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 Signal Tree District in the Great Trail Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Troop 390 October Court of Honor

Spaghetti Dinner is 3/14!

Planning is in progress for our Troop’s biggest fundraiser of the year.  Proceeds go directly to our troop and provide much needed gear, patches, lower camping prices and more.  It’s so important that we need all scouts and parents help.

  1. If you haven’t already, mark your calendar, Spaghetti Dinner is Saturday, March 14th. All scouts are assigned a serving shift from 4:00-7:00pm.  We will also need scout help with set up and decorating beginning at 12:00pm.
  2. Please sign up for an adult shift.  Lots of help is needed to make our event successful. 
  3. Each scout received two letters at the troop meeting.  The first is a donation request.  Please accompany your scout in uniform to their suggested location to request a donation.  (You may want to have them call ahead to see if a manager will be available.)  The second is a sponsorship request.  Please consider requesting a sponsorship from a family member, friend or local business that would like to support scouting.
  4. Raffle Baskets:  We have a raffle basket table at our dinner.  It is always fun and raises a lot of money for the troop.  We ask each family to contribute basket items.  Items will be packaged for you, just bring them to the troop meeting by March 3rd.  A donation idea was attached to your scout’s letters.
  5. Bake Sale:  Every year we have an amazing bake sale table at the Spaghetti dinner.  Families are asked to bring in a baked good between 11:00am and 2:00pm the day of our event.  Items may be homemade or store bought.  Ideas are brownies, fudge, cake pops, buckeyes, homemade candy, cookies, pizzelles, muffins, biscotti, sweet breads, pies.
  6. Finally…Tickets will be distributed to each scout in February.  Use the flyer so that you can post Spaghetti Dinner details to your social media or neighborhood sites.

Questions…  Please contact Tara Mostoller at 330-714-1101 or taramostoller@yahoo.com

What's Happening in Our Troop?

Upcoming Campouts and Events - Ed Kuchar

Jan 7 & 14 Welding Merit Badge at Troop Meeting
Jan 31-Feb 2 Klondike at Manatoc
Feb 9 – Scout Sunday at Faith Lutheran
Feb 9 – Court of Honor
Feb 15 – Winter Activity Day-TBD
Feb 16 – Zack Spatz’s Eagle Ceremony -Time TBD
Feb 22 Ski Trip to Peak & Peak
Feb 29 Goodyear STEM day at U of A
March 14 – Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
Mar 21-22 Wright Patterson Air Force Museum
April 25-26 Muskingum Valley Campout
May 16-17 Laurel Caverns - Geology Merit Badge
June 21-28 Bike Trip Great Allegheny Passage & C&O Canal Trail
July 19-25 Summer Camp @ Camp Manatoc

Peak & Peak Ski Trip 2/22 Details:

Commitments are needed by 2/11
This is for EXPERIENCED SKIERS. Permission Slips containing the costs of Lift Tickets and Equipment Rental will be at the meetings starting January 14th.

*We MUST have enough drivers.

Depart from the Acme Montrose parking lot at 6am sharp and return that evening.

It’s Spaghetti Dinner Planning Time! A message from Tara Mostoller, our Coordinator:

The Troop's biggest fundraiser will be here soon. Please reserve March 14, 2020 for our annual Spaghetti dinner. Lots of help is needed to make this event a success. Our next parent meeting will be Tuesday, January 7th. Please participate this Tuesday, your help is needed!

Donations are now being accepted for Spaghetti Dinner raffle baskets. If you see a good deal while you are out shopping, just drop it off at the troop meeting. We will take care of the packaging!!

Some ideas are family movies and games (new or gently used), camping equipment, wine and accessories, candy, blankets, service donations, electronics (new or gently used Kindle, iPad, xbox etc.,) pet items, candles ... and I'm sure that there are many other great ideas that I haven't thought of.

Please call Tara at 330-714-1101 with questions.

We hope to see you at the Spaghetti Dinner.

Welding Merit Badge is Starting!

If interested in participating in this badge, you must be at the meeting on Tuesday Jan 7 & 14 for the required Welding Safety Training and class work.

Scout Sunday is Feb 9th.

We ask Scouts and Families to attend the 11:00 service at Faith Lutheran Church to show the congregation our appreciation for sponsoring the Troop. Usually some of our Scouts will do readings or be part of the service. Following the service the Troop has a potluck luncheon and a Friends of Scouting presentation and Court of Honor.

Wrap Up:

Stigwandish: We had some good food and a good campout!

Cub Chariot Race: Our help was much appreciated – they had a great turnout!

Court of Honor is Around the Corner

The next Court of Honor is scheduled for February 9. Please make note of the date and use these next few weeks to wrap up requirements for badges or rank advancements.

Scoutmaster News - Jim Horvath

Now that the Holidays are behind us, it is time to focus on the Troop Scouting program. Our focus at the January 7 meeting is going to have an SPL (Senior Patrol Leader Council sometime call a PLC) meeting during the Troop meeting so that all Scouts can see what goes into the process of defining the Troop meetings for the month and the campout.

When an SPL meeting is done properly with attendance of all officers of the Troop, the meetings for the month have a focus. Troop meetings contain 7 elements that are critical to the development of the Scout for education, rank advancement, learning leadership and having fun. The meetings for the month should have a theme. This month should be preparation for the Klondike. Some months should have a theme related to current events or history or a merit badge and may include having the Scouts invite a speaker.

We are a Scout Lead Troop and that requires Scouts to grow in their Leadership Ability. It takes time, but is very rewarding to watch it happen.

That brings me to the commercial! We need adult leaders who are available to work with Scouts as necessary at Troop meetings and who can and will camp with us. Sometimes we struggle to have enough transportation for Scouts to get to campouts and

back. If you are interested, please contact me. Moms and Dads can all participate. My email is jhorvath99@aol.com and my cell is 330-283-4422.

High Adventure 2020 Bike Trek

Based on the responses received from the surveys sent, the Bike Trek will be 6/21-6/28. We must have enough Scout commitments for us to continue to plan this event. Permission slips will be at the meeting starting 1/7. Parents are welcome to participate. Cost is $400.00. We must have commitments by March. When the weather improves we weekly start training.

Assistant Scoutmasters Needed

We need more adults to be part of the Troop Leadership. Assistant Scoutmasters are needed to participate at Campouts and Troop meetings. Youth Protection Training, Leader Indoor and Outdoor Training and Hazardous Weather Training are also required

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. Please consider joining us

Popcorn Wrap-up

Sales were positive this year and prizes have been passed out! We still have 4 extra Buffalo Cheddar – They make Great Gifts or your family can eat it! Contact Elise if you’d like to purchase one, some, or all!

Acme Cashback Program

The annual ACME cashback program has come to an end. Bring in any receipts dated on or before December 28 to the Jan 7 meeting with the scout’s name at the top. The Scouts who turns in the receipt gets the 5% of cashback amount on the bottom of the receipt put in their Scout Account. Paula Knott is the ACME Cashback coordinator. Please contact her with any questions at mspknott@gmail.com

TROOP TENTS!

We are NOW missing 3 tents! Scouts take a tents home to clean and dry after a campout. Please dry yours, pack and return for upcoming trips. Tents should be returned at the meeting following the campout.

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.

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.

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