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 January 20th - New Photos Here!

Next Campout: January 30 - February 1 - Klondike at Manatoc

Complete Troop 390 Calendar - Updated with 2015/2016 Plans as of 11/18/2014


Upcoming Campouts
Tim Knight

January 30 - Feb 1 Klondike at Manatoc
Feb 21 Tobogganing in Strongsville or Kendall Pk
March 20-22 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

Klondike 2015
Jim Horvath

The Klondike will take place 1/30/15 – 2/1/15 at Camp Manatoc. We have reserved a small cabin. Some Scouts and adults will need to sleep in tents but those that do will earn the Polar Bear Award. Our troop will run the slingshot, tomahawk throwing and knife throwing stations. Parents are needed to run these stations. If you would like to volunteer, please let Jim Horvath know. We must man the stations from 9:00 – 11:30 and 1:00 – 3:00. As always adults are welcome to come out for part or all of the day to see the scouts compete against other troops.

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
Patti Renner, Dawn Nabors, Lori Baughman

Mark your calendars!

This year's Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday March 7th. Planning meetings for parents will be held each Tuesday during the troop meetings begining January 20th. There are a variety of ways to support the event and we look forward to sharing those opportunities with you. If you want to get involved but can't make the meetings, please contact our co-chairs lorri.baughman@hotmail.com and dawnabors@aol.com.

Thanks to Brad Mularcik Sr. for agreeing to be our new “Sauce Man” in training!

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:
1/31/15 $350.00      3/31/15 $350.00
5/31/15 $350.00
Please make checks payable to “Troop 390.”

Thanks to all those who attended the Philmont meeting on 1/11/15.

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”. Mr. Bartlett must see the handbooks to record all completed requirements in Troop Master.

2015 Popcorn Kernels

Thanks to Mrs. Strandberg and Mr. Witte for agreeing to be our 2015 popcorn co-chairs! They would like one more person to help them on this committee. If you are interested, contact Mrs. Strandberg at bbses@aol.com. This is a commitment from September through November.

Scoutmaster's Minute
Jim Horvath

The BSA Merit Badge Program offers Scouts a wide variety of opportunities to expand their knowledge or just have fun. Earning Merit Badges is usually for Scouts who have earned the rank of First Class. However, we sometimes conduct group Merit Badges at the Scout Meetings. With over 130 Merit Badges available, the BSA has Scouts exploring everything from First Aid to Chess and from Citizenship to Game Development. Many Scouts credit the Merit Badge Program with helping them to find their vocation or an avocation. The Troop needs parents and other adults to become Merit Badge Counselors. All that is necessary is to have knowledge of the subject matter and be available to the Scouts. (Youth Protection training is also required.) Please go to www.meritbadge.org and see the list of badges and requirements. Chose one or two that you are interested in Counseling and then contact me to register. Thanks.

Upcoming Events

Feb. 8, 2015 10:30–1:00 Scout Sunday Service , potluck luncheon & Court of Honor
Feb. 15, 2015 7:00pm Troop Committee Meeting
March 7, 2015 Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

ACME Cash Back Register Receipts
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. Scouts get credit in their Scout Account. Receipts with the date of September 18, 2014 thru February 4, 2015 are accepted. We have not gotten many receipts yet. We know scouts eat a lot of food so please save receipts for us!

Deadline for turn-in is 2/17/15.

Scouts only have 4 weeks left to bring in receipts!

Upcoming Merit Badges

2-10-15 Photography MB with Mr. Tople at troop meeting
2-17-15 Photography MB
3-10-15 Photography MB

Chess MB will be scheduled soon, too.

Troop Dues and Scout Acconts
Stacy Bechtel

Troop dues of $25.00/scout are due twice a year. The troop collects dues in Jan. and July. If scouts have the money in their scout account, it will be deducted from the account. If not, the scout is given a paper reminder. Please have the Scout make prompt payment.

Scout Account Balances will be updated for the amounts earned participating in the popcorn sale by January. The current balance is available at the troop meeting. Remember that money can be used for dues, camping fees and also for purchasing Scout gear and camping equipment. Please tell Mr. Horvath and bring in a receipt for any purchases.


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 February 15th, 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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