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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/

Brennan Chan Eagle Project

Posted on Nov 2 2019 - 11:20pm

My name is Brennan Chan and I'm a Life Scout of Troop 918. One of the requirements to become an Eagle Scout is to show leadership by giving back to one's community.

I am currently in 12th grade and have attended Saddleback Church since 6th grade. The church has helped quite a few of the friends I've had, and it has inspired me to begin helping others. I'm incredibly passionate about the welfare of animals, as I am a proud owner of a Wheaten Terrier today. Ever since I got my dog, I have realized that there are  pets that are less fortunate than Chewie. My Eagle Scout project just happened to be the perfect opportunity to do just that.

 
Specifically, I am organizing a supply drive for my local animal shelter, the Irvine Animal Care Center. They're in need of pet supplies and they have sent me a wishlist as well.
 

Project info:

Day One: Friday, November 15 (4-6 pm)

  • Needs 3 Scouts to assist
    • Assemble the collection bin and additional decorations and advertisement
    • Use wooden planks and paint to help add a place for the paper ads to be put on
    • Poster creation
  • Location: Chan residence
    • 162 Falcon Ridge, Irvine, CA, 92618
Day Two: Saturday, November 16 (2:00-4:00 pm)
  • Needs 2 Scouts to assist
    • Set up the tables for promoting the donations in front of the store
    • Talk to customers directly to give information and to help encourage customers to donate
  • Location: Pet Supply Warehouse
    • 23854 Vía Fabricante e1, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Day Three: Sunday, November 17 (2:00-4:00 pm)
  • Needs 2 Scouts to assist
    • Set up the tables for promoting the donations in front of the store
    • Talk to customers directly to give information and to help encourage customers to donate
  • Location: Pet Supply
    • 6224 Irvine Blvd, Irvine, CA 92620

FOOD: 

Lunch and dinner will be provided

RSVP:

Before Nov. 10, 2019 at chan.brennan@gmail.com

University of Scouting

Posted on Nov 2 2019 - 9:41am

The University of Scouting is for all adults ranging from seasoned Scouters to parents wanting to learn more and all in between.   Courses are offered in various subjects and training levels not normally found anywhere else.

With several classes offered during the day, you have the chance to catch up and even enhance your training!  Registered Scouters should plan on attending.

https://www.ocbsa.org/uofs/

Please let Dave Klein know if you are planning to attend or are interested in advice on good topics.

Troop Calendar

Posted on Oct 26 2019 - 10:05am

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
  2. Select your patrol
  3. Click on the create button and follow the instructions for your calendar sync link

Have you outgrown your Uniform?

Posted on Aug 31 2019 - 9:11am

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.


No Scout Left Behind

Posted on Aug 31 2019 - 9:10am

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

Troop Leadership Training, Sat 6/1

Posted on May 25 2019 - 10:05pm

Troop Leadership Training for Scout in elected and appointed positions.

Sat, 6/1 from 9am-2pm at O'Neil Park.  RSVP Now!

Come out and earn your Trained patch