April 8, 1929: Troop 187 chartered with 9 boys. The Charter Organization was (and remains) Mayflower Congregational Church on Diamond Lake Rd in Minneapolis. Rev. Silas A. Meckel approved Henry William Jones, a trustee at Mayflower, as the first Scoutmaster. The Troop started camping on Lake Minnetonka, then moved to the St Croix river.

1936: Troop 187 hosts Oslo scouts (see article).

April 28, 1941: Cub Scout Pack 187 chartered with 30 boys.

April 20, 1945: Troop 187 has 73 Scouts plus 16 Explorers. The Troop ushered at the Ice and Acqua Follies, football games, and the snow shoveling project for veterans, at the request of Mayor Humphrey. Pack 187 has 65 cub scouts, with 18 having recently joined the Troop.

July 25, 1945: Trip to proposed campsite of 120 acres along the St.Croix River near Grantsburg Wisconsin by 2 troop council men and 1 Mayflower delegate. "A new camp site was purchased in the name of the church, with funds raised by the Troop, on the East side of the river" as quoted in Mayflower’s annual meeting in 1946. Mac MacKinnon spearheaded building the stone house and through the years spent his vacations cooking at Camp St. Croix. MacKinnon Hollow is named after him (see photos of dedication).

Summer Camp 1946: 18th year of camping on the St Croix, 60 scouts attended 2-week summer camp at a cost of $15.00 each.

June 6 1954: "ROLL CALL" reunion $3.00 per person with $1.00 going back to the troop (the first donations from the alumni to the troop). Alumni reunions held at Mayflower Church in 1965 and 1979.

1967: Cookshack constructed. Dedicated as Schoberg Hall in honor of Paul Schoberg who had a son in the troop, served as Advancement Chair, and taught all of the nature related merit badges. Schoberg started the Lanyards tradition as a recognition for Scouting achievements and staff contributions to the Summer Camp program at Camp St Croix.

1981: Sanford lodge built at an estimated cost of material at $4,000.00, named in honor of Bill Sanford, former Committee Chair who had 2 sons in the troop.

1988: First Schoberg Hall addition.

1989: Second Schoberg Hall addition.

1990: Cooking areas screened in and ceilings added. Planted Black Walnut trees.

June 23, 1990: Reunion at Lake Rebecca and the beginning of the Alumni group started by Jerrold Bergfalk, Rodger Peterson, and Glen Paulsen with 20 other named alumni. This group grows to 400+ families and over 90 association members

1991: An anonymous gift of $750.00 to the alumni to start the Paul Schoberg or Chief Many Moons Campership fund that is to be used to help send boys to camp that financially cannot afford to go to camp. The decision is between the Scoutmaster and the family only, there are no strings attached to this fund. 4 camperships were given this first year.

Alumni Row started that year with about 25 attending camp.

Purchase of a used canoe trailer - 2 Duluth packs - 2 aluminum frame back packs

1992: 5 Camperships were given and 6 boys were given training to be certified life guards. 2 Bugles were purchased, material was purchased to build the pantry off the cook shack and permanent gas lighting was installed in the kitchen and eating area.

1993: Seven camperships were given.

1994: The 50 year campout and reunion took place with over 150 people in attendance this was reported by one of the local TV stations who flew the reporters up in a helicopter. 2 used Servile gas refrigerators were purchased and the picture display panels were started. Camp road dedicated as John Keefe Rd recognizing Mr. Keefe's service as Scoutmaster for 21 years, after being a Scout for 7 years. John attained the rank of Eagle, Vigil Honor member, Scoutmaster of the Year (district), and the Silver Beaver award.

1995: The Fish foundation financed the submersible well located by the kitchen. 40 water-proof rucksack liners were given to the troop plus 4 large waterproof backpacks and 6 Coleman 2 burner stoves.

1996: 2 Camperships and 1 partial Campership were given.

1997: 2 partial camperships were given. A water front rescue tube and a Honda 2,500 Watt generator were purchased for the troop. A naturalist program was started this year unfortunately it did not continue as we had anticipated.

1998: 3 camperships were given and 1 junior training program.

1999: 5 campership were given. 70th Anniversary reunion was held at Fort Snelling State Park.

2000: 5 camperships were given Pine tree Camp training and Apple River Training programs were provided. A troop trailer costing $3,160 was purchased for the troop to use.

2001: The Alumni Association was organized as a non-profit entity and is registered with the IRS and State of Minnesota so any contributions are tax deductible as well as any company with matching donations can be given. The Alumni's first action was the purchase of 4 new tents for the troop to use.

2 camperships were given, repairs to the gas refrigerator and deep well pump were made and a deep well was installed by Sanford Lodge financed by The Dr. Letson family.

2002: 1 1/2 camperships were given. Alumni donations supported many camp projects including seating in MacKinnon. Work was performed by the Alumni on June 14 - 15 - 16 during a special “Fellowship Retreat”. Other projects this weekend included a lower temporary bridge updates to the North latrine, and cement slab for the range. The Mark Douglass Leadership Training Fund is established to help pay for youth leadership training. 100+ dues paying members of the 187 Alumni Association continue to support the scouting program for Troop 187.

May 2007: Planted 1,000 tree seedlings during Metro Lakes Camporee.

2008: Time capsule buried at Stone House.

2012: Merit Badge Pavilion constructed.

2020: no "official" Summer Camp held due to COVID-19. Coincidentally, Camp St Croix is devastated by straight-line winds and micro tornadoes during a late-July storm. Hollow is destroyed, tiki trees downed, roof damage to cookshack. Small groups make their own plans to continue the annual traditions. 

2021: Summer Camp returns post-COVID. Swim trail at Camp St Croix named "Douglass Trail" in recognition for years of service from Allan Douglass and Mark Douglass.