Welcome to Troops 390/7390

Welcome to the official website of Scouts BSA Troops 390/7390. We are chartered by Faith Lutheran Church of Fairlawn, Ohio and belong to the Soaring Eagle District in the Great Trail Council of Scouts BSA.

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What's Happening in Our Troop?

Upcoming Event Calendar

6/13 Activities Committee meeting, 7 pm @ Faith
7/11-17 Summer Camp, Coshocton
8/6-8 Camp / Canoe being arranged

Events in the planning:

Wright Patterson Air Force Museum- TBD
Laurel Caverns - TBD
Backpacking Campouts– TBD

Fall is Popcorn Sale Time

Elise Nester has been the Troop Popcorn Kernel for several years. With her stepping up to Scoutmaster we need someone to help out with that. More information is coming soon.

Swim Tests and Pool Time 6/12

All Scouts going to Summer Camp and Sea Base Scouts and adults need to take a swim test and because we are planning a canoeing activity, we would like all scouts to take the swim test. We have an opportunity to do Swim Tests at Fairlawn Country Club pool at 9 am Saturday. After the swim tests Scouts can swim until 11am. Scouts need to bring a towel.

Scouts that cannot make the Saturday morning swim test may be able to take it at Manatoc pool between noon and 4 on the 12th also. Swim Tests are done Sunday at Summer Camp, but it is better to do before Summer Camp.

Spaghetti Dinner

The annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser May 15 was very successful! The turnout for in-person and take-out dining was very good. It was great to see so many Scouts and Parents participating!

Our thanks to Paula Young and Tara Mostoller for Co-Chairing the Spaghetti Dinner Committee this year. We will be having a wrap-up meeting soon and start planning for next year.

National Youth Leadership Training

Known as NYLT, we are excited to announce that we have four Scouts participating this year. Kudos to Alex, Gwen, Elizabeth and Olivia. It is scheduled for June 13-18.

Western Reserve National Cemetery Flag Placement

Placing the flags at each headstone went much faster than expected. We apologize to those that got there when it was done. Thank you to everyone who came.

VFW Post 349 Memorial Day Service

The Fairlawn VFW Memorial Day Service at the Fairlawn Community Center was good. We are sure the Scouts learned about the history behind Memorial Day. Thank you to those that participated.

Eagle Service Project Update

Mark Nester is waiting for approval from Summit County of his plans for building two dugouts at one of the ball fields at Fort Island School. Approval of the School Board is needed too. More to come!

Activities Committee

The Activities Committee meets a few times a year to plan the Campouts and other activities for the Troops. Typically we would have a good handle on the activities for the next year by now. However, due to Covid and the restrictions placed on Troops by Great Trail Council to provide safety to Scouts, we need to jump start the process quickly. The Committee will meet Sunday at 7 pm, at church. All are welcome to join us.

Lost & Found

We have a very nice North Face Jacket size. Youth large. It was left a campout in March or April.

Newsletter Items

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

Scoutmaster News - Jim & Laura

Things are progressing rapidly for Laura and her family! She and Gabe have sold their house here and bought a house in El Paso and will move there shortly after summer camp. We will miss you Laura!

Elise Nester has participated as a Committee Member with Troop 7390 from the start of the Troop two and a half years ago and is completing the training required to become Scoutmaster. She is also Web Master for the Troops. Thanks Elise!

We need additional female members to join and be active with Troop 7390. If you are interested, please let us know. Mothers, you don’t have to have daughters in the Troop to become an Assistant Scoutmaster or Committee Member. There are times when we need a second female at camp.

Each Scout will need a BSA Medical Report that includes a physical by a medical professional. School and Sports physicals are not acceptable, but your doctor can fill out both forms from the same visit. The BSA Medical is good for 1 year following the actual physical by a medical professional. Physicals at CVS or Walgreen Minute Clinics or similar are acceptable.

It is critical that we know any allergy, special food concerns and medical events that could occur at camp.

On page B2 Immunizations: please check those that apply and enter the year of the last Tetanus vaccination. Dates are not required for the others. Attaching the Immunization Record is great, but the immunizations section must be completed.

All information is kept confidential and only shared with leaders on a need to know basis.

Medications to be brought to camp, both prescription and over the counter, are to be in the original container or prescription container and cannot be past the expiration date. Please put Scout’s name on each container. Put them in a zip lock bag with the Scout’s name on the bag also.
Soaring Eagle District June 11, 2021

All medications to be taken at camp should be listed on the BSA Medical Report. We ask that all Medical Reports be turned in by the end of June. PLEASE REMEMBER TO ATTACH A COPY OF THE FRONT AND BACK OF THE MEDICAL ISURANCE CARD THAT COVERS THE SCOUT.

Muskingum Valley Summer Camp does not provide tents, so Scouts who have tents should bring them. Troop tents are available also. We can now have 2 Scouts in a tent if okay with the parents.

Most Scouts have selected their classes for Summer Camp. We decided to have our older Scouts run classes for Scouts that are working on Tenderfoot, 2nd Class and 1st Class Ranks. That eliminated some confusion. There is plenty of time to do fun things like hiking or open Archery, Swimming, etc., or to just hang out! Summer Camp is FUN!

Details on Summer Camp

A Summer Camp Gear List will be sent out shortly. Scouts will need physicals and parts A B & C of the Medical Form completed. Print the medical form.

2021 Sea Base High Adventure

  • Date is set for 8/6-11 for St Thomas Adventure.
  • We have 9 scouts and 2 adults.
  • Tim Gallagher and Ed Kuchar are the leaders.

In-Person Troop Meetings Continue

Masks are required through the month of June when in the church building. Church Council will reassess for July.

Troop Committee Meeting

A date for the next Committee Meeting was tentatively set to be virtual, via a zoom link during Summer Camp. You don’t need to be on the committee to participate – ALL ARE WELCOME! We are looking for more parent involvement to ensure the success of the Troops.

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