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/

Mark Your Calendar

Posted on Apr 19 2014 - 8:59pm


April 25-27   Camporee (This weekend... Be sure to come Monday to plan your food)
May 10   Scout-O-Rama
May 12    Court of Honor
May 16-17    Colorado River Trip
May 19    Troop and Family Baptisms
May 30-June 1    OA Ordeal for newly elected Scouts
June 20-22    Family Navy Camp

Troop Scout and Family Baptism

Posted on Apr 19 2014 - 8:58pm

Hello Scouts and Parents,

The 2014 Scout Baptisms are scheduled for Monday May 19, 7:15pm at the Saddleback Church Refinery Baptismal.
Scout Baptism is open to all Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venture Scouts, siblings, parents and other family members and friends. All Packs, Troops, and Crews are welcome. Even if you have been Baptized before you can be re-Baptized with your Scout buddies and/or family. Even consider being Baptized as a Patrol. Please invite all your friends to come and even be Baptized with you. Saddleback Church will provide a photo, a certificate, and a cool Baptism T shirt. Please bring a swim suit and a towel. 
Scouts and siblings in 6th grade and younger must take the Saddleback Church required Baptism Class. These classes are offered May 3 and May 4 at Saddleback Lake Forest. Please sign up at the links below. Scouts 7th grade and older do not need the class, however I have attached a document on the meaning of Baptism as a refresher.
Please RSVP to Steve Still (scstill1@gmail.com) with your T-shirt sizes. See attached campus map for directions.
Baptism is how we publicly declare that have committed our lives to follow Jesus Christ.
Sat May 3, 6:15pm,  Plaza Building first floor
Sun May 4 9:15am,  Plaza Building first floor
Sun May 4 11:15am,  Plaza Building first floor

Spring Camporee

Posted on Apr 19 2014 - 8:56pm


Early bird registration closed BUT YOU CAN STILL ATTEND THIS FUN EVENT! 
Late registration is $51 each and is due by April 16th.  REGISTER NOW, JUST CLICK HERE

Join us as we camp and compete with patrols and troops from all across the Saddleback Scout District!

When: Fri-Sun April 25-27
Where: Camp Pendleton - Lake O’Neill Recreation Park

Troops will compete in campsite inspections, Troop Gate competitions, dutch oven cooking competition and more!  If you remember, WE WON BIG at last year's dutch oven cook-off.

Patrols will compete in events such the obstacle course, fire starting, and more.  

This is the event with the Order of the Arrow call out.  Come find out the election results!  Did you get in???

Compete in the Troop Relay Races on foot and in canoe!

Fishng competition 

Soap carving competition

Click here to register

Court of Honor - May 12th

Posted on Apr 19 2014 - 8:56pm
Our next Court of Honor is scheduled for Monday May 12th at 7pm in room 404. Please be sure to mark your calendars and bring your parents, siblings and grandparents as we congratulate many of our scouts on their recent achievements.
Please note the following cur off dates:
     Last day to schedule a Board of Review will be Monday, April 28
     Last day to turn in blue cards will be Friday, May 2nd.
Scouts please remember that board of reviews may not be scheduled until all of your present rank requirements are signed and dated. Also you must have completed your Scoutmaster conference before you schedule a board of review.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Advancement Chair, Mrs. Neely me @ caneely@cox.net  Please note that she will be out-of-town for Spring break and will respond after returning home.

Scout-O-Rama Sales

Posted on Apr 19 2014 - 8:56pm

There are several dates available to sign up for Scout-O-Rama Discount Card Sales. The sale dates are a great opportunity to sell your 5 cards! If you have not yet picked up your 5 cards at a Troop Meeting, we still expect that each Scout will help participate and be responsible for them.

A Scout is Trustworthy...  Take care of your 5 cards
A Scout is Loyal... Do your duty to help support your Troop
A Scout is Helpful... Help each other by giving it your all as the sale dates
A Scout is Friendly and Cheerful... Sell with a smile
A Scout is Thrifty... This is a great way to earn the funds used for things like the NEW tents we just purchased and our now using!












Scout-O-Rama - May 10, 2014

Posted on Apr 19 2014 - 8:19pm

Mark your calendars for May 10, 2014 for great 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. There are a few shifts available Friday night for set-up. Sign up now while the shift you want is still available!!! Shifts are available for sign-up here:  http://volunteersignup.org/CC4JF

We needed your help too. We need two adults during each shift time during the event on Saturday.  We also need help with set-up Friday night and take down Saturday afternoon. The set-up and take down include hauling gear from church out to the park and back. If you have a truck your help would be greatly appreciated. Sign up for these by following the same link…  http://volunteersignup.org/CC4JF

How do we get in?  Where is it?
What's the cost of entry? Your SOR Discount Card is the ticket for your family's entry.

SOR is at the same site as the past few years. It’s at the park behind Irvine Lake. Here’s a map from Saddleback Church to SOR.  http://alturl.com/x4u63

Sell Your Discount Cards
All families are expected to participate in fundraising. Each Scout is responsible to sell 5 SOR Discount Cards. Most Scouts have already picked up their 5 cards at either a Troop meeting or a sales day. Support the troop and sign up to sell at one of our remaining Troop sales events. Take a look at the Troop calendar for available dates.