Welcome to Troop 39.

The Best Scouting Experience In Chapel Hill.

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June 20
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June 22
June 24

Touch a Truck – April 29,2018 

Touch a truck 

Mulch Service – Scout Fundraiser 

Scout Fundraiser 


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.



Glyn Tomkins


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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


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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

Nov 26
Oct 25
Aug 17
Jul 09

OK – so far its 1 photo – more to come!


Jun 20

Folks, as we approach Summer Camp, here is a reminder of the details.

Also, don’t forget that we are waiting on some medical forms.  Chris FitzSimons is eagerly awaiting those forms.   If we have no completed medical form then your scout will not be getting on the bus!

Where Camp Durant, 4637 Old Carthage Road Carthage, NC 28327
Cost $265.00
When Sunday, July 6th – Saturday, July 12th
Depart Arrive at 11:30 am to leave at 12:00 pm from Phillips Middle School.
Uniform As with all troop outings, troop 39 travels to and from camp in full class “B” (scout pants/class B troop 39 shirt/Scout socks/Scout belt). Scouts must plan have a clean class “B” uniform for the ride home.
Return 1 pm on Saturday July 12th at Phillips Middle School.
Emergency Phone 910-948-2382
Survival parcels Scout’s Name, Troop 39, Camp Durant, 4637 Old Carthage Rd. Carthage, NC 28327

What to Bring

Class “A” Uniform on HangerSpending Money ($30.00 including lunch money on way to camp)

Sleeping Bag or Sheets






Toothbrush and Toothpaste


Bug Spray or Lotion

Patrol Flag

Completed Medical Form*

Scout Handbook


* – your scout will not be allowed to travel to camp without this.

Clothes for 6 Hot DaysUnderwear for 6 Hot Days

Socks for 6 Hot Days

3 Pairs of Scout Socks

Boots for Rain

Comfortable Shoes for Walking

Rain Gear

Light Jacket for Cool Weather

Towels for Showers and Swimming

Swim Trunks

Pen/Pencil and Paper

Flashlight with Extra Batteries

Personal Medications

OA Sash if Applicable

Merit Badge Pamphlets

Dirty Clothes Bag

Note: It is recommended to pack for camp in duffel bags, footlockers or sports bags as opposed to back packs. Because we are there for a week, it is easier to get to your clothes and things if you don’t have to dig them out of the bottom of a back pack.

 What not to bring

Personal Rifles or other Firearms, Ammunition or Bows.Alcohol, Drugs or Tobacco

Sheath Knives


Fireworks, Candles and Flammables

Fireworks, Candles and FlammablesBicycles

Expensive Cameras and other Valuables

T-shirts, hats or other clothing with alcohol/tobacco logos/ads or with drugs or sexual connotations printed on them


Please contact Sammy if you have any questions.

May 29

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