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
June 15-28, 2019 Philmont High Adventure (New Mexico)
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) LOOK FOR PERMISSION SLIPS COMING SOON
Sep. 20-22 Stambaugh 100th Anniversary
Oct 18-20 North Lawrence Shooting./Fishing Campout
10/18-20 All Girl Troop Camporee – more details to come
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
6/8 swim tests at Manatoc pool from 1-4 pm
6/8/19 physicals at Manatoc from 12-4 in Health Lodge
6/11 Red River Gorge review at Troop Meeting
6/15/19 swim tests at Manatoc pool from 1-4 pm
No troop meetings on 7/9, 7/16, 8/20, 8/27
Committee Meeting –moved to 6/30/19 at 7pm!
Please Return Signed Code of Conduct
All scouts and parents need to read and sign the Code of Conduct and return at an upcoming meeting. If you have not received yours, please let Deb Forster know. You may do so at a meeting or via email at Debforster@neo.rr.com
Summer Camp 2019
Troop 390 and Troop 7390 will go to Summer Camp at Camp Manatoc in Peninsula, during Week #5, July 14-21. That is Sunday at about 1:00 pm to Saturday about 10:00 am. 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
$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.
Swim tests are available on 6/8 and 6/15 at Camp Manatoc from 12-4 each day. This is only needed if you missed the test conducts at CFHS on 3/18/19.
We need all 3 parts of the BSA Health Forms! Physicals (completed part C) need completed by a practitioner. We also need a copy of the front and back of your insurance card accompanying all 3 parts. Please turn these in ASAP.
NOTE: There is a Physical Day planned at Manatoc on 6/8 at the Health Lodge from 12-4 for only $10 per physical, provided by Western Reserve Hospital.
Parent Volunteers are still needed! Please sign up on the board at upcoming meetings or utilize the link on our website to let us know when you may be available.
Jim Horvath will be traveling to the World Scout Jamboree the last half of the week, so extra parent support is needed.
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 time is a more relaxed time of year, however sometimes it doesn’t seem like it. With vacations, summer camp, high adventure and Cub Day Camp all happening in such a short period of time, it doesn’t seem very relaxed! But this is perfect time of year for Scouts to focus on rank advancement and on merit badges. Some older Scouts need to get going on the Eagle required merit badges, some of which have a 3 month requirement. Age 18 comes quickly if a Scout is not focused on obtaining Eagle. A Scout must know which merit badges they need and who our Counselor is for that merit badge.
Along that same line, we always need new merit badge Counselors. The requirements are simple, you must have training in the field as a vocation or avocation and then complete Youth Protection Training, Adult Registration form and Merit Badge Counselor form. Merit badge counseling is not a time consuming job. There are 135 merit badges. Certainly you would be great at counseling one or two.
All of us are volunteers! We need more help!
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 Kernel. 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 Kernel 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.
Fairlawn 4th of July Parade
7/4/19 3:30pm arrival, 4:30pm parade start
We will once again march in the Fairlawn 4th of July Parade. The VFW has asked us to carry their flags.
Scouts participating should be dropped off at the Faith Lutheran doors at 3:30 pm in Blue Troop T- Shirts. Please have bottled water and/or a spritzing bottle in hand. Parade ends at First Communications across from Summit Mall. Pick up is there, or scouts can return to Faith Lutheran.
Memorial Day Ceremony
We were pleased to have a strong turnout at the Fairlawn Memorial Day Ceremonies. 18 Scouts were present. The VFW lead a beautiful ceremony and donated $250 to Troops 390 and 7390! Thank you, Fairlawn VFW!
Flag Retirement Success
A big Thank You to Debbie for developing the Ceremony and Brent for providing the fire for a successful flag retirement ceremony. The scouts honorably retired 50+ flags. Photos of the event can be found on the updated bulletin board and on our site. Thanks to Debbie!
We will continue to collect flags throughout the year.
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 men 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.
Do a Good Turn Daily
THE SCOUT LAW
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