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/


Posted on Sep 14 2014 - 10:51am

This weekend is two important events; Camp on Campus and ScoutExpo.  We need parent and uniformed adults to help with both of these recruiting events.

        • We need a handful of Scouts who can go from Camp on Campus to ScoutExpo at Oso lake.  We may need an additional adult to help shuttle these Scouts.
        • We WILL need parents to help with Scouts cleaning up camp at church starting at about 11:30 am.
        • We may need parents to take some gear from church and help set up at Oso for ScoutExpo. You would need to be at church at 11:00.
        • We WILL need uniformed adults at both events.


Mr. Harrison will be at Camp on Campus but has to leave Sun AM for a pre-scheduled event
Mr. Klein will be at both events
Who else can help???

For Camp on Campus, Click here
For ScoutExpo, Click here

Sept Events: Camp on Campus & ScoutEXPO

Posted on Sep 14 2014 - 10:46am

THIS WEEKEND; Two Important Recruiting Events...

Sept 20-21 will cover both Camp on Campus & ScoutEXPO

This is a relaxed and fun camp on our church campus.  We'll set up a great camp site and hang out on the field over the weekend at church to fly our Troop 918 colors and recruit some new Scouts!

This event is highly important as it raises awareness of Scouting with our Church.  All Scouts are asked to help with this event.  

We'll meet at church at 12:30 to set up camp, have some fun and hang out. Please arrive having already eaten lunch.  Sat evening will have a Patrol dutch oven cooking contest. Compete for your patrol and win the prize. 

There is no cost for this event, however registration is necessary to ensure enough food.  Click here to register
IMPORTANT:  Immediately following Camp on Campus is the ScoutExpo on Sunday afternoon at Oso Lake.  This event is for recruiting new Scouts from the public and more specifically from Cub Scout Webelos looking to join Troops in the fall.   Click here to register for Scout Expo

Court of Honor Oct 13th

Posted on Sep 14 2014 - 9:59am
Please mark your calendars and do not miss out on our upcoming Court of Honor scheduled Monday, October 13th at 7:00pm in room 404.
This is our chance to recognize all our scouts on their many achivements and advancements.
All scouts, parents, grandparents & siblings are welcome and encouraged to come and help cheer on our scouts on this special night.  AND don't forget to bring your camera!
We look forward to seeing you then!
Please also note that the cut off date for all board of reviews and blue cards to be turned in for the October 13th court of honor is Monday, September 22nd.
There will be NO exceptions.  Any board of review or blue cards turned in after September 22nd will be applied to our NEXT court of honor.
What does this really mean???
This means you have two weeks to complete any open blue cards and schedule any scoutmaster conferences.  Please be considerate of your Scoutmasters time and email him prior to requesting a meeting with him.  Again anything received after September 22nd will simply be applied to the NEXT court of honor.

October Camping

Posted on Sep 14 2014 - 9:59am

October Camping (Oct,18-19)
Hoegees Trail Camp lies along Winter Creek in the canyon adjacent to Sturtevant Falls. The trails begin from Chantry Flats and passes a waterfall along the 4.25-mile out-and-back hike through a lush canyon with 700 feet of elevation change.

Cost:  $10 per Scout.
Bring your own personal food and trail snacks
Have some cash in pocket for Sunday lunch on the way home

Several scouts need to do trail meals for the Cooking Merit Badge. This is a great oppertunity!!!

Click here to register...

Troop 918 Merit Badge Day

Posted on Sep 14 2014 - 9:59am

Our 4th Annual Troop 918 Merit Badge Day is Saturday, Nov 15th.


Sign up to participate in out Troop Merit Badge Day event. Classes will fill! Sign up now to get your choice from almost 40 Merit Badges. Online reservation is available at troop918.com/mertibadgeday

This is our Troop's main fundraiser of the year. It is an all hands on deck event. This is a BIG DEAL for our Troop and WE NEED YOUR HELP.  Parents will be needed for Your help  our help will be needed to support this 

For everyone else, Scouts and Parents, we’ll need help in all kinds of areas:

  • Setting up tables and EZup’s
  • Working the registrations tables
  • Delivering water to instructors
  • Running errands during the day
  • Distributing lunch
  • Cleaning up at the end of day
  • Making an early morning pick-up of bagels and coffee for volunteers (this person is my hero!)
  • And more…

We’ll also need equipment such as ice chests, EZup’s, projectors and more.  Keep an eye out for a future email with a needs list.  In the mean time, please mark your calendar and sign up here to assist on the day of the event

Easy Fund Raising with Ralph’s Grocery Stores

Posted on Sep 14 2014 - 9:58am
Did you know that Ralph’s will donate to Troop 918 every time you shop and scan your Ralph’s Club Card?  It’sExtraordinary fundraising from ordinary purchases.  

RALPH'S REQUIRES ANNUAL RESUBMITION - Even if you've signed up before, each September Ralph’s requires customers to re-register their card to their chosen charity to receive the donations.  Please either register or re-register your Ralph’s Club Card to Troop 918 now!

There are three ways to register:

1.  You can print this letter and have the cashier scan it when you checkout.  That's it, super simple!  This will attach your Club Card to our Troop.  If you register with this method, the name “Troop 918” will NOT appear on the bottom of your grocery receipt.
2.  Ask the cashier to scan this barcode. Some phone screens will scan and some will not. It's worth a try :-)   If you register with this method, the name “Troop 918” will NOT appear on the bottom of your grocery receipt.
3.  If you have your Club Card barcode number, you can register on Ralph’s web site:
Go to https://customer.ralphs.com/login.aspx
Click on:  Get Started, Sign Up Today
Click on Community Rewards at the bottom of the screed.
Enter our NPO number of 92221 and select Troop 918

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