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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/

Communication tool

Posted on Jul 21 2021 - 11:05am
TROOP 918 is switching from a pay texting method to a free app. Called REMIND 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 
  • texting:      @troop-918 to 81010   
          OR
  • If 81810 gives you trouble, then try sending it to   (281) 519-7496 
          OR
  • Go to:         https://www.remind.com/join/troop-918
If the sign-up asks your role, parents should be parents and Scouts should be students.  This service is school-based app

Good communication is super IMPORTANT
  • 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.

Explore L.A. Scout Race Cancelled

Posted on Jul 21 2021 - 11:04am

EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF REGISTRATIONS

 

Scouts and adult chaperones will be needed to participate in the Amazing Race-style event of Scout-friendly activities in Los Angeles.

Register now as team spots are expected to fill up.

Summer Camp 2021

Posted on Jul 21 2021 - 11:03am

Camp is in  progress

July 18th - July 24th

 

 This year our Scouts have decided to return to Camp Tahquitz in the hills near Big Bear for our annual week at Summer Camp.

We will leave for Camp the morning of Sunday, July 18th at 9:00 AM at the MO-2 parking lot, and return home  on Saturday, July 24th around mid afternoon. (A text message will be sent out with the ETA after the scouts finish their lunch

Make sure that your Health forms are up-to-date. Keep an eye on your email. 

Shooting Sports Form

We ask that all Scouts have a signed California Shooting Sports Release Form.

Scouts who are not signing up for a shooting merit badge may still have an opportunity to use the range during free time.

Ranges are ran using BSA and NRA safety rules.

https://scoutingevent.com/Download/03278084/OR/Firearms_Release.pdf

Please bring this to the information meeting on Monday 7/12.

Summer Camp information session at next weeks Monday night troop meeting  July 12th. 

New Parents

  Sending your son off to their first Summer Camp for a week will raise a lot of questions.  You'll start by asking is this a good idea and end up with how many socks will he need. , I can tell you that these boys are just the right age and by mid-summer they will have the skills they need to for this great experience. 

Every Scout should go to camp!  Please plan to attend the Monday night camp information session July 12th

 

Troop Calendar

Posted on Apr 5 2021 - 9:20pm

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

In-Person COVID-19 Troop 918 Guidelines

Posted on Feb 19 2021 - 3:46am
All families should be aware of the following COVID protocols in place as we go forward
 
Per OCBSA, there is no carpooling.  Scouts will need to be dropped off and picked up by their parents.
 
For all in-person activities we will be implementing the following procedures:
  • Participants will have their temperature taken on arrival with a touchless thermometer.  Temperatures of 100.4 or above will not be allowed to stay.
  • Participants must wear a mask
  • Participants must practice safe distancing
When camping
  • During COVID we will move away from mess-kits and shift to single-use paper products.
  • Cook stations will be limited to 2 Scouts at a time who will wear masks and gloves while preparing meals for their patrol.
  • Scouts will not share tents
 
Troop will provide the following
  • Emergency back-up face masks for all activities
  • Touchless thermometer for all activities
  • Hand sanitizer for all activities
  • Bleach (to be used for wash station and for surfaces) when camping
  • Surface disinfect wipes or disinfecting spray when camping
  • Paper or Plastic drinking cups when camping
  • Paper or Plastic Plates when camping
  • Plastic Utensils when camping
  • Gloves (for cooking) when camping

Scout Packing List
  • Do Not bring mess kits or Utensils
  • Do bring a clear Refillable water bottle (for hiking, camping)
  • Must bring personal facial mask (cloth or disposal)
  • 10 essentials
  • Recommended - Personal travel-size hand sanitizer


All Scout families must apply the following health chart for all Troop activities prior to arrival at any activity.

Have you outgrown your Uniform?

Posted on Nov 14 2020 - 11:46am

Scout age boys grow fast!  They typically grow out of their uniforms before they are worn out.  If you have a uniform that you have outgrown, consider donating it to the Troop Thrift so that someone else can benefit.


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