Outing Info & Sign Up
2016 Summer Camp @ Grimes
June 26 - July 2
Deadline March 14
Summer Camp is your Scout's opportunity to work on merit badges, learn new activities, improve scout skills,
and have plenty of outdoor fun with the Troop. Scouts will have a chance to explore Camp Grimes, learn to
ride ATVs, shoot rifles, shotguns or bows, swim, ski, play on beautiful Lake Calhoun. They can even experience
the high ropes course, the climbing and rappelling tower, and even a frontier area. The program opportunities
ALL FORMS, PERMISSIONS SLIPS AND CLASS SCHEDULES ARE DUE BY MARCH 14TH
Chattooga Whitewater Rafting
Deadline July 11th
We will be driving to Mountain Rest, SC Friday night and hiking in 1 mile to Burrells Ford Campground next to
the Chattooga River. The Chattooga River is a designated wild and scenic river (no
houses or commercial development). We will have a river side lunch provided as well as time to splash
MUST HAVE closed toe with heel strap water shoes for rafting in addition to camp shoes. NO CROCS and NO
FLIP-FLOPS. You must show your water shoes prior to boarding the bus Friday night. Water shoes can be an
old pair of tennis shoes.
Learn more about Troop
Troop 39 Handbook & New Member Guide (PDF)
Annual BSA Medical Form (PDF)
T39 Wearables Order Form (t-shirt, hoodie, hats)
Congratulations to our 2016
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  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.
Departure - Camp Powhatan, VA - June 2015