Welcome to Troop 390

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.

10:1 COH

What's Happening in Our Troop?

Upcoming Campouts - Ed Kuchar

6/1-3 Backpacking/Camping, Camp Butler
6/10-15 NYLT @ Camp Butler
6/23-30 High Knoll High Adventure, Pulaski VA
7/9-7/11 Cub Scout Day Camp, Camp Butler
7/15-7/21 Summer Camp, Manatoc
8/10-12 White Water Rafting Ohio Pyle, Pa
9/14-16 Avaition 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)

June 2019 Philmont High Adventure (New Mexico)
July 22-Aug 2, 2019 World Jamboree (West Virginia)

Important Dates to Remember

5/15/18 Troop Court of Honor 7:30 pm

5/26/18 Roland Savage Eagle Court of Honor 11am at The Light Church across from Copley High School

5/28/18 VFW Memorial Day Service, 9am at Fairlawn VFW/Community Center, across from Fairlawn City Hall

6/10/18 Troop Committee Meeting 7pm

2018 High Adventure:
High Knoll Backpacking Trip 6/23/18 - 6/30/18
Cost: $400.00

This summer’s High Adventure is a backpacking trek at High Knoll, in Pulaski Virginia. Warm-up hikes will be scheduled soon along with gear checks.

Davis-Besse Nuclear Science Camporee

Oct 12-14 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 by July 1, 2018. Cost is $32 per Scout/Adult.

Summer Camp 7/15 – 7/21

Early bird fee is $265 and is due by 5/15/18. Each scout is required to have a current medical form, part A, B, & C on file to attend summer camp. The form can be found on our troop website.

Parent volunteers are needed for the week of summer camp. If we had one or two adults who could spend the whole week at camp, it would be greatly appreciated. We have to have 2 deep adult supervision in the camp at all times. Sign up to help on the poster at the troop meetings or email Mr. Horvath. Shifts are 9-1, 1:30– 5:30, 7-10 pm, and 10 pm – 7am. Parent volunteers will have to complete youth protection training and provide Medical form, part A & B and possibly part C ( if at camp 72 hours or more during the week.)

Wed 7/18 is family night. Retreat begins at 5:30 pm with a potluck dinner following in our campsite. Each family is asked to bring a large side dish to the camp and visit with their scout for the evening.

Camp Cards Sale Ends June 7th

Scouts can sell Camp Cards to help boost their scout account for campouts or summer camp. Sales begin 3/8 and end 6/7. Cards cost $10.00 and are good at over 200,000 places nationwide on the Entertainment Book Online system. Scouts earn $5/card for their account. Request Camp Cards at the Troop meetings.

Spring Court of Honor 5/15/18 at 7:30 pm

All scouts and families are asked to attend the spring court of honor even if your son is not receiving a rank advancement or merit badge. We will also be explaining upcoming events for the next year. Scouts are asked to be in full uniform with sash and Mother’s are asked to wear their Mother’s ribbons. Scouts will meet at 7:00 to setup.

Scoutmaster News - Jim Horvath

Roland Savage completed his Eagle Rank May 6, 2018! He becomes Troop 390’s 114 Eagle Scout. Congratulations Roland!

Scouting is changing almost daily, it seems! Old Portage District and Tri-Fires District are becoming one district, effective June 1. Troop 390 has been part of Old Portage District for over 30 years. When joined with Tri-Fires the District becomes the second largest District in the Council unit wise. Council is conducting a contest to come up with a name for the District. Each unit may submit a name and if the name is selected that unit wins a $100 Manatoc camping Certificate. All Troop 390 Scouts and Adults are encouraged to submit ideas to Mr. Horvath by July 1, so we can have the Troop select the name we wish to submit.

This past weekend was the Old Portage District Camporee at Chicagami Park in Parkman, Ohio. Troop 48 from Tri-Fires District attended also. Besides the beautiful weather and great event, Troop 385 put together one of the best Campfire programs I have seen done at a Camporee. I wish all our Scouts could have seen and participated in it. There were some very talented Scouts from the several units there and the skits were mostly ones we had not seen before. Ask Jackson Gamsby or Michael Yarcheck. We as a Troop should give some focus to songs and skits in our meetings and campouts.

I want to thank Chad Shamrowicz, Jackson’s stepdad, for coming on this campout on short notice. Without him, I would not have had a second adult and would have had to cancel the campout. We need more registered leaders. Moms or dads. Please consider becoming one!

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 June 1, 2019 to attend. The cost is $1950.00/person which includes airfare. The maximum crew size is 10 scouts & 2 adults so if you are interested, please let Mr. Horvath know by July 1, 2018.

VFW Memorial Day Service
5/29/18 at 9:00 am, Fairlawn Bicentennial Park

Each year Troop 390 participates in the VFW Memorial Day Ceremony service. Scouts and their families, friends and neighbors are invited to attend the ceremony. Scouts are asked to be in full uniform. This lasts 1 hour and is considered Civic Service for the Scouts.

Merit Badge Information

Robotics, Programming, Electronics – began on 1/14/18. These three merit badges have much overlap and will require significant effort to complete. Contact Mr. Mularcik when you are ready to review the material.

Gardening/Plant Science/Nature MB – if you are interested in pursuing any of these badges, please contact Mrs. Mularcik.

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.

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.

Newsletter Items

To add items to the monthly newsletter, contact Paula at bnpwood4@gmail.com

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.

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.

Be Prepared

Do a Good Turn Daily

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