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/

Camp Emerald Bay

Posted on Apr 23 2015 - 7:40pm

Camp Emerald Bay (our 2015 Summer Camp destination) made the Scouting Magazine Cool Camp Series. Click on the picture to watch the video.

Scout-O-Rama and Discount Camp Cards Fundraiser

Posted on Apr 23 2015 - 7:40pm

Mark your calendars..  May 9th is Scout-O-Rama

Scout-O-Rama is the annual trade show of Scouting in Orange County that is attended by over 30,000 people. Don't miss out on this once a year Scout-O-Rama show. Family fun for everyone!!! Each Scout is expected to work a shift in our Troop booth and to support our Scout-O-Rama Camp Card Sale campaign.  Don't forget to purchase one for yourself, in addition to being a great local discoutn card, the sleve that it comes in is your ticket to get into Scou-O-Rama.

We need both Scout & Parent help working the booth.  Keep an eye out for sign up details soon.

Sell Your Discount Cards: Each Scout is asked to sell 5 of the local discout Camp Cards. We have the following storefront sales events. Each is a Sat from 9am-Noon and shoudl be staff by 3-4 Scouts and 1 or 2 parents. Click on the link for more details and to sign up.


What is the best method of contact for you?

Posted on Apr 20 2015 - 4:51pm

Have you been recieving Troop 918's emails?  Have you signed up for our texting service? In order to better communicate to each Scout and family member, we have created this form to help us in better serving you.  We ask each Scout and/or adult from each family to fill out this form.  This is simply as a simple way for the Webmasters, PLC, ASM's, Committee and Mr. Karn to find out how we can best contact you during an event. We ask you complete this form by May 31st so we can keep you up to date on all campout and meeting info.

Saddleback District Boy Scout Camporee

Posted on Apr 9 2015 - 8:51am
April Camping is the Saddleback District Boy Scout Camporee. 
Fri-Sun April 24th-26th
This year our Camporee will take place on the Marine Base Camp Pendelton.

As alwayse the fun will include:

  • Patrol based competitions agains out own patrols and other troop's patrols.
  • Campsite inspections
  • Troop Gate competitions,
  • Dutch-oven cooking competition.  If you remember, WE WON BIG at last year's Dutch oven cook-off!

Details are still being worked out by the Camporee committee, so more info to come on other events from last year such as Troop relay-race on foot and canoe, Fishng competition, and soap carving competition.

Plus, This is the event with the Order of the Arrow call out.  Were you on the ballot for out Troop this year?  Come find out the election results!  Did you get selected to join the Order Of The Arrow???

Early bird registration is due by April 9th
Early bird cost for this event is $46 including camping including camping and meals.
Late registration is $51 each and is due by April 20th.


Summer Camp Merit Badges

Posted on Mar 29 2015 - 4:49am

Please see the attached listing of the Merit Badges that will be offered at this years summer camp. I want to get the list into the Camp by the end of the upcoming week as to secure our spots in the classes. Parents please sit down with your scouts this weekend and help them choose the ones they would like to participate in. Have the boys call there friends and discuss which ones they want to attend. I will be at the meeting on Monday and will be taking that information and also helping with any questions that you and the boys might have. I know the boys want to do these classes together that is why I want them to start thinking about it now and have an answer by the end of the week. I also have a map of the site so we can plan out the walking distances for the classes as well. Again lets get the boys thinking about this now so we can get our names in.

Got questions... contact Assistant Scoutmaster Joe Menton by email at jmenton5@yahoo.com

Merit Badge Counselors

Posted on Feb 28 2015 - 10:37pm



The Orange County Council is requiring all counselors to take a 73 minute counselor training course in order to become or remain an merit badge counselor. While we are told that there will be more classes scheduled, currently there is only one date on the calendar... March 14th from 10:20am and end at 11:33am – yes, it’s a 73 minute session!!!! The  venue is our home turf of SadddleBack Church, Tent 3.

Please register online for this class at http://www.meritbadgeevent.com. This website was developed specifically for MB Counselors. It offers a wealth of information, resources and with links to PDF fillable versions of national forms.

Scouters, just like Scouts participating in group MB sessions, you too must complete some pre-requisites before the class. Here’s the list!

      • YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THE CLASS.  Registration is online -http://www.meritbadgeevent.com
      • BE ON TIME!  Arrive before 10am!  Why so early?  Because the earlier we start the earlier you finish!  We will start with a flag ceremony.
      • If you are a uniformed Scouter, please make best effort to be dressed in uniform.
      • Bring a Blue Card signed by your unit leader. (Just like a Scout would need. You can get these from Mr. Karn, Mr. Klein or Mr. Traynham at a Troop meeting.)
      • Bring pen/pencil, paper, iPad, laptop or anything you need to take notes!
      • Bring a copy of your CURRENT YPT certificate. See our Troop 918 Training page for information on taking YPT or to log in and print a copy of your certificate
      • Bring one small item that relates to your favorite fun activity.
      • Bring a friend (Scouter or other) who may have considered serving as a Merit Badge Counselor, but has never been asked (must be over the age of 18).
      • Last but not least, bring your SCOUT SPIRIT!

Upcoming Events