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

April 14 - Timmy's Eagle Court of Honor at Faith
Apr 19-21 Observatory Park Campout
April 22 - Swim Test at Copley High School
May 3-5 COPE Course, Firelands Scout Reservation
May 11 Fairlawn City Rummage Sale
May 14 COH
May 25 Western Reserve Flag Laying
May 27 Fairlawn VFW Memorial Day Ceremony
May 31-Jun 2 Kelleys Island State Park
June 2-7 NYLT Course Week (Boy week only)
June 9-14 NYLT Course Week (Boy & Girl week)
Jun 20-Jul 3 Philmont
Jul 14-20 Summer Camp, Concord, Manatoc
Aug 16-18 D Day Re-enactment, Conneaut
Sept ? Pirate Ship, Camp Independence
Oct ? Cedar Point Halloweekend

Eagle Court of Honor:

Timmy Gallagher, Jr. will be having his Eagle Court of Honor (ECOH) ceremony on Sunday, April 14, 2024, at 3 PM. The ceremony will be held at Faith Lutheran in the Fellowship Hall. Please come dressed in your uniform to celebrate Timmy becoming Troop 390’s 125th Eagle Scout. Cake and refreshments to follow.


2024 Low Adventure

By an overwhelming response, the winner of the 2024 low adventure survey was The Mountaineer Program at Blue Ridge Mountain Council in Pulaski County, VA. The dates for camp will be July 7 - July 13. If registered by April 1st, the cost will be $435, then the price will rise to $465. The fee for adults is $200. We need at least 2 leaders.

This is a week is geared to Scouts (mostly ages 13-14) who want another week of summer camp, but don’t want to focus on badges. The premise of the camp is that Scouts are living the life of the early settlers in the 1830’s. 12-year-olds may also participate. Scouts are put into patrols & will cook by patrols over an open fire. If any girls from our troop are interested in attending, they will be put into an all girl patrol with girls from other troops.

Scouts will:

  • Make their own sheath knife from a tang.
  • Shape the wooden handle of the knife.Put in the rivets.
  • Make their own sheath from raw leather, doing the cutting & stitching.

There is also:

  • Blacksmithing - one scout mans the bellows; one mans the forge.
  • Black Powder Shooting
  • Knife & Tomahawk Throwing
  • Build Fires without Matches
  • Learn about survival, traps, snares, edible plants, tracking.
  • Learn to skin roadkill (frozen) - "if you’re lucky.”
  • Possibly learn to scrape & tan deer hide.

Scouts will sleep on cots in platform tents. Must have your gear packed in such a manner that you can hike 1.5 miles from the parking lot. Scouts will be provided with a Mountaineer shirt (rough linen) and will wear long earth tone pants (provided by family) such as dockers or khakis, No camouflage, jeans. No synthetic materials at the forge. There is a Commissary where you can buy old fashioned root beer at night and play games like they had in the 1830’s

2024 High Adventure - Philmont Trip

  • Dates: June 20 - July 3, 2024.
  • Payments are due monthly in the amount of $300. Please be sure you are current on your payments.

Newsletter Items

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Scoutmaster News - Elise & Dale

Nine Scouts attended the March Raccoon Creek Sate Park campout. Campers went through various weather conditions. The backpackers hiked to the Pioneer campsite and spent the night.

Please consider supporting Troop 380’s Spaghetti Dinner which will be held on April 13, 2024, from 4:30 – 7:30 PM. It will be held at the Frank Bender American Legion, Post 473, 3255 Copley Road. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7.50 for kids ages 5-14.

The next campout will be April 19-21, at Nassau Observatory in Geauga County. Scouts always enjoy this campout. You can view past campout photos from September 2021 on the Troop’s website.

Permission slips are due for the May campout on April 23. The campout will be May 3-5 at Firelands Scout Reservation. Saturday will be a COPE event (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience) event, sometimes referred to as the “high ropes course”. Depending upon the Scout turnout, adults may have the opportunity to participate in the activity.

2024 Scout Summer Camp:

The 2024 Summer Camp will be at Camp Manatoc from July 14 – 20. Registration opens January 29th. This year’s early bird fee, due by April 19th, is $415. Afterwards, the price rises to $425 through July 5th and then the price will be $440 per Scout. The Troop would like to get commitments for summer camp as soon as possible. A $100 deposit per Scout is required for us to honor a commitment.

Merit Badge registration began March 1st. Scouts need to begin thinking about what Merit Badge classes they wish to sign up for.

It’s not too early to turn in updated BSA Health forms which may be found on the Troop’s website. These forms are mandatory for camping.

Manatoc Service Opportunity:

There are plans to plant 200 chestnut trees at Camp Manatoc this Saturday, April 13th.  This would be a good opportunity for Scouts needing Conservation hours for rank advancement.  Pre-registration is required, so let Mrs. Nester or I know if your Scout is interested in helping plant trees.

Electricity Merit Badge:

Brad Mularcik has been conducting classes during Troop meetings for Scouts to earn the Electricity MB There will be at least 2 more meetings on 4/30/24 and 5/7/2024. Please print the Electricity MB worksheet and have your Scout complete this worksheet outside of class. During the Troop Meetings, the scouts completed 3 requirements (3, 11a, 11b) that involved building something. If your scout missed this opportunity, please contact Mr. Mularcik.

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.

Troop Reminders

  • The next Troop Committee Meeting will be on May 5, 2024 at 7pm. All are welcome.
  • The next PLC Committee Meeting will be May 7, 2024, at 6 PM.
  • 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.

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