Welcome to Troop 390

Welcome to the official Web site of Boy Scout Troop 390. We are chartered by Faith Lutheran Church of Fairlawn, Ohio and belong to the Old Portage District in the Great Trail Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

October 2018 Court of Honor

What's Happening in Our Troop?

Upcoming Campouts - Ed Kuchar

5/17-5/19 Backpacking at Camp Butler (for Philmont Scouts only)
June 15-28, 2019 Philmont High Adventure (New Mexico)
July 7-12, 2019 Red River Gorge Adventure (KY)
July 14-20, 2019 Manatoc Summer Camp (Peninsula)
July 22-Aug 2, 2019 World Jamboree (West Virginia)
Aug 9 – Aug 11 Bike, Camp, Canoe (Massillon, OH)
Sep. 20-22 Stambaugh 100th Anniversary
Oct 18-20 North Lawrence Shooting/Fishing Campout
Nov TBD Scout Skills at Ft. Steuben
Dec 6-8 Klondike Warm-up (Firelands or Stigwandish)
Jan 31-Feb 2 Klondike at Manatoc
Feb 15 Ski/Toboganning Day activity
Mar 20-22 Wright Patterson Air Force Base
April 24-26 Laurel Caverns

Important Dates to Remember

5/7/19 PLC at 6pm
5/14/19 Spring Court of Honor at 7:30 during troop mtg.
5/27/19 Fairlawn VFW Memorial Day Ceremony at 9am
6/2/19 Flag Retirement Ceremony 12:30 – 1:30 at Faith Lutheran Church
6/2/19 Troop Committee meeting at 2:00
6/8/19 swim tests at Manatoc pool from 1-4 pm
No troop meetings on 7/9, 7/16, 8/20, 8/27

Spring Court of Honor
5/14/19 7:30pm

Scouts are asked to arrive in full uniform with merit badge sash at 7pm to help setup. Parents & families are asked to attend and also to bring a dessert to share. Mothers are reminded to wear their Mother’s ribbons. Mothers get a ribbon when Scout earns first rank.

Summer Camp 2019

Troop 390 and Troop 7390 will go to Summer Camp at Camp Manatoc in Peninsula, during Week #5, July 14-21. That is Sunday at about 1:00 pm to Saturday about 10:00 am. Each day Monday – Friday there are Advancement and Merit Badge Classes predominantly in the mornings. Afternoons most areas are open for the Scouts to do things they wish for their enjoyment or to practice for their classes.

Summer Camp fees are
$280 Earlybird until 5/14/19
$300 5/14/19 - 7/5/19
$315 7/6 – 7/14
The earlier the scouts sign up the better chance they have of getting the classes that they want.

First year campers usually take a T-2-1 class to get a jump on rank advancement plus 1 or 2 Merit Badges.

Cub Scout Day Camp
6/20/19-6/22/19

Volunteers (scouts and adults) are needed to help at Cub Scout camp in June from 9am-4:45pm each day. Volunteers can spend the three nights (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday nights) at Camp Butler while helping out or come at 8 am each day. Sign up at the troop meetings. There is a required training day in May.

Scouts Working on T-2-1 -  Brent Bartlett

Scouts working on Tenderfoot, Second Class, or First Class requirements should bring their scout handbook to EVERY scout meeting (and remember to take it home, too!) Mr. Bartlett must see the handbooks to record all completed requirements in Troop Master.

Flag Retirement
6/2/19 12:30-1:30

The troop is collecting old flags that are tattered & can no longer be flown. We will have a retirement ceremony at Faith Lutheran Church parking lot at 12:30 June 2nd. If you have a flag to donate, please bring it to a troop meeting. Tell your family, friends & veterans about our ceremony and see if they have old flags to donate. We need a few scouts to collect the old flags between church services on 5/19 & 6/2 from 10-noon at Faith Lutheran Church. Let Mr. Horvath know if you can help on 5/19 or 6/2.

Scoutmaster News - Jim Horvath

Good weather is coming soon! We thought it would be here for the campout at Tuscazoar last weekend, but not quite! I think the Scouts had a great time regardless and as a bonus earned an interesting Merit Badge (at least interesting to me). My thanks to the Adults that attended.

*Summer Camp is rapidly approaching and we have some preparation to do. Every person, Scout and Adult spending 72 hours or more at Summer Camp needs to provide to me a BSA Medical form Parts A, B and C. Part C is the physical by a physician or other health professional. We want these for all Scouts as we take them with us on all campouts. Schedule your doctor so that you can turn it in at a Troop meeting by June 1. Philmont Scout medicals due by May 14.

*Parents are needed at Summer Camp, too. A signup poster will be at the Troop meetings starting May 14. There are 4 times each day to choose from, morning, afternoon, evening and overnight. Your purpose is to supplement the two deep leadership that we provide at camp and to insure that Scouts don’t act irresponsibly. *Swim Tests Saturday, June 8, 1-4 pm, at Manatoc pool for those who missed our Troop swim in March.

Red River Gorge High Adventure
7/7 – 7/12
Cost: $250.00

We will have a 2nd high adventure in 2019 to the Red River Gorge. Scouts who have completed First Class are eligible. If you are going on the trip, we need your payments!

Four payments of $62.50 are due in March, April, May and June.

Philmont Scout Ranch High Adventure
6/15/19 - 6/28/19

Mandatory warm-up hikes are twice a week. We will meet Wednesday evenings 6-8 pm at O’Neil Woods and Saturday mornings 9am – 1:00 at Sand Run(meet at Revere Rd lot, 2400 Sand Run.) Bring your pack with 25 lbs. in it and we will be increasing our weight over time. Wear your hiking boots that you plan to wear to Philmont for these hikes! Bring water for the hikes.

You must get a physical before Philmont and submit the forms to Mr. Horvath by 5/14/19.

The final $400.00 payment for the trip will be due 5/15/19. Please call the scout shop to put the payment on your credit card or stop in to pay.

Please put on your calendar the mandatory backpacking campout 5/17 – 5/19 to prepare for our trek. All Philmont scouts are required to attend.

The final Philmont contingent meeting will be 5/16/19 at 7pm at Butler. All scouts and parent(s) who are going to Philmont must attend this meeting. Please wear your scout uniform.

Questions, contact Mr. Mularcik 330.807.6200 or bnpwood4@gmail.com

Troop Committee Needs Members

The purpose of the group is to meet once a month to help plan troop activities, fundraisers, and high adventure trips. We are in need of a New Member Coordinator & Popcorn Kernal. Please consider joining us.

New Member Coordinator Duties: Serves as welcoming ambassador for the Troop and works with the Troop committee in developing and implementing the Unit Membership Plan. Time: 1-2 hrs/mo.

Popcorn Kernal Duties: Coordinates the popcorn fundraiser August through November. Attends August rollout meeting, hands out popcorn order forms to scouts, sets up popcorn show & sells at local stores, orders & distributes popcorn to scouts, & distributes prizes to scouts.

Newsletter Items

To add items to the monthly newsletter, contact Paula at bnpwood4@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 men 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