Outing Info & Sign Up
June 28 - July 4, 2015
Deadline March 23
The troop will return to Camp Powhatan in Hiwassee, Virginia for summer camp. The troop was at this
"out-of-council" camp 3 years ago. We will depart the parking lot at the Methodist Church at 7:30 a.m.
on Sunday, June 28. We will return by 2pm on Saturday, July 4.
FULL POWHATAN PACKAGE >>
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Edisto River Canoe
Deadline March 30
Troop 39 will travel to Givhans Ferry State Park in South Carolina (16 miles west of Summerville). This area was originally a
ferry crossing in the 18th and 19th centuries. Camping is car camping style. We will do a canoeing daytrip down the Edisto
River. Canoeing is on flat slow flowing black water through Spanish moss covered oak trees, great fishing and scenic
Information Sheet >>
Bear Island Canoe
May 15 - 17
Deadline April 27
Troop 39 is traveling to Hammocks Beach State Park near Swansboro, NC for Canoe Trip From the mainland to
a remote wilderness area for a beach camping experience at BEAR ISLAND. Class B uniform for travel -
synthetic camping clothes for canoe and camping. Meals – Patrols will need food for Saturday breakfast, lunch
and dinner and Sunday simple breakfast. Take cash for Friday dinner and Sunday lunch on the Road.
Information Sheet >>
CANOE TO CANADA 2015
Click link below to get the info and payment schedule for this great Supertrip. You MUST meet the requirements outlined to be eligible for this trip, read them here...
Info & Requirements >>
Learn more about Troop
Troop 39 Handbook & New Member Guide (PDF)
Consignment Sale Signup!
Annual BSA Medical Form (PDF)
2015 Merit Badge Opportunities
Congratulations to our 2015
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 Grimes, NC - June 2013