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/

Troop Family Christmas Party

Posted on Dec 10 2018 - 11:58am


You’re invited for some holiday cheer and fellowship at our…

  Annual Holiday Party



When:  Monday, 12/10/2018

Where:  Saddleback Church, in the Refinery

Time:  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Each family is asked to bring a holiday 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 – C: Hors d’oeuvres
  • D – L: Dessert
  • M – R: Main dish
  • S – Z: Salad

In addition, we will have a White-Elephant gift exchange for Scouts and siblings.  Bring a wrapped gift to share.  ($15 max. gift limit)


Our SPL and patrol leaders will have some fun activities planned for the holiday party.  More information to come...


Please RSVP on the Troop website.  If you have questions, feel free to reach out to me.


Happy holidays,

Mrs. LeBeau



NOTE:  Scouts are asked to wear class A uniforms and a holiday hat.


Mud Caves Camp

Posted on Dec 1 2018 - 8:15pm

Do you like to explore?   Are you ready for some caving?

     Camp and explore the mud caves in the Anza Borrego desert.

This will be a fun and new adventure!

Leave:  Fri, Jan 26th.  Meet at church at 5:30 pm having already had dinner.  
Return:  Sun, Jan 28st mid-afternoon.  Bring cash for lunch on the ride home.
Cost:  $30/Scouts   $20/Adults


Click above to Register NOW
Registration is due Monday, 1/15/2018

We're camping in the desert IT WILL BE COLD AT NIGHT.

Special Gear for use in caves

   Bring a helmet for safety in the caves.
   Gloves would be recommended
   Flashlight and/or headlamp...  I'd recommend both!
   Long pants - you may be crawling at some points.  Jeans would be ideal.
                    A day pack may be a good idea too for carrying water, etc.


No Scout Left Behind

Posted on Dec 1 2018 - 7:30pm

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 Mike Karn, Committee Chair Simon Akhaven or Acitivites Chair, ASM Dave Klein.

Easy Fund Raising with Ralph’s Grocery Stores

Posted on Aug 25 2018 - 10:37pm
The new Ralph's Fundraising year started Sept 1st!!!
Ralph's requires all Rewards members to annually re-register to donate to Troop 918!!!
Register your card online or in-store to support our Troop simply by purchasing food!

Do you have family that lives elsewhere in the country? The can register to support us with their Community Contributions card from Kroger, Fred Meyer, Dillons and other stores owned by The Kroger Co.


RALPH'S REQUIRES ANNUAL RESUBMISSION - Even if you've signed up before, each September Ralph’s requires customers to re-register their card to their chosen charity to receive the donations.  Please either register or re-register your Ralph’s Club Card to Troop 918 now!

Grab your Ralph's Club Card barcode number to register on Ralph’s websit. Go to https://www.ralphs.com/topic/community-contribution-2 and click on Enroll Now for instructions from Ralph's 
  • Our NPO number is YR800
It’s Extraordinary fundraising from ordinary purchases, just scan your Ralph’s Club Card!

Merit Badge Counselor Training

Posted on Jun 10 2018 - 9:24am

Our Council has decided to require to require that all MB Counselors become trained.  Knowing the importance of having a trained MB Counselors working with our Scouts, I am sure you would agree that this is an important and valuable updated requirement.

Previously registered counselors need to take the training by the end of the year. 
All new counselors must complete the training as part of registering as a merit badge counselor. 
Youth protection training remains a required for MBCs and must remain current.

There are two ways to become trained:  Online  or  Live and In-Person Training. 
Either training is fine, however, I strongly recommend the live class.

There is a live, in person class scheduled for Saturday, June, 9th from 9-10:30 am, in the Refinery.  We may also schedule a Troop 918 specific opportunity for the training at a later date.  I highly recommend attending the Class on the 9th.

For online training log into my.scouting.org with your user ID and password and select the MB Counselor training modules.  These modules can take 1-2 hours to complete and all modules are required.  Once complete send your certificate of completion to Dave Klein at kleinds@gmail.com so it can be recorded.

Troop 918 Gear

Posted on Jun 10 2018 - 9:24am


Scouts need to have Class-B shirts for summer camp.  Order now if you need more?
Recommendation:  At least 3 is good.  

Order online now for your Troop Class B T-shirts and Troop Sweatshirt needs
Order NOW at: https://www.troop918.com/paypal/pay