What:      Touch A Truck
When:     Sunday, April 7, 2019, Noon-4 p.m.
Where:    The Friday Conference Center
100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Cost:        $6/person or $25 maximum per family

On April 7, Chapel Hill’s Scouts BSA Troop 39 will host its 11<sup>th</sup> annual Touch A Truck event in service to the community. The event benefits UNC Children’s and Troop 39’s scouting programs. To date, the Troop has donated more than $92,000 to UNC Children’s.

Touch A Truck has become a Chapel Hill tradition, and ranks as one of the largest non-sporting community events in town! The event features more than 40 vehicles that children (and adults) can explore in a safe and fun environment.  Service vehicles, construction rigs, and even helicopters decorate the grounds of the Friday Center for this annual festival.

Entertainment, kids’ activities, food trucks, and an online auction make the event an enjoyable family outing. The event is volunteer and Scout led, and it benefits two great organizations. Troop 39 has been chartered continually since 1912, making it one of the oldest troops in the nation.  It has a long history of fostering the growth and development of responsible young men in our community, and has recently expanded to include young women. In 2018, Troop 39 contributed thousands of hours of community service to the area. Troop 39 meets at the University United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill.
UNC Children’s clinical home, N.C. Children&#39;s Hospital, is a major referral center for children with complex conditions and consistently recognized by U.S. News &amp; World Report as one of &quot;America&#39;s Best Children’s Hospitals.” Physicians work hand-in-hand with community hospitals and pediatricians all across the state, providing specialty care to more than 70,000 children from all 100 counties in North Carolina each year.

Join the boys and girls of Scouts BSA Troop 39 for a fantastic day of family fun at Touch a Truck 2019!


Welcome to Troop 39’s web site – the best place on the web for Scouting in and around Chapel Hill, NC!

If you are here to learn more about Troop 39, then we recommend that you start with the About Troop 39 link above. There you’ll learn about the Troop, what it is like to be a Scout of the Troop and why we think Troop 39 offers the Best Scouting Experience in Chapel Hill. Scouting is about adventure and you can be adventurous by going to all corners of our web site to learn more. The Troop History page will provide you with insights into the activities that the Troop pursues – there you will find reports and slide shows of our recent outings.

I hope that you enjoy your outing to our site and would love to receive your feedback.


Sammy and Glyn

Scoutmasters, Troop 39, Chapel Hill, NC.

2019 marks a major landmark in the history of our Troop.  After 106 years of service to our community, Troop 39 will be accepting girls into the program for the first time, offering them the unparalleled opportunities that come with being a member of Troop 39.

Sign ups will take place in January 2019 with our first meeting on February 6th 2019.  If you want to learn more about Family Scouting and being a founding member of Scouts BSA Troop 39 as a girl, then please reach out to Glyn TomkinsScoutmaster of BSA Troop 39 for girls.

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