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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/

Eagle Scout Court of Honor

Posted on Sep 24 2021 - 2:45pm

Calling all Troop 918 families. 

It's been over 2 years since we've celebrated our Eagle Scout accomplishments.

It's time to gather an Eagles Nest!  Please mark your calendar and plan to join us to celebrate.

 

2021 Saddleback District Camporall

Posted on Sep 24 2021 - 8:56am

October camping is the 2021 Saddleback District Camporall

This is our first true competition camping with the other troops in Saddleback. 

When:  October 22-24 

Where: Lakeview Park - 5305 E Santiago Canyon Rd, Silverado, CA 92676

This year's theme is:  Ancient Olympics  (start thinking of how we can incorporate that)

Camporee will take place at Irvine Lake on Fri-Sun Oct 22-24, 2021.

Fun will include:

  • Show off our Troop in the campsite competition
  • 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!
  • Points awarded for the Troop Gate competitions
  • Compete in the Dutch-oven cooking competition for both Scouts and Adults. 
  • Bring a few dollars for the snack shack and Mr. Iverson's World Famous Scout Gear Trading Post!

 

The cost for this event is $49 each, including camping, meals, a camporee patch.  

We will be making dinner at camp on Fri night.

Meet on Friday at 5:30 pm in the MO-2 parking lot. Please eat dinner before arriving.  

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

 

Camporall is a district-wide Arrow of Light invitation event.  We will be building bridges to the Troop 918 Scouts of the future.  
Participation is huge.  Recruiