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 July 22th

August 15 - 17 Massillon Bike, Camp, Canoe Campout

NEW: Welding 2014 Merit Badge Photos

Complete Troop 390 Calendar


Upcoming Campouts

August 15 - 17 – Massillon Bike, Camp, Canoe Campout
September 12 - 14 Ohio Pyle White Water Rafting trip – this is a family event!  $80/person
October 17 – 19 Tuscazoar campout
October 17 - 20 Extended Backpacking Trek in preparation for 2015 Philmont Trek.
November 15 - 16 Buffalo, NY - Naval Ships –spend the night on the Cruiser the USS Little Rock. Cost is $60.00/person (adults and scouts). We will also visit Niagara Falls on the way up.
December 5 - 7 Firelands (Oberlin, OH) - Klondike warm up campout
June 17 - 30 (2015) Philmont
June 2015
- Pennsylvania bike trip
2016 -
Bike Trek High Adventure

Summer Camp Family Night

Family night is Wednesday 7/16 at summer camp. Retreat is at 5:30 on the Parade Field, followed by a potluck dinner for scouts and families at the Concord Campsite. We expect over 100 people.

The troop will provide hot dogs, buns, condiments, beverages, and tableware. Families are asked to bring a large side dish. Please bring enough food for 12 people. Last name: A – M – side dish; N – R – dessert; S – Z – salad. For desserts, please bring finger foods – cookies, brownies, etc.

Buffalo Naval Park / Niagra Falls Event Requires Advance Committments

We must make reservations for this November 15-16 activity quickly. The plan is to drive to Buffalo Saturday, visit Niagra Falls from the American side and then go to the Naval Park mid afternoon. We will camp on the USS Little Rock Saturday night and explore the museum.

The event includes dinner, breakfast, the overnight, a tour of the park and one ride on a motion simulator. Campers sleep onboard the USS Little Rock (Berthing can accommodate 250).

Cost is $75 for each Scout and Adult. Deadline to commit is August 31st..

New Troop Trailer

The new troop trailer has arrived. We will be designing lettering and shelving for the inside and hope to have it ready by the October campout.

Unit Membership & Marketing Position

We need someone to fill this position for our Troop. It is one of our Journey to Excellence Goals for 2014. If you are interested, please let Jim Horvath know.

Spaghetti Dinner Co-Chair Needed

This will be Patti Renner’s last year at spaghetti dinner chairperson. We are looking for someone to help her co-chair the event in 2015 so they can take over in 2016. Let Jim Horvath or Patti know if you are interested. patti@pattirenner.com

Scoutmaster's Minute
Jim Horvath

Summer Camp is one of the best Scouting activities of the year! Here are the specifics for arriving on Sunday:

Scouts are to be at the Dining Hall fly at 1:00 pm Sunday, in your clean, full uniform. You may go to Concord Campsite to drop off your gear, if you arrive between Noon and 12:30. We recommendbringing your gear in a footlocker or a plastic tub with a lid.

Stacy Bechtel will be at the Campsite to receive any medicines that will be taken at Summer Camp and insure that the medicines are listed on the BSA Medical forms. Remember, all prescriptions must be in the original container with the pharmacy label intact. Over the counter medicines likewise should be in the original package and must not be beyond the expiration date. Put all medicines in a ziplock bag with your name on it. Inhalers and epipens should be with the Scout at all times.

Scouts who did not take the BSA Swim Test with the Troop in April, should bring their swim trunks and towel with them to the dining fly. Scouts are encouraged to bring a padlock for the lockers at the pool. Padlocks are sold at the Trading Post for $5.

Eat a good lunch before coming to camp, dinner is at 6:00 pm! Adults are still needed to help at camp. Sign up Sunday.

Scouts who will be leaving camp for any reason during the week must have the camper release information on the Medical Form. Scouts and parents must sign in and sign out at the Administration Building, each time they arrive or leave.

White Water Rafting Family Event at Ohiopyle in PA

Sep 13 – 14, 2014

Cost is $80.00/person

Scouts and families are welcome to attend this event. We leave Saturday morning, camp, have dinner and Sunday breakfast at Ohiopyle State Park. After breakfast Sunday morning we go to the outfitter’s for a fun rafting experience with a picnic lunch on the river and return home Sunday late afternoon/evening. Deadline to commit is August 31st.

Summer Scout Meetings

Our troop meets every Tuesday during the summer. Scouts are allowed to wear the summer uniform starting on 6/1/14 through 8/12/14. Scouts can wear any troop t-shirt or the summer camp blue t-shirts. If you need a t-shirt or two, the troop is selling them for $7 each at troop meetings. Various sizes are available.

No troop meeting on 7/15/14, 8/19/14, 8/26/14.


PLC’s will be held 8/5 & 9/2 at 6:00 right before the troop meeting. Any scout with a leadership position should attend to help plan the activities for the month.

High Adventure Trip 2015

Philmont Backing Trip

Cimarron, NM

Departure date: June 17, 2015
Return date: June 30, 2015

Appox. $2000/person.


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Administrative Items

**Next troop committee meeting will be Aug 3rd, 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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