Welcome to Troop 39.

The Best Scouting Experience In Chapel Hill.

Touch a Truck – April 12, 2015 

Touch a truck
 

Troop 39’s Mulching Service 

Troop 39’s Mulching Service

Troop 39's mulch spreading service

 

Dutch Oven Cooking 

Dutch Oven Cooking 

Administration 

Jun 26

Scouts and Families,

The time has come for the scouts that are First Class and above to let their newly elected SPL know what appointed position(s) they are interested in serving the troop the next scout year, and upon successful completion of the position listed on the troop’s site: Troop Leadership then they will have the opportunity to count it for their rank requirement.

*NOTE: For the scouts that were elected this spring to SPL or Patrol leader and for the 2 scouts that were selected as ASPL they do not need to complete this form as we already have their positions secured. Any scouts that have also been approved to be a Junior Assistant Scout Master also do not need to complete this form.

Here is what you need to do:

1) The scout and at least 1 adult responsible for the scout need to review the positions’ description, responsibilities and the requirements to select the scout’s top 3 choices for a position. (We are asking for the top 3 choices to give the SPL and adult leadership the most opportunity to review the needs of the troop for the 2015/2016 scout year and make the appointments).

2) Please complete the online form below. PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL THE SCOUT’S INTEREST – If you need advice, please email Sammy or Mr Meyer.

3) In the form the scout should type in each of the comments section why they believe they should be considered for the applied position.

4) If the scout believes they need to edit their submission after it has been completed a new form, in entirety will need to be completed.

Yours in Scouting

Scott Meyer

Assistant Scoutmaster

Troop 39

Your Name (required)

Scout's Name (required)

Parent's Email address (required)

Scout's rank (required)
 1st Class Star Life Eagle

Scout's Age (required)

Please complete the following:

First Choice:

Second Choice:

Third Choice

Comment on each of your 3 choices as to why you should be considered for the position.

By submitting that you are acknowledging that both the scout and the household's adult have reviewed the positions' qualifications and expectations and are willing to commit to fulfilling the requirements.

May 12

Parents – its time for your scout to pick their electives for the second Summer Camp at Camp Durant (July 19-25).  To sign up for the Camp Barnhardt Summer camp, click here.

Costs

The base cost for this camp is $275. 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 some of which are paid at camp.  See the Leader’s Guide or the Session Schedule for details of those electives requiring additional costs.

Here is what you need to do – no later than Wednesday May 20th

Please share this page with your scout and work with them on their electives.

Please complete the online form below on or before May 20th – a delay may mean that your scout does not get to take their preferred electives..  PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL YOUR ELECTIVES – Complete the form below!  If your scout is also going to Camp Durant, complete the form there too – see link above!

If you need advice, please email or call Mr FitzSimons, Mr Tomkins or Sammy.  We will be on hand at meetings to help answer any questions you have.

Programme

Please see the following documents:

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

2. The daily (Monday-Thursday) Session Schedule.  Note Cycling Merit Badge extends into Friday.

Scouts who are rank Tenderfoot or below who are not going to Camp Barnhardt:  You must elect to take either the morning or the afternoon trailblazer programme – not both. They also must elect to take the 11am First Aid.

Scouts who are rank Tenderfoot or below who are going to Camp Barnhardt:  It is recommended you take the 1st year camper programme at Camp Barnhardt.

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 FitzSimons.

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 Sammy or Mr FitzSimons.

It is recommended that all scouts who do not have the fingerprinting or sculpture merit badges these at camp.

Age Restrictions, Additional fees and Prerequisites

Please note there are important notes related to the programme that you must review before completing your submission.  These are contained in the Session Schedule.

We’ll be on hand tomorrow and via email to answer your questions.

Yours in Scouting
Glyn Tomkins
Assistant Scoutmaster
Troop 39

 

May 12

Parents – its time for your scout to pick their electives for the first Summer Camp at Camp Barnhardt (June 28 – July 4).  To sign up for the Camp Durant Summer camp, click here.

Costs

The base cost for this camp is $235. 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 some of which are paid at camp.  See the Leader’s Guide  and appendices for details of those electives requiring additional costs.

Here is what you need to do – no later than Wednesday May 20th

Please share this page with your scout and work with them on their electives.

