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Welcome to Scouts BSA Troop 439!

Troop 439 was formed in April 1951 by the United Methodist Men of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Kensington MD. Since that time, more than 1,500 "T439" Scouts have participated in Troop activities designed to build Scouting skills, leadership experiences, and friendships. Over the years, T439 Scouts have participated in international and national Scouting Jamborees; HIgh Adventue treks at Philmont, Northern Tier and Sea Base; long-distance cycling trips; and weekend hiking, canoeing and camping trips.

The United Methodist Men and other stakeholders in the Troop are moving ahead with formation of a Girl Troop.  Please click here for full information on this exciting new phase for 439.

For more information about our organization, contact Scoutmaster Tucker Echols at scoutmaster439md@gmail.com.  Feel free to stop by any of our Troop Meetings to talk to us and see the Troop in action. The Troop meets at St. Paul's every Monday night when Montgomery County Public Schools are in session.

2019 Christmas Tree Sales

Posted on Dec 13 2019 - 4:22pm

A Scout is Helpful! We need scout volunteers to help with the St. Paul's United Methodist Men's (UMM) annual Christmas tree sale on Saturdays and Sundays starting December 7th and going through December 22nd. This is an annual fund raiser for the UMM which Troop 439 gratefully supports since the UMM have sponsored and supported Troop 439 since 1951!  Sign Up Here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090A4CA8A92EA3FF2-20193

Michael Penafiel, Eagle Scout!

Posted on Dec 5 2019 - 6:59am

Congratulations to Michael Penafiel who was awarded his Eagle Rank November 30, 2019. Well Done! 

Antietam National Battlefield Campout!

Posted on Nov 23 2019 - 12:47am

Nov 23-24 Campout at Antietam National Battlefield Campground

SAT MORNING, Nov 23, 8:00AM: Meet at St. Paul's Parking Lot for Packout and Bike Check. Bring a bag lunch for Saturday. 

Junior Leadership Training - Saturday, November 16

Posted on Nov 11 2019 - 6:55pm

The JLT is a leadership training day retreat. We will gather at St. Paul's around 8am, travel to Little Bennett Regional Park in Clarksburg Md. to train in the field and return to St. Paul's by 3pm.  Lunch will be provided.

October Campout Roster and Details

Posted on Oct 18 2019 - 9:00am

This email captures all the details for the October Campout. We'll keep this up to date relative to updated emails.

Please note 10/17/19 Updated Roster and Patrol assignments which I've pasted in line below, as well as Adult Participation
 
SPECIAL REMINDERS:
1. packout on friday evening 6pm to ~7:30pm: 
come to st paul's parking lot and help pack the gear so we can leave on time in the morning.bring a signed release form 
2. Bring a signed Downriver Canoe Co. Release form. (See attached)
I will have blanks on Sat morning, so parents, don't leave until you know your Scout has a signed release form.
3. Bring $15 per person co-pay for this event.
Let me know if you need assistance with costs.
4. wear protective footwear that will get wet, and then bring spare shoes for the campout.
If you show up in flip flops, we will send you home.
We have had foot injuries before from people not following rules about footwear.
5. bring a bag lunch to eat on the water, in a plastic bag.
6. IT WILL BE CHILLY: air ~mid 50s,  water ~min 50s
SOMEONE WILL GET COMPLETELY WET, HAPPENS EVERY TIME.
THERE IS RISK OF HYPOTHERMIA, FOR WHICH WE WILL PLAN AND PREPARE:
wear quick dry synthetic shorts, shirt, and bring a fleece and/or rain coat shell.
if you have a smaller dry bag, bring it and pack your fleece/ shell or extra fleece/shell in that.
if you have a bigger dry bag pack a towel also.
we will outfit adults with dry bags with towels and extra layers to use if needed.
 
Also it was pointed out to me our camping venue is Shenandoah River State Park,  Thanks!
 
PATROL LEADERS, SENIOR PATROL,  NOTE THE CHANGES!:
A) HUNS: 
Nathan Henderson will Lead Huns for the Campout Portion of the trip.  Nathan, you and Lance consult and send out a meal plan!
B) X - Penguins: 
Derrick has appointed Alex Johnson as your Patrol leader, since Lee Spire dropped out. 
Christopher Landa has been added to the roster.  
 
Alex Johnson, you are responsible for the X - Penguins Meal Plan.
We moved Noah Moyer out of XP  and into LOST to balance the numbers.

C) LOST:

Signup for Upcoming Events!

Posted on Sep 30 2019 - 7:45pm
Upcoming events, see the calendar:
 
1. Wed, Oct 2 7:30-9PM,  Troop Leadership Council (TLC) Meeting

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