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.
What's Happening in Our Troop?
Upcoming Campouts - Ed Kuchar
7/8-7/11 Cub Scout Day Camp, Camp Butler
7/15-7/21 Summer Camp, Manatoc
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)
June 15-28, 2019 Philmont High Adventure (New Mexico)
July 22-Aug 2, 2019 World Jamboree (West Virginia)
Important Dates to Remember
7/7/18 Nick Kuchar Eagle Project at 10:00 am
7/10/18 Cub Day Camp-No troop meeting
7/17/18 Summer Camp-No troop meeting
7/18/18 Summer camp family night 5:30 pm
7/24/18 Troop Meeting at Sharon Center Storage Unit
8/5/18 Troop Committee Meeting 7pm
8/21/18 No troop meeting
8/28/18 No troop meeting
Summer Camp 7/15 – 7/21
The email that went out last week contains much of this. 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 during the week of summer camp. We have not had many parents sign up so please do so today. 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. We can be flexible to fit your schedule! 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. Bring a folding chair or camp chair to family night!
Summer Camp 7/15 – 7/21
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.
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.
Lake Erie Boating Campout
August 17-19, 2018
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!
Help Needed for Eagle Projects
7/7/18 Nick Kuchar Eagle Project at Richfield Woods Park in Richfield starting at 10am. Bring work gloves and dress for the weather.
Scoutmaster News - Jim Horvath
I love summer with the long days. Dark after 9:30 and light before 5:00. But now the days are getting shorter. We have to think ahead. The Boy Scout Program takes a lot of planning thanks to the Troop Committee and the Activities Committee. We invite all parents to become part of the adult structure of the Troop.
Summer Camp is one of the greatest opportunities for Scouts. But every month we have a campout or other activity.
In August we have an opportunity to camp on the shore of Lake Erie and work on Small Boat Sailing and Motor Boating Merit Badges. We will finalize plans for this in the next few weeks.
In September we have the MAPS Air Museum Campout. This is a good campout and Scouts can earn Aviation Merit Badge taught by the volunteer staff at MAPS. We need to gage interest in this because we are required to give a number and pay ahead. MAPS limits the number they will accept. Our Deadline is August 14. Cost is $10 each for Scouts and adults.
In October is the Davis-Besse Nuclear Science Camporee. Nuclear Science Merit Badge is not a common badge for Scouts to earn because it is not available often. Davis-Besse employees do this every year for Scouts. The Troop has already registered and paid for 20 Scouts and 5 Adults. The total number of Scouts and adults is limited by the Camporee. If I need to request additional or request refunds for ones that we cannot fill, I want to do that early, so the sooner I have commitments the better. Our deadline is September 1. Cost is $32 each for Scouts and Adults.
Troop Meeting 7/24/18 at Sharon Center
Our troop meeting will be to reorganize the troop storage unit. We need firewood stacked and other items organized better on the shelves. We need parents and scouts to help us with this! Directions are coming.
Summer Uniform 6/1/18 - 8/31/18
Scouts can wear any troop t-shirt as their summer uniform to troop meetings and events from 6/1-8/31. Blue troop shirts can be purchased for $7 at the troop meeting and are great for summer camp.
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!
Merit Badge Information
Robotics, Programming, Electronics – Contact Mr. Mularcik when you are ready to review the material.
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. Payment of $400 payable to Great Trail Council is required with the application. A payment schedule is followed after registration. The maximum crew size is 10 scouts & 2 adults so if you are interested, please let Mr. Horvath know by July 1, 2018 by filling out the form and providing a deposit of $400.00.
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.
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 PROMISE
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