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.

October 2018 Court of Honor

What's Happening in Our Troop?

Upcoming Campouts - Ed Kuchar

11/10 Climbing w/ Webelos at Kendall Cliffs 3-5pm
11/30-12/2 Klondike Warm-up @ Stigwandish (Madison)
1/11-1/13 Klondike at Manatoc
2/9/19 Scout Ski Day at a NY Ski Resort (TBD)
3/22-24 Ft. Steuben Campout (Freeport, OH)
4/26-4/28 Muskingum Valley Campout (Coshocton OH)
5/17-5/19 Backpacking at Zaleski SF or Hickory Creek
June 15-28, 2019 Philmont High Adventure (New Mexico)
June 23-28, 2019 Red River Gorge Adventure (KY)
July 14-20, 2019 Manatoc Summer Camp (Peninsula)
July 22-Aug 2, 2019 World Jamboree (West Virginia)

Important Dates to Remember

11/3/18 Faith Lutheran Rummage Sale Cleanup 1:30
11/6/18 Cub Scout Open House during our meeting
11/13/18 PLC at 6pm
12/2/18 Troop Committee Meeting at 7pm
3/2/19 Troop Spaghetti Dinner

Popcorn News - Elise Nester

Thank you to everyone for selling popcorn. Our fundraiser was a success with over $13,000.00 in sales.
Popcorn pickup will be at the Gallagher’s (4051 Stonebridge Dr, Copley) on 11/10 from noon to 2pm. If you unable to make that time, please contact Tim (330-690-0419) or Jill (330-690-0288) and make alternate arrangements.

We do have a few extra tins of popcorn left over that are above the orders we need to fill. If you’d like to purchase some, please contact Elise Nester.

(4) OSU tins – peanut butter cup
(4) Cleveland Indians tins – caramel sea salt
(1) Cleveland Browns tin – chocolate pretzels

Money will need turned in by 12/4. It’s easiest if you turn in one check or cash for all of your orders.

Hotdog Supper
2nd Tuesday of Every Month 6:30 – 7:00

We will be having a hotdog supper (or other entree) each Tuesday of the month beginning 11/13/18. Scouts and their families are invited to attend. If you’d like to come a little early at 6pm to help Mr. Portteus setup, please let Mr. Horvath know. The purpose of this supper to help the parent get to know the other parents and Troop Leaders better.

November Climbing with Webelos

The troop is treating our Scouts to a free “climbing with the Webelos” at Kendall Cliffs on 11/10/18 from 3-5pm and then free pizza dinner at 5pm. Sign up required this week or next at the troop meeting!
You must complete an online waiver before you arrive.


Merit Badge Information

Robotics, Programming, Electronics – Contact Mr. Mularcik when you are ready to review the material.

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.

Scout Bulletin Board

We are looking for a parent(s) to update our bulletin board at Faith Lutheran Church twice a year. Update photos and information. Probably 4 hours/year. Let Mr. Horvath know if you can help.

Newsletter Items

To add items to the monthly newsletter, contact Paula at bnpwood4@gmail.com

Scoutmaster News - Jim Horvath

Troop 390 has some exciting news! We will be recruiting boys and girls at St Hilary School next Monday and inviting them to our Open House on Tuesday November 6. Any boy or girl who join Scouts that night will be eligible to go to the Kendall Cliffs climbing activity we are sponsoring Saturday November 10, along with our Scouts and the Webelos from Packs 3075 and 3390.

Girls must have their own Troop and cannot be part of Troop 390 per se, however, Faith Lutheran Church will sponsor the Troop and the Troop Committee from 390 can dual register for the girl troop. A separate Scoutmaster (male or female) is required for the girl troop and some of the leaders must be female. Both Troops will meet at the same time Tuesdays at Faith Lutheran. We are permitted to do the same activities if desired.

Camping at Manatoc and other camps are set to accommodate girls and female leaders. The Manatoc Summer Camp program will be accepting girls in 2019.

It is truly exciting and as some say “long overdue.” Girls will be eligible to earn the same ranks as boys from Scout to Eagle.

To have a girl troop a minimum of 5 girls must register. So if you know of any girls that would enjoy the Scouting Program, please invite them to our open house at 7:00 pm Tuesday, November 6.

Red River Gorge High Adventure
6/23/18 – 6/28/18 Cost: 250.00

We will have a 2nd high adventure in 2019 to the Red River Gorge. Scouts who have completed First Class are eligible. More details coming soon!

Sign up starting November 1st with a $50 payment. Additional payments of $50 will be due in February, March, April, & May. Commitments are required.

Adult Youth Protection Training

Registered Adults must renew their youth protection online at www.my.scouting.org by 1/1/19. It takes about 1.5 hours to complete. The current version became available in March 2018. If you have taken it since then you are good for 2 years from the date you took it. It is recommended that all parents take it too.

Religious Awards

Did you know that boy scouts has religious awards for most denominations? Scouts interested in pursuing these, please let Mr. Horvath know. We hope to start Ad Altari Dei (Catholic Award) soon.

Philmont Scout Ranch High Adventure
6/15/19 - 6/28/19

In 2019 our troop will go to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. It is the premier high adventure camp for boy scouts. Scouts are required to be 14 years old or completed 8th grade and be first class rank by January 1, 2019 to attend. The cost is $1950.00/person which includes airfare. We have 7 scouts and 2 adults signed up. The next $400.00 payment will be due 11/23/18.

Troop Committee

We are looking for a parents to attend and participate in the troop committee which meets once a month usually the first Sunday of the month 7pm-8:30pm to discuss Troop Advancement, Activities, Leadership, Training and Finances. Please consider joining us!

Head Start Gift Giving

Christmas is a time to think of those less fortunate than us. For many years Troop 390 families have provided a Christmas for a Family in the Summit County Head Start Program. The Troop will do it again this year with the help of each of our families.

Head Start will provide us with paper ornaments with an item that the child wants or needs, plus an article of food or supplies for the family. Our Scouts will be able to select one of more ornaments at the Troop meeting November 27th. The items are to be brought unwrapped to the Troop meeting on December 18 where the Scouts will wrap them for delivery to the family.

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.

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