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/

BSA Youth Safety Video: A Time To Tell

Posted on Jul 25 2015 - 8:14pm

Parent attendance is strongly suggested on Monday, July 20th at 7pm for a Parent Preview of the of the BSA youth safety video entitled: A Time to Tell

The video A Time to Tell shows several strategies child molesters use to attempt sexual molestation. In addition, one scenario introduces bullying as a personal safety concern. The Boy Scouts of America uses a simple way to help Scouts learnto prevent sexual molestation. The three R’s of Youth Protection convey a simple message the BSA wants its youth membersto learn:

  • Recognize situations that place him at risk of being molested, how child molesters operate, and that anyone could be a molester.
  • Resist unwanted and inappropriate attention. Resistance will stop most attempts at molestation.
  • Report attempted or actual molestation to a parent or other trusted adult. This prevents further abuse and helps protect other children. Let the Scout know he will not be blamed for what occurred.

This video will be shown to all Scouts the during the July 27th Troop meeting. Because of the nature of the content of this video, it is important that parents view the video prior. In addition, BSA suggests showing the video to just parents and then showing to the Scouts only with minimal adults present to minimize their level of discomfort based on the topics and tofacilitate their willingness to engage in discussion. We will ask that prents not be present for the Scout showing.

Due to the legnth of the video and time for discussion, both of these evenings will run till 9pm

If you are unable to attend the video, please let us know so we can make another preview or a copy of the video available to you. 

Save the dates:

7/20:   7pm, Parent preview
7/27:   7pm, Scout viewing

Flag Ceremony: National Night Out Event

Posted on Jul 25 2015 - 8:14pm

DO YOU NEED A FLAG CEREMONY FOR ADVANCEMENT?  DO YOU WANT SOME SERVICE HOURS?  Troop 918 has been asked by the City of Lake Forest to perform a flag ceremony at National Night Out at Baker Ranch Park on August 4th.  This is a great rank advancement and community service opportunity.  This will fill Second Class requirement #4 and service hours.

We need you....so sign up HERE!   It starts ar 4pm so we would need to be there about 3:45. and will be done sometime between 4:15 and 4:30.

Fishing Camp is August 7-9

Posted on Jul 25 2015 - 8:13pm

Fishing Camp is August 7-9
RSVP by Monday Aug 3rd.

We'll be camping at the Crab Flats Campground between Runnign Springs and Snow Valley. It's just a short drive to Green Valley Lake to go fishing.  This is a private lake that was twice stocked in the last month.  Hopefully we'll do more catching than fishing!

We'll head out Friday evening and return home Sunday early-mid afternoon.

Cost for Scouts is $43 and includes camping, food, transportation and use fees for the private lake.
Cost for adults is $15 for campers  

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All people fishing who are age 16 and over will also need a CA fishing license.
Please purchase your own one-day license for $15.20 at Big-5 Sporting Goods.
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OA Pow Wow

Posted on Jul 25 2015 - 8:12pm

Come join the Pow Wow fun!

August 28-30

  • Shooting and Archery 
  • Water Polo 
  • Sand painting contest
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Lodge Ball
  • Fellowship with friends

Included is a survey to find out who is/isn't attending Pow Wow.  Here's the survey link: http://goo.gl/forms/a3PXiLNgtp     (please cut and paste link into your browser)

RSVP by emailing chief@anasazi-oa.org

Medical forms are required in order to attend this event. (If you attended ordeal, we have yours on file)

Cost: $35

See the attached flier for more info about location and time.


Do you have a Scouting goal?

Posted on Jul 18 2015 - 3:33pm

 Do you hope to have Eagle Scout in 2 years?   Do you want to get the Hornaday Silver Medal?  Do you want to go to the National Jamboree in 2017?

New Advancement Resource Website/Facebook - Work in Progress

Posted on Jul 12 2015 - 7:06pm

Current FCE Scouts and Parents,

I don't know if you have used the First Class Emphasis page, but it is going to be emptied by July 3rd. We have created a new FCE Advancement website with plenty of resources to help you all continue your path to advancement.  You can find it at: www.troop918fceadvancement.webs.com  Go check it out today!  You can also click HERE to access the Troop 918 Rank Advancement Facebook page!

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