Welcome to the official Web site of Boy Scout Troop 390. We are chartered by Faith Lutheran Church of Fairlawn, Ohio and belong to the Old Portage District in the Great Trail Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
What’s Happening in Our Troop?
Upcoming Campouts – Ed Kuchar
8/17-19 Lake Erie Boating Campout – (Madison, OH)
9/14-16 Aviation MB Campout at MAPS (North Canton)
10/12-14 Davis-Besse Nuclear Science Camporee
11/9-11 Lock-In with cub scouts (or Scout Skills, Ft. Steuben)
11/30-12/2 Klondike Warm-up @ Seven Ranges (Kensington)
1/11-1/13 Klondike at Manatoc
2/9/19 Scout Ski Day
3/22-24 Stigwandish (Madison, OH)
June 15-28, 2019 Philmont High Adventure (New Mexico)
July 22-Aug 2, 2019 World Jamboree (West Virginia)
Important Dates to Remember
8/7/18 Popcorn sale kickoff
8/21/18 No troop meeting
8/28/18 No troop meeting
9/9/18 Troop Committee Meeting 7pm
9/18/18 Troop elections
10/2/18 Fall Court of Honor
10/23/18 Popcorn sale ends – turn in your order form!
3/2/19 Troop Spaghetti Dinner
Popcorn News – Elise Nester
Elise Nester is the Popcorn Kernal and Jill Gallagher is the assistant Popcorn Kernel this year.
Popcorn kickoff will be at the 8/7 meeting. We will keep the same Troop prize structure as last year.
- Sept 11th – 1/2 Point – Sell 15 items or more & get a large candy bar
- Oct 2nd – 3/4 Point – Fill an entire worksheet (30 lines) or $550 in sales, receive a $15 gift card (GameStop, Regal Cinema, iTunes, Google Play, Subway)
- Oct 23rd – Finish Line – Sell $750 & receive a $25 gift card (see above)
- Sell a minimum of $450 – 1 free camp weekend ($10 camp)
New this year:
- Sea Salt “Light” Microwave replaces the Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper
- COFFEE! Great Trail Council is partnering with Bent Tree Coffee Roasters in Kent (owned by an Eagle Scout)
- There are 3 types of whole bean coffee available 1. Black Squirrel 2. Breakfast Blend 3. Tortuga Decaf
- Coffee will come with a coupon for free grinding at their location in Kent
- Coffee has the same markup as the popcorn.
Philmont Scout Ranch High Adventure 6/15/19 – 6/28/19
In 2019 our troop will go to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. It is the premier high adventure camp for boy scouts. Scouts are required to be 14 years old or completed 8th grade and be first class rank by January 1, 2019 to attend. The cost is $1950.00/person which includes airfare. We have 7 scouts and 2 adults signed up. The next $400.00 payment will be due 11/23/18.
MAPS Air Museum Campout September 14-16, 2018
Scouts can complete the Aviation Merit Badge at this campout at the Akron Canton Airport. Scouts from other troops will be participating in this event. We camp right outside the museum. Cost is $10 per scout/adult. Sign up by August 14.
Scouts Working on T-2-1 – Brent Bartlett
Scouts working on Tenderfoot, Second Class, or First Class requirements should bring their scout handbook to EVERY scout meeting (and remember to take it home, too!) Mr. Bartlett must see the handbooks to record all completed requirements in Troop Master.
To add items to the monthly newsletter, contact Paula at email@example.com
Scoutmaster News – Jim Horvath
Summer Camp is over for 2018. We will be having a Court of Honor at the Troop meeting October 2 to present the badges earned by the Scouts. The Scouting year runs September thru August. We already are well into the planning for the coming year.
We must continually recruit new Scouts and Adult Leaders. It is an ebb and flow. Scouts join the Troop and in 5 or 6 years they leave the Troop, many as Eagle Scouts. Justin Bartlett just earned the Eagle Rank and aged out as a youth at his 18th birthday. His is a journey well taken. He seized the opportunity to do almost everything that makes Scouting so great. That is something to be proud of for the rest of his life! I know in my own life, Scouting as a youth was wonderful. Scouting as an adult is very rewarding, too. Many parents become leaders because their sons are in Scouts and may leave Scouting when their sons leave. However, many stay connected to Scouting well past the point when their sons leave. The opportunity is there and it is just as rewarding. I expect Justin to complete the adult application and become a leader also. We have a number of Scouts who have done this. They remain in the Troop even while they are away at college or whatever path they take.
Our new Signal Tree District Roundtables are going to be better attended and have more content to help the Units it serves. I have attended Roundtables since our son was in Cub Scouts and have gotten much valuable information and comradery from meeting people from other Units. Roundtables are the 2nd Thursday of each month at Faith Lutheran Church (of all places). Please join me there and make the Scouting experience even better. You don’t have to be a registered leader to attend, but if you want to be a leader or a committee member, we can do that!
Another way to keep in the know about Scouting is through the monthly Great Trail Council Scouter News. It is available online at www.GTC.org.
Davis-Besse Nuclear Science Camporee
October 12-14, 2018
We can take up to 20 Scouts and 5 Adults to this campout which will include a tour of part of the power plant. Scouts will earn the nuclear science merit badge. We will camp a few miles from the power plant. If you are interested, please let Mr. Horvath know as soon as possible but no later than September 1. Cost is $32 per Scout/Adult. Our spots are almost full so sign up now!
Lake Erie Boating Campout August 18-19, 2018
We leave Faith Lutheran Church at 8am on Saturday 8/18 and return Sunday at 3pm!
Mr. Gallagher’s relative will host us at their beach in Madison, OH. We will camp on the beach. Scouts can earn most of Small Boat Sailing and/or Motor Boating merit badges at this campout. Some prerequisites are required ahead of time and will be covered at troop meetings. Cost is: $10. Sign up now!
Merit Badge Information
Robotics, Programming, Electronics – Contact Mr. Mularcik when you are ready to review the material.
New Eagle Scout
Congratulations to Justin Bartlett, our newest Eagle Scout. He became our 115th Eagle Scout!
Registered Troop Adults
Adults must renew their youth protection online at www.my.scouting.org by 9/30/18. It takes about 1.5 hours to complete.
District Name Change
Old Portage and Tri-Fires Districts merged so they came up with a new name. We are now “The Signal Tree District.”
The Values of Scouting
Scouting is a values-based program with its own code of conduct. The Scout Oath and Law help instill the values of good conduct, respect for others, and honesty. Scouts learn skills that will last a lifetime, including basic outdoor skills, first aid, citizenship skills, leadership skills, and how to get along with others. For almost a century, Scouting has instilled in young men the values and knowledge that they will need to become leaders in their communities and country.
THE SCOUT OATH OR PROMI4SE
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country and
To obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
Mentally awake, and morally straight.
Do a Good Turn Daily
THE SCOUT LAW
A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful,Friendly,
Courteous, Kind, Obediant, Cheerful,
Thrifty, Brave, Clean, Reverent
As an American, I will do my best to:
Be clean in my outdoor manners
Be careful with fire
Be considerate in the outdoors, and
Be conservation minded