May 15th is our 28th Annual Spaghetti Dinner!

Purchase your meal tickets now!

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 October Court of Honor

What's Happening in Our Troop?

Upcoming Event Calendar

4/17 Visit to Medici Art Museum
4/23-25 Service Hours for the Yellow Creek Foundation and Akron University. More to come.
4/25 Ad Altare Dei Mass
4/30-5/2 Campout at Butler
5/15 Spaghetti Dinner
5/30 Memorial Day Flag Placement at Western Reserve Cemetery
7/11-17 Summer Camp, Coshocton
7/18-24 Manatoc Summer Camp


Events in the planning:
Wright Patterson Air Force Museum- TBD
Laurel Caverns - TBD
Astronomy Campout – TBD
Bike-Camp-Canoe – August 2021

Spaghetti Dinner

The annual Spaghetti Dinner is scheduled for 5/15/2021 for in-person and take-out dining.

Tara Mostoller and Paula Young are the Spaghetti Dinner Committee Co-Chairs this year. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year!

We will have online ticket purchasing this year and our facebook event page (HINT: super easy to share info and options for ticket purchases!) in addition to traditional ticket sales. We will have flyers and tickets available at upcoming meetings. It is a wonderful time for all.

Our next Spaghetti Dinner meeting is scheduled for Thursday 4/1/2021 via Zoom. We can use the help of all parents in this planning process. Parents – please refer to a recent email from Paula as to how you can help out! Please contact Paula at mspyoung@zoho.com or 330.208.3926 to get involved!

National Youth Leadership Training

Known as NYLT, we are excited to announce that we have a number of scouts being provided the opportunity to attend this year. Included are Douglas, Tyler, Lucca, Alex, Gwen, Elizabeth and Olivia. It is scheduled for June 13-18.

Details on Summer Camp

We are gathering more details on preparation for summer camp. For parents: Scouts will need physicals and parts A B & C of the Medical Form completed.

We are coordinating swim tests, and remember the EARLY BIRD price deadline is MAY 11 at $280. Price will increase after that. Permission Slips and more details available at the meetings.

Adult Leader Outdoor Training

There is an adult Leader Outdoor training scheduled 4/30-5/1 at Camp Manatoc. This is one of two required Leader Trainings for Scoutmasters and Asst. Scoutmasters. We hope some parents will consider joining us in leadership.

Eagle Service Project Update

Mark Nester has submitted his plans for building a dugout at one of the ball fields at Fort Island School to the City of Fairlawn and Summit County. More to come!

Wrap Ups

March Campout: Cold but beautiful. 30 Scouts attended! Cold, fun and muddy!

Troop Elections: We have 2 new SPLs!! Gwen and Douglas. We look forward to your leadership.

Newsletter Items

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

Scoutmaster News - Jim Horvath

Things change almost as fast as we tell you about something. As we told you last week our Troops’ Summer Camp has been moved to Muskingum Valley Council Scout Reservation (MVSR) in Coshocton, July 11-17. They are offering a better camping experience for all ages of our Scouts. However, we have been informed that the change to a week earlier in July will not work for a few of our Scouts. So we will also do Camp Manatoc Summer Camp, July 18-24, for those Scouts and a limited number of others. As we see it the total number will be limited to 8 Scouts. Please let us know ASAP that your Scout will be attending Summer Camp and whether they need to be considered for Camp Manatoc. The two Camps have slightly different fees. Please refer to the two different Summer Camp Permission Slips to register your Scout.

There is much preparation to do for Summer Camp so the sooner we know who is attending the better. Each Scout will need a BSA Medical Report that includes a physical by a medical professional. Sports physicals are not acceptable, but your doctor can fill out both forms from the same visit. It is critical that we know any allergy, special food concern and medical events that could occur at camp. All information is kept confidential and only shared with leaders on a need to know basis.

Annual Swim testing of every Scout before Summer Camp is preferred to save time at camp, however, we typically do that at Copley High Natatorium that we think is closed to us at this time. If you belong to a Swim Club that we might use to do the swim tests, please let us know so we can schedule in June.

Class offerings for Summer Camp will be distributed at the Troop meeting in the near future. Once the Scout registers for Summer Camp we pay that Council and register the classes for the Scout. Some classes have participant limits. So early registration helps. Most Scouts that are working on Tenderfoot, 2nd Class and 1st Class Ranks will attend some classes for those ranks and take a Merit Badge or two. There is plenty of time to do fun things like hiking or open Archery, Swimming, etc., or to just hang out! Summer Camp is FUN!

Medici Art Museum Visit

The BSA art exhibit at Medici Art Museum in Warren, OH, is a wonderful collection Scout related art by Norman Rockwell, Walt Disney and other artists. We want to see this exhibit in conjunction with Scouting Heritage merit badge and also because the collection may be sold due to the law suits against the BSA. We may need parent drivers!

2021 Sea Base High Adventure

Details regarding the Sea Base High Adventure for Summer 2021.

  • Date is set for 8/6-11 for Key West Adventure.
  • We have 8 scouts and 2 adults. There is room
    for one more Scout!
  • Tim Gallagher and Ed Kuchar are the leaders.

In-Person Troop Meetings Continue

We are excited to continue in-person meetings and the start of our new Patrols. Lots of planning in the works for spring summer and fall! Social Distancing and masks required

Hiking and Biking 2021

We are in the planning stages for more hikes and bike rides in 2021. Keep an eye out for updates and your hiking shoes ready!

Troop Committee Meeting

The next Committee Meeting will be held on March 28, 2021 and will be virtual, via a zoom link. You don’t need to be on a committee to attend – all are welcome! We are looking for more parent involvement to ensure the success of the Troops.

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