Outing Info & Sign Up

Annual LOCK OUT!
Dec. 4/5 (overnight)
Deadline Nov. 23

It’s time for the annual Troop 39 Lock-out/All-Nighter. We’ll have a night of fun, food, and friendly challenges! The event will begin at 6:00 PM on Friday Night at the Eagles Nest for dinner and then our patrol games will begin! After that we’ll head out to INNER PEAKS for some CLIMBING Activities - see note about required ON-LINE Release.

After a couple of hours, we will move on to Matthews for some late night bowling.... We will also eat [again] when we return back to MUMC for games and optional movies/relaxation. Scouts will be dismissed and are to be picked up, SATURDAY MORNING by 7:00 AM SHARP at Matthews United Methodist Church (front gym entrance facing Trade St.).
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SKI TRIP 2016!
Jan. 16-17
Deadline Jan. 4th

This is a great trip! If you do not know how to ski, lessons are included in this package! It is a huge bargain considering rented skis and lift tickets alone cost more than this. The Troop is picking up more than half the cost. This is why we sell BBQ!
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Learn more about Troop 39!

Download the

Troop 39 Handbook & New Member Guide (PDF)

Congratulations to our 2015
Eagle Scouts!

Riley Craig
Jason Meyer
Matthew Dundorf
View All Troop 39 Eagle Scouts
Eagle Resource Links
Annual BSA Medical Form (PDF) 2015 Merit Badge Opportunities 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 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 Powhatan, VA - June 2015

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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