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.

It's Popcorn Time!

Troops 390/7390 Summer Camp group photo

What's Happening in Our Troop?

Upcoming Event Calendar

9/9-11 – Pig Gig @ Camp Tuscazoar
9/13 – Troop Elections
9/20 – Boards of Review
9/22 – Cub Scout Pack 3390 Fall Kick-Off, 7 PM, Faith
9/24 – Leadership Retreat for newly elected officials
9/25 – Ad Altare Dei, 2 PM, St. John’s Cathedral in Cleveland
10/4 – Court of Honor Ceremony
10/11 – Open House for Prospect AOLs
10/14-16 – Laurel Caverns, Farmington, PA
11/4-6 – Camp Manatoc, Concord
12/2-4 – Camp Manatoc, Gilwell Lodge (White Elephant/Christmas)
Jan ? – Camp Manatoc, Klondike Warmup with evening skiing at Boston Mills or Brandywine
2/17-19 – Klondike
3/17-19 – Camp Manatoc, Scout Skills

September 2022:

Lots of things are happening in September!

  • Effective September 6, Scouts are required to return to wearing their Class A Uniform (khaki uniform) to the weekly meetings.
  • Pig Gig Campout, September 9-11
  • Troop Elections, September 13
  • Popcorn Kick-Off, September 13
  • Board of Review, September 20
  • Troop Leadership Meeting for newly elected officials, September 24
  • Ad Altare Dei Ceremony held for two Scouts, September 25 at 2 PM at St. John’s Cathedral in Cleveland

Cub Scout Pack 3390

Cub Scout Pack 3390 is having their Kick-Off Pack meeting on 9/22 at 7 PM at Faith. The Troops have been asked to help grill hot dogs and to be an extra set of hands for the Pack. Please let Mrs. Nester, Mr. Sroka, or Mrs. Frazee know if you are available to help.

Board of Review (BOR):

The Troop will be conducting monthly Board of Review meetings. The next meeting will be held on September 20. Volunteers are welcome. New volunteers will be paired with experienced reviewers to guide them through the process.

Court of Honor Ceremony (COH):

The next Court of Honor ceremony will be held on October 4 at 7:30 PM. Many scouts earned Merit Badges during summer camp and we have scouts who are advancing rank. We invite all parents of scouts to attend. We are asking mothers to wear your ribbons to the ceremony. All are welcome!

Cyber Chip

The Troop did a Cyber Chip training with the Scouts in August. If a Scout missed that meeting, they are responsible for watching the movies on their own at home.  Access the videos by grade level. Scouts also need to write and sign a personalized contract with their parent/guardian that outlines rules for using the computer and mobile devices, including what can be downloaded, what can be posted, and consequences for inappropriate use. Families may also use the Troop form which can be accessed on the troop website. All Scouts are required to update their Cyber Chip every year.

OA Fall Fellowship Weekend:

OA Fall Fellowship weekend is October 7-9 at Camp Butler. Check-in is from 7-8 PM at the BP Pavilion and the cost is $25. The theme is “Ahoy, Me Fellow Brothers”. There will be pirate themed activities, HAM radio training, Signs, Signals, and Codes course (can use towards the Signs, Signals & Codes merit badge). All Scouts who have been through an OA Ordeal are invited to attend. View the tentative schedule of events and register.

Scout Service Hours Available

Whether your scout is looking for volunteer hours to advance rank, to fulfill school requirements, or they just like to help other people, the Summit County Historical Society has a variety of volunteer opportunities available. They are looking for everything from lawn work and weed pulling to photographers, special event guides and assistants to researchers. Please let Mr. Sroka or Mrs. Nester know if you (or your whole family) would like to help.

2023 National Scout Jamboree:

  • Hosted at the Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve – The Summit in Beckley, West Virginia
  • Trip Details: July 19, 2023 (Leave), July 19-30, 2023 (National Jamboree), July 28, 2023, Return Home
  • Cost: $2,000 per Scout
  • The Summit will feature 6 High Adventure Camps: Aquatics, BMX & Skateboarding, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Shooting Sports, Zip Lines & Challenge Courses
  • More information

Parent Volunteers Needed:

The Troop needs parents to help with the Troop and to keep it moving forward. We are looking for volunteers to help form an Activities Committee.

Scoutmaster News - Elise & Dale

Congratulations to Tobey Baranek who earned his Eagle Rank on August 21st!

The next campout, September 9-11, will be The Pig Gig which is a fundraiser for Camp Tuscazoar. Nine Scouts are enrolled to earn the Citizenship in Society Merit Badge and attend a pig roast for dinner. The cost is $30.

Permission slips for the October Laurel Cavern Campout will be coming home on September 13 and will be due on September 27.

Popcorn Fall 2022 Fundraiser:

Important Popcorn dates:

  • Sept 17th - Popcorn available for show and sells and take and deliver
  • October 25th - Take orders due. Money can be collected at this time. Any checks received will be held by the troop and not cashed until Dec 5th. Scouts will choose their prizes at this time.
  • November 19th - Popcorn available to fill the take orders

Contact Information:

Popcorn Kernel - Jill Gallagher

Feel free to call, text or email with any questions or selling needs at 330-690-0288 or jkvolgstadt@yahoo.com.

Show and Sell contact - Tanya Rumpf

Tanya is coordinating show and sells and take and deliver. Please contact her at 330-322-7664.

How Scouts can sell popcorn:

  1. Show and Sells - These are set up by the troop and sign up sheets will be available at scout meetings. St. Hilary Church Mass, Faith Lutheran Service, Drug Mart and Farmers Rail have been scheduled. Ideally, two scouts and a parent/shift. Product sold is split by the scouts who sold that day.
  2. Troop Blitz - date TBD. An organized day by the troop to canvas a neighborhood and sell the product door to door.
  3. Take Orders - Scouts take orders and payment on their own and record on their own order forms. Product delivered by the Scout after November 19th. Recommended payment taken at the time of order.
  4. Show & Deliver - Scouts go door to door in their own neighborhood with product and deliver and collect money on the spot.
  5. Online orders - Scouts email friends and family for sales. Great for out of town contacts. They pay with credit card and product is shipped directly to them. Shop online at PR Popcorn Store and  Whitley's Fundraising for nuts. Contact Jill Gallagher if you are interested in online sales to obtain your scouts online code so they get credit for any sales. Note: the product options online are slightly different than the order form options.

What’s new 2022:

  1. Pre-popped Kettle Corn
  2. Cheddar Cheese, Jalapeno Cheese, and Kettle Corn available in Plastic Pails
  3. Butter and Kettle Corn Microwave 15 pack (previous 16 pack)
  4. Cajun Crunch replaces Trail Mix
  5. All chocolate popcorn is 15 oz
  6. Double Butter microwave 28 pack (previous 30 pack)
  7. Cleveland Indians collectors tin - milk chocolate pretzels
  8. Chocolate Lovers Tin - OSU (previous Browns)
  9. No hometown hero's donation
  10. Winner’s circle $3,000 in sales (previous $2500)
  11. Military Donation Patch incentive - Scouts sell 5 / $25.00 military donations and have the popcorn Kernel submit this information to council. First 200 Scouts receive a patch. These can be submitted as soon as the scouts sell 5.

In Memorandum:

There will be a mass held in memory of Jim Horvath on Sunday, August 21. It will be held at Faith Lutheran in the Fellowship Hall at 10:30 AM. All Scouts should be in full uniform. The one year anniversary of his passing will be August 22.

Did you know?

  • PLC Committee Meetings will be held the 1st Tuesday of every month at 6 PM.
  • September Dues will be deducted from the Scout’s Troop accounts. The fee is $25.
  • All parents are welcome at Troop Committee Meetings. The next meeting is Sunday, September 4, at 7 PM at Faith Lutheran.

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.

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