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/

Flaming Knives Camp 2023

Posted on Mar 15 2023 - 11:47am

Who wouldn't want to go to an event called Flaming Knives Camp!!!

Bring your matches, flint and steel, and pocket knives, hatchets, and axes....  OK, we'll provide the hatchet and axes.

Come prepared to learn and compete....  fire, knives, cooking and first aid.

This is a Great Event for all our new scouts. 

Temperature can be in the low 40’s at night. 

We'll be at the Paso Picacho Campground near Julian.

RSVP:   Due by March

Paso Picacho Campground near Julian

Cost:   $ 43

Meet at church at 6 pm Friday 3/24 having already had dinner.  We'll return Sunday 26 mid-afternoon.  Bring cash for lunch on the way home.

Camp Cards are Here!

Posted on Mar 13 2023 - 8:00am

Camp Cards Are Here!


Price: Scouts sell each card for $10

What is a Camp Card?

The Camp Card sale is designed to help Scouts earn funds to offset the cost of their Scouting
experience. We’ve put together a card with tons of savings for some of the top restaurants, shops, and services around town. Unit leaders sign up, get their cards, distribute them to their Scouts and start selling. 

The Camp Card has deals such as:

  • $10 off $40 Smart n Final
  • Legoland Kids go Free with paid adult ticket
  • $10 off Dick’s Sporting Goods with purchase of $50
  • $5 off any haircut at Great Clips
  • $5 off Big 5 with purchase of $25
  • $2 off large pizza Chuck E. Cheese’s
  • $2 off Aquarium of Pacific
  • Buy one get one Carl’s Jr.
  • $2 off at El Pollo Loco
  • Lots of coupons local to your area
  • Scouts will earn commission on each card sold

Summer Camp

Posted on Mar 11 2023 - 6:38pm

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 youths 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, and 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, rifle or shotgun shooting, and approximately 40 merit badges.


Camp Cherry Valley.jpg


This year Troop 918 will attend camp from Sunday, June 25th to Saturday, July 1st.  The cost this year is $675 which includes the camp expense, program, food, and ferry transportation to the island.  Payments can be made as follows or if you are able to pay in-in-full it would be of great help to the Troop treasury and help to allow the payments for those who need it.


Please RSVP online at: http://troop918.com/node/3543


4 Payment Plan

$120 deposit due March 13th

$185 Payment due April 10th

$185 Payment due May 8th

$185 Payment due June 5th

Save $25.00!!!

Please consider paying in full, if you have the means.   It helps the Troop immensely as we need to make payments to the camp.

  1. Pay in full by April 10th, and
  2. Pay by either check or using the Zelle app and send to credit@troop918.com


All payments can be made in any of the following ways: 

 If you need to work out special payments, we can work with you if you work with us :-)    Just let us know.

Upcoming Camps 2023

Posted on Mar 9 2023 - 5:00pm

Some dates and information has changed

Troop Calendar

Posted on Feb 22 2023 - 12:31pm

Did you know that you can subscribe to the Troop calendar? 

All of the Troop dates and events would automatically show up for easy planning.  This works for calendars on Apple, Google, Android, Yahoo, Windows Live or Hotmail. 

          1. Click on "Calendar Sync" at the top left of the web page  or click on link https://www.troop918.com/ical
          2. Select your patrol
          3. Click on the create button and follow the instructions for your calendar sync link

New California Child Safety Law

Posted on Feb 22 2023 - 12:31pm


Upcoming Events