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/

Swimming Merit Badge / Whitewater Swim Test

Posted on May 15 2016 - 7:16pm

Swimming Merit Badge to be taught on Friday 6/3 in the evening & Saturday 6/4 in the morning.  
Sign up at the link on the top right corner at www.troop918.com

There are lots of great water activities to do at summer camp.  Earn your Swimming Merit badge at home to maximize your opportunities for fun and adventure at camp!


Whitewater Mandatory Swim test for all attendees will be held at this even. 
After the swim test Whitewater Scouts will conduct food planning for the trip.  Be there to participate or don't complain about the food ;-)

Eagle Scout Court of Honor

Posted on May 15 2016 - 7:10pm

Date Change...  Please RSVP and plan to join us on Sat June 18th at 10am.

Court's of Honor are recognitions of advancement and achievement of the individual Scouts and of the Troop family.
They serve not only to recognize the achieving youth, but to encourage all Scout's to reach higher and to achieve more.  How can you belive it, that you can achieve it, if first you don't see it.  All Scouts and families are invited and encourage to join us for this celebration.

Please plan to join us for an Eagle Scout Court of Honor to recognise

Austin Klein, Thomas Scott & Chase Muilenburg

Date:     Saturday June 18th
Time:    10am-Noon

Where:   Saddleback Church (Room TBD)

Light refreshments to follow

Please RSVP so we have an expected headcount.

Whitewater Payment #3 Due

Posted on May 15 2016 - 7:09pm

Whitewater Group....  Payment #3 is due on Monday.


Thank you!

May Backpak with Cooking Merit Badge Requirement

Posted on May 15 2016 - 8:07am

Work on the requirements for your Cooking Merit Badge and take a short backpack trip too!

May Camping (May, 28-29)
Spruce Grove Trail Camp lies along Winter Creek in the canyon adjacent to Sturtevant Falls. The trails begin from the Adams Pack Station at Chantry Flats and passes a waterfall along the 4.25-mile out-and-back hike through a lush canyon with 700 feet of elevation change.

  -  $10 per Scout
  -  Purchase and bring your own personal food and trail snacks.  We'll talk about backpacking food at Troop Meetings as we prepare for this camp
  -  Have some cash in pocket for Sunday lunch on the way home.

Depart and Return

  • Meet at church 7:30am Saturday morning with a full stomach.
  • We'll be back mid-afternoon Sunday, likley in the 3-4 pm range, but tha'ts just a guideline.  We'll text when on the way with a good idea.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE GEAR BUT WANT TO GO, WE CAN GET LOANER GEAR FOR YOU.  Contact Mr. Klein to make arrangements.

Not sure about packing a backpack effeciently....  Here's a great video from Boys Life Magazine that's less than 2 minutes.

Please bring your JetBoil and water filter if you have them.  If you don't, we'll share :-)

Cooking Merit Badge
Several scouts need to do trail meals for the Cooking Merit Badge. This is a great oppertunity to accomplish that!!! 

Sign up at: http://www.troop918.com/node/2548

White Water Father's Day Trip!

Posted on Apr 16 2016 - 9:11pm

This is one of our best adventures of the year... Kern River Whitewater Rafting!

What a great father son adventure and memory!!!  Scouts should attend with or without dad. 

Scouts who attended last time had a PHENOMINAL EXPERIENCE AND A GREAT TIME!!!

RSVP and Payment #1 due Monday



- Enjoy the water

- Take four, 3-mile runs on the Kern river in class 2-3 rapids.

- Work on our Whitewater Merit Badge

- Visit Dome Rock (http://www.summitpost.org/dome-rock-ca/153955

- Have a GREAT time and enjoy fellowship with each other.

- Much much more.

When:  Father's Day Weekend (It's just after School's out for the summer)

Head out: In the afternoon on Friday, 6/17
Return home: Monday 6/20 




Scouts 3 payments of $75
Adults 3 payments of $55
Due April 11, May 16 & June 13 

    Whitewater adventure and wetsuit rental
    local nature tour


RSVP Now on the event page AND make a payment at our Online Payments page

Summer Camp Payments

Posted on Apr 9 2016 - 9:07pm

Your help is needed . . .

We have made reservations based on RSVP's for Summer Camp and the Troop is following a payment schedule in sending payments to Camp Kern.  We have a payment due to in about a week, however, several families are a bit behind in making your payments to the Troop.

Most families have not made the $120 payment that was due last week, April 4th.  A few of you have a little more to make up.  Please go to the Online Payments link to bring your account up to date as soon as possible.

If you have any questions about payments, please contact Dave Klein or Carmen Chan.  

Please click here to see the payment schedule     Thanks for your assistance!