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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.
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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/

Troop Family Christmas Party

Posted on Dec 1 2016 - 6:13pm

Scouts, Parents and Families,

Please join us to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and attend out Annual Troop 918 Family christmas Celebration

The event is a potluck diner and dessert along with christmas songs and a gift exchange.

Please bring a food item to feed at least 10 people. Last names beginning with:
  A thru M, please bring an entrée  
  N thru z, please bring a dessert

Scouts and siblings, please bring a wrapped gift exchange item with a $5 maximum purchase.

Please RSVP at http://troop918.com/node/2580

Pack Bridgings

Posted on Dec 1 2016 - 6:11pm

TROOP 918 NEEDS YOU!!!

WEBELOS BRIDGING STARTS SOON!

It is very important to have Scouts representing our Troop and welcoming our new members to Troop 918. It is especially important for you to participate if these Webelos are coming from the Pack that you attended . We already know that we have several days of back-to-back bridgings. Please review the Troop calendar and sign up to help as much as you can. Click on the Pack number to RSVP

Santa Clause might bring...

Posted on Dec 1 2016 - 6:11pm

Sometimes, items like new Scout uniforms, Camping Gear or Cell phones show up under the Christmas Tree.

If you would like any advise of camping gear, feel free to contact our Scoutmaster or any of the Assistant Scoutmasters

If you are interested in backpacks, the best two contacts are probably Mr. Soller or Mr. Klein

If your Scout ends up with a new cell phone or has an email account that they previously did not have, please make sure that information gets to Mr. Klein so that the Troop roster can be updated.  Communication is a huge issue to keep current. Especially avenues for Scouts to communicate with the other Scouts in their patrol.

Easy Fund Raising with Ralph’s Grocery Stores

Posted on Sep 3 2016 - 8:39pm
The new Ralph's Fundraising year started Thursday, Sept 1st!!!

Ralph's requires all Rewards members to annually re-register to donate to Troop 918!!!
 
Register your card on-line or in-store to support our Troop simply by purchasing food!

Do you have family that lives elsewhere in the country? The can register to support us with their Community Contributions card from Kroger, FredMeyer, Dillons and other stores owned by The Kroger Co.

 

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... hey if you're already at the store, it's worth a try, right.  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:
 
It’s Extraordinary fundraising from ordinary purchases, just scan your Ralph’s Club Card!

Be in the KNOW - Receive Troop Text Messages

Posted on Jul 2 2016 - 9:42pm

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.

Reimbursement Receipts

Posted on Apr 9 2016 - 9:07pm

Do you have receipts from camping food or other expenses?  

Please do not hold onto your receipts for more than 30 days. In fact, we would appreciate it if you would turn in a reimbursement request at the next Troop meeting after you have spent the funds.

You can submit your receipts to the Troop Treasurer for reimbursement. Click on the Files link on our website menu to find a reimbursement request form. Fill it out and submit it to our Troop Treasurer, Mrs. Carmen Chan.  She can also be reached by email at treasurer@troop918.com

Don't forget:  Our budget plan for meals is 3-4-5.  We plan to spend $3 for breakfast, $4 for lunch and $5 for dinner per scout in your patrol.  Account for the total meals your patrol will be preparing and the amount of Scouts registered to attend from your patrol and then do the math.  You should also plan to make you any desert, snacks or other special purchases fit within that budget as well.