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Backpacking Kings Mountain
Mar. 17-19
Deadline Mar. 6th

The troop will travel to King's Mountain State Park in South Carolina for a backpacking trip. For the Basecamp Crews, there will be a shorter hike to the King's Mountain National Battlefield, where we will complete the Battlefield Trail, see a short film and visit the museum and have a trail lunch before returning to the Group Camping area to work on skills and advancements and have a little free time. For the Philmont Crews, this will be shakedown #3 and it will involve breaking camp for a 16-mile hike with all gear on Saturday. .


Backpacking Caesars Head
Apr. 22-23
Deadline Apr. 3rd

The Troop will travel to Caesars Head State Park in South Carolina for a backpacking trip. We will meet Saturday morning at 6:00 AM to load the trailer and buses for a 6:15 AM departure. All scouts will need to eat breakfast before arriving at the church. Grubmasters will need to prepare a bag lunch for distribution before leaving the church Saturday morning. We will NOT be stopping for food on the way down or on the way back Sunday.


Tenderfoot Skills Campout
Apr. 21-22
Deadline Apr. 3rd

ALL NEW SCOUTS are encouraged to attend this trip as it is totally geared to work on Scout, Tenderfoot and other basic Scouting Skills - a must to learn and improve the basic scout skills. The outing events are to be determined - but they will include scout skills associated with camping, first aid, hiking, plants, animals, emergency preparedness, etc... and they will be tailored to fit those who attend. Great time for individual help.


Backpacking Mount Rogers
May 19-21
Deadline May 8th

Camping in the Grayson Highlands State Park and Backpacking on the Appalachian Trail. Highlights include possible encounters with wild ponies as this is a natural habitat for a large herd. First Year Scouts will camp the entire weekend in the Grayson Highlands State Park. Their Itinerary will include a 5-mile day hike and lots of time for basic skills development. Philmont Crews, this will be your last SHAKEDOWN. 17 Miles + [nearly all on the AT]. This trek includes a side hike to the top of Mount Rogers the tallest peak in Virginia @ 5,729 ft. A long Hike with good training opportunities and crew development time. .


2017 Summer Camp @ Grimes
June 25 - July 1
Deadline March 13

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 are amazing.


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Congratulations to our 2016
Eagle Scouts!

Jackson A. McFarlane
Andrew Lanier
Matt Buttafuoco
Kenny Gerrish
Patrick Greene
Reece Devenney
Mark Schachner
Jake Hutchinson
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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 Grimes - June 2016

Council & District

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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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