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 September  1st

Next Campout: Old Portage Camporee - Loyal Oak Lake (Norton)

Complete Troop 390 Calendar - Updated with 2015/2016 plans

Upcoming Campouts
Tim Knight

Sept 18-20 OP Camporee-Loyal Oak Lake (Norton)
Oct 16-18 Laural Caverns / Fort Nessessity PA (Geology MB)
Nov 13-15 Firelands Scout Reservation
Dec 4-6 Klondike Warm up - Beaumont SR
Jan 29-31 2016 OP Klondike-Camp Manatoc

High Adenture Trip 2016:
Bike Trek

Popcorn Fundraiser
Susan Strandberg

Selling popcorn and the annual spaghetti dinner are the only two scouting fundraisers that we have in our troop. 50% of the profit from the popcorn sale goes to the scout into their scout account. This money can then be used for camping fees, dues, & camping gear. The other 50% of the profit is used by the troop to support activities and buy troop equipment.

September 1st- popcorn sale kickoff
September 29th - 1/2 way point of sales orders
October 27th - orders forms due to popcorn kernel
November 2 - Take orders and Show and Sell payments due
November 14th- Popcorn distribution
December 7th- Popcorn payments due

Scouts will have the opportunity to participate in booth sales at local stores in addition to selling in their neighborhood and to family & friends.

We expect all families to support this fundraiser either by selling popcorn or making a $75/scout donation to the troop.

Recent Eagle Projects

Thanks to all those who helped Tyler Hartman & Ben Rininger in August with their Eagle Projects.

Both projects turned out great. Scouts who worked their Eagle Project must contact Mrs. Horvath (330-666-4521) for their workbook review.

OA Ordeals and News

Ordeal #4 is August 14 - 15. Remember to take a copy of your Medical Report. Also, the $50 fee is to be paid to the Troop.

OA dues can be paid at the Tuesday evening Ice Cream Social at Summer Camp.

Brotherhood membership is the next level in the OA. You must have been an Ordeal Member for 10 months to be eligible. This can be done at Summer Camp on Tuesday afternoon, with the Ceremony following the Ice Cream Social. Cost is $25 paid at Camp.

August 14-16 is also an OA Fellowship. Get more information at Summer Camp.

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 TroopMaster.

Please Note

9/15/15 Troop Elections
9/20/15 John Fahringer Eagle Court of Honor 4:00
9/27/15 Troop Committee Meeting 7:00pm
10/4/15 Fall Court of Honor 2:00 pm
10/13/15 Open House – invite a friend to visit the troop meeting.

Rummage Sale Cleanup Help Needed

Our troop helps with the cleanup of the following rummage sales:

October 3 – 2:30 p.m. Fairlawn Community Center

November 7 - 1:30 p.m. Faith Lutheran Church

We need scouts, parents and siblings to help take the left over items to the Salvation Army and Goodwill.

Newsletter Items

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

Scoutmaster's Minute
Jim Horvath

The Scouting year runs September to August. So this first meeting of September is a time for renewal and rededication to the principles of Scouting. We will hold elections for Senior Patrol Leader and Patrol Leaders on September 15. Hopefully those Scouts in Band and Sports will be at the meeting by 8:00 p.m. so that they can participate in this very important part of Troop Democracy. The quality of the Troop Program is dependent on the Youth Leadership Elected. Those Scouts who run for election must be able to attend the Troop meetings and lead the monthly PLC meetings.

“The Blitz” is coming to Camp Manatoc on September 12. We asked for Scouts willing to help by working one of the 10 stations to encourage and help the young people that are participating. In return, the Scouts working the stations will get to do the race and get “The Blitz” t-shirt. Participant fees are $23 -$32. So you can see this is worth volunteering and getting to do it free! And if you need service hours for high school, these will count. I must know those that want to volunteer by Wednesday evening, September 2.

Please bring tents back from the last campout!

Laurel Caverns Campout Oct. 16 - 18

This campout requires advanced commitment by 9/22/15. We must register and pay in advance for this campout, so we need to know who is attending and which activities each Scout wants to do. Geology Merit Badge is fun to do here. Those doing the merit badge usually do the Lower Cave exploring too. Scouts who have Geology Merit Badge already completed can do Rappelling in the Cavern or the Lower Cave Exploring. Campout cost is $45.

Troop Meetings

The summer is over and the scouts will need to wear their full uniforms again. No troop t-shirts!

Old Portage District Camporee

The Old Portage District Camporee is September 18-20, at the The Lake Park in Norton on S. Hametown Rd. This will be a fun campout with some of the Scout’s favorite activities and a service project. Also, it is an opportunity for the Troop to cook some of its specialty dishes for the potluck dinner to be shared with all the other Troops. The cost of this Campout is $15. Permission Slips will be available at the Troop meetings. A count of Scouts attending is required September 8. The theme: 100 Years of Honor, 100 Years of Service, Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Order of the Arrow.


No PLC September 1st. 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.

Merit Badges

Scouts working on Nature merit badge or Plant Science merit badge, please contact Mrs. Mularcik (at bnpwood4@gmail.com or 330.665.3755) when you are ready to go over your requirements.

Photography Merit Badge – second group will begin in the fall 2015. If you were in the first group and need to finish, please tell Mr. Horvath, so that can be scheduled.

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 August 20, 2015 thru January 6, 2016 are accepted. Deadline for turn-in is January 26, 2016. The money earned is split between Troop 390 and each participating Scouts' account. Don't be bashful, ask your family, friends and neighbors that shop at Acme to save their receipts for you!! Any questions, contact Cathy Savage @ 330-631-1852.

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 Sept. 27, 2015 7:00 p.m. at the church library.


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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