouts from many schools including Woodbury Elementary, Red Rock Elementary, Woodbury Junior High School, Lake Junior High School, Maplewood Middle School, Tartan High School, Hill Murray High School, St. Thomas Academy, New Life Academy, home schools and schools in Maplewood, St. Paul and Oakdale.


The troop has around 40 active scouts. Troop 513 meets as a troop at the Woodbury Baptist Church on the first and third Mondays of the month.  The PLC (patrol leaders council) meets the fourth Tuesday of the month.  In addition, the scouts plan and coordinate local events such as visiting water parks or playing laser tag.


CAMPING: Troop 513 camps monthly at a large variety of locations. Some campouts are at established scout camps such as Tomahawk, Kiwanis, Phillippo and Fred. C Anderson.  In addition, the troop camps at other locations such as on canoe trips, air shows and private camp grounds on the iron range.



Annual Planning Weekend
St. Croix Regional Park
Hastings, MN








Shooting Sports







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Weekend Canoe Trips
St. Croix River, MN




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Eagle Cave
Wisconsin's largest onyx cave
Blue River, WI




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Dog Sledding
Tomahawk Scout Reservation
Birch Lake, WI

Summer Camp

Every summer, the whole troop spends the second week in July at the Tomahawk Scout Reservation.  Our scouts camp at the Chippewa sub-camp in the Cherokee camp site.


Every year, the scouts choose, plan and participate in "high adventure" trips.  Some high adventure trips are local (Boundary Waters, Isle Royale, ...).   Every three years, the troop schedules a major high adventure trip to a location such as Philmont in New Mexico or Sea base in Florida.

Superior National Hiking Trail


Summer 2010


Boundary Waters Canoe Area



BWCA 2009

Isle Royale Lake Superior  


Philmont Scout Ranch
New Mexico






Florida Sea base
Key West, Florida