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

Ad Altare Dei: 9/13 2:30pm
Troop Elections: 9/15 or 22 TBD
Stambaugh Campout: 9/25-27
Court of Honor: 10/4 3pm @ Faith Lutheran
Troop Committee Mtg: 10/4, following COH
Spaghetti Dinner: October, 2020 TBD
Haunted Trails at Butler: 10/9, 10, 16, 17, & 23*

*Must register for a specific night (8p-9:30p)

Popcorn Sale Kick-off is HERE! The Theme is “Nuts for Popcorn”.

Popcorn season is underway and this year we are “Nuts About Popcorn.” In addition to selling popcorn, we are also selling nuts from Whitley’s Nuts. Scouts should have already received order forms (one for popcorn and one for nuts). If you need more info on popcorn or nuts, please reach out to Elise Nester (emnester1@gmail.com) or Jill Gallagher (jkvolgstadt@yahoo.com). You can also find several resources at https://www.scoutingpopcorn.com/.

Important Dates!

  • Sept 15th - 1/2 way point - Scouts selling 15 items or more (and bringing their sheets to the meeting) will receive a large candy bar
  • 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)

New products this year:

  • Jalapeño Cheese has returned (replaces Buffalo Ranch)
  • Sea Salt Light microwave popcorn has returned
  • Trail Mix
  • Peanut Butter Cup
  • Whitley’s Nuts has replaced Bent Tree Coffee. Please note - Whitley’s is a second order form
  • Carmel corn is back to $10!

Show and Sell dates will be shared with the Troop as soon everything is confirmed. Scouts are also encouraged to sell online to family and friends who are not in the area (free shipping!!). All Scouts should have received an online seller ID. If you can’t find the email with the information, please let Elise know and she will be sure you get it.

Stambaugh Campout Sept. 25-27

The next campout is on the schedule. More details to come. Please let us know if your scout would like to participate. Camp Stambaugh is a Great Trail Council Camp in Canfield.

Wrap Ups!

Stan Hywet Merit Badges: 5 Scouts participated and will receive various architecture merit badges at the COH.

Scout Leader Training for Youth: 3 Scouts from our troop completed this 6 hour training: Douglas Knott, Gwen Pszonowsky and Olivia Rumpf.

Manatoc Campout: Once the rain stopped, it was a wonderful campout. Many Scouts started their fishing merit badges, and all had fun.

Storage Unit Cleaning: With the help of many Scouts and parents we were able to reorganize a bit and purge a truck bed full of un-needed items.

Eagle Scout Project Updates

Both Johnny and Ben Mostoller’s Eagle projects are complete! Johnny’s Board of Review is scheduled in early September. We will keep everyone updated! Thanks for the help from the Troop.

Dan Bartlett’s Eagle Project to replace the shed at Faith Lutheran was approved by the Committee and will soon begin once he has more direction from Faith Lutheran regarding the project. More to come!

Troop Committee Meeting

The next COMMITTEE MEETING will be held on October 4, immediately following the COH 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.

Scoutmaster News - Jim Horvath

Welcome to Marie Gentile, a new addition to 7390.

We have been so lucky that we could meet in the parking lot at Faith Lutheran Church this summer! The weather cooperated on Tuesday nights every week. But now that the days are getting shorter and cooler. It is great to know that we can meet inside. We have to social distance by patrols in separate corners of our large meeting room and wear masks. But that is not difficult. We had our first opportunity to experience that this week and it went well. If we could not meet indoors, we would be in trouble.

The turnout for the two Campouts that we had in July and August were better than expected. We hope that continues. Scouting without the OUTING is not the same.

Many things are on the calendar for this fall and we are busy planning more. Some Scouts are having virtual classes to start school this year and some are physically in class. But Scouting is different. It is a social opportunity that means a lot to them. Recruiting new Scouts will be more difficult unless Scouts reach out to their friends and neighbors. Ask them to come to a meeting and consider being a Scout.

Spaghetti Dinner Update

We have narrowed down the potential dates for the Spaghetti Dinner. It looks like it will be a “Drive-Thru” version, possibly on Saturday, October 17. More specifics to come from Tara Mostoller very soon.

The scouts can act as “car hops” and the Raffle and Bake sale will be in the parking lot, weather permitting. If inclement weather, we have permission to use the inside gathering area with social distancing rules.

We will also be able to sell popcorn!

It takes a lot of help from parents and Scouts to make this successful. It is our major source of income, but the success of doing it as a “Drive-Thru” is hard to predict.

The Spaghetti Dinner is an excellent fundraiser for our Troop – we need all hands to bring this together!

Civic Service: Food for Hungry Kids

The Signal Tree Service Project this fall is to fill backpacks for hungry kids. We are requested to collect INDIVIDUAL SERVING SIZE ITEMS, such as (but not limited to) fruit cups, granola bars, soup, cereals, peanut butter, Goldfish, canned pasta or stew, instant oatmeal packets, macaroni and cheese. IMPORTANT: Cans should be pull top for ease of opening. Everything should be shelf stable and ready to eat. This is a Patrol competition event. Items will be tallied by Patrol each meeting.

We will collect items throughout September, with a final turn in date of October 6.

Court of Honor Planned for October

The next Court of Honor is scheduled for Sunday, October 4th at 3pm at Faith Lutheran Church in the Sanctuary, which is set up for social distancing. This should allow for completion of badges worked on over the summer, and completion of virtual badges.

Please encourage your Scout to complete any virtual merit badges they started so they can realize the most out of this experience!


Troops 7390 and 390 are collecting the Acme Cash Back receipts again this year. Last year we got a late start and did not meet the $1,500 minimum required. We are starting sooner this year. 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!

Newsletter Items

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

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