Please download, print, and return the Troop Code of Conduct before the next campout.
Troop Code of Conduct
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.
What's Happening in Our Troop?
Upcoming Event Calendar
10/05 – Court of Honor
10/08-10 Camp Tuscazor Campout
10/19 – Arrow of Light Open House
11/6 8am to Noon -Adaptation, Inclusion & Diversity Training for leaders @ Manatoc
11/11 – Veterans Day – activities TBD
11/12-14 – Campout @ Fort Steuben
11/16 – Head Start Tags will be distributed
12/3-5 Dutch Oven Cooking Campout-Manatoc
12/14 – Head Start Christmas Wrapping
1/7-9 Camp Stambaugh Campout – Klondike Warmup
2/6 – Scout Sunday @ Faith Lutheran
2/11-13 Soaring Eagle Klondike-Manatoc
*3/25-27 – Camping and Caving at Laurel Caverns
*4/8-10 – Shooting/Fishing @ Ashtabula Rod & Gun
*4/23 - Spaghetti Dinner
*5/13-15 – Backpacking, Zaleski StPK/Lake Hope
*6/26 – 7/2 – High Knoll, Pulaski VA, scouts must be First Class
7/17-23 Summer Camp @ Manatoc
*8/2022 – Ohio Pyle White Water Rafting TBD
(* = in the planning stage)
Fall Popcorn Sale Update - Jill Gallagher, the Troop Popcorn Kernel:
News: Popcorn Show and Sells have been very successful. Sign-up sheets will be at our next meeting. If you would like to participate in a show and sell, please contact Jill @ 330.690.0288.
Online ID’s should be set up shortly in case anyone wants to sell online.
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. Sell $500 to have fees paid for. Alternatively, should you choose not to sell, you will need to contribute $100 to your Scout’s account.
The Committee is working to find additional service opportunities for the scouts. If you have any ideas, they are warmly welcomed!
Wrap Ups: Sea Base
Everyone is back and plenty of fun was reported. We are waiting for pics.
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.
ACME Cash Back Time
Troops 7390 and 390 are collecting the Acme Cash Back receipts again this year.
Scouts can ask relatives, friends and neighbors for their receipts too. If we are successful this year, 100% of the Cash Back money will go into the Scout Accounts of the Scouts turning in the receipt.
As always, our scouts receive the most when we all participate.
Paula Young is coordinating this again this year. She has volunteered to accept the receipts by email and text. Please write the Scout's name on the receipt and copy or photograph the whole receipt. The Community Cashback amount at the bottom of the receipt must be legible. It would help if your name is in the email or text. Scouts can also turn in the receipts at the Troop meetings.
Paula's email is email@example.com and her cellphone is 330-208-3926.
Scoutmaster News - Elise & Dale
Troop elections were held on September 14th. Congratulations to the Scouts in new leadership roles. We have several Scouts who advanced ranks at the October 5 Court of Honor. Over 100 badges have been earned and will be passed out.
This weekend we are camping out at Tuscazoar. Please sign up this evening at the meeting if you plan on attending. Parents will need to pick up their Scout from the Giant Eagle corner parking lot near Chuck E. Cheese on Sunday. We will send out a text to parents as we are leaving camp.
October 19 is our Arrow of Light Open House. The 5th grade Cub Scouts are invited to attend a Troop meeting. We look forward to having them visit us and know our Scouts will give them a warm welcome. We will be planning activity stations at our next meeting. We’re sure our new scouts remember being in that position just last year and all Scouts will work to make the evening fun and welcoming for our guests.
ScoutMaster Dale Sroka is coordinating hikes to help scouts complete the requirements for the Hiking Badge. Only 1 scout showed up for the 9/26 hike. For future hikes, there will be a sign up sheet with a minimum number of attendees.
If you are considering this badge, or just enjoy hiking, please join in! For scouts who aren't fans of swimming, this is a great alternative badge!
Adult Volunteer Opportunities:
As the current troop leadership is working on breaking down the ScoutMaster job into more reasonable chunks, we are looking for a parent to step up into the following position:
Merit Badge Chair (Advancement Chair In-Training)
- Keep a list of current Merit Badge Counselors
- Point of contact for Scouts wanting to earn Merit Badges
- Work with the Troop Librarian to maintain the Merit Badge book library
- Great position for a new parent
Adult Youth Protection Training:
For adults stepping up into leadership positions, you will be asked to complete an adult leader application and take the online Youth Protection Training, which can be found at https://my.scouting.org/.
Eagle Service Project Updates:
Mark Nester’s project of building a dugout at the baseball fields at Fort Island School is almost finished! Thank you to the Scouts that showed up to help. More project details and ways to support Mark will be shared soon.
Troop Committee Meeting
Troop Committee is a parent advisory board for the Troop. We welcome all parents who are interested in becoming more involved in the Scouting program, regardless of your knowledge or experience.
Please join us on November 3, 2021 at Faith Lutheran Church at 7pm. Meetings last about 1.5 hours.
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.
THE SCOUT OATH OR PROMISE
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.
Do a Good Turn Daily
THE SCOUT LAW
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