Outing Info & Sign Up

Virginia Creeper Trail Bike Trip
Sept. 11-13
Deadline Aug. 31

Troop 39 will travel to White Top Mountain to Camp and Ride the Virginia Creeper Trail in to Damascus, VA. The Camping trip is a CAR CAMPING style trip and the Ride is about 18 miles of mostly downhill peddling. The Campsite is near the top of White Top Mountain - close to where the Trail begins. CYCLING MERIT BADGE POSSIBILITY...get with a counselor prior to trip.
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Natural Rock Climbing
Oct. 16-18
Deadline Oct. 5

Troop 39 will travel to Crowder Mountain State Park and will backpack into the park to the primitive camping spots. Sat. is a short drive to the climbing area parking lot, then hike into the climbing area. We will have instructors from Mecklenburg County BSA to conduct the climbing and rapelling on natural rock. Scouts and Adults will need to plan to cook by patrols for Sat. breakfast, Sat Lunch (on the cliffs) and Sun. breakfast. Saturday night dinner will be a group cook by the scouts.
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Backpacking Pisgah
Nov. 13-15
Deadline Oct. 26

Pisgah Ranger District near Brevard, NC for a backpacking trip in the Pisgah National Forest. The trip consists of 3 to 4 separate hikes of varying difficulty.
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Learn more about Troop 39!

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Troop 39 Handbook & New Member Guide (PDF)

Creeper Trail Bike Survey

Matthews ALIVE!
Volunteer SIGN UP

2015 BBQ & Stew
Volunteer SIGN UP

Congratulations to our 2015
Eagle Scouts!

Riley Craig
Jason Meyer
Matthew Dundorf
View All Troop 39 Eagle Scouts
Annual BSA Medical Form (PDF) 2015 Merit Badge Opportunities T39 Wearables Order Form (t-shirt, hoodie, hats)

Congratulations to David Crowe on his
Silver Beaver award for service!

Welcome to Boy Scout Troop 39

It was December 11, 1941 - just four days after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor - that small group of boys and adults met for the first time under the leadership of Reverend Hubert Mumford of First Baptist Church of Matthews. The first meetings were held in the Matthews High School Gymnasium (where the current Matthews Elementary main Building stands) and then later in the VFW building (currently the Women’s Club). Several years later the Troop moved to the basement of the Matthews Presbyterian Church and then in the early 1980’s into the Scout Hut at the old campus of the Matthews United Methodist Church. The annual Troop Barbeque was started in 1975 and has provided funding for troop activities ever since.

That was the beginning of Troop 39. Today, over 70 years later, the troop continues to provide a program promoting outdoor skills and adventure, citizenship, leadership and the building of moral character in young men. The troop has about 65 scouts and 30 adults participating in a multitude of activities all sponsored by Matthews United Methodist Church.

One hundred fifty-three [153] young men have earned their Eagle Rank in the troop. They are the embodiment of scouting's best efforts and beliefs. All distinguish themselves through their continued performance of active service in scouting and their community. They are trained and practiced in leadership abilities, along with character gained through an understanding and commitment to citizenship and their religious beliefs.

The troop has monthly outings and quarterly community service projects. It has been one of the longest participating groups in the NC Highway Clean-up Program and now also cleans the Matthews Greenways. Troop 39 is a major contributor to the annual Scouting for Food drive that directly benefits Loaves and Fishes.

All scouts have the opportunity to participate in a weeklong summer camp program. The troop also has high adventure trips and treks for older scouts. It has hiked the trails of Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, canoed the boundary waters of Canada, Minnesota and Maine, and sailed the Atlantic and Caribbean at Sea Base, the Florida Keys and the Abaco Islands of the Bahamas.

Troop 39 "The Action Troop of Matthews" has a year round program for boys ages 11-17. We continue to meet on Monday nights from 7 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. at the Eagles Nest, on the campus of Matthews United Methodist Church. Our current Scoutmaster, Frank Williams invites all of you to see more of the troop in action by stopping by some Monday night or by going to our website: www.matthewstroop39.com.

Summer Camp Departure - Camp Powhatan, VA - June 2015

Council & District

  Click for the official Mecklenburg County Council and the Etowah District websites.

  All Council events are on the calendar.

  Register for Council training courses.

Order of the Arrow

  We are part of Catawba Lodge #459.

  Etowah Chapter information is here.

  Find all Lodge OA events in the calendar.

 Link to Order of the Arrow National.



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