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/

Eagle Scout Court of Honor

Posted on Dec 8 2023 - 7:02am
All troop families are invited to attend our Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Saturday, Dec 16th at 10 am.  We are holding a special Court of Honor to recognize and Scouts who have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout!  
It's important to attend and recognize these Scouts for their achievements, and to see that it can be done and that you can do it too! 
We'll start at 10 am and lunch will follow.

2024 Renewal

Posted on Dec 8 2023 - 7:02am

It's now time to re-charter for 2024 and to ensure another year of great adventures leading to great personal growth for your Scout.  Just $223 includes troop dues, along with council and national fees.  With costs rising everywhere, that's only $8 more than last year.
BSA National Membership     $80.00
Orange County Boy Scout Council Registration Fee     $75.00
Troop 918 Annual Dues     $68.00
Total fees Troop + National + OCBSA     $223.00
Fees or special arrangements were due by Dec 1st.  Please make your payment or let us know if you need special arrangements so we can complete the troop's recharter with Orange County Council.
Dues can be paid:
Some great things are already planned for 2024  Please send in your fees and watch for some 2024 information emails soon.

Family Christmas Potluck and Court of Honor

Posted on Dec 8 2023 - 7:02am

Time:  6:30 pm – 8:40 pm - note our earlier start time, but come when you can!

Please join us as we combine our Annual Troop Christmas Potluck with a Court of Honor to celebrate our scouts and their achievements.
The entire family, including siblings, are welcome to join us! Each family is asked to bring a dish to share.  In an effort to make certain we have more than just dessert, we have provided the following guide for the type of dish to bring based on the first initial of your last name:
  • A-H    Main Dishes 
  • I-P     Sides/Salads 
  • R-Sm    Dessert 
  • So-Z     Appetizers 
Our SPL and patrol leaders will have some fun activities planned, including:
  • gift exchange for Scouts and siblings - bring a wrapped gift to share with a tag inside saying your name as the giver  ($20 max. gift limit)
  • songs and games
NOTE:  Scouts are asked to wear Class A uniforms and a holiday hat.
Hope to see everyone there!

Troop Calendar

Posted on Dec 3 2023 - 9:03am

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

Required Training

Posted on Jun 26 2023 - 10:15am

Are you up-to date?


YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING is required for all BSA registered volunteers and is a joining requirement

 Youth Protection training must be taken every two years.


 (If a volunteer’s Youth Protection training record is not current at the time of recharter, the volunteer will not be re-registered.)

 Download the How-To Guide for taking Youth Protection Training




Communication tool

Posted on Jun 22 2023 - 11:01am
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.