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/

Court of Honor

Posted on Mar 22 2015 - 10:21am

ANNOUNCEMENT: Families, make sure you are planning to join us for our Court of Honor, Monday, March 30th at 7pm in our normal meeting room.

Courts of Honor are an important family event as we celebrate and recognize our Scout's accomplishments, Rank Advancements and Merit Badges Earned. Even our newest Scouts will be receiving recognition.  All families are encouraged to attend this semi-annual award ceremony. Cake will be served following the event.

Troop Leadership Training Camp

Posted on Mar 22 2015 - 10:20am

Leadership training for elected and appointed Troop Leaders is this weekend.

If you think you may be moving into a leadership position or a position of responsibility with the Troop, please mark that date on your calendar.  It is very important for the leadership group to attend.  This will be offered for Scouts service in leadership for the April thru Sept timeframe.

This is a no-cost event and is by invite only for the next Troop leadership group.  After completing this Troop Leadership Training you will have earned your Trained patch for your uniform.

People who should attend are:
Patrol Leaders
Assistant Patrol Leaders
Senior Patrol Leader
Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
Chaplain Aide
Troop Guide
Den Chief
Did I miss anyone…  If you’re in a position of responsibility, you should probably attend.

Got questions, contact your incomng SPL, Sterling Treloar, sterling.treloar27@gmail.com or Mr. Karn, mike737@cox.net

Saddleback District Boy Scout Camporee

Posted on Mar 22 2015 - 10:20am
The Saddleback District Boy Scout Camporee is fast approaching.  This year our Camporee will take place on the Marine Base Camp Pendelton on Fri-Sun April 24th-26th.

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 13th
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.


Scout-O-Rama and Discount Camp Cards Fundraiser

Posted on Mar 22 2015 - 10:13am

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.

March 21 - Ralph’s / Trabuco & Alicia, MV
March 28 - De Nault’s / Oso & Marguerite, MV (also leadership training camp weekend. Sign up for that if you're in a leadership position)
May 9 - Scout-O-Rama Event

What is the best method of contact for you?

Posted on Mar 22 2015 - 9:54am

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 April 1st.

Summer Camp Merit Badges

Posted on Mar 22 2015 - 9:53am

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

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