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/

Merit Badge Day and Backpacking

Posted on Aug 22 2015 - 11:31am

Troop 918 Merit Badge Day 2015
I have some exciting news.  We have been able to set a date on the church calendar for our 2015 Merit Badge Day event.  As you know, our Merit Badge Day is our troop’s major fundraiser each year bring in several thousand dollars annually that has been used to support troop expenses and augment the cost of Scouts attending summer camp. For example, Emerald Bay was subsidized $125 per scout this year down to $499 from the true cost of $624. We’ve also purchased tents, upgraded other equipment, and not to forget patches, patches and more patches.  

Please mark your calendar for Saturday, October 10, 2015.  I’m currently in the process of submitting our application paperwork with the Orange County Scout Council.  There will be more information to follow and YOUR HELP WILL BE NEEDED to make this a successful  event, so keep an eye out for more information to follow.  In the mean time, please mark your calendar for October 10th!  With some new policies from council, I believe that we will need even more adults than we have in the past. I’m sure we’ll all make it happen.  You can register now your intent to help support this important event by following this link: http://troop918.com/node/2426  


October Backpacking
This schedule requires us to move out previously planned backpack camping back one week.  The  new date for the October backpack trip will be Sat-Sun, Oct 17-18.  Please update your calendar. Backpacking meal preparation is one of the requirements for the Eagle required Cooking Merit Badge.  You can sign up now for that event at http://troop918.com/node/2271  Details are few at this point but you can plan on a Sat morning departure and midSunday return. Backpacking is typically a very cheap camping event.  I’ll update the details as PLC works out a few answers.

Easy Fund Raising with Ralph’s Grocery Stores

Posted on Aug 22 2015 - 11:26am

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
It’s Extraordinary fundraising from ordinary purchases, just scan your Ralph’s Club Card!

Troop Pictures

Posted on Aug 23 2014 - 9:15pm

Did you see our pictures from Summer Camp.  If not, go to our private Facebook group and request to join.  Once approved, you can see all of our pictures from camp.  We'll approve known people and your relatives if you vouch for them.


Be in the KNOW - Receive Troop Text Messages

Posted on Jun 28 2014 - 12:09am

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

This all works best when BOTH parents and their Scout are receiving all the communications!

Sign up for our text service!

Please sign up for our new, more secure, texting service using one of the links below.

By federal law, you will receive a text asking you to confirm your subscription.  Just respond to that text and you're set.

Have you outgrown your Uniform?

Posted on Feb 1 2014 - 8:45pm

Scout age boys grow fast!  They typically grow out of their uniforms before they are worn out.  If you have a uniform that you have outgrown, consider donating it to the Troop Thrift so that someone else can benefit.

Contact Mrs. Lorie Still at .

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