Outing Info & Sign Up
Rafting Trip: August 15
Hot Springs Resort & Spa Family Camp Grounds and camp in the primitive
camping area. We will be on the River by 9:00 am on Saturday for a 9-mile rafting trip with a
cook-out lunch along the way. Back to the camp afterwards for some chill time, dinner and a
campfire program. Breakfast and devotional on Sunday morning before we head back to Matthews.
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Fishing Trip: Sept. 12
We will be camping in Murrell's Inlet, SC on the grounds of the Belin United Methodist Church on
Friday and Saturday nights - chartered organization for BSA Troop 396. The campsite has bathrooms
and running water and is within walking distance of the Crazy Sister's Marina - where we have
chartered an early Saturday A.M. departure.
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Learn more about Troop
Troop 39 Handbook & New Member Guide (PDF)
Annual BSA Medical Form (PDF)
PHILMONT Physical Form (PDF)
Congratulations to our 2014
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
Council & District
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Mecklenburg County Council and the
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Order of the Arrow
We are part of
Catawba Lodge #459.
information is here.
all Lodge OA events in the calendar.
of the Arrow National.