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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/

Scout-O-Rama

Posted on Sep 24 2022 - 8:23pm
Oct 01 2022
Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center
Pack and Troop 918
 
By now you've all heard that Scout-O-Rama is back!!!  
 
Scout-O-Rama is the annual scouting expo hosted by the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America. Scouts and other youth from all over Orange County will enjoy a fun-filled day of exhibits, competitions, games, and displays.
Activities include Zipline, Pioneering, Archery, Cooking Demonstrations, Scouting Skills, Ropes Course, Pinewood Derby, Pan for Gold, and many more!
 
           ......And it's all FREE!!!
 
Scout-O-Rama has moved to the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center and will take place on Saturday, Oct, 1st.  
 
This is a huge Scouting recruitment event in Orange County, so our council expects all units to participate, in turn, we need all families to participate.  In addition to spending the day enjoying the great fun offered, we need Scouts and parents to work our joint Pack/Troop 918 booth.  We will be making and serving donuts.  This has been a popular and fun 918 event for many years at Scout-O-Rama.  
 
Help Promote
Please share this commercial on Facebook and other social media to help promote Scout-O-Rama and OC Scouting.  It's also running as an ad on TV.
 
Sign up Now
Sign up now for your 90-minute shift working in our Pack/Troop 918 booth:  https://volunteersignup.org/8D7QL?classic
 
Volunteers are also needed to help with set-up on Friday evening and clean-up on Sunday morning.
 
Parking
Please be on time for your shift.  Plan some time for parking and shuttling in.

There will be no parking inside the park.  Scouting Families are requested to park at the following lots.  There will be lots of shuttles in and out.

If your lot is full, you may be redirected to another lot.  To follow parking updates LIVE, please watch and refresh the council's Twitter feed regularly.  You don’t need a Twitter account to follow the council logistics tweets.

Communication tool

Posted on Sep 19 2022 - 3:42pm
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   
                            OR
  • text      @troop-918   to   (281) 519-7496 
                           OR

(This service is school-based app)
If the sign-up asks your role
parents should be parents
             and
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

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* TEAM / VOLUNTEERS * Have you completed your training and Livescan *

The online training was due February 28th

Livescan was due Monday May 30th.

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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

NO SCOUT LEFT BEHIND
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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