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.

BSA Troop 390 - Fairlawn, Ohio 
BSA Troop 390 - Fairlawn, Ohio 
BSA Troop 390 - Fairlawn, Ohio 
BSA Troop 390 - Fairlawn, Ohio 
BSA Troop 390 - Fairlawn, Ohio 
BSA Troop 390 - Fairlawn, Ohio 
BSA Troop 390 - Fairlawn, Ohio 
BSA Troop 390 - Fairlawn, Ohio 
BSA Troop 390 - Fairlawn, Ohio 
BSA Troop 390 - Fairlawn, Ohio 
BSA Troop 390 - Fairlawn, Ohio 
BSA Troop 390 - Fairlawn, Ohio 
BSA Troop 390 - Fairlawn, Ohio 
BSA Troop 390 - Fairlawn, Ohio 

Scout Oath

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.

Scout Law

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly,
courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

Updated February 24th - New Photos Here!

Next Campout: March 13 - March 15 - Firelands Campout (Oberlin)

Complete Troop 390 Calendar - Updated with 2015/2016 plans

Upcoming Campouts
Tim Knight

Feb 21 Tobogganing in Strongsville or Kendall Pk
March 13-15 Firelands Campout (Oberlin)
April 25-26 Wright-Patterson Museum (Dayton)
May 15-17 West Branch Campout & Backpack trip (2 separate trips at same location)
July 19-25 Summer Camp (Manatoc)
August 14-16 Hill n Dale Fishing Campout (Medina)
Sept 25-27 Old Portage District Camporee
Oct 17-18 Laural Caverns (Geology MB)
Nov 13-15 Camp Butler Campout
Dec 4-6 Klondike Warm up at Beaumont (Rock Creek, OH)

High Adventure Trips 2015:
June 17 - 30
Philmont (New Mexico)
June 22 - 28
Allegheny Passage Bike Trip (PA)

High Adenture Trip 2016:
Bike Trek

Upcoming Merit Badges

2-17-15 Photography MB 6:00 - 8:00
2-24-15 Archaeology MB 6:00 – 8:00
3-3-15 Archaeology MB 6:00 – 8:00
3-17-15 Archaeology MB 7:15 – 8:15
3-21-15 Archaeology MB 9:00 – 1:00 at Akron U.
4-3-15 Law MB in Canton all day Cost $12.00.  You must preregister ahead of time for this one!

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
Patti Renner, Dawn Nabors, Lori Baughman

Mark your calendars!

This year's Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday March 7th 4:30 – 7:00. There are many positions that need your volunteer help. For more information, please contact our co-chairs at lorri.baughman@hotmail.com and dawnabors@aol.com.

We will need families to donate baked goods for the bake sale table: cookies, brownies, pies, cakes!

Cooking Merit Badge
Jim Horvath

Scouts working on cooking merit badge must have their menus approved by Mrs. Bechtel or Mr. Portteus at least 10 days ahead of a campout.That means the complete Section 5 for cooking at camp, i.e., three full days of meals and one dessert.

Scouts must prepare all the food at the campout and purchase all necessary supplies for the cooking. The Troop will reimburse you for the cost of the food. No chopping or cooking is to be done ahead of time. Scouts are required to stay all weekend at the campout if doing cooking merit badge.

Allegheny Passage Bike Trip
Andre Portteus & Tim Knight

Troop 390 is offering a bike trek this summer from 6/22 – 6/28. Cost of the trip will be about $200/scout. Scouts interested should contact Mr. Portteus or Mr. Orchosky. More details soon.

Camp Card Sales

Great Trail Council will have camp cards available for scouts to sell in March. Cards sell for $5.00 and scouts will earn $2.00 of the $5.00 towards their scout account for each card that they sell. These cards are good for area restaurants and stores to get a discount.

Scouts Earning 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!) They need the book so they know what they need to work on and can have completed requirements “signed-off”.

Scout Code of Conduct

The scout code of conduct will be distributed to each scout at an upcoming meeting. Scouts and parents are asked to read the code of conduct and to sign and return it to Jim Horvath at a troop meeting.


Scoutmaster's Minute
Jim Horvath

We have a very good group of Scouts in Troop 390. I am often complemented by adults (strangers) at our Troop meetings, service projects and fundraisers about how polite and well behaved our Scouts are. I am always proud to be told that. As parents know, however, boys are not angels all the time! When our son was younger we knew that sometimes he would let it all hangout at home with Charlotte and me. It was our responsibility to deal with it. But it stayed with us. A child knows that their parents love them unconditionally, and sometimes, therefore feels free to act out.

At Scout age (11 and up), Scouts should be able to control themselves. Hitting, fighting, wrestling and similar forms of pugilistic contact are not permitted at Scouts. Scouts is a Safe Haven. Troop 390 Scouts know my motto… You have no business touching another Scout unless you are saving his life. If everyone subscribed to this motto wouldn’t the world be wonderful?

We will be sending home the Troop Code of Conduct in the near future. It has been part of the Troop policy for years. We have been remiss in not providing it to you sooner. We ask that parents and Scouts both read and sign the Code of Conduct and return to me at the Troop meeting. Feel free to talk to me if you have any questions. I would hope that the Code of Conduct might open some dialogue.

between the parents and all children living in the

household. Our Scouts are very good boys!

Upcoming Events

March 7, 2015 Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
March 22, 2015 7:00pm Troop Committee Meeting

Engineering Career Day

Goodyear is holding an engineering career day 4/18/15 8:00 – 2:30 for people wanting to explore engineering as a career. More information and registration is available at: www.goodyear.com/careerday.

ACME Cash Back
Cathy Savage

Please save your ACME register receipts that show a Cash Back Amount on the bottom and give them to the Troop. Scouts should put their name on each receipt and turn them in at any Troop meeting.  Receipts with the date of September 18, 2014 thru February 4, 2015 are accepted. Deadline for turn-in is 2/17/15.

This is the last week to turn them in!

Philmont High Adventure
Tim Knight

We have our Philmont Crew commitments for June 2015 filled. The following is the payment plan set by Great Trail Council for the trip: 3/31/15 $350.00 5/31/15 $350.00.  Please make checks payable to “Troop 390.” Warm up hikes will begin in March!

Backpacking Merit Badge
Brad Mularcik & Jason Smith

Backpacking merit badge will begin soon for those scouts who attended High Knoll last summer or are planning to attend Philmont this summer.

Communications Merit Badge
Patti Renner

Communications merit badge will begin soon. Scouts who recently completed this badge, please return your books to Mrs. Renner at a troop meeting or the spaghetti dinner.


PLC’s will continue to be held the 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm. Scouts with leadership positions are asked to attend to help plan the next month’s troop activities.


High Adventure Trip 2015

Philmont Backing Trip

Cimarron, NM

Departure date: June 17, 2015
Return date: June 30, 2015


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Administrative Items

**Next troop committee meeting will be March 22th, 2015 7:00 p.m. at the church.


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

Any Questions? Call or email Jim Horvath 330-283-4422 or jhorvath99@aol.com.


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