Troop 39 is chartered by the University United Methodist Church, located at 150 East Franklin Street. Troop meetings are held on Wednesday nights from 7:30 to 9:00 at the church. A calendar of troop meetings and events is printed each fall and is available at this web site.
This 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 and a calendar is distributed to each family at the second troop meeting’s parent session. 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 as they become knowledgeable, thinking, and responsible citizens of their community, nation, and world. The Boy Scouts of America teaches basic skills and knowledge needed to prepare young men 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 sons 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 sons 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.