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

5/3-5/5 Tuscazoar (Dover, OH) Animal Science MB
5/17-5/19 Backpacking at Camp Butler (for Philmont Scouts only)
June 15-28, 2019 Philmont High Adventure (New Mexico)
July 7-12, 2019 Red River Gorge Adventure (KY)
July 14-20, 2019 Manatoc Summer Camp (Peninsula)
July 22-Aug 2, 2019 World Jamboree (West Virginia)
Aug 8 – Aug 11 Bike,Camp, Canoe (Massillon, OH)
Sep. 20-22 Stambaugh 100th Anniversary
Oct 18-22 North Lawrence Shooting/Fishing Campout

Important Dates to Remember

4/16/19 Troop Supper 6:30 pm
5/5/19 Troop Activities Committee meeting at 6pm
5/5/19 Troop Committee Meeting at 7pm
5/7/19 PLC at 6pm
5/14/19 Spring Court of Honor at 7:30 during troop mtg.
5/27/19 Fairlawn VFW Memorial Day Ceremony at 9am
6/2/19 Flag Retirement Ceremony at Faith Lutheran Church (In the Planning Stage)

Disability Awareness MB

This badge is being offered on 4/20/19. Registration/continental breakfast at 7:30-8. Merit Badge from 8am – noon at the Goodwill, 570 E. Waterloo Road. No cost. We are encouraging all scouts in our troop to take the merit badge. Meet at Faith Lutheran Church at 7:30 am or go directly to the Goodwill. Please let Mr. Horvath know if you will be meeting at Faith Lutheran.

Summer Camp 2019

Troop 390 and Troop 7390 will go to Summer Camp at Camp Manatoc in Peninsula, during Week #5, July 14-21. That is Sunday at about 1:00 pm to Saturday about 10:00 am. Each day Monday – Friday there are Advancement and Merit Badge Classes predominantly in the mornings. Afternoons most areas are open for the Scouts to do things they wish for their enjoyment or to practice for their classes.

Summer Camp fees are
$280 Earlybird until 5/14/19
$300 5/14/19 - 7/5/19
$315 7/6 – 7/14
The earlier the scouts sign up the better chance they have of getting the classes that they want.

First year campers usually take a T-2-1 class to get a jump on rank advancement plus 1 or 2 Merit Badges.

Cub Scout Day Camp 6/20/19-6/22/19

Volunteers (scouts and parents) are needed to help at Cub Scout camp in June from 9am-4:45pm each day. Scouts can spend the three nights (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday nights) at Camp Butler while helping out or come at 8 am each day. Sign up at the troop meetings. We set up Wednesday Evening 6/19.

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.

Troop Supper 4/16/19 6:30pm

Come with your family to join us for dinner before the troop meeting. Meet the other parents in the troop. We will be welcoming our new scouts and their families!

Zach Spatz Eagle Project work date

Zach is planning his Eagle project at United Diability Services located at 701 Main Street on 5/11/19. He needs help putting together 4 wheel chair accessible raised garden beds. Please come help. Food will be provided. Bring work gloves, water & sunscreen. Time will be announced closer to the date.

Newsletter Items

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

Scoutmaster News - Jim Horvath

We welcome our newly elected Senior Patrol Leader Mark Nester. He will be leading the Troop until the end of September. His responsibilities include holding a Patrol Leader Council (PLC) usually at 6:00 pm the 1st Tuesday of each month, to plan the Troop meetings for the month. All Scouts holding any office in the Troop should attend. Other Scouts are welcome too.

Our next Campout is May 3-5 at Camp Tuscazoar Annual Dover Dam Days. This year Animal Science Merit Badge will be featured. Dover Dam will be open for tours and the camp will provide the dinner meal Saturday evening. We will be tent camping. Cost is $20 per person. Permission Slips are available at Troop meetings. Commitments by April 23 please.

Great Trail Council is in the middle of its Annual Friends of Scouting Campaign. Signal Tree District is working to meet its goal. Anyone who was not at our Scout Sunday presentation or has not been contacted, please consider donating to this very worthy cause. They ask for each family to donate $150, however, any amount, more or less is very welcome. Contact me for a pledge form and more information. Payment methods are flexible. Thank you!

Red River Gorge High Adventure
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.

We are still accepting scouts to go on this trip. If you are going on the trip, we need your payments!

Four payments of $62.50 are due in March, April, May and June.

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

Mandatory warm-up hikes begin this week. We will meet Wednesday evenings 6-8 pm at O’Neil Woods and Saturday mornings 8am – noon at Sand Run(meet at Revere Rd lot, 2400 Sand Run.) Bring your pack with 20 lbs. in it and we will be increasing our weight over time. Wear your hiking boots that you plan to wear to Philmont for these hikes! Bring water for the hikes.

You must get a physical before Philmont and submit the forms to Mr. Horvath by 5/7/19

The final $400.00 payment for the trip will be due 5/15/19. Please call the scout shop to put the payment on your credit card or stop in to pay.

Please put on your calendar the mandatory backpacking campout 5/17 – 5/19 to prepare for our trek. All Philmont scouts are required to attend.

The final Philmont contingent meeting will be 5/16/19. All scouts and parent(s) who are going to Philmont must attend this meeting. Please wear your scout uniform.

Questions, contact Mr. Mularcik 330.807.6200 or bnpwood4@gmail.com

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 & treasurer among other positions. Please consider joining us, usually on the first Sunday of the month from 7-8:30pm. Duties:


  • Take minutes at the committee meeting Send out weekly “troop reminders” email
  • Make the court of honor program
  • Update our advancements 4 times per year Total commitment is about 6 hours per month


  • Keep financial records for the troop Report financials at committee meeting

Total commitment is about 1-2 hours per month.

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