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/

Eagle Recognition Dinner

Posted on Mar 20 2017 - 12:59pm

The 2017 Orange County Council Eagle Recognition Dinner is soon approaching.  Eagles, parents, guests and any interested in sponsoring an Eagle are welcome and encouraged to attend.

On behalf of the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America and the council National Eagle Scout Association, it is our privilege to congratulate the Eagle Scouts, Quartermasters and Venturing Summit award achievers from the class of 2016.

Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m. Reception & University Display, 7 p.m. Dinner
Location: Great Wolf Lodge (12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840)

Registration is available online at:  http://www.ocbsa.org/nesa/2017-eagle-scout-recognition-dinner/
For more information: contact Marty Cutrone at 714-546-8558 ext.143 or martyc@ocbsa.org
Registration assistance: contact Elena Garcia at 714-546-8558 ext. 150 or elena@ocbsa.org


We are delighted to announce that our keynote speaker for this event will be world class talent, Casey Patterson, Rio Olympic Beach Volleyball player from the United States. Casey is an Eagle Scout from southern California and has spent much of his pro beach volleyball career living and training in Orange County.

Casey will be sharing not only his unique journey to the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the remarkable US qualifying accomplishment, but also his journey to become an Eagle Scout. Casey is one of the most fiery, competitive and accomplished players on the AVP Beach Volleyball Tour. We’re in for a real treat as Casey regales us with his amazing career in Scouting and Volleyball.

Adventure Card Sales Time

Posted on Mar 20 2017 - 11:08am

The 2017 Adventure Cards are here. These cards offer great BIG Savings to some of your favorite stores and restaurants for just $10. This year the card and the discounts can also be accessed online with over 1,000 saving options across the U.S.

The Scouts will be receiving cards at the troop meeting on March 20th. The troop is asking each Scout to sell 5 cards. All money is due by Thursday May 4th.

We will be having 2 store front sales on April 1st and April 8th at the Pavilion’s Grocery Store in Aliso Viejo from 8 am -1 pm.

4 scouts and a parent needed for each date

Please, sign-up by March 30th for the April 1st sale or by April 6th for the April 8th sale.

If there are no sign-ups, the event will be canceled.  A parent will need to be present at the morning and afternoon shift.

Remember this card is also your admission into Scout-O-Rama on May 13th2017. 

Any questions? Call Mrs. Collins @ 949-939-7321 or email at jcollins@stratatron.com

Parents, please encourage the Scouts, but you do not need to actively manage their sales efforts.  You can even bring a chair and a book!

Support scouting and have fun selling!

Summer Camp 2017

Posted on Mar 12 2017 - 12:10am

“A week of camp life is worth six months of theoretical teaching in the meeting room.”
           – Baden Powell, Founder of the Scouting Movement

While it sometimes seems as though the Scouts are goofing around and just having fun, there is much learning, growing and gaining of responsibility happening in what looks to like chaos.  Most definitely at a long-term camp experience.  The leaders of our Troop can attest to this and agree with the quote above from Scouting’s founder, Baden Powell.  This year, Troop 918 will be attending Summer Camp at Camp Cherry Valley on Catalina Island.

It’s an amazing experience for Scouts to spend a week living together, working together, managing their own time, choosing their own activities and being responsible for themselves in a way that many have never experienced, and many youth never will outside of Scout Summer Camp.

Camp Cherry Valley offers opportunities for many water sports including world-class snorkeling, SCUBA diving, canoeing, rowing, sailing and swimming. Because it is located on the leeward side of the island, the cove is calm making it a perfect place for lots of fun in the water. Hikes over mountainous terrain, war canoe races, touring an old silver mine, a sea lab with a touch tank so you can learn about local marine life. Don't forget about all the traditional summer camp activities such as archery, rifel or shotgun shooting and approximately 40 merit badges. 


This year Troop 918 will attend camp from Sunday, June 25th to Saturday, July 1st.  The cost this year is $500 which includes the camp expense, program, food, and ferry transportation to the island.  Payments can be made as follows:

4 Payment Plan
$100 deposit due February 20th
$150 Payment due March 20th
$150 Payment due April 17th
$100 Payment due May 15th

2 Payment Plan
$250 payment Due Feb 20th
$250 payment Due April 17th

1 Payment
$500 Paid-in-full

Payments can be made at:  http://troop918.com/paypal/pay or by bringing a check payable to "Troop 918" to a troop meeting.

If you need to work out special payments, we can probably work with you if you work with us :-)  
Contact ASM Joe Menton or our treasurer Carmen Chan at treasurer@troop918.com

Be in the KNOW - Receive Troop Text Messages

Posted on Mar 12 2017 - 12:10am

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.

Troop 918 Gear

Posted on Feb 11 2017 - 9:00pm


Troop 918 Gear is in stock!

Order online now for your Troop Blass B T-shirts and Troop Sweatshirt needs

Patrol Meetings & Merit Badges

Posted on Jan 14 2017 - 7:51pm

This next Monday the January 16th we will be holding the first Patrol Meetings of the year. Remember they last for a total of 45 minutes then we will be meeting in the Refinery (regular room) for our first Merit Badge Session.

The Merit Badge will be Scouting Heritage taught by Mr. Menton and Mr. Karn, Jan 16th and Jan 23rd. Please print out and bring with you the attached Merit Badge Worksheet (Scouting Heritage) to the meeting and if you have the Scouting Heritage Book please bring it. (check out YouTube for some great videos on Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell and Scouting Heritage/History.)

Mr. Karn will also be finishing off the blue cards for those scouts who have been working on the cooking Merit Badge.