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/


Posted on Apr 13 2019 - 9:05am

The Saddleback District Camporee is fast approaching. This year's theme is:  Knights of the Round Table

Camporee will take place at Irvine Lake on Fri-Sun April 26th-28th.

As always the fun will include:

  • Show off your Scout Skills in the patrol based competitions against patrols from all over the district... Earn Top Troop, Troop Patrol & Honor Troop awards.
  • Points awarded for Campsite inspections so keep it clean and well put together!
  • Troop Campsite and Troop Gate competitions
  • Compete in the Dutch-oven cooking competition for both Scouts and Adults. If you remember, WE WON BIG two years ago at the Dutch oven cook-off!
  • Bring a few dollars for the snack shack and Mr. Iverson's World Famous Scout Gear Trading Post!

Plus, This is the event with the Order of the Arrow call out. Were you on the ballot for our Troop this year? Come find out the election results! Did you get selected to join the Order Of The Arrow???

The cost for this event is $40 each.

Registration is due by Monday 4/15...  just like taxes!

Meet on Friday at 5:30 pm in the MO-2 parking lot

We'll return Sunday around or before lunchtime.  Make sure to sign up for our Troop texting to get the "We're on our way" message.


Posted on Apr 13 2019 - 9:05am

Scouts, we have our Whitewater rafting trip coming up on May 24-27 (Memorial Day Weekend). We will be leaving on Friday afternoon as soon as possible with school and work schedules and returning on Monday the 27th. We are still working on the weekend plans but will be kayaking or hiking in Sequoia National Park on Saturday and Whitewater rafting all day on Sunday. This an amazing opportunity to get out on the river and experience both six-man rafts and two-man kayak. The river water level should be terrific and make for a really fun trip. We will also be offering the Whitewater Merit Badge for those that would like to get it.


What’s the best part? The Troop has graciously agreed to subsidize a portion of the costs so the full 4 day weekend with transportation, food, rafting provided through a professional outfitter, wetsuits, kayaking/hiking, etc. is only $150.00 per person. For anyone who has done this before, this is an incredible opportunity!


This is only possible through the Troop 918 Scout fundraising efforts so go out and sell those Adventure Cards and sign up to support the Troop 918 Merit Badge Day in June so this type of Troop support is available for future events!


With this being the busy holiday weekend, we have limited space at the campsite and with the rafting outfitter so please sign up asap. It is first come first serve on the trip. Depending on the number of scouts interested in attending, we will attempt to increase our reservation, if possible. All adults are welcome but we will be prioritizing attendance with the Scouts and adult drivers needed.


Please let me know if you have any questions.

ASM Doug Soller
(949) 702-3272



Summer Camp 2019

Posted on Apr 13 2019 - 9:05am

This year for Summer Camp, Troop 918 is at attending:
The Saddleback District Summer Camp Encampment at Lost Valley 

Our Scouts who have attended Lost Valley have had a great time and experienced personal growth opportunities available at no other place but Boy Scout summer camp!

“A week at camp is work 6 months in the meeting room”  - Baden Powell, founder of Scouting

You'll never forget your summer at Schoepe Scout Reservation at Lost Valley. With programs designed for maximum fun and achievement, this camp offers once-in-a-lifetime adventures for a pure Scouting experience.

Tackle some Merit Badge requirements at the nature/STEM center, field sports, handicraft or shooting sports ranges. Take on adventure challenges like ATV riding, climbing & rappelling, mountain biking, zip lining, and horseback riding. Campfires, movie nights, Vespers, and camp-wide games are all a part of the experience at Lost Valley. Getting Lost has never been so much fun!

Dates: June 23-29, 2019 (Sun-Sat)  Before most school sports camps!

Cost $425 ( Less cost than the last four years!!! )

Payments due the first Monday of the month as follows: 
$100 due Mar 4
$100 due April 1
$100 due May 6
$125 due June 3

Register to attend here:  https://www.troop918.com/node/3054
Make payments on our web store here:  https://www.troop918.com/paypal/pay

No Scout Left Behind

Posted on Apr 13 2019 - 9:05am

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.

EXTRA Troop Meeting

Posted on Mar 16 2019 - 10:18pm

This month we have an EXTRA Troop meeting on Monday, March 25th, the last Monday of the month.

Come out for climbing training needed for Rock Climbing at Rocks and Rockets Camp

Meal planning will also be done this night.


Posted on Mar 15 2019 - 5:53pm

Order of the Arrow and Troop Leadership Elections are this month. 

Make sure you attend meetings so you can vote

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