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

October 6 - PLC Meeting, Senior Patrol Leader & his staff
October 17 - Spaghetti Dinner
Oct 30-Nov 1 - WEBELOS Woods Campout
November 10 - WEBELOS Open house
December 4-6 - Campout at Stambaugh
January 22-24 - Signal Tree Klondike
February 12-14 - Chippewa Klondike

Haunted Trails at Butler*: 10/9, 10, 16, 17, & 23
*Must register for a specific night (8p-9:30p)

Spaghetti Dinner 10/17 All Hands Needed!

The Spaghetti Dinner is one of the core sources of income (is essential) for the Troops.  We IMPLORE you to participate – all parents and scouts – and invite friends and neighbors.

This year it will be Take Out and Drive Thru!  The scouts can act as “car hops” for the dinner and sell popcorn and the Raffle Items tickets and 50/50 Raffle tickets sold by adults will be in the parking lot, weather permitting.  If inclement weather, we have permission to use the inside gathering area with social distancing rules.

Our success comes with everyone’s participation. Please keep an eye on emails for details on how to help!

Wrap Ups & Coming Ups!

Camp Stambaugh was awesome. We had great weather and many badges earned.

WEBELOS Woods – we will host WEBELOS and encourage fun, friendship and joining Troop 390 in addition to a fun campout.

We are still in planning for High Adventures for 2021 – Stay Tuned!

We are working on a Veteran’s Day project. More details to come. Anyone have ideas?

Stambaugh Campout December 4-6

The next campout is on the schedule at Stambaugh. We will consider this a Klondike Warm Up!
We will participate in two Klondikes in 2021.

Let us know if you plan to join the Dec campout ASAP so we can plan accordingly.

Help Us Recruit New Scouts
We Want Your Friends to Find our Fun!

Please talk to friends and family about all that we do as Scouts, and what we do for our communities and what we bring to each others’ lives!

Share the gift of Scouting and encourage others to explore it.

Eagle Scout Project Updates

Dan Bartlett’s Eagle Project to replace the shed at Faith Lutheran has become a move and repair instead. It is approved by the Committee and will soon begin once he has approval from the District. More to come!

Mark Nester’s project is moved to spring.

Troop Committee Meeting

The next COMMITTEE MEETING will be held on November 1, at Faith Lutheran Church (or virtually if you prefer). Please join us! We are looking for more parent involvement to ensure the success of the Troop.

Our Appreciation to the Kuchars!

Thanks to the Kuchars for offering outgrown clothes and outdoor items to our Scout families at the Court of Honor. Remaining items will be offered at the Troop meetings 10/6 and 10/13. The Troop has hiking boots sizes 10, 10.5 & 11, plus uniform items, too.

Newsletter Items

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

Scoutmaster News - Jim Horvath

It is so great to see so much sunshine lately! The Campout at Stambaugh was sunny and wonderful! Stambaugh is an under used camp. It is a shame. As much as we would like to camp at places other than Council Camps, Great Trail Council has said any camping must be at BSA Council camps in Ohio due to the virus restrictions. We could camp elsewhere if we were to make it a family camp. Any Scout and parent(s) could attend. If you are interested and would participate, please let us know. We will plan that for next spring.

Our Webelos Woods event is at Camp Butler. By assisting with the Webelos program Saturday and hosting some Webelos for meals and overnight, the Troops get a free campsite. We know that is Halloween and that some Scouts want to Trick or Treat. Great! No problem! But we ask that Scouts turn permission slip ASAP, so we know who will be attending. Also if any want to leave early, please indicate that on the permission slip. The fee for the campout will still be $10 to cover the cost of food.

Our December Campout 12/4-6 will be a cabin at Stambaugh. We call the December campout a Klondike Warmup. Scouts get used to being outside but we have the benefit of a cabin for protection. The Stambaugh cabins are nice and we can also rent a pavilion site for more flexibility.

We will do two Klondikes (1/22-24 and 2/12-14) because we want to get to know Troops in the Medina area because we become part of that District January 1.

Popcorn Sale: Let’s keep the momentum going!

Important Dates!

Sept 15th – was our 1/2 way point – Olivia, Colin and Ryan I. won the candy prize for bringing their sheets to the meeting and meeting the goals.
Oct 6 - 3/4 point - fill an entire worksheet (30 lines) or $550 in sales, receive a $15 gift card (GameStop, Regal Cinema, iTunes, Google Play)
Oct 27 - Popcorn orders are due! - Sell $750 & receive $25 gift card
11/21 weekend popcorn pickup (Details TBD)
12/1 Popcorn money is due to the Troop

Sell a minimum of $450 & receive 1 free camp weekend ($10 camp)!

Want to sell more popcorn and pay for HIGH ADVENTURE or other fun?

We have more Show & Sells scheduled all the way through the end of October. Call/Text/Email Elise Nester at 330-730-8007 or emnester1@gmail.com.

Let’s finish strong!

Court of Honor Was a Success!

Our Court of Honor was this past Sunday 10/4 at Faith Lutheran Church in the Sanctuary. It went quite well! We were very proud to have 118 merit badges awarded and 22 rank advancements, with 2 Scouts reaching Eagle status!

We are so proud of all of the Scouts and are excited to continue to help you reach your goals!


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.

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