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/

Family Christmas Potluck Party

Posted on Dec 6 2022 - 10:24am

Please plan to join us for our annual Troop 918 Family Christmas Potluck Party

December 12th

Like last, year, this will also be a Court of Honor.  More details will be following soon, but please mark your calendars and plan to attend.

Scouting 2023

Posted on Dec 6 2022 - 10:20am

It's now time to re-charter for 2023 and to ensure another year of great adventures leading to great personal growth for your Scout.  Just $215 includes troop, council, national, and Scout Life magazine.

BSA National membership $75.00
Orange County Boy Scout Council Registration Fee $72.00
Troop 918 Annual Dues $68.00
Scout Life magazine (Included in troop dues) Included
Total fees Troop + National + OCBSA $215.00
Fees or special arrangements are due by Dec 1st.  
Dues can be paid in any of 3 ways
  • Please bring a check to an upcoming troop meeting.  This helps by saving the troop the cost of PayPal fees.  
  • They can also be either paid in 50% increments or paid in full at https://www.troop918.com/paypal/pay  
  • We will also be sending a PayPal invoice to each parent as another easy way to submit dues.  
I'm so amazed watching your sons grow and appreciative of the opportunity to influence them as their Scoutmaster.  I know all of the leaders feel the same way and we are all looking forward to a great 2023!

Cub Scout Bridging

Posted on Dec 3 2022 - 9:17pm

2022 12 18

Please sign up to help welcome our new Scout to our Troop from Pack 765

When:     Sunday December 18th 
Time:      2:30 pm-3:30 pm
Where:    Lake Forest Beach and Tennis Club
               22921 Ridge Rte Dr. Lake Forest, CA 92630


Eagle Project Donations - Alexander Aficial

Posted on Dec 3 2022 - 9:16pm

Hello Troop 918,


My name is Alexander Aficial. I am a Life Scout and I am on my way to earn my Eagle rank. In order to achieve this, I have to “plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community.” 

I am building a storage cabinet for the PEACE Community Resource Center in Saddleback Church.

This storage cabinet will be used to enhance the efficiency of the workplace at the PEACE Center so they can fulfill their mission statement more easily. The PEACE Community Resource Center is a place where people can receive assistance and basic resources such as groceries, tutoring, English lessons, guitar lessons, legal aid, etc. 

The total estimated cost of the project is around $1000. Donations will be greatly appreciated regardless of the amount. The money will be used to buy equipment and lumber necessary for the project. Donations can be made with the PayPal link below. The project date will be determined in the weeks to come.



Thank you,
Alexander Aficial
Troop 918

Communication tool

Posted on Sep 19 2022 - 3:42pm
Good communication is super IMPORTANT
TROOP 918 uses the REMIND app. to manage troop texting
Downloading the application is not necessary, but you need to register. 
Please sign up using one of the following 3 methods 
  • text      @troop-918   to   81010   
  • text      @troop-918   to   (281) 519-7496 

(This service is school-based app)
If the sign-up asks your role
parents should be parents
Scouts should be students
  • We need both parents to sign up, not just one
  • Please make sure your cell phone number is associated to the account, not just your email.

New California Child Safety Law

Posted on Jun 14 2022 - 7:53am


* TEAM / VOLUNTEERS * Have you completed your training and Livescan *

The online training was due February 28th

Livescan was due Monday May 30th.


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