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/

Sterling Treloar Eagle Court of Honor

Posted on Apr 27 2017 - 4:25pm


Posted on Apr 27 2017 - 12:24pm

Scout-O-Rama is coming up May 13. Oak Canyon Park, Silverado California. From 9 to 4 PM.

Scout-O-Rama is the annual Scouting festival in Orange County! Each year over 20,000 participants come out to enjoy a day of food, fun, games, rides, shows, displays, a couple of Merit Badge opportunities and so much more! Bring your family to experience all of the fun and adventure of Scouting. Your adventure card is your ticket in for the entire family.

Troop 918 has a booth and we make and hand out donuts. What we are looking for are scouts and adults to assist in the booth. There will be time slots, two hours at a time. Starting at 8 AM to 4 PM. (The 2 to 4 timeslot will be the last one. The booth will shut down at three allowing for an hour of clean-up and pack up into the van. Also looking for a few helping hands Friday night for set up. We will have the van with easy ups, chairs, tables, Dutch ovens, stoves etc. to drive there and for somebody to bring back to the church Saturday evening. It is a great event so come on out and join the fun.

Look to our Troop918 website for sign-ups. We would like everyone to participate if possible. We're looking for around five scouts and a couple of adults per time slot. This does count as service hours for your Rank advancement.

SIGN UP NOW:   https://www.volunteersignup.org/LQHC9?classic

If we get enough participation from our troop, we can always shorten the timeslots.

Please contact Mr. Menton with questions at jmenton5@yahoo.com

Camporee 2017

Posted on Apr 18 2017 - 4:16pm

The Saddleback District Camporee is fast approaching. This year our Camporee will take place at Irvine Lake on Fri-Sun April 21st-23rd.

Click here to register

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 out 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.

Meet on Friday at 5:30 pm in the MO-2 parking lot (https://goo.gl/maps/YvjRbnvHkN62)

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

Two Service Oppertunities

Posted on Apr 18 2017 - 4:15pm
And ALL Scouts NEED service for rank advancement at every level
We have two great service opportunities coming up over the next two weekends.

#1 is this Sunday after Camporee from 2:00-4:30

Support the Honoring Our Young Heroes event put on by Saddleback Church's Active Duty Families/MOMS ministry

This is the 2nd annual event to honor the children of those serving in the military. We will be performing a flag ceremony, helping serve pizza, and helping hand out awards to kids from military families.

Location: Tent 2 on Saddleback's Lake Forest Campus
Event Time: 2:00 - 4:30pm
Food: Pizza lunch will be served for everyone, including Scouts
Remember...  Tenderfoot thru Life ALL requires service hours.  This is a great opportunity.

#2 is Saturday 4/29 at the Ride For Rwanda
Volunteer Event  - Saturday April 29th , 8am-10am
We need your help!  Come help for 2 service hours and get a free T-Shirt!
Scouts and family welcome and invited.
For the past 7 years, Troop 918 has run the Aid Station in Caspers Regional Park. We provide food, water, fruit and moral encouragement for the mountain bikers who are riding 50 miles. Caspers station is at mile 19 and the riders desperately need our help!  We have also been there to provide First Aid to riders in need.
The work is easy and the cause worthwhile~
Ride for Rwanda provides much-needed funding for Team Africa Rising. Team Rwanda Cycling began in 2007 to support a country torn apart by genocide. We have helped them assemble a team of professional cyclists who now race on the international stage and in doing so, these young Rwandans have become ambassadors for their country and helped their country develop a sense of national pride. In years past we have also donated bicycles. Last year we delivered over 700 bikes!
Uniform – Class B
What to bring: Hat, sunscreen, helping attitude
We are done and back at Church by 11am.
Make sure to register and indicate your shirt size!

Troop 918 Gear

Posted on Apr 15 2017 - 9:46pm


Troop 918 Gear is in stock!

Order online now for your Troop Blass B T-shirts and Troop Sweatshirt needs

Personal Fitness Meeting Rescheduled

Posted on Apr 15 2017 - 9:46pm

The Personal Fitness MB Meeting that was scheduled for this Sunday, April 9m will now be scheduled for Sunday, April 30, 5:00 pm at La Paz Intermediate track.

Scouts should complete their Fitness Measurements up to week 10. Our final meeting will be to fill in week 12. Please wear running shoes and bring water.
Also, please have the Program Activity Log complete ( p. 1-3 activity and duration) 
Since our last meeting was cut a little short, we will take a few minutes to finish requirements 5 and 9 so bring your stapled packets to follow along. 

Any questions, please email Mrs. Karn at jhkarn@cox.net