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.

Troop 390 February COH

What's Happening in Our Troop?

Upcoming Event Calendar

May 11 Fairlawn City Rummage Sale
May 14 COH
May 25 Western Reserve Flag Laying
May 27 Fairlawn VFW Memorial Day Ceremony
May 31-Jun 2 Kelleys Island State Park
June 2-7 NYLT Course Week (Boy week only)
June 9-14 NYLT Course Week (Boy & Girl week)
Jun 20-Jul 3 Philmont
Jul 7-13 Mountaineer
Jul 14-20 Summer Camp, Concord, Manatoc
Aug 16-18 D Day Re-enactment, Conneaut
Sept ? Pirate Ship, Camp Independence
Oct ? Cedar Point Halloweekend

Upcoming Events in May:

  • May 11 – The Fairlawn Women's Club will be holding their annual rummage sale on Saturday May 11th. Troop 390 helps with the breakdown and sometimes requires parent drivers to take items to the Salvation Army in Fairlawn. The event is at the Fairlawn Kiwanis Community Center, 3486 S. Smith Road, Fairlawn 44333. Scouts show up at 1 PM and help load articles to be taken to Salvation Army. We are usually done in an hour, and it counts toward service hours.
  • May 11th - Camp Manatoc is having an event on Saturday, May 11th for Scouts needing Conservation Service hours. Pre-registration is required: https://scoutingevent.com/433-78244-190150.
  • May 14 - Court of Honor (COH) – Scouts arrive at 7 PM and families should plan to arrive at 7:30 PM. Moms should wear their ribbons. Mothers of new scouts will receive ribbons that evening. Scouts should wear their Class A uniform with sashes. If your Scout does not have a sash, they will be available for purchase.
  • May 25 – Western Reserve Flag Laying Ceremony. The Troop will participate in placing flags on graves of the veterans at the Ohio Western Reserve Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Rittman. We will meet at the Church at 8:15 AM. Scouts need to be in Class A uniform. Please bring gloves and a screwdriver to make holes in the ground for the flags.
  • May 27 – Fairlawn VFW Memorial Day Ceremony Memorial Day morning our Scouts will lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the Fairlawn VFW ceremony held in Fairlawn's Bicentennial Park. Troop 390 has participated in this event for over 20 years. Scouts can earn service hours. The ceremony begins at 9 AM. Scouts need to be in Class A uniform and be there at 8:45 AM.

Budgeting for Campout Meals:

Scouts should budget $8 per Scout when planning their campout menus. This will help alleviate overspending and purchasing too much food.

2024 Mountaineer Low Adventure:

Where: Blue Ridge Mountain Council in Pulaski County, VA
Dates: July 7- July 13, 2024
Cost is $465 for Scouts and $200 for adults. There is still time to sign-up.

2024 High Adventure - Philmont Trip

  • Dates: June 20 - July 3, 2024.
  • Please be sure you are current on your $300 monthly payments.

Troop Reminders

  • The next PLC Committee Meeting will be June 4, 2024, at 6 PM.
  • The next Troop Committee Meeting will be on June 2, 2024. All are welcome.
  • Troop t-shirts may be worn between Memorial Day & Labor Day.
  • Troop sweatshirts can be purchased for $23. Troop t-shirts can be purchased for $15. Please see Mrs. Forster if you would like to purchase one.

Newsletter Items

To add items to the monthly newsletter, contact Natalie at nwill0804@gmail.com.

Scoutmaster News - Elise & Dale

There were two campouts in the past month. Scouts camped at the Nassau Observatory in April. Despite the cold, windy weather, Scouts escaped to a nearby creek and ironically warmed up enough to have some fun in the water. Unfortunately, it was too cloudy to open the observatory. The May campout was a COPE event at the Firelands Scout Reservation. Scouts played a team building game and rode a rope swing.

Troop elections were held in April. The members of the 2 Troops elected their new leadership team for the next six months. Congratulations to all!

  • Senior Patrol Leaders: Clara Rauschert, John McCarron
  • Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders: Marie Gentile, Charlotte Oldham, Ryan Mostoller, Joe Nester
  • Quartermasters: Elizabeth Nester, Ryan Ingersoll
  • Historian: Madeleine Frazee
  • Troop Guide: Terrill Marshall
  • Troop Scribe: Sofia Rauschert, Alex Henry
  • Chaplain Aide: Jillian Blevins, Joey Knott
  • Patrol Leader 7390: Emerson Sage
  • Flaming Waffles Patrol Leader: AJ Setzekorn
  • Toxic Sharks Patrol Leader: Ben Blevins
  • Biking Vikings Patrol Leader: Charlie Rayman
  • Boxing Goldfish Patrol Leader: Jack Cooley

Troop dues will be deducted from Scout Accounts this month. This is a semi-annual deduction of $25. Scouts may need to make a deposit into their scout accounts to cover the dues. Please ask Mrs. Forster for your account balance.

2024 Scout Summer Camp:

The 2024 Summer Camp will be at Camp Manatoc from July 14 – 20. Registration is $425 through July 5th and then the price will be $440 per Scout. The Troop has 22 boys and 10 girls signed up. Please make sure you are current on payments. Certain Merit Badges may incur an additional fee for class materials. The summer camp swim test is June 9th at Manatoc from 1-4 PM. Scouts are not allowed in the water without an annual swim test. You can find several useful forms here:

Manatoc Service Opportunity:

There are plans to plant 200 chestnut trees at Camp Manatoc this Saturday, April 13th.  This would be a good opportunity for Scouts needing Conservation hours for rank advancement.  Pre-registration is required, so let Mrs. Nester or I know if your Scout is interested in helping plant trees.

Electricity Merit Badge:

Brad Mularcik has been conducting classes during Troop meetings for Scouts to earn the Electricity MB. The next meeting date is 5/21/24. Please print the Electricity MB worksheet and have your Scout complete this worksheet outside of class. During the Troop Meetings, the scouts completed 3 requirements (3, 11a, 11b) that involved building something. If your scout missed this opportunity, please contact Mr. Mularcik.

Northern Ohio Golf Charities & Foundation Service Opportunity:

Northern Ohio Golf Charities, Inc. (NOGC) is a volunteer organization which has helped conduct professional golf tournaments at Firestone Country Club for over sixty-five years. The organization is looking for volunteers that may walk with the golfers and hold a scoreboard. Volunteers ages 13-23 are free and volunteers ages 24 and up will be charged a $75 fee to cover uniforms, food, and a 5-day pass for the PGA Tournament. The organization is looking for a multiple-day commitment if possible. Jim Kozlosky is part of the NOGC and a new member of the Troop. Please reach out to him if you have any questions at: Jameskozlosky@gmail.com. Registration is open until July 1st and more information may be found on the NOGC website.

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