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
6/23-30 High Knoll High Adventure, Pulaski VA
7/8-7/11 Cub Scout Day Camp, Camp Butler
7/15-7/21 Summer Camp, Manatoc
8/10-12 White Water Rafting Ohio Pyle, Pa
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
6/16/18 Justin Bartlett Eagle Project 1pm
6/17/18 Justin Bartlett Eagle Project 9am (if needed)
7/1/18 Troop Committee Meeting 7pm
7/18/18 Summer camp family night 5:30 pm
2018 High Adventure: High Knoll Backpacking Trip
6/23/18 - 6/30/18
The backpacking trek at High Knoll, in Pulaski Virginia is drawing close. Warm-up hikes are announced at the troop meetings. Please bring your backpacks to the next two Troop meetings and to the hikes, packed with the items you are taking on the Trek.
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 by July 1, 2018. Cost is $32 per Scout/Adult.
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.
Camp Cards Sale Ended June 7th
Please pay for any cards you took to sell so we can give you credit in your Scout account.
Help Needed for Eagle Projects
6/16/18 Justin Bartlett Eagle Project at 1 pm at Copley High School.
7/7/18 Nick Kuchar Eagle Project at Richfield Woods Park in Richfield (tentative date July 7). Flyer coming soon.
Scoutmaster News - Jim Horvath
BSA Medical Forms are important to our program, not only for Summer Camp and High Adventures, but for every Campout and Activity we do. They go with us on all Campouts. They are the kept confidential, but if necessary are shown to a medical professional. It is important that all medical information be on the form. There have been a time or two when some critical information was left off because it was thought to be too personal. That can leave the leaders and possibly the Scout in a bad position. Allergies and other things like ADHD are important to be listed on the medical form. The parent should talk to me about anything like this.
Adults who may participate with us for 72 hours or less on Campouts or at Summer Camp are asked to complete parts A and B of the medical form. Registered leaders and adults participating on High Adventures and for longer than 72 hours cumulative at Summer Camp must also have part C signed by a doctor or medical profession.
I would like to have the original of the medical forms so that I can scan them into the computer to have access to rapidly reference and provide a copy for the various activities requiring it. I would like all medical forms by July 1, please.
The BSA has a new Youth Protection Training that every leader must take and parents should take also if they are going to be at Summer Camp or other Campouts. It is available online at my.scouting.org. You set up a logon and password there and click on Youth Protection Training. The training takes about 1 1⁄2 hours.
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.
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.
Merit Badge Information
Robotics, Programming, Electronics – Contact Mr. Mularcik when you are ready to review the material.
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