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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/

Eagle Court of Honor

Posted on Feb 18 2017 - 2:32pm

Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 28, 2017.  Click the image for RSVP information

Cub Scout Bridging

Posted on Feb 18 2017 - 2:32pm

IMPORTANT: SCOUTS NEEDED NEXT SUNDAY

We have 2 new Scouts coming from Pack 698. They are Tyler Raskulinecz and Michael Naramore.

Troop 918 Scouts are needed to welcome them to our Troop on Sunday 2/26 from 4-7 pm at their Blue and Gold dinner being held at the San Juan Hills Golf Club.  We may be able to get a tighter time-frame as we get closer.

Please support our Troop as we grow!!!

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Summer Camp 2017

Posted on Feb 18 2017 - 2:31pm

“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

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

Be in the KNOW - Receive Troop Text Messages

Posted on Jan 28 2017 - 6:21pm

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!

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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.

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.