Troop 918 is sponsored by Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California.  Our goal is to develop Godly young men of great character with a heart of service for others and knowledge and respect for the outdoors.

The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for its youth members. To maintain such an environment, the BSA has developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies, and provides parents and leaders the following online and print resources for all scouting progams.  For more information please visit: www.ocbsa.org/youth-protection/

Patrol Meetings & Merit Badges

Posted on Jan 14 2017 - 7:51pm

This next Monday the January 16th we will be holding the first Patrol Meetings of the year. Remember they last for a total of 45 minutes then we will be meeting in the Refinery (regular room) for our first Merit Badge Session.

The Merit Badge will be Scouting Heritage taught by Mr. Menton and Mr. Karn, Jan 16th and Jan 23rd. Please print out and bring with you the attached Merit Badge Worksheet (Scouting Heritage) to the meeting and if you have the Scouting Heritage Book please bring it. (check out YouTube for some great videos on Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell and Scouting Heritage/History.)

Mr. Karn will also be finishing off the blue cards for those scouts who have been working on the cooking Merit Badge.

Camping: Jan 27-29, 2017

Posted on Jan 14 2017 - 7:43pm

January kicks off Troop 918 first campout. We will be camping at the Ortega Oaks Campground off of Ortega Highway on January 27-29th. Here you can come and hang out with your friends, work on your cooking merit badge, camping merit badge, first class emphasis etc... Remember for advancement you need to participate in outings, be a grub master and also cook so come on out and have a great time. There is also a candy store close that you will be able to visit.
Cost is 25 dollars per scout.
Leaving at 6pm on Friday from the Refinery parking lot.
Returning on Sunday.

February Snow Camp

Posted on Jan 14 2017 - 7:42pm

Snow camp is here and we will be tent camping at Camp Tahquitz. We will be tubing and sledding along with other great activities.

Click here for a great Boys Life article titled: How to Stay Warn With the Right Winter Gear

2017 Saddleback District Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Posted on Jan 14 2017 - 7:42pm

Join us to celebrate them at Saddleback District's 34th Annual District Dinner on Jan 26th 

Troop 918's 2016 Extra Miler Award recipients will be:

Cindy Le Beau     Joe Menton     Doug Soller


Say "Thank You" to those volunteers who have made a significant difference in our Packs, Troops, Teams, Crews and to all of those who have volunteered to make our District grow and improve during the year of 2016.

This theme is "Magic" with a phenomenal award-winning magician performing up close and a stage show. You don't want to miss this year entertainment, so bring your friends and enjoy the Award Ceremony and the Entertainment.

Register now for early pricing:   http://ocbsa.kintera.org/sbdinner

Click for a Danny Magic Preview

Date:                                        Thursday, January 26, 2017

Gathering Time:                      6:00 pm – Dinner will start at 7:00 pm

Location:                                 Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center, 2 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA. 92869

Attire:                                      Uniforms or Casual Business Attire

Online Registration:              http://ocbsa.kintera.org/sbdinner

Early Bird Registration:         $25.00 per person on or before Thursday, January 19, 2017

Late Registration:                  $35.00 per person after Thursday, January 19, 2017

If you want to pay by cash or check (mail in) or credit card, you will need to download the attachment.

If you have any questions about the evening, please contact Dave Klein or Mike Karn

Advancement Requirements

Posted on Jan 14 2017 - 7:40pm

2016 Rank Requirements are now in full effect!

The changes that were made in January of 2016 were optional paths for the last 12 months. It was up to the Scout if they wanted to complete their ranks using the old or new requirements.  However, effective January 1, 2017, any incomplete rank must be completed by fulfilling the new list of rank requirements.  The 2015 and older requirements are no longer available as an option.  

If you have any questions about advancement requirements, see your SPL, Scoutmaster or an Assistant Scoutmaster.


Be in the KNOW - Receive Troop Text Messages

Posted on Jan 14 2017 - 7:39pm

Weekly emails...  Special announcements...  Detail updates...  Last-minute changes... Arrival back at church after a great event

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