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/

Borrego BonAnza 4-Troop Campout

Posted on Jan 17 2023 - 10:26am
Borrego BonAnza 4-Troop Campout 
Borrego Palm Canyon Campground, Borrego Springs, California       

Date:  Friday 1/27  -  Sunday 1/29 (We will message with an ETA home when we stop for lunch on Sunday.)
Time:  Arrive at church at 6:00 pm sharp to head out to camp.  

RSVP Due Monday 1/16

Cost per Scout:  $40 for camping meals (Sat breakfast thru Sun breakfast)
Bring cash for lunch on the way home Sunday

We'll camp with a few other troops and compete in:

  • Fire building
  • Treasure Hunting 
  • First Aid
  • Tying things up

All Scouts MUST bring their 10 essentials.  This will be checked at camp.

  1. Personal First Aid Kit
  2. Flashlight
  3. Trail Food
  4. Matches / Fire Starter
  5. Sun Protection (hat, etc)
  6. Whistle
  7. Extra Clothes / Rain Gear (as appropriate)
  8. Water bottle
  9. Map and Compass
  10. Pocket Knife
  11. Scout Handbook (bonus item... may prove to be very useful)

It's the desert...  it will be cold at night and anything goes during the day.  Pack accordingly.

Communication tool

Posted on Jan 17 2023 - 10:15am
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.


Troop Calendar

Posted on Mar 5 2022 - 8:28pm

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

No Scout Left Behind

Posted on Nov 18 2021 - 10:13pm

Troop 918 has a policy that no Scout should stay home due to finances.  We have been blessed with the ability to assist where there is a need.  If this would make a difference in your Scout participating, we want to discreetly help.
Please contact our any of the following people:  Scoutmaster Dave Klein or Committee Chair Eric Schuler.

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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