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 Event Calendar

11/10 Troop Open house
11/24 Head Start Christmas Tag Selection
12/4-6 Campout Stambaugh (Klondike warm-up)
12/15 Gift Wrapping for Head Start Gifts
1/22-24 District 2 Klondike Manatoc
2/7 – Scout Sunday, via PowerPoint/video
2/12-14 District 1 Klondike Camp Butler

Events in planning:
March 2021 Wright Patterson Air Force Museum
4/30-5/2 Dover Dam Days Camp Tuscazoar
May 2021 Bike/Camp/Canoe
July 2021 Summer Camp either at Manatoc or Muskingum Valley Council Camp
August 2021 Astronomy Campout

Troops’ OPEN HOUSE set for 11/10

Please make every effort to be in attendance and set the stage for fun for possible new members of our Troops and their families.

We will have pop up tents, axe throwing, making funnel cakes and other fun activities.

A flier for the event has been created – please share on social media and with all of your friends/family who may be curious about Scouting.

Spaghetti Dinner was a SUCCESS!

Nearly $5k was netted this year – with all the uncertainty in the current times and a (necessary) new approach, we had a successful event.

We appreciate everyone’s commitment and participation and especially Tara Mostoller’s vision and coordination. This will help the scouts with their activities this year.

Wrap Ups & Coming Ups!

  • Food for Hungry Kids: We had the 2nd most donations in the District. Hot dog party for all scouts Tuesday 11/3! Thank you for your generosity.
  • Webelos Woods: Cold and clear ... but it went well! We had the Webelos Make Pie Iron Pizzas or Grilled Cheese sandwiches and Donuts.
  • 2020 marks our 19th year donating wrapped Christmas gifts for Head Start. We will distributed tags on November 24th and wrap presents on December 15.
  • We are still planning a High Adventures at Sea Base BSA National High Adventure Base for 2021 – Mr. Gallagher is coordinating this. A second adult 21 or older is needed. Scouts need to commit now.

Eagle Scout Project Updates

Dan Bartlett’s Eagle Project to repair the shed at Faith Lutheran is fully approve to begin–dates and ways to help are coming soon!

Mark Nester’s project is moved to spring.

Troop Committee Meeting

The next Committee Meeting will be held on December 6, at Faith Lutheran Church (or virtually if you prefer). 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 Troop.

Newsletter Items

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

Scoutmaster News - Jim Horvath

We have had no response from parents to this question from last month’s Newsletter. So we will repeat it.

Great Trail Council has said any Troop camping must be at BSA Council camps in Ohio due to the virus restrictions. As much as we would like to camp at places other than Council Camps we have not. We could camp elsewhere if we were to make it a family camp. Any Scout with a parent(s) could attend. If you are interested and would participate, please let us know. We will plan that for next spring starting with Wright Paterson if we want to make it a campout. Otherwise it would have to be a day activity. Dover Dam Days at Camp Tuscazoar, Bike/Camp/Canoe and the Astronomy Campout all may require Parent participation if the Council Rules remain in effect.

We are in the process of re-chartering all members of our Troops. Troop 390 paid the annual re-charter fees for Scouts, Leaders and Committee Members for over 25 years. We do not collect for the annual re-charter like most Units do. The fee this year for Scouts is $66 plus $12 for Boys’ Life. That is why all Scouts and Parents are asked to participate in our fund raising activities. Adult Leader and Committee Member fees are $42. An additional $75 is charged each Unit for Liability Insurance. The total fees for 2021 for both Troops could exceed $3,000.

Popcorn Wrap Up:

The Troop had a great 2020 popcorn season! Many thanks to the all the Scouts (and parents) who worked so hard to make this a successful year.

Troop 390
Take Order: $6,215
Show & Sell/Online Orders: $6,542 Total: $12,757
Troop 7390
Take Order: $2,260
Show & Sell/Online Orders: $3,191 Total: $5,541

Total sales were $18,578, which is $3,849 higher than last year!

Stambaugh Campout Dec. 4-6

The next campout is on the schedule at Stambaugh.

This is our annual Klondike Warm Up! We call it that because typically it is a colder campout, so Scouts have the opportunity to experience activities outdoors but have a cabin for warmth as necessary.

We will participate in two Klondikes in 2021.

Permission Slips will be available at the Troop meeting starting 11/10/20.


Troops 7390 and 390 are collecting the Acme Cash Back receipts again this year. We started sooner this year – but still are looking for an influx of receipts!

Scouts can ask relatives, friends and neighbors for their receipts too. If we are successful this year, 100% of the Cash Back money will go into the Scout Accounts of the Scouts turning in the receipt.

As always, our Scouts receive the most when we all participate.

Paula Young (Knott) is coordinating this again this year. She has volunteered to accept the receipts by email and text. Please write the Scout's name on the receipt and copy or photograph the whole receipt. The Community Cashback amount at the bottom of the receipt must be legible. It would help if your name is in the email or text. Scouts can also turn

in the receipts at the Troop meetings.

Paula's email is mspyoung@zoho.com and her cellphone is 330-208-3926.

Thanks in advance!

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