Welcome to the official Web site of Boy Scout Troop 390 . We are chartered by Faith Lutheran Church of Fairlawn, Ohio. We belong to the Old Portage District in the Great Trail Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Updated January 12th
Next Campout: OP Klondike 1/29 - 1/31
Jan 29-31 OP Klondike-Camp Manatoc
Order of the Arrow
The Order of the Arrow (OA) is most commonly known as the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). The mission of the Order of the Arrow is to fulfill its purpose as an integral part of the Boy Scouts of America through positive youth leadership under the guidance of selected capable adults.
As Scouting’s National Honor Society, its purpose is to:
Scouts First Class and higher who have had 15 nights of Camping within two years of the election, and with Scoutmaster approval, can be elected by the Scouts in the Troop. This occurs once a year in March. Those elected must participate in one of the Ordeals held at Manatoc during the summer to complete their induction into the OA.
See OA Ordeal below.
Chess Merit Badge– Final two sessions will be 1/19 & 1/26.
Welding Merit Badge – Last classroom meeting is 1/12/16.
Klondike 1/29/2016 - 1/31/2016
The Klondike is quickly approaching and we need parent volunteers to help with stations at the Klondike along with parents to help cook the meals for our troop. This is one of the few campouts that the scouts do not cook their own food. They are busy all day competing against other troops so the parents do the cooking. If you can come for the day or just part of the day, we can use your help. It’s a great way to get to meet other parents in the troop! Please let Mr. Horvath know if you can attend on Saturday 1/30/16
The troop committee consists of Jim Horvath, Scoutmaster, Paul Orchosky, Committee Chair, the Assistant Scoutmasters and registered Committee members. That currently totals 23 registered adults. Our Troop Committee works best when the registered adults attend the committee meetings and actively participate. All troop parents are invited to attend these meetings. It’s a great wayfind out how things work in the troop and become involved for the benefit of your Scout(s). We’d love to have you join us!
Troop – firewood
Thanks to Charlie Robertson of Robertson Sawmill & Firewood in Wadsworth for donating a truckload of wood for our troop. Thanks to Tim & Justin Knight and Brad & Frank Mularcik for picking up & splitting the wood for the troop. We will keep the other people who volunteered firewood on our list for future needs. Thank you!
Important Dates to Remember
2/7/16 Scout Sunday & COH 10:00 – 1:00
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National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)NYLT is offered once annually by Great Trail Council at Camp Butler. This year the dates are June 12 – 17. It is a training course focusing on Youth Leadership in the Troop.
Troop 390 tries to send one or more Scouts each year. The cost is $200 per Scout, but the Troop pays $100 and if the Scout joins the NYLT Staff the following year, anadditional $100 is refunded to the Scout. We will recommend the eligible Scouts soon.
NYLT is a six-day, co-educational course limited to 96 participants. Content is delivered in a group and patrol outdoor setting with an emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun environment. Interconnecting concepts and work process are introduced early, built upon, and aided by the use of memory aids, which allows participants to understand and employ their leadership skills much faster.
The purpose of the NYLT course is to support the Scoutmaster’s role of training Youth Leaders. It is designed to build leadership skills in Scouts who already possess the foundations of those skills in his daily life and possess maturity and camping abilities. Scouts holding leadership positions or capable of being elected to one of those positions within your Troop (Minimum 13 years old on the day the course begins AND First Class AND has completed “Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops” There can be no exceptions! Remember that this is not “just a week at camp!” It is a fun, challenging, and intense training experience. It is highly suggested that Scouts attending NYLT be experienced campers.
Troop Trailer Still Needs a Shelter
Do you know of a Storage Unit that has a 10 X 12 door? Please let Jim Horvath know so he can see whether it is available. It needs to be reasonably close to Fairlawn or Copley.
ACME Cash Back
ACME cash back ended 1/6/16. The deadline for turn-in is January 26, 2016. The money earned is split between Troop 390 and each participating Scouts' account. Don't be bashful, ask your family, friends and neighbors that shop at Acme to save their receipts for you!!
Any questions, contact Cathy Savage @ 330-631-1852.
Spaghetti Dinner preparations are underway! With just nine weeks to go before the big event on Saturday March 5th, there is much to do.
For those newer to the troop, our annual dinner is one of our two yearly fundraisers (popcorn is the other). There are three parts to this event; the dinner, a parent-sponsored basket raffle and a bake sale. Donations and helping hands are in great demand from both parents and scouts.
Parent planning meetings are as follows:
1/12/16 7:15-8:15pm - informational meeting
If you are unable to attend the meetings, please contact our co-chairs, Lorri Baughman at firstname.lastname@example.org& Dawn Nabors at email@example.com ways you can get involved.
The Ordeal is a camping and service experience that includes opening and closing ceremonies. Ordeals run from 8 pm on a Wed. or a Fri. to 11:00 pm the next evening. Our OA (Marnoc Lodge) holds five Ordeals each summer. To complete the Induction into the OA a Scout must participate in an Ordeal. Adults can be inducted into the OA by Troop nomination and must participate in an Ordeal also. Each Ordeal is limited to 55 participants. Registration is done online and a payment of $50 is required.
2016 High Adventure 6/18/16 - 6/26/16
Muskingum & New River Gorge in West Virginia. This trip will involve 4 days of canoeing and 3 days of rafting, rappelling, rock climbing, etc. Scouts need to be first class, must attend canoeing training and rappelling training before the trip. Estimated cost: $450.00. A payment plan of $75/month starts now. Deadline to sign up is March 1st!
High Adventure Trip 2016
Muskingum & New River Gorge
Departure date: June 17, 2016
**Next troop committee meeting will be Feb 21, 2016 7:00 p.m. at the church library.
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