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.
What's Happening in Our Troop?
Upcoming Campouts and Events - Ed Kuchar
Dec 6-8 Klondike Warm-up at Stigwandish
Jan 7 Welding Merit Badge at Troop Meeting
Jan 31-Feb 2 Klondike at Manatoc
Feb ?? Ski/Tobogganing Day activities
Mar 20-22 Wright Patterson Air Force Base
April 24-26 Laurel Caverns - Geology Merit Badge
May 15-17 Muskingum Valley Camp- Scout Skills
June 2020 Bike Trip Great Allegheny Passage & C&O Canal Trail
July 19-25 7/19-25 Summer Camp @ Camp Manatoc
Important Dates to Remember
Nov 16 is NYLT Staff Interviews (National Youth Leadership Training)
Nov 17 Service Hours at the Cub Chariot Races, Hyre MS, Ellet. Time 1:30 -5:30
Dec 3 Pull tags for Summit Cty. Head Start
Dec 17 Summit County Head Start gift/food collection and wrapping
NOTE: No meetings 12/24 and 12/31
2/9 Scout Sunday at Faith Lutheran and Court of Honor
We had a great popcorn season! Many thanks to all the Scouts (and parents) who worked so hard to make this a successful year.
We sold $14,729 which is over $2,000 more than we sold last year.
We have 5 additional Buffalo Cheddar left over from the initial Show & Sell order. If interested in one, some or all, please contact Elise at firstname.lastname@example.org They are $20 each.
Thanks to all the Scouts who set sales goals and worked hard to achieve them!
We are still missing 2 tents. Scouts take a tents home to clean and dry after a campout. Please dry yours, pack and return for upcoming trips. Tents should be returned at the meeting following the campout.
Acme Cashback Program to benefit Scouts
The annual ACME cashback program began August 8 and will end December 28. The Scout who turns in the receipt gets the 5% of the cashback amount on the bottom of the receipt. Please turn in any receipts at the meetings with the scout’s name written at the top.
Paula Knott is the ACME Cashback coordinator. Please contact her with any questions at email@example.com
Copley Trap Range: Scouts had a great time at the Copley Trap Range.
Faith Lutheran Rummage Sale: Scouts were very helpful prepping and after-sale loading up for the volunteers. It was much appreciated.
Troop Open House: We had 9 scouts from 3 packs visit at the open house. Thanks to everyone for helping to make it a success!
Our sincere condolences to her family. Husband Ed, sons Russell, Max, Riley and Victor. Words cannot express the sadness we feel for the family. Russell is a Scout in Troop 390. Victor is a 2013 Eagle Scout.
Scoutmaster News - Jim Horvath
I think the Scouts enjoyed Manatoc Kiwanis Campout last weekend! A lot of advancement requirements were completed and we really got to eat well, thanks to the 3 Scouts that were doing cooking for Camping or Cooking merit badges. It is always a challenge for them. In some cases they also learn what not to do. But we always eat well. And just because it was cold doesn’t mean the campout is not fun! My thanks to Laura Pszonowsky and Elise Nester for being there and working with the Scouts on advancement. Both of them and the 3 girls slept in tents both nights!
During Joseph Bartlett’s Eagle Service Project we moved the churches shed away from the pre-school fence so that Joe could replace the fence as in his project design. Now we need to put the shed on a level foundation and repair the siding. We are going to need to decide how to do it and to do it yet this year. The more adults the better, but Scouts can help too.
Our Troop does several Service Projects each year. These are very important for the organizations we do them for and all scouts are expected to participate. The Faith Lutheran Church Rummage Sale cleanup only had 9 Scouts and 5 adults helping. We could have used more Scouts and parents to make it quicker and easier for all of us. Faith Lutheran is very good to the Troop!
National Youth Leadership Training Staff Applications are due November 15. Staff interviews are November 16, at Camp Manatoc Dining Hall starting at 9:00 am. To be on staff a Scout must have taken the Course. I encourage all our Scouts who have taken NYLT to make application to be on Staff.
Welcome New Scout!
Dustyn Kane joined our troop this month – share a hearty welcome!
Assistant Scoutmasters Needed
We need more adults to be part of the Troop Leadership. Assistant Scoutmasters are needed to participate at Campouts and Troop meetings. Youth Protection Training and Leader Indoor and Outdoor Training is also required.
Troop Committee Needs Members
The purpose of the group is to meet once a month to help plan troop activities, fundraisers, and high adventure trips. Please consider joining us.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR PHOTOS FROM THE 4TH OF JULY PARADE, CUB CAMP, PHILMONT, RED RIVER GORGE, BIKE-CAMP-CANOE, SUMMER CAMP, JOE BARTLETT’S EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT, TUSCAZOAR, TRAP SHOOTING AND ANY OTHER EVENTS. IF YOU HAVE ANY, PLEASE EMAIL TO DEB FORSTER! Or TEXT to her at 330-285-7069
Ad Altare Dei
Ad Altari Dei is the Catholic Youth Religious Award for Scouts in grades 7 and 8. This Award requires several weekly meeting with our counselor, Paul Orchosky. Classes start November 19 at 6:00 before the Troop meeting.
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.
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.
THE SCOUT OATH OR PROMISE
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.
Do a Good Turn Daily
THE SCOUT LAW
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