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 April 22, 2014

May 2 - 4 Backpack weekend at Tuscazor or Dover Dam Days / Disabilities Awareness Merit Badge

Complete Troop 390 Calendar


Upcoming Campouts

May 2-4 Backpack weekend (Tuscazoar)
May 2-4 Tuscazoar campout – Disabilities MB
May 16–18 GTC Camporall–Dix Stadium Kent, OH
June 6-8 Backpack weekend - Zaleski State Forest
June 21 – 28 High Knoll Backpacking Adventure
July 13 – 19 Summer Camp – Camp Manatoc
August – Massillon Bike, Camp, Canoe Campout

New Troop Trailer

 The current troop trailer has been in use for 16 years and is showing signs of wear.  The troop committee has approved the purchase of a new trailer that will be 6’X10’X6’.  It will be one foot wider and one foot taller than the current one.  Research has been done and we are asking for scout, family, and corporate donations to help offset this cost.  A scout can donate from their scout account.  We’d like to have the new trailer by summer camp.  The estimated cost is $3400.00.  Any donations will be gladly accepted through 5/13/14. !

Upcoming Merit Badge Opportunities

4/15/14 & 4/29/14 Fingerprinting Merit Badge Officer Rod Criss will be teaching this class during the troop meetings.  
4/18/14 Law Merit Badge Canton, OH Cost: $12.00 Scouts learn about the law and our legal system and earn Law merit badge. Lunch and a limited edition patch included. Registration has ended, but AJ Forster cannot attend and would sell his spot. Please see him at the Troop meeting or call his home.
Art Merit Badge Mr. Jason Smith will be teaching this class in the spring.  Details coming soon.  
Gardening Merit Badge Paula Mularcik will be teaching this starting on Earth Day 4/22/14 during the troop meeting.
5/2/14–5/4/14 Disability Awareness Merit Badge   Dover Dam Days Campout May 2 - 4, 2014 Camp Tuscazoar in Zoarville, OH
Golf Merit Badge Scouts interested in working on this badge should contact Mr. Sutter from our troop at Loyal Oak Golf Course.

Summer Camp at
Manatoc July 13-19

This is a great opportunity for scouts to earn badges, work on rank requirements and have FUN.

Early bird registration fee is $245.00 paid to Troop 390 by May 13, 2014. After that the fee is $265. That is a bargain for a week of FUN!

Scouts need to have physical forms for summer camp turned in by 7/1/14 .

Scoutmaster's Minute
Jim Horvath

The Great Trail Council 100th Anniversary Camporall is going to be something that Scouts have not experienced before! From the Friday night movie to the Saturday action Programs shown below, to the Saturday evening Stage Show with a magician and illusionist, you will have plenty to do and loads of fun! We have to register early or pay $5 extra, so please commit and pay by May 6 or we will pass the $5 extra on to you!

Court of Honor Ceremonies

5/6/14 Andrew Katcher Eagle COH
5/13/14 Troop spring COH
5/27/14 Michael Nabors Eagle COH
Scouts are reminded to wear full uniforms with sashes and no jeans!  Mom’s are reminded to wear their Mother’s ribbons.

Journey to Excellence

Doug Klein of our troop helped us keep on track and we achieved GOLD status this year!

New Troop Committee Position

We are looking for a “membership & marketing committee chairperson” for our troop.  If you are interested, please let Jim Horvath know.

Scouts are needed for CSDC

Cub Scout Day Camp is June 16-18 at Camp Butler. Volunteers are needed to help with many parts of the program. See Mr. Horvath.

Important Dates

4/29/14 Troop meeting will be held at Arrowhead Primary School Nature Zone.   1600 Raleigh Blvd. Copley, OH 44321 Enter through the playground side gate.  Do not wear your uniform that evening as we will be doing the messy part of fingerprinting merit badge.  Wear old clothes.  

5/3/14 Akron City Women’s Club Rummage Sale Clean-up  - 12 Noon Since we have a backpacking and regular campout this weekend, we need all those not attending the campout (including adults) to help clean up this rummage sale.  With lots of help it only takes one trip to the Salvation Army Thrift store to drop off the items.    

High Adventure Trip 2014

High Knoll Backing Trip

Pulaski, VA

Departure date: June 21, 2014
Return date: June 28, 2014
Cost: $450.00

Subsequent $75.00 payments due: Apr, May.

If you are behind on payments now is the time to catch up!

Scouts interested in attending Philmont in 2015 are encouraged to join us on these backpacking warmups:

May 2 – 4 Backpacking at Tuscazor

June 6 – 8 Backpacking at Zieinski St. Pk.

Warm up hikes: Wed & Sun evenings in April & May.    Upcoming hikes: 4/23, 4/27, 4/30, 5/7 all starting at 6:30. Locations will vary and will be announced at the Troop meetings.

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Administrative Items

**Next troop committee meeting will be May 4th, 2014 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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