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 February COH

What's Happening in Our Troop?

Upcoming Event Calendar

June 9-14 NYLT Course Week
Jun 20-Jul 3 Philmont
Jul 7-13 Mountaineer
Jul 14-20 Summer Camp, Concord, Manatoc
Aug 16-18 D Day Re-enactment, Conneaut
Sept 20-22 White Water Rafting, Camp Independence
Oct 18-20 Cedar Point Halloweekend
Nov 15-17 Manatoc
Dec 6-8 Beaumont

2025
Jan TBD Skiing, Peek'n Peak
Feb TBD Klondike, Manatoc
Mar 14-16 Leprechaun Hunt (Orienteering)
April TBD April Fool's Campout
May TBD Tuscazoar Dover Dam Days

Scout Accounts:

Many Scout accounts have become negative. The negative balance range is between $10 -$90. This is mostly due to the $25 deduction of semi-annual troop dues that occurred recently. During the year, Scouts can earn money for their accounts by selling popcorn, turning in Acme receipts during the Acme Cash Back season, participating in Rubber Ducks games. The following scouts need to add money to their accounts: Ben Blevins, Jillian Blevins, Jaxon Chalupsky, Maria Davis, Trevor Garvey, Marie Gentile, Alex Henry, Cameron Kozlosky, John McCarron, Collin McKee, Owen McKee, Anna Mostoller, Ryan Mostoller, Joe Nester, Gwen Pszonowsky, Clara Rauschert, and AJ Setzekorn. Please see Mrs. Forster to add to your Scouts’ account.

New - Council Adventure Fee

The Council has adopted an $85 Adventure Fee structure beginning January 1, 2025. This is as a means of ensuring the sustainability of the Council while at the same time providing an increased level of program to our youth members. In addition, this structure will allow the Council, the units, and families to more effectively budget resources to provide safe, meaningful and FUN programs at all levels. This fee replaces the Friends of Scouting Program.

The Scouts BSA/Venturing/Sea Scouts Adventure Fee includes ($115 value):

  • Klondike
  • Target & Range Sports Day
  • Merit Badge University
  • Weekend Merit Badge Day
  • Den Chief Training
  • Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops district run weekend training
  • 2 Tent Camping Weekends for your unit at GTC properties
  • Summer Camp Discount for GTC run Summer Camp programs

More information can be found on the GTC website or you can email any specific questions to AdventureFee@gtcbsa.org.

Budgeting for Campout Meals:

Scouts should budget $8 per Scout when planning their campout menus. This will help alleviate overspending and purchasing too much food.

Troop Tents

Troop tents are missing. If you borrowed a Troop tent and have it at home, it must be returned immediately.

2024 Mountaineer Low Adventure:

Where: Blue Ridge Mountain Council in Pulaski County, VA
Dates: July 7- July 13, 2024

2024 High Adventure - Philmont Trip

  • Dates: June 20 - July 3, 2024.
  • The Philmont crew has outstanding balances ranging between $600 - $1,500. You must have the trip paid in full prior to leaving.

Troop Reminders

  • The next PLC Committee Meeting will be July 2, 2024, at 6 PM.
  • The next Troop Committee Meeting will be on July 7, 2024. All are welcome.
  • Troop t-shirts may be worn between Memorial Day & Labor Day.
  • Troop sweatshirts can be purchased for $23. Troop t-shirts can be purchased for $15. Please see Mrs. Forster if you would like to purchase one.

Scoutmaster News - Elise & Dale

May was a busy month for the Troop. Attendance was low for the annual May service activities. Thank you to all the Scouts and parents who participated in the Fairlawn City Rummage Sale, the Western Reserve Flag Laying Ceremony, and the Fairlawn VFW Memorial Day Ceremony.

During the May Court of Honor ceremony, we had some Scouts rank up, earn their Polar Bear badges, Plumbing Merit Badges, and Scuba BSA award. Congratulations!

The Kelleys Island campout group had a wonderful time. Scouts went on a 5-mile hike, practiced fire building skills, and biked into town for ice cream.

2024 Scout Summer Camp:

The 2024 Summer Camp will be at Camp Manatoc from July 14 – 20. Camping checklists:

Pre-Requisites:

Several summer camp merit badges have pre-requisites for Scouts to complete ahead of time to earn the badge while at summer camp. These badges include Mammal Study, Nature, Plant Science, Pulp & Paper, Soil & Water, Weather, Bird Study, E Science, Fish & Wildlife, Fishing, Forestry, Geology, Insect Study, First Aid, E Prep, Pioneering, Wilderness Survival, Collections, Photography, Art, and Moviemaking. You find the complete list of prerequisites.

Other merit badges may have additional fees. If your scout signed up for a class which has an additional fee, that amount is taken out of their scout account. Find which classes have fees.

Summer Camp Swim Test:

Registration for the summer camp swim test on June 9th at Manatoc from 1-4 PM is full and closed. Scouts will have an opportunity on the first day of camp to take a swim test. Scouts are not allowed in the water without an annual swim test. The following Scouts need to take the swim test: Jaxon Chalupsky, Will Davis, Madeleine Frazee, Trevor Garvey, Marie Gentile, Alex Henry, Emily Henry, Ryan Ingersoll, Cameron Kozlosky, John McCarron, Mikey McCarron, Anna Mostoller, Sofia Rauschert, Emerson Sage, and AJ Setzekorn.

BSA Health Forms:

BSA Health Forms are due. Parts A&B are required for weekend camping, additionally, Part C is required for summer camp and all adventure trips. Two copies of the physical forms will be required for summer camp along with a copy of your insurance card. Parents should keep the original form and make copies to be turned into the Troop. Forms can be found on our Troop website.

Ohio ACE Program:

For families who meet the eligibility requirements based on residency or income, the Afterschool Child Enrichment Education Savings Account program (ACE) has more time to spend funds. The deadline for families to spend funds was previously July 1, 2024, and has now been extended to September 1, 2025. You can request a receipt from the Great Trail Council for summer camp. Please contact Kristen Bradshaw at the Scout Center: 330.773.0415 ext. 215 or at kristen.bradshaw@scouting.org. Please note that the ACE program is fully subscribed, and no additional accounts will be awarded. The extension applies to families with existing accounts only.

Northern Ohio Golf Charities & Foundation Service Opportunity:

Northern Ohio Golf Charities, Inc. (NOGC) is a volunteer organization which has helped conduct professional golf tournaments at Firestone Country Club for over sixty-five years. The organization is looking for volunteers that may walk with the golfers and hold a scoreboard. Volunteers ages 13-23 are free and volunteers ages 24 and up will be charged a $75 fee to cover uniforms, food, and a 5-day pass for the PGA Tournament. The organization is looking for a multiple-day commitment if possible. Jim Kozlosky is part of the NOGC and a new member of the Troop. Please reach out to him if you have any questions at: Jameskozlosky@gmail.com. Registration is open until July 1st and more information may be found on the NOGC website.

Newsletter Items

To add items to the monthly newsletter, contact Natalie at nwill0804@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 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