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.

10:1 COH

What's Happening in Our Troop?

Upcoming Campouts - Ed Kuchar
Feb 17 Peak N Peak Ski Trip
Feb 17 Tobogganing (Strongsville)
Mar 23-25 Scout Skills at Firelands (Oberlin)
April 13-15 Campout TBD
May 4-6 West Branch (backpacking/Ravenna)
May 4-6 Dover Dam Days (backpacking/Tuscazoar)
June 10-15 NYLT (Butler)
June 23-30 High Knoll High Adventure
July 8-11 Cub Scout Day Camp (Manatoc)
July 15-21 Summer Camp (Manatoc)
Aug 10-12 Bike & Canoe Trip (Massillon)
Sep TBD Aviation MB at MAPS (Canton)
Oct 19-21 Shooting sports (North Lawrence)
Nov 9-11 Scout skills Ft Steuben (Steubenville)
Nov 30-Dec 2 Klondike warm-up (Seven Ranges)

June 2019 Philmont High Adventure (New Mexico)
July 22-Aug 2, 2019 World Jamboree (West Virginia)

Spaghetti Dinner - Lorri Baughman & Dawn Nabors

3/3/18 4:30 – 7:00
Please mark your calendar for Saturday March 3rd.  All scouts and scout families are expected to help with this fundraising event.  Sign-up for baked goods, raffle basket donations as well as scout and adult shifts will be available each week during the regular troop meetings.
Adult ticket: $7.50; child ticket (2-12 yrs.) $5.00

Committee meetings will be each week at 7pm until the dinner.  All parents are welcomed.

Important Dates to Remember

3/3/18 Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser 4:30 pm
3/11/18 Troop Committee Meeting 7pm

Merit Badge Information

Astronomy – Contact Mr. Kuppusamy to get finished up with the MB.
Electricity – contact Mr. Mularcik to get signed off.
Robotics, Programming, Electronics – began on 1/14/18. These three merit badges have much overlap and will require significant effort to complete.
Snow Sport MB – Scouts can start this MB on ski trip to Peak N Peak on 2/17/18. Mr. Kuppusamy
Space Exploration MB – Manatoc 2/24/18 10-2:00
Disability Awareness MB – 4/21/18 8am – noon at Goodwill store on Waterloo Road. Complete the whole MB in 4 hours!

Camp Cards Sale Starts March 8

Scouts can sell Camp Cards to help boost their scout account for campouts or summer camp. Sales begin 3/8 and end 6/7. Cards cost $10.00 and are good at over 200,000 places nationwide on the Entertainment Book Online system. Scouts earn $5/card for their account. Request Camp Cards at the Troop meetings.

Fish Fry

2/16/18 Troop 382 fish fry at Copley High School
$12/adult 4:30 – 7:00

3/30/18 Camp Manatoc fish fry 5:00 – 7:00
$10/adult, $6.00/child

Scoutmaster News - Jim Horvath
Aaron Lampner is an Eagle Scout from Troop 390, a student at the University of Toledo, a Manatoc Summer Staff member and an Order of the Arrow Vigil honor recipient. He and another young man from St. Matthew’s Troop 306 in Ellet are members of the University of Toledo Rocketry Club and they will be conducting Space Exploration Merit Badge Saturday February 24th from 10 am to about 2 pm. This will be at the Manatoc Parade Field Shelter behind the Administration Building. That is where we will build the rockets and then launch them from the parade field. The Troop will provide the Rocket Kits and the engines for the launchs. The Rocket construction must be done that day and each Scout must launch his Rocket twice.

The Merit Badge has other requirements that Scouts need to prepare for ahead of time. We will discuss this at the February 20th Troop meeting. Anyone wishing to get a jump on it can print the requirements and workbook. I will have the workbooks at the Troop meeting on the 20th also. This is a fun and interesting Merit Badge. Scouts will need to sign up on Tuesday.

The Camp Card Sale mentioned in this Newsletter is a great way to increase the balance in your Scout Account. The cards sell for $10. The entire profit of $5 is given to the Scout who sells the Camp Card. You ask for the cards, then sell them to family, friends and others. They are easy to sell! Turn in the money at the Troop meeting and we will credit your Scout Account with $5 per card.

2018 High Adventure: High Knoll Backpacking Trip
6/23/18 - 6/30/18 Cost: $400.00

Next summer will be a backpacking trip.  This is a great, fun Trek. It is our Troop requirement for those that wish to participate in our Philmont Trek in 2019. So, if you want to go to Philmont, you should be going on this trip! High Knoll mornings will be spent hiking and afternoons will be spent in camp doing activities such as Rock Climbing and Rappelling, Horseback riding, Black Powder Rifle Shooting and more.

Reserve your spot by paying a deposit of $75.00 by 12/19/17. Monthly payments of $75.00 are expected.  There are still some spots open for the fantastic trip. Sign up this week!

Peak N Peak Ski Trip - Anbu Kuppusamy

We will depart Acme in Montrose (near I-77) at 6:30 am and return to Acme at 9pm. Scouts need to bring money for breakfast, lunch & dinner along with their helmet and gear if they have it.

Missing Tents

Scouts take tents home to dry them after Campouts. Three tents have not come back in the last 6-8 months. Please check your basements, garages or anyplace they may have been put after drying. We need them!

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.

Newsletter Items

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

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.

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.

Be Prepared

Do a Good Turn Daily

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