Welcome to Troop 39.

The Best Scouting Experience In Chapel Hill.

Troop 39′s Mulching Service 

Troop 39′s Mulching Service

Troop 39's mulch spreading service

 

Troop 39 Schedule 

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April 23
6:30pm
7:30pm
British High Adventure - 6:30 @ UUMC
7:30pm
9:00pm
Troop Night - Camporee Preparation (Bears)
April 25
 
Order of the Arrow SR-7b Conclave
April 26
 
Order of the Arrow SR-7b Conclave
6:30am
10:00am
Tar Heel 10 Miler road race

Dear Scouts, Parents and Leaders,

Our troop has been asked to help out as race water-stop helpers for the Tar Heel 10 Miler road race on Saturday morning, April 26. We will hand out water to runners at a stop in front of St. Thomas More Church. They have asked us to be there at 6:30 am (yes, that’s correct) and say until 10 am.



All the proceeds go to two great local causes that make a positive impact on thousands of people- the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA.



NOTE: These hours count toward CHCCS service learning hours as well as troop hours for the President’s Volunteer Service Award.



EVEN BETTER NOTE: The first five people who volunteer and show up by 6:30 receive a free race t shirt. Quick Color Solutions will also provide BOJANGLES biscuits for our volunteers before the race (reserve your favorite with me when you RSVP) as well as a post-race meal at Suttons Drugstore when we’re done. You can then go home and nap that afternoon with a full belly. J



Volunteers can park at STM Church. If needed, I can give anyone a ride home who might need it. I will also



This is not a mandatory attendance event, but I guarantee you our troop will be helping out a great cause, we’ll have some fun together cheering on our favorite participating runners, and did I say “eating some irresistibly good food too?” BO TIME starts at 6:30 am. Yours will be waiting…



Email me back if you or your scout can help out. I know it’s early in the morning, but it’s a great cause.



Sincerely yours,



Glenn



Glenn Benton

Quick Color Solutions

fast, affordable short run digital and offset printing, high-speed copying and graphic finishing services

Triangle-Triad, NC

mobile: 919.868.8742

Triad office: 336.698.0951

Triad fax: 336.698.0955

glenn@quickcolorsolutions.com



Practice the three Rs: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle. We do!



Let's discuss ways YOU can do this too through sustainable printing and paper best practices.



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April 27
 
Touch a truck
 
Order of the Arrow SR-7b Conclave
April 30
7:30pm
9:00pm
Troop night - Obstacle Course (Eagles)
May 2
 
Camporee - Camp Durant
2014 Mawat District Mountain man Rendezvous.
Link to details: www.durhamscouts.org/in.....id=65
May 3
 
Camporee - Camp Durant
2014 Mawat District Mountain man Rendezvous.
Link to details: www.durhamscouts.org/in.....id=65
 

Dutch Oven Cooking 

Dutch Oven Cooking 

Administration 

Apr 14

​​Parents – your attention to this is important – It’s time to make commitments to Summer Camp!

Summer camp 2014 is at Camp Durant. We depart on July 6 and return on July 12th.

Sammy is handling the money side of Summer Camp. Mr Tomkins is handling the programme.

Costs

The base cost for this camp is $265. Please contact Sammy if you need assistance covering the costs of this camp. Fees may be paid by check payable to Troop 39 or from the scout’s account balance.

There may be additional costs based on your scout’s electives which are paid at camp.  See the Leader’s Guide or the Session Schedule for details of those electives requiring additional costs.  (Note the Leaders’ guide file name indicates 2013 but the content is 2014).

Here is what you need to do – no later than April 23rd

Please share this page with your scout and work with them on their electives.  If you need advice, please email or call Mr Tomkins.

Please complete the online form below on or before April 23rd.  If you can not use the online form, simply write down the requeted information legibly on paper and bring it to Mr Tomkins.

We would like a response from every scout even if they are not planning to attend summer camp.  It’s important that we know whether your scout is planning to attend and what their electives are by April 23rd – a delay may mean that your scout does not get to take their preferred electives.

