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.

Troop 390 October Court of Honor

What's Happening in Our Troop?

Upcoming Campouts - Ed Kuchar

Oct 26 Shooting at Copley Trap Range 9a-Noon (no camping) 1665 Jacoby Rd, Copley OH 44321
Nov 8-10, Scout Skills at Ft. Steuben
Dec 6-8 Klondike Warm-up at Stigwandish
Jan 31-Feb 2 Klondike at Manatoc
Feb 15 Ski/Tobogganing Day activities
Mar 20-22 Wright Patterson Air Force Base
April 24-26 Laurel Caverns - Geology Merit Badge
May 15-17 Scout Skills
June 2020 Bike Trip Great Allegheny Passage or C&O Canal Trail
July 19-25 Summer Camp @ Camp Manatoc

Important Dates to Remember

Oct 12 8-noon (new time) Service Hours for the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Foundation run/walk. Call Mr. H
Oct 15 Badge sewing at meeting
Oct 15 Spaghetti Dinner Committee Meeting
Oct 22 Troop Open House
Oct 29 Faith Lutheran Setup for Rummage Sale during Troop meeting
Nov 2 Faith Lutheran Rummage Sale clean-up 1:30
Nov 17 Service Hours at the Cub Chariot Races, Hyre MS, Ellet. Time 1:30 -5:30
Dec 3 Pull tags for Summit Cty. Head Start
Dec 17 Summit Cty Head Start gift/food collection and wrapping

NOTE: No meetings 12/24 and 12/31

2/9 Scout Sunday at Faith Lutheran and Court of Honor

Popcorn Info

The popcorn season is almost over. We’ve had lots of successful Show & Sells and Blitzes. Scouts may also take popcorn around their neighborhoods and sell it. If you would like to do that, please contact Elise Nester (330-730-8007) to arrange to pick up product.

Just a few reminders:
• Scouts are asked to sell $450 worth of popcorn/coffee or pay the Troop $75.
• Popcorn turn-in is 10/22 at the Troop meeting.
• Sell $750 & receive a $25 gift card
• Sell a minimum of $450 receive 1 free camp weekend ($10 camp)
• Popcorn pickup will be 11/10 from 2-4pm at the Nester’s (440 Crystal Lake Rd, Akron)

Thanks to all the Scouts who have set sales goals and are working hard to achieve them!

As always, if you have any questions, please contact Elise or Jill (330-690-0288)

If you have not yet had a chance to review the 2019 Popcorn info sheet that was emailed to all families, please take a minute to do so. It has all the popcorn info you need. You may also access it on the Troop website at https://www.bsatroop390.org/fundraisers/.


We are still missing 2 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.

Acme Cashback Program to benefit Scouts

The annual ACME cashback program began August 8 and will end December 28. 5% of all ACME goods go 100% to the scout that brings in the receipt.

Please turn in any receipts at the meetings with the scout’s name written at the top.

We are also looking for a coordinator for this project. Please consider assisting in this short, simple project that benefits the Scouts so much. Contact Jim Horvath for more details.

Wrap Up:

Court of Honor - Nine Rank Advancements and eighty Merit Badges were earned for this Court of Honor! Congratulations to Zach Spatz for achieving the Rank of Eagle!

Tuscazoar Campout – 16 Scouts earned American Heritage Merit Badge and had a great time!

Scoutmaster News - Jim Horvath

We were unable to get the North Lawrence campout for October 18-20, so instead we have arranged to do shooting Saturday, October 26, from 9-noon. Our Scouts have a chance to learn to shoot shotguns at clay pigeons. This will be at Copley Trap Range, 1665 Jacoby Rd., Copley. Scouts can learn to shoot if they are new to shotgun shooting or Scouts who have a partial in Shotgun Shooting merit badge

may be able to finish the shooting requirement. Scouts need to commit by Tuesday October 22 and Parents will need to sign a waiver and a permission slip for the Scout also. I will convey our count to the range so they can have enough trainers for us. The Troop is paying the cost of shooting.

Repeat of last month’s Open House Info.

Tuesday, October 22 is our Troop Open House date. We invite Packs in our area to bring their Webelos who will be crossing over to a Troop in the Spring to visit and learn about our Troop. But is also a time to invite boys and girls who are not in the Cub Scout Program to come visit. They are certainly welcome to come to any meeting, but the open house meeting focusses on them. Please encourage your Scouts to invite other boys and girls to visit our Troops and consider joining.

Parents are welcome to attend Troop Activities. However, we ask that anyone wishing to do so take the Youth Protection Training. Campouts require drivers and chaperones, so anyone attending should stay with the Troop and participate in the activities as needed. Remember we are Scout led and adults should let the Scouts lead. Scouts should tent with Scouts.

Service Hours: Help Needed 10/12

The Creutzfeldt-Jakob Foundation has asked for Troop 390 to help with their annual run/walk this Saturday from 8am to noon. Fun and easy. Meet at Faith Lutheran at 7:30am. Email Jim Horvath if a able to attend.

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 and Leader Indoor and Outdoor Training is 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.


Den Chief Training
October 19

At Camp Stambaugh. Contact Jim Horvath for more details. Being a Den Chief is a great opportunity for service hours, to learn and develop leadership skills and encourage cubs to join Troop 390!

Ad Altare Dei

Ad Altari Dei is the Catholic Youth Religious Award for Scouts in grades 7 and 8. This Award requires several weekly meeting with our counselor, Paul Orchosky. Email Jim Horvath. Classes will start in November.

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.

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