Introduction to Troop 39

Scouts BSA Troop 39 for Boys and Scouts BSA Troop 39 for Girls meet at the University United Methodist Church, located at 150 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC.  Both Troops’ meetings are held on Wednesday nights from 7:30 to 9:00 at the church.  A schedule of troop meetings, outings, and events is prepared each Fall, consistently updated, and is available to Troop members.

“Troop 39” refers to both Scouts BSA Troop 39 for Girls and Scouts BSA Troop 39 for Boys, unless specifically stated otherwise.

The Troop handbook is intended to be a guide and as always, it is impossible to include every possible situation that may arise.
Troop 39 plans its program from September to August. Annual planning takes place in August (“Brownsea”) and a calendar is made available to each family. We do our best to follow the calendar as printed but at times may have to make changes.  We will try to give as much notice as possible by email, our website, and phone calls when changes are made.

Troop 39’s Mission Statement

Troop 39’s mission is to assist young men and women as they become knowledgeable, thinking, and responsible citizens of their community, nation, and world. The BSA teaches basic skills and knowledge needed to prepare young men and women to be well rounded individuals with an awareness of leadership, discipline, service, and study.

We believe that to be effective, the Scouting process must be reinforced by personal challenges, goal setting, structure, and self-discipline.  We feel that the worth, potential, and integrity of each Scout must be observed in every area of their personal life. For our Scouts to mature spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually, Troop 39 must strive to achieve the Scouting goals within a wholesome environment in which the Scouting Spirit and principles pervade all aspects of the troop program.

Troop 39’s Promise to Parents

We, the leaders of Troop 39, promise to educate your scout to the best of our abilities.

We promise to lead by example.
We promise to enrich our scouts with creative leadership techniques.
We promise to provide strong moral guidance through reverent service.
We promise to teach respect, responsibility, and self-reliance to each Scout.
We promise to stress the importance of community and environmental service.
We promise to see your scout as the individuals they are and to praise them for jobs well done.
We promise to follow all Guide To Safe Scouting requirements.

What distinguishes Troop 39 from other troops is our history, traditions, our conviction, our concern, and our emphasis on leadership development. While our Scouts are doing the best they can, we strive to do the best we can as well.