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/

October Camping is Rocks and Rockets

Posted on Sep 26 2023 - 8:24pm

October Camping is Rocks and Rockets

We'll be rock climbing and rocket launching!

Joshua Tree National Park is an amazing location for climbing on Saturday and camping just outside of the park where we'll launch rockets.

All Scouts will get to try rock climbing in the morning and can climb to their own level of comfort and ability.  In the afternoon we'll launch rockets in the desert next to our camp.

MANDATORY CLIMBING GROUND SCHOOL at the 10/9 troop meeting along with members of the OCBSA Climbing Team.

We'll be building rockets at the 10/2 Troop meeting, this week.  There isn't time to build them at the campsite. 

Arrive at church Friday 10/13 at 6 pm having already eaten dinner.
We'll return Sunday 10/15 mid-afternoon. Please bring some cash in your pocket for Sunday lunch on the road.

Camping and activity costs are:

  • Scouts   $52
  • Adults   $40

RSVP by Mon 10/9.

All prices include food, camping fees and entry into the Joshua Tree National Park, rocket motors, ignites, and wadding.

Rocket launching Scouts will need to pre-purchase their own rocket to build. 

Rockets are available at Hobby Lobby. A basic kit ranges from $8-16 dollars.  Do not purchase a rocket with motors larger than a C series. 
We will not launch D-size motors or larger or homemade motors.

Troop Calendar

Posted on Aug 19 2023 - 6:14pm

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

Upcoming Camps 2023

Posted on Aug 12 2023 - 9:22pm

Mr. Wales, Mr. Mortenson, and Mr. Klein are taking part in Woodbadge, a Scouting adult leader training offered annually.  This will take place over two separate weekends and weekends and has caused us to shuffle the dates for the August and September Waterpark and Backpack trips. 

The dates listed below are current and updated to what was previously announced.  Please make sure your calendars are updated and thanks for your understanding!



August Friday - Sunday 18-20 Arrowhead Waterpark Camp
September Saturday - Sunday 2-3 Backpacking Camp
September Saturday 23 Scout-O-Rama Camp
October Friday - Sunday 13-15

Rocks and Rockets Camp









Required Training

Posted on Jun 26 2023 - 10:15am

Are you up-to date?


YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING is required for all BSA registered volunteers and is a joining requirement

 Youth Protection training must be taken every two years.


 (If a volunteer’s Youth Protection training record is not current at the time of recharter, the volunteer will not be re-registered.)

 Download the How-To Guide for taking Youth Protection Training




Communication tool

Posted on Jun 22 2023 - 11:01am
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   
  • text      @troop-918   to   (281) 519-7496 

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

Website Maintenance

Posted on May 30 2023 - 6:05pm


Not all of our patrol assignments and leadership positions on this site are current.  Please bear with us while we update some details.

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