Programme

Please see the following documents:

1. The Leader’s Guide which outlines all of the programmes offered at Durant.

2. The daily (Monday-Thursday) Session Schedule.

Scouts who are rank Tenderfoot or below must elect to take either the morning or the afternoon trailblazer programme – not both. They can choose other scheduled activities such as Merit Badges for the other part of the day.

Scouts who are Second Class are recommended not to take the trailblazer programme but may do so after they have first discussed this with Sammy or Mr Tomkins.

Scouts First class and higher should elect to take merit badges.

Scouts may leave only one hour free in the day.  Scouts with a sash full of merit badges (and who are experienced negotiators) may leave more than one hour free however this needs to be first agreed by Mr Tomkins.

Yours in Scouting
Glyn Tomkins
Assistant Scoutmaster
Troop 39

 

Your Name (required)

Scout's Name (required)

Parent's Email address(required)

Is your scout attending Summer Camp 2014?
 Yes No

Yes indicates that you are committing your son to Summer Camp and agree to pay the camp fee ($265).

If attending, please complete the remainder of the form.

Scout's rank
 Scout Tenderfoot 2nd Class 1st Class Star Life Eagle

Scout's Age(required)

Please complete the following:

9am-10am

10am-11am

11am-12pm

2pm-3pm

3pm-4pm

4pm-5pm

* - For these classes marked with an asterisk, there are prerequisites, materials required, additional fees and/or age limits. Please consult the Course Sessions flier and the Leader's Guide for the fine print details.

Alternative Merit Badges. Please list a few alternative Merit Badges should your above selections not be available

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by responding that your scout is attending, you are committing to the camp fees.

Apr 06

The NCSU Merit badge College is Occoneechee Council’s largest with 512 participants.  This college, in its sixth year, focuses on science and engineering Merit badges however this is only the first time for Troop 39.   It is taught by some really outstanding instructors – professors, graduate students and undergraduates -  with a ratio of 1 to 4 instructors to participants, and there are some rarely offered Merit Badges.

My Meyer and Mr Tomkins took 11 scouts who earned a total of 14 Merit Badges (3 Animal science, 3 veterinary science, 2 engineering, 3 energy, 1 weather, 2 space exploration).  What they saw was very exciting and engaging instruction from true experts in their fields.  One scout was  treated to a tour of the National Weather Service’s Raleigh operation based on the Centennial campus on NCSU.

We wrapped up the day with a trip to the James B Hunt Jr library on Centennial campus and the scouts were able to see the robots in the library retrieving books from the shelves, take part in building stories with Lego (part of an independent literary festival taking place at the library).  We finished off a perfect day by enjoying an ice cream made from the milk from the NCSU herd!

 

 

Mar 10

Whoo hooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Troop 39's new bus

Troop 39′s new bus

Mar 09
Dec 19

Troop 39 received a thank you from the Town of Chapel Hill by way of it’s Stormwater Management Newsletter.  This follows two service projects where Troop 39 members cleaned out trash from along Bolin Creek on Umstead Road and in Southern Village Community Park.

Thanks to all the youth and adult members who helped make a difference to our town!

Dec 15

Troop 39 scouts and leaders presented a check for $8000 to the UNC Children’s Promise in November.

The scouts representing Troop 39 were those who had exceeded 25 hours of Community Service in 2013.  Troop 39 has performed over 30 Service Projects in 2013, ranging from April’s Touch a Truck event (where the troop raised the $8000), UNC Graduation twice a year, trail maintenance and construction in Eno River State Park.

Dec 08
Oct 31

Oct 27

Ten scouts of Troop 39 spent the afternoon picking up trash on a tract of land owner by our Chartering organization University United Methodist Church on Umstead Road.  It was a lovely Autumnal day – far too good to spend indoors, so what better way to spend it than helping keep our town and waterways clean.

Members of Troop 39 have donated over 1600 hours of service to the community so far in 2013.  Troop members giving more than 25 service hours to the community through the troop are eligible to earn the Presidents Volunteer Service Award.

Oct 13

I managed to capture a lot of photos of the scouts next to their shelters.  I hope you enjoy them.   I am sure that when these young scouts look back on scouting, this will be one of the things that will stand out in their memories.

Yours in Scouting

Glyn

 

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