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.
Updated February 24th - New Photos Here!
Next Campout: March 13 - March 15 - Firelands Campout (Oberlin)
Feb 21 Tobogganing in Strongsville or Kendall Pk
High Adventure Trips 2015:
High Adenture Trip 2016:
Upcoming Merit Badges
2-17-15 Photography MB 6:00 - 8:00
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
Mark your calendars!
This year's Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday March 7th 4:30 – 7:00. There are many positions that need your volunteer help. For more information, please contact our co-chairs at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will need families to donate baked goods for the bake sale table: cookies, brownies, pies, cakes!
Cooking Merit Badge
Scouts working on cooking merit badge must have their menus approved by Mrs. Bechtel or Mr. Portteus at least 10 days ahead of a campout.That means the complete Section 5 for cooking at camp, i.e., three full days of meals and one dessert.
Scouts must prepare all the food at the campout and purchase all necessary supplies for the cooking. The Troop will reimburse you for the cost of the food. No chopping or cooking is to be done ahead of time. Scouts are required to stay all weekend at the campout if doing cooking merit badge.
Allegheny Passage Bike Trip
Troop 390 is offering a bike trek this summer from 6/22 – 6/28. Cost of the trip will be about $200/scout. Scouts interested should contact Mr. Portteus or Mr. Orchosky. More details soon.
Camp Card Sales
Great Trail Council will have camp cards available for scouts to sell in March. Cards sell for $5.00 and scouts will earn $2.00 of the $5.00 towards their scout account for each card that they sell. These cards are good for area restaurants and stores to get a discount.
Scouts Earning T-2-1
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”.
Scout Code of Conduct
The scout code of conduct will be distributed to each scout at an upcoming meeting. Scouts and parents are asked to read the code of conduct and to sign and return it to Jim Horvath at a troop meeting.
We have a very good group of Scouts in Troop 390. I am often complemented by adults (strangers) at our Troop meetings, service projects and fundraisers about how polite and well behaved our Scouts are. I am always proud to be told that. As parents know, however, boys are not angels all the time! When our son was younger we knew that sometimes he would let it all hangout at home with Charlotte and me. It was our responsibility to deal with it. But it stayed with us. A child knows that their parents love them unconditionally, and sometimes, therefore feels free to act out.
At Scout age (11 and up), Scouts should be able to control themselves. Hitting, fighting, wrestling and similar forms of pugilistic contact are not permitted at Scouts. Scouts is a Safe Haven. Troop 390 Scouts know my motto… You have no business touching another Scout unless you are saving his life. If everyone subscribed to this motto wouldn’t the world be wonderful?
We will be sending home the Troop Code of Conduct in the near future. It has been part of the Troop policy for years. We have been remiss in not providing it to you sooner. We ask that parents and Scouts both read and sign the Code of Conduct and return to me at the Troop meeting. Feel free to talk to me if you have any questions. I would hope that the Code of Conduct might open some dialogue.
between the parents and all children living in the
household. Our Scouts are very good boys!
March 7, 2015 Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
Engineering Career Day
Goodyear is holding an engineering career day 4/18/15 8:00 – 2:30 for people wanting to explore engineering as a career. More information and registration is available at: www.goodyear.com/careerday.
ACME Cash Back
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 September 18, 2014 thru February 4, 2015 are accepted. Deadline for turn-in is 2/17/15.
This is the last week to turn them in!
Philmont High Adventure
We have our Philmont Crew commitments for June 2015 filled. The following is the payment plan set by Great Trail Council for the trip: 3/31/15 $350.00 5/31/15 $350.00. Please make checks payable to “Troop 390.” Warm up hikes will begin in March!
Backpacking Merit Badge
Backpacking merit badge will begin soon for those scouts who attended High Knoll last summer or are planning to attend Philmont this summer.
Communications Merit Badge
Communications merit badge will begin soon. Scouts who recently completed this badge, please return your books to Mrs. Renner at a troop meeting or the spaghetti dinner.
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
Departure date: June 17, 2015
**Next troop committee meeting will be March 22th, 2015 7:00 p.m. at the church.
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Any Questions? Call or email Jim Horvath 330-283-4422 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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