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

What's Happening in Our Troop?

Upcoming Campouts and Events - Ed Kuchar

March 14 – Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser - Postponed
March 28-29 Wright Patterson Air Force Museum - Cancelled
April 24-26 Manatoc Campout - Scout Skills
May 16-17 Laurel Caverns - Geology Merit Badge
May 19 Court of Honor & Last Day to pay Summer Camp Early bird fee of $295
May 25 VFW Memorial Day Service 9:00 to 10:00 am
June 21-28 Bike Trip Great Allegheny Passage & C&O Canal Trail
July 19-25 Summer Camp @ Camp Manatoc
August –Possible Allegheny National Forest Backpacking Campout

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

Our Troop's biggest fundraiser, the Spaghetti Dinner is quickly approaching. Several things are needed to make this event to be a success. Please email, text or call Tara Mostoller (330-714-1101), or
taramostoller@yahoo.com) if you are able to help with any of the following items:

  1. We have several adult shifts that need coverage on March 14th from 4:00pm-7:00pm. If you have not signed up yet, please let me know, as soon as possible, which position you are able to cover.
    • One Adult to prepare the bread and salads for the servers.
    • One to two adults to prepare “to go” meals
    • Four people to help in the kitchen from 4-7pm
    • Six or more people to help with clean up. The more we have, the faster it goes!
  2. We also need to borrow the following items: Please let Tara know if you have any, and bring it to Tuesday's meeting March 10.
    • 5 Power Strips
    • 5 Large Roasters
    • 3 Large Pots for boiling spaghetti
    • 4 Crock Pots
  3. All families are asked to provide a baked good to sell at the bake sale. Please drop off before the event on Saturday, March 14th.
  4. We don’t have enough raffle basket donations! If you have not turned in a donation, please either donate toward a basket or drop your donation on my porch at 4215 Janwood Drive, Copley, before this Sunday.


  1. Very important prep/training next Tuesday, 3/10 at the troop meeting
  2. Scouts should put their name on the back of each dinner ticket for a chance to win a prize. Ticket money and unsold tickets (hopefully you don't have any) must be turned in at next week's troop meeting March 10.
  3. Scouts should report for their shift, in clean uniform at 3:00pm on Saturday, March 14th, if they would like to eat a spaghetti dinner. The Baughman family has once again bought meals for the scouts! All other scouts should arrive by 4:00pm to begin their shift.
  4. Help is needed for decorating beginning at noon on March 14th. Come if you are available to help decorate.

Welding Merit Badge is Continues!

Congratulations to Elizabeth Nester, Gwen Pszonowsky and Lohen Middendorf for completing the MB Tuesday 3/3! Brad Mularcik will only be at the troop meetings when notified by Scouts that they are ready to review the safety requirements. Participating Scouts should come prepared to talk about the requirements. Welding sessions will be available by appointment. Each Scout must have parent present during the welding. The parent may weld too! Contact Brad Mularcik directly to schedule. bnpwood4@gmail.com

Scouts BSA Physicals are not only for Summer Camp

Each Scout and Adult Leader is required to have a Scouts BSA Medical form annually. To attend Summer Camp the physical (Part C) must be dated within 12 months of the last day of Summer Camp. However, these are important to the Troop all year long. If a Scout or Leader is hurt or becomes ill on a campout or other activity, we have them to reference and provide to medical professionals as necessary. The parent completes Parts A & B of the form and Part C should be completed by Medical Professional such as a doctor or a physican’s assistant. Copies of sports physicals are not accepted.

Contact Mr. Horvath with any questions.

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

The “Rise Against Hunger” service project last Saturday was amazing! We had 15 Scouts and Adults participate, but there were over 100 people total. Over 10,700 meals were packed in less than 2 1⁄2 hours. It was quite a production! See the pictures on our bulletin board or on the Troop web site. “Rise Against Hunger” sends the food packets to starving people in Africa and elsewhere. When they have several hundred thousand packet they will ship them to a country and tell us where they went. Faith Lutheran Church expects to do this again in September. Our Scouts get credit for Service Hours for this. We appreciate both Scouts and Adults who participated. Thank you!

We don’t hear from very many Parents between Courts of Honor, however, we would very much like to! The Troop Committee meets monthly usually at 7:00 pm on the 1st Sunday of the month at Faith Lutheran. All Parents are welcome to attend and participate. You do not have to be a Committee Member.

Participating in the Spaghetti Dinner is a great way to meet other Parents and Leaders and see our Scouts in action! We are able to keep costs to the Scouts low and offer many of the benefits we do by asking for Scout and Parent participation in our Fundraisers. AND IT’S FUN!

The Wright Patterson Museum trip and the Laurel Caverns trip are both fairly long drives and adults are needed for them to be successful. Usually these two activities are well attended, so if you are available to drive, please indicate that on the bottom of the Permission Slip. Both Permissions Slips are available at the Troop meetings. Adults are required to pay some of their own costs to participate on these two activities.

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 are now available. Parents are welcome to participate. Cost is $400.00. After March 31 the fee goes up to $425.00. When the weather improves we will start weekly training.

Summer Camp Payments and Class sign-ups are now active

The class list and form for Scouts to indicate what they are interested in taking at Summer Camp will be available starting at the March 10 Troop meeting. Advancement and Merit badges at Summer Camp is important and the Troop will help the Scouts to get the most out of the opportunity.

Peak & Peak Ski Trip 2/22 Wrap up

Only 6 Scouts and Mr. Gallagher signed up for the NY Ski, so we could not do it as a Troop activity without the required 2 deep leadership Scouting requires for Youth Protection. However, Mr. Gallagher offered to take the boys as a non-Troop activity providing the parents approved. Everyone had a great time! One additional glitch was that there were not enough people to qualify for the group rates. The Troop will review and determine whether the Scouts owe additional amount.

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


We are still missing 2 tents! Scouts take a tent home to clean and dry after a campout. Tents should be returned at the meeting following the campout. Someone must have these tents!

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