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.

Troop 390 October Court of Honor

What's Happening in Our Troop?

Upcoming Event Calendar

5/15 Spaghetti Dinner
5/28 4-7pm Memorial Day Flag Placement at Western Reserve Cemetery
5/31 9am Fairlawn VFW Memorial Day Service at Fairlawn Community Center
7/11-17 Summer Camp, Coshocton
7/18-24 Summer Camp, Manatoc

Events in the planning:

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

Welcome!

To our new Scout Connor Riley. We are excited to have you join the Troop!

Spaghetti Dinner

The annual Spaghetti Dinner is scheduled for 5/15/2021 for in-person and take-out dining. We hope the scouts have been selling tickets – please bring ticket sales money to the meeting on 5/4.

Tara Mostoller and Paula Young are the Spaghetti Dinner Committee Co-Chairs this year. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year!

We have online ticket purchasing this year and our facebook event page (HINT: super easy to share info and options for ticket purchases!) in addition to traditional ticket sales. We will have flyers and tickets available at upcoming meetings. It is a wonderful time for all.

Our next Spaghetti Dinner meeting is scheduled for Thursday 5/6/2021 via Zoom. We can use the help of all parents in this planning process. Parents – please refer to a recent email from Paula as to how you can help out! Please contact Paula at mspyoung@zoho.com or 330.208.3926 to get involved!

Details on Summer Camp

EARLY BIRD price deadline is MAY 11 at $280 Please confirm ASAP! We are gathering more details on preparation for summer camp. For parents: Scouts will need physicals and parts A B & C of the Medical Form completed.

National Youth Leadership Training

Known as NYLT, we are excited to announce that we have four Scouts participating this year. Kudos to Alex, Gwen, Elizabeth and Olivia. It is scheduled for June 13-18.

Western Reserve National Cemetery Flag Placement

We encourage all scouts and families to participate in flag placing at Western Reserve National Cemetery on 5/28 from 4-7:00 to honor veterans for Memorial Day. We will meet at 4pm at the main entrance to the cemetery at 10175 Rawiga Rd. Seville 44273. They understand that all of us may not be there right at 4:00. Scouts needing a ride, please inform Mr. Horvath at the 5/25 Troop Meeting.

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!

Mother’s Day Hike POSTPONED

The hike we announced at the Troop meeting 5/4 is postponed due to forecast rain.

Newsletter Items

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

Scoutmaster News - Jim Horvath

Laura has been a wonderful leader from the beginning of our girl Troop over 2 years ago and that has helped Troop 390 also! However all good things come to an end. Laura and her family will relocate to El Paso after summer camp in July. We are happy that they will join Gabe when he is transferred to Fort Bliss for 3 years. Please join us in wishing her well!

Elise Nester will step forward from Troop Committee to be Scoutmaster, however, we need additional female members to join and be active with Troop 7390. If you are interested, please let us know.

We continue to plan for Summer Camp. Early Bird price ends Tuesday, May 11. We hope every Scout will attend Summer Camp. The majority of our Scouts are expected to go with us to the Muskingum Valley Council Camp in Coshocton. However, Summer Camp at Camp Manatoc is an option the following week.

Each Scout will need a BSA Medical Report that includes a physical by a medical professional. School and Sports physicals are not acceptable, but your doctor can fill out both forms from the same visit. It is critical that we know any allergy, special food concern and medical events that could occur at camp. Tetanus Vaccination within 10 years are required to have a year. All information is kept confidential and only shared with leaders on a need to know basis.

Class offerings for Summer Camp will be distributed at the May 11th Troop meeting. Once the Scout registers for Summer Camp we pay that Council and register the classes for the Scout. Some classes have participant limits. So early registration helps. Most Scouts that are working on Tenderfoot, 2nd Class and 1st Class Ranks will attend some classes for those ranks and take a Merit Badge or two. There is plenty of time to do fun things like hiking or open Archery, Swimming, etc., or to just hang out! Summer Camp is FUN!

Court of Honor 5/11

Scouts arrive at 7:00 pm, COH starts at 7:30.

The Court of Honor is the ceremony where the Scouts are awarded their rank advancements and merit badges. Great Trail Council will make a Friends of Scouting presentation to support Scouting.

We encourage families to attend and take lots of photos and applaud!

VFW Post 349 Memorial Day Service

The Fairlawn VFW Memorial Day Service at the Fairlawn Community Center is outdoors (weather permitting, otherwise indoors) Monday, May 31 starting at 9 a.m. and lasts an hour. Our Scouts are an important part of this service. We hope everyone can attend. Please invite family, friends and neighbors as well as veterans and people currently in the service. Scouts should be in uniform for this.

2021 Sea Base High Adventure

Details regarding the Sea Base High Adventure for Summer 2021.

  • Date is set for 8/6-11 for USVI Adventure.
  • We have 9 scouts and 2 adults. There is room
    for one more Scout!
  • Tim Gallagher and Ed Kuchar are the leaders.

In-Person Troop Meetings Continue

We are excited to continue in-person meetings and the start of our new Patrols. Lots of planning in the works for spring summer and fall! Social Distancing and masks required

Hiking and Biking 2021

We are in the planning stages for more hikes and bike rides in 2021. Keep an eye out for updates and your hiking shoes ready!

Troop Committee Meeting

The next Committee Meeting will be held on June 6 and will be virtual, via a zoom link. 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.

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.

SCOUT MOTTO
Be Prepared

SCOUT SLOGAN
Do a Good Turn Daily

THE SCOUT LAW
A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful,Friendly,
Courteous, Kind, Obediant, Cheerful,
Thrifty, Brave, Clean, Reverent

OUTDOOR CODE
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