Outing Info & Sign Up

Tenderfoot Plus Scout Skills Camp-out
April 25 - 26 (Deadline: 4/7)

ALL NEW SCOUTS are encouraged to attend this trip as it is totally geared to work on 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.
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Caesars Head Backpacking - PTT
April 25 - 27 (Deadline: 4/7)

NOTE: We will meet Friday night @ 5:30 to load the trailer and buses. Then return to the church on Saturday morning for a 6:30 AM departure.

For the Philmont Crews this will be shake down #4 and will be the most difficult trip yet. There will be a 14 mile trek consisting of ascending and descending 1200 feet.

There will also be a short hike that is much less strenuous to allow the other scouts to build their skill set. All will need to cook two meals of backpacking style. We will be in the wilderness which means we pack out what we pack in. Think outside the box and test your cooking skills. All will need water purification.
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Mt. Rogers Backpacking - PTT
May 16 - 18 (Deadline: 5/5)

Philmont Crews - Squirrel, Zombie and Phoenix Patrols - this is the last SHAKEDOWN. 17 Miles + [nearly all on the AT]. This trek includes a side hike to the top of Mount Rogers - tallest peak in Virginia @ 5,729. A long Hike with good training opportunities and Crew development time.

Camping in the Grayson Highlands State Park and Backpacking on the Appalachian Trail.

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.
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Learn more about Troop 39!

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Troop 39 Handbook &

New Member Guide

Congratulations to our 2014
Eagle Scouts!

Matt Connor
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Annual BSA Medical Form (PDF)

Welcome to Boy Scout Troop 39



It was December 11, 1941, just four days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, when a small group of boys met for the first time under the leadership of the Rev. Hubert Mumford of the First Presbyterian Church of Matthews. That was the beginning of Boy Scout Troop 39 of Matthews, NC.


Now, more than 70 years later, Troop 39 continues to provide an active program promoting outdoor skills, adventure, citizenship, leadership, and moral character-building in young men ages 11-17. Meetings are held on Monday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Eagle's Nest (house next to MUMC).


Troop 39 is led by Scoutmaster Frank Williams, Committee Chair Joe Culpepper and Charter Organization Representative Dan Latta. We are in the Etowah District of the Mecklenburg County Council, and Order of the Arrow Catawba Lodge #459. Joe can also be reached by phone at 704.841.8663.



Troop, Mrs. Cole is in DIRE need of assistance this year from our adults. Currently, she is THE ONLY ADULT at summer camp with Troop 39! While Beth is a very capable leader...this is too big a task for even her.

We need LEADERS AND PARENTS to consider working with her for either the whole week, part of the week, or EVEN A DAY OR TWO. This is a mission to SAVE SUMMER CAMP, contact Mrs. Cole ASAP if you can help out...

Beth Cole - 704.448.8592
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Summer Camp Departure - Camp Grimes, NC - June 2013

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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