Please complete the online form below on or before May 20th – a delay may mean that your scout does not get to take their preferred electives..  PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL YOUR ELECTIVES – Complete the form below!

If you need advice, please email or call Mr FitzSimons, Mr Tomkins or Sammy.  We will be on hand at meetings to help answer any questions you have.

Programme

Please see the following documents:

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

2. The daily (Monday-Friday) session schedules are contained in the  appendices.

Scouts who are rank Tenderfoot or below who are not going to Camp Durant:  You must elect to take the Nighthawks programme.

Scouts who are rank Tenderfoot or below who are going to Camp Durant:  It is recommended you take the Nighthawks programme at Camp Barnhardt and do merit badges at Camp Durant.

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

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 Sammy or Mr FitzSimons.

 Age Restrictions, Additional fees and Prerequisites

Please note the following important notes related to the programme are contained in the appendices.

Yours in Scouting
Glyn Tomkins
Assistant Scoutmaster
Troop 39

 

May 10

Scouts of Troop 39 handed out 1,000s of commencement programmes today, continuing a tradition that extends over 50 years.   Here are a few photos of the Antelope patrol who were covering one of the busiest gates!  Scoutmasters received a continuous flow of comments about how smart and polite and cute the scouts were and what a good job they were doing.  Mothers beamed smiles as a scout wished them a Happy Mothers Day along with their programme!

May 03

Just a few photos from this weekend’s fun at Camp Campbell!

 

Apr 14

Troop, I will be sending out a list of your service hours for Touch a Truck 2015 that are in the troop records.  Please use the form below if your record is inaccurate – put the revised TOTAL.

 

thanks

Glyn Tomkins

 

Your First Name (required)

Your Last Name (required)

Service hours

Comments

Mar 01

Last year, Scottie Meyer and I took scouts to the NC State University for a fabulous Merit Badge College.  The merit badges are scientifically and environmentally oriented, the instruction is by professors and graduate students and is first class and the lads loved it!  Well, we plan to go again (well, I know that at least Scottie and I will be going!)

The merit badges on offer are:

  • Chemistry
  • Composite Material
  • Electricity
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Animal Science /Veterinary Science ($23)
  • Robotics / Electronics ($23)
  • Forestry
  • Geology
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Space Exploration
  • Plant Science
  • Soil and Water Conservation
  • Environmental Science
  • Fish and Wildlife Mgmt
  • Weather
  • Sustainability

We will not be taking the bus, but we will take the Suburban and we will take another car so there is room for up to 11 scouts traveling with the two leaders.   If you can drive there of back, please indicate in your reply.

To participate, here is what you need to do by no later than Saturday 3/14/15 at 9:26:54 am.  Space is likely to be limited and we will register scouts in date and time sequence so please book early to avoid disappointment.

1. Review the attached flier and availability/interest with your scout.

2. If he wants to attend, please Fill in the form below.  PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL DIRECTLY!

By responding you will be committing to pay the troop the following:

  • $18 for a single MB program
  • $23 for a double MB program
  • $9 for an adult staying for lunch

Note again: responses through the web site by the deadline.  Registrations are done at midnight on 3/16 and we will tell you what you got and how much is due.  We will collect the checks at troop night on 3/18

Details on logistics will be shared nearer the time.
Yours in Scouting
Glyn Tomkins
Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 39

 

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Scouts Name (required)

Preferred Merit Badge choice (required)

Backup Merit Badge choice (required)

Transportation

Total # of seat belts in your vehicle (including driver)

Payment

Your Message

By clicking send, you are committing to pay $18 (or $23 for the twofer Merit Badges) to Troop 39.

Dec 27

Four scouts, four adults and one dog went on a geohunt along Morgan Creek in Chapel Hill on Boxing Day (that’s December 26th!).  We enjoyed the great weather and found six geocaches in the park.   in teh process we also left behind several CITO (Cache In trash Out) kits we had made to allow others to take out trash they find in the park.  We also pulled out two grocery bags full of trash and recycling that we found as we geocached.

The boys spent several hours learning about geocaching – we covered topics such as how GPSes work, the Universal Transverse Mercator grid system, learning Geocaching terminology and why a map and compass are still essential even though you may have a GPS.

There’ll be another Geohunt soon which will allow the boys to complete their requirements for the Geocaching merit badge.

yours in Scouting

Glyn Tomkins

ASM Troop 39

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