Service Opportunities

Scouting for Food - DROP OFF
Jan 27 : 8-10 am

We will break into teams of 2 adults and 2-4 scouts per car. As a reminder, Troop 39 is responsible for the area from 485 to the Union County line. The more drivers and scouts – the faster the drop off goes.
We need as many parent drivers as possible.

Highway Cleanup
Feb 3: 8-9:30 am

We will meet in the church parking lot and go in groups to designated areas to pick up roadside trash.

Scouting for Food - PICKUP
Feb 3: 10 am-12 noon

We will break into teams of 2 adults and 2-4 scouts per car. As a reminder, Troop 39 is responsible for the area from 485 to the Union County line. The more drivers and scouts – the faster the pickup goes.
We need as many parent drivers as possible.

Outing Info & Sign Up

Day Hike at McAlpine Creek
Feb 10: 8 am - 11 am (approx)
Deadline: inform your advisor

Troop 39 will be participating in a 5-mile hike on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 8 AM at the McAlpine Creek Park trail (Sardis Road entrance). This hike will suffice for requirement 3b of the 2nd Class rank advancement.
Any Scout who desires to participate, we will start at Mile Marker 0, which is at the intersection of Sardis Road and Old Bell, about ¼ mile south of Charlotte Christian School.
NOTE: The troop is NOT providing transportation to/from this event.


Congaree National Park Backpacking
Feb 23-25
Deadline: Feb 12

The troop will travel 2 hours to Congaree National Park southeast of Columbia, SC for a backpacking trip. Congaree National Park protects the largest remnants of old-growth floodplain forest in the United States. Scouts can expect to see some of the tallest Bald Cypress and experience a variety of wildlife. We will depart MUMC parking lot at 6:00 pm on Friday, February 23 and stop to eat as we pass through Columbia, SC, so Scouts should bring money for dinner and lunch for the return.
Headlamps are a must-have item.


Learn more about Troop 39!

Download the

Troop 39 Handbook & New Member Guide (PDF)

Congratulations to our 2018
Eagle Scouts!

Joshua O'Donohue
View All Troop 39 Eagle Scouts
Eagle Resource Links
Annual BSA Medical Form (PDF) T39 Wearables Order Form (t-shirt, hoodie, hats)

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 75 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 sixty-nine [169] 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, Edward Joyner invites all of you to see more of the troop in action by stopping by some Monday night or by going to our website:

Summer Camp Departure - June 2017

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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