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.


What's Happening in Our Troop?

Upcoming Campouts - Ed Kuchar

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/Tobogganing Day activity
Mar 20-22 Wright Patterson Air Force Base
April 24-26 Laurel Caverns

Important Dates to Remember

7/4 – 4th of July Parade, scouts to carry VFW banner and flags
July 7-12, 2019 Red River Gorge Adventure (KY)
July 14-20, 2019 Manatoc Summer Camp (Peninsula)
Aug 9 – Aug 11 Bike, Camp, Canoe (Massillon, OH)

*No troop meetings on 7/9, 7/16, 8/20, 8/27

Bike-Camp-Canoe 8/9/19-8/11-19

Permission slips and waivers are now available and must be turned in. You can pick one up at the next Troop Meeting.

Plan to bring your bike to the meeting on 7/30 for a safety check. If you cannot be at the 7/30 meeting, we can complete the safety check on 8/6/19

Everyone, including adults, must wear a helmet and all bikes must be inspected prior to the trip.

More details to come!

Summer Camp 2019

We currently have 25 campers signed up for a week of adventure at Camp Manatoc! 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.

Some important reminders:

If your physical is still out, we need it right away.

Parents: If you have not already, please sign up for a slot. There is a poster available at the meetings, and you can also sign up quickly and easily – right now - on our website.

A/B Med forms are needed for all leaders and volunteers, as well as current YPT.

Wednesday night will be the Family Night. Families arrive at 5pm. If volunteering, park at admin and arrive 15 min early to enter at Concorde camp site.

  • The troop will provide hotdogs, beverages and plates/utensils, etc.
  • Families, please bring something the scouts will eat – a large serving to feed 15-20.
  • Last names beginning with A-M please bring a side dish or a salad, P-Z bring a dessert
  • Closed toe shoes, bring a camp chair, dress for the weather.

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.

Scoutmaster News - Jim Horvath

Summer Camp is a memorable experience for Scouts. Many attend 5 or 6 years. It not only is an opportunity to earn merit badges and rank advancement, but a time to explore the camp and participate in the activities and programs the camp offers. Each Scout should come to camp with a commitment to complete the badges for which they signed up. Getting a partial in a badge is not good and shows a lack of commitment. Parents, please encourage your Scouts to do their best in each class.

Wednesday evening is Family night. It is really important to the Scouts at camp and is enjoyable for everyone. The camp gates open at about 4:00 pm on Wednesday to permit driving back to the camp site. However, Camp Retreat is at 5:45 pm at the Parade Field behind the Admin Building. Parking is not permitted along the roadways so it is better if you arrive early enough to drive back to our campsite and walk back to the Parade Field. A potluck dinner is held in our campsite following Retreat. The Troop provides hot dogs, beverage and plates/eating utensils, etc. Each family is asked to bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share with the Scouts and other families. Please see the requested assignments at the bottom of the Summer Camp section of this Newsletter. We have no refrigeration available so please take home any leftovers that will spoil.

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.

July 4th Parade: 7/4/19 3:30 pm

The Troop is supposed to carry the 5 VFW Flags and Banner, so we need at least 7 Scouts in uniform participating in the parade this Thursday. We meet at St Hilary at 4-4:15. The parade starts at 4:30 and goes down Market Street past Summit Mall and ends at the First Communications parking lot across from Macy's. Please call/text/email Jim Horvath or let Jim know at this week's meeting if you will be participating. If you are not traveling, please attend!

Red River Gorge High Adventure 7/7/19 – 7/12/19

Our 2nd high adventure in 2019 to the Red River Gorge is right around the corner. All scout attending please try to be at this week’s Troop Meeting on 7/2.

Wrap Up:
Cub Scout Day Camp

Cub Scout Day Camp was a big success. Many thanks to the volunteering scouts and parents! Troop 390/7390 had 20 Scouts and Adults on Staff! Everyone’s participation and cooperation made for a great time for more than 75 cubs.

Philmont High Adventure

The adventure went well – great achievement!

Newsletter Items

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

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