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

1/11-1/13 Klondike at Manatoc
2/9/19 Scout Ski Day at a NY Ski Resort (TBD)
2/16/19 Ice skating day (TBD)
3/22-24 Stambaugh (Canfield, OH)
5/3-5/5 Tuscazoar (Dover, 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

1/8/19 PLC at 6pm
1/15/19 Troop dinner at 6:30
2/3/19 Scout Sunday & Court of Honor 11am – 2pm
3/2/19 Troop Spaghetti Dinner
2/3/19 Troop Committee Meeting at 2pm

Spaghetti Dinner - Tara Mostoller

Our second fundraiser for the troop is our annual spaghetti dinner which will be on 3/2/19. We need every scout and parent to help with this event. We have spaghetti to prepare, bake sale table and a basket raffle. Please plan to donate some bakery and a few items for the basket raffle.

We are looking for a parent to run the basket raffle table the day of the fundraiser. We have someone who has volunteered to put the baskets together and gather the donations but we need someone the night of the event. Let Tara know if you are interested.

The next spaghetti dinner meeting is 1/15/19 at 7pm during the troop meeting. All parents are asked to attend.

You can contact Tara at taramostoller@yahoo.com

Troop Supper January 15 6:30-7:00

Normally 2nd Tuesday of Each Month 6:30 – 7:00

Please provide your feedback to Mr. Portteus or Mr. Horvath regarding this event. 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 do. The purpose of this supper to help the parents get to know the other parents and Troop Leaders better.

The Scout Shop is Moving

Great Trail Council is closing the S. Main Street Scout Shop and Office location at 6:00 pm December 18. Grand Opening at 4500 Hudson Dr, Stow 44224, is January 12, 9 am-1 pm. They will have more office space and a bigger scout shop!

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 help 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

Happy New Year! As usual the year is off to a fast start, at least for me in Scouting and personally. It is going to be another great year of Scouting for Troop 390. We have a lot of activities planned and are looking forward to Webelos crossing over to our Troop in the next month or two. Also remember to ask people you know to visit our Troop and consider joining. Scouting is a great experience for youth.

We need one or two more girls to join the Girl Troop at Faith Lutheran to make it meet BSA requirements. Several girls are participating now and enjoying it! We have adults registering to be leaders and committee members but can use more. So please attend a Committee meeting and participate in the guiding the Troop.

Debbie Forster has accepted the Troop Committee Chair position on an Interim Basis (Vacant due to John Ertle’s health), so now we can officially re-charter this week. Our re-charter month moved from March to January when Old Portage combined with TriFires District. Debbie is a great Scouter and her accepting this position is much appreciated. Please thank her next time you see her.

Last month I spoke about the Red River Gorge High Adventure. We need to finalize plans now, so I am requesting input from each family as to whether your Scout likely will attend. That means the Philmont Scouts, too. If they want to attend the Red River Gorge Trek, we will change the date to permit that. But we need to have feedback by next Tuesday, January 15. Please!

Scout Sunday is February 3. Please see article on next page. We would love to have 100% of our Scouts and Families attend.

Red River Gorge High Adventure
6/23/18 – 6/28/18 or 7/7 – 7/12 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 by 1/8/19.

Scout Sunday 2/3/19 11:00 – 2:00

We meet at Faith Lutheran church in full uniform at 10:45 with the service beginning at 11:00. Families are encouraged to attend with their scouts. We will have a potluck lunch starting at noon followed by our Winter Court of Honor. Families are asked to bring one large side dish to share. The troop will provide pizza, drinks, dessert and table service.

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

The next Philmont contingent meetings will be 2/7/19 and 5/16/19. All scouts and parent(s) who are going to Philmont must attend these meetings. Please wear your scout uniform. The next $400.00 payment for the trip will be due 1/16/19. Please pay at the scout shop or call 330-773-0415 to put the payment on your credit card. Thanks to the boys who submitted their requests for the Philmont activities. We will be selecting our desired trek soon. Please put on your calendar the mandatory backpacking campout 5/17 – 5/19 to prepare for our trek. There will also be warm-up hikes in April, May & June most likely Thursday evenings and either Saturday or Sunday afternoons.

Troop Committee Needs Members

The troop committee has gotten quite small in recent months. We really need more parents to participate. The purpose of the group is to meet once a month to help plan troop activities, fundraisers, and high adventure trips. We are in need of a secretary and treasurer among other positions. Please consider joining us, usually on the first Sunday of the month from 7-8:30.

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