Welcome to Troops 390/7390

Welcome to the official website of Scouts BSA Troops 390/7390. We are chartered by Faith Lutheran Church of Fairlawn, Ohio and belong to the Soaring Eagle District in the Great Trail Council of Scouts BSA.

VFW Memorial Day Ceremony

What's Happening in Our Troop?

Upcoming Event Calendar

8/6-8 – Bike Camp Canoe Campout
9/17-19 – Camp at Chicagami Metro Park with Night visit to Geauga Astronomy Park
10/15-17 Camp Tuscazor Campout
11/6 8am to Noon Adaptation, Inclusion & Diversity Training for leaders @ Manatoc
12/3-5 Dutch Oven Cooking Campout-Manatoc
1/7-9 Camp Stambaugh Campout
2/11-13 Soaring Eagle Klondike-Manatoc

Events in the planning:

Wright Patterson Air Force Museum- TBD
Laurel Caverns - TBD
Backpacking – TBD

Fall is Popcorn Sale Time

Elise Nester has been the Troop Popcorn Kernel for several years. With her stepping up to Scoutmaster, we need help with popcorn sales. Elise has reached out to people to help, but can use more.

Popcorn sales are a large part of the Troop’s fundraising efforts. We share half of the profit with the Scouts that participate in the Popcorn Sale.

Elise will act as Kernel this year and show an Assistant Kernel the smooth processes she has created to make this a stress-free, but very important commitment to the troop.

Please contact Elise at emnester1@gmail.com or 330.730.8007

Thank You!

We’ve received several donations recently and would like to offer our special thanks to Martha Mazak (Faith Lutheran), the Fairlawn VFW, and a special contribution from Brandon Lightle, Eagle Scout 2006.

Wrap Ups

  • NYLT: Gwen, Elizabeth and Olivia attended the week long Leadership Training Course in June.
  • OA Ordeals: Olivia and Gwen have completed their Ordeals to become members of the Order of the Arrow and Elizabeth will do hers in August.
  • Service Project at Faith Lutheran: Scouts spread 50 bags of mulch in 30 minutes at 2 meetings (100 bags total) and at 1 meeting they smoothed the mulch in 30 minutes. The scouts did a great job!

Hiking 2021

We are in the planning stages for hikes to help scouts complete requirements for the Hiking merit badge. Dale Sroka is coordinating hikes that meet the various requirements. More details to come.

Eagle Service Project Update

Mark Nester has submitted his plans for building a dugout at one of the ball fields at Fort Island School to the City of Fairlawn and Summit County. More to come!

Newsletter Items

To add items to the monthly newsletter, contact Catherine at CatherineMiddendorf.OH390@troopmaster.email

Scoutmaster News - Jim & Laura

Laura, her husband Gabe, daughters Lilly and Gwen leave for El Paso Wednesday, July 21st. We hope everyone can stop by the Troop meeting after 7:30 this Tuesday to give her your best wishes. Laura is not yet done Scouting in Ohio. She and Elise Nester are Girl Scout Leaders also, and are taking eight of their Girl Scouts to Evansville, IN, Monday and Tuesday to pick-up the plastic wood bench materials made from bottle caps the girls collected to earn their Silver Award rank. The girls collected, cleaned and sorted over 350 lbs. of bottle caps.

Elise takes over as Scoutmaster of Troop 7390. She has been a very active Troop Committee Member since the Troop started 2 1⁄2 years ago. In addition to being a Troop Committee Member and Popcorn Kernel for the Troops for 3+ years, and being a Girl Scout Leader, she is a Den Leader in Pack 3390. This probably only scratches the surface of her volunteerism! Plus she and her husband Mark have children Mark, Elizabeth and Joe in the Troop and son Charles in the Pack.

We are desperately in need of women that will camp to join us as Assistant Scoutmasters or Troop Committee Members. Elise can’t do it all! We need a Leader or Committee Member at every Troop Meeting and one or more at every campout or activity that involves the girls.

Laura, Dale and I were at Muskingum Valley Council Summer Camp last week for a wonderful time with 27 Scouts and many inches of rain. For over half of the Scouts it was their 1st Summer Camp. Many probably had never experienced the regimen and weather of a Summer Camp. But all grew with the experience! And most loved it or will soon!

Unfortunately Keith Weber who went with us as a 4th Leader had to leave Monday and drive to Kentucky due to a family illness. We thank him and hope to have him join us in the future.

Details on Summer Camp

A Summer Camp Gear List will be sent out shortly. Scouts will need physicals and parts A B & C of the Medical Form completed. Print the medical form.

2021 Sea Base High Adventure

  • Date is set for 8/6-11 for St Thomas Adventure.
  • We have 9 scouts and 2 adults.
  • Tim Gallagher and Ed Kuchar are the leaders.

In-Person Troop Meetings Continue

Masks are required through the month of June when in the church building. Church Council will reassess for July.

Troop Committee Meeting

The next Committee Meeting will be held on August 8, 2021 and will be in person at Faith Lutheran Church.

You don’t need to be on a committee to attend – ALL ARE WELCOME! We are looking for more parent involvement to ensure the success of the Troops.

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 people 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