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 October  27th

Next Campout: Firelands Scout Reservation (Oberlin)

Complete Troop 390 Calendar - Updated with 2015/2016 plans

Upcoming Campouts
Tim Knight

Nov 13-15 Firelands Scout Reservation (Oberlin)
Dec 4-6 Klondike Warm up - Beaumont SR
Jan 29-31 2016 OP Klondike-Camp Manatoc
Feb 20 Tobogganing (Strongsville)
Mar 18-20
Tuscazoar (Dover)
April 28–May 1
West Point Camporee (New York)
May 20-22
Vertical Reality – rappelling (Findley)
June 18-26
Muskingham & New River Gorge High Adventure (West Virginia)
July 17-23
Summer Camp (Manatoc)
Aug 13
Towpath Bike Ride & train return
Sep 16-18
MAPS Air Museum (Aviation MB) (North Canton)

High Adenture Trip 2016:
Bike Trek

Popcorn Fundraiser
Susan Strandberg

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 29th - 1/2 way point of sales orders
October 27th - orders forms due
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.

Rummage Sale Cleanup Help Needed

Our troop helps with the cleanup of three rummage sales each year. The next one is: 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.

2016 High Adventure 6/18/16 - 6/26/16

Muskingham & New River Gorge in West Virginia. This trip will involve 3 days of canoeing and 4 days of rafting, rappelling, rock climbing, etc. Scouts need to be first class, must attend canoeing training and rappelling training before the trip. Estimated cost: $450.00. A payment plan of $50/month starts now.

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.

Important Dates to Remember

10/4/15 Fall Court of Honor 2:00 pm
10/13/15 Open House – invite a friend to visit the troop meeting.
2/7/16 Scout Sunday & COH 10:00 – 1:00
3/5/16 Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser 3:00 – 9:00

October Court of Honor 10/4/15 2pm

Scouts are to wear their full uniforms and sashes. Mom’s are to wear their Mother’s ribbon. Each family is asked to bring 2 dozen cookies to share.

Newsletter Items

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

Scoutmaster's Minute
Jim Horvath

Elections for Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) and Patrol Leaders were held last Tuesday. This is done every 6 months. It is an important part of learning what it means to live in a democracy and the responsibilities that go with it. Scouts learn quickly that it is not a popularity contest, but rather the goal is to select the most qualified persons. Part of having the qualifications is to have the training needed to do the job. NYLT (National Youth Leader Training) is offered by Great Trail Council in June each year. The Scouts that the Troop can nominate to attend must be First Class Rank, age 13 by June and be likely to ascend to the position of SPL. By March 2016 we hope to identify a several Scouts to attend the training in June. Scouts who are interested may make their desire known.

The only people who participated in the rummage sale clean up Saturday, October 3, were new SPL Joseph Bartlett and his brothers Daniel and Justin.Mr. Bartlett and I also participated. I am disappointed that the turnout was so low. All I can hope is that all the other Scouts had obligations that prevented them from helping for one hour, from 2:30 to 3:30.

In 1995 Troop 390 participate in the West Point Cadet Scoutmasters’ Council Camporee. We have applied a couple times since, but were not selected. Hopefully we will be invited to participate in 2016.  Mr. Knight is making the arrangements so that we can see and learn much more than we did in 1995.We must know how many Scouts and adults will be attending when we request the invitation in October.

West Point Scout Camporee 4/28/16-5/1/16

This campout requires advanced commitment. We must apply in mid-October. Scouts will get a tour of the campus on Friday and then participate in the camporee on Saturday. Scouts will have to miss school on 4/29/16 to attend this event.Cost is $50.00. Last date to commit is 10/13/15. Payment can be deferred until January 2016.

Upcoming Eagle Project

10/24/15 9:00 – 4:00 The Chapel, Akron Campus Justin Knight will be doing his eagle project at the Chapel in Akron. Please bring shovels, rakes, close toed shoes, work gloves and a water bottle. Lunch will be provided. RSVP at justin.knight12@me.com


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

Photography Merit Badge –will begin fall 2015.
Chess Merit Badge– will begin fall 2015

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 2016

Muskingham & New River Gorge

West Virginia

Departure date: June 18, 2016
Return date: June 26, 2016


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Administrative Items

**Next troop committee meeting will be Oct. 25, 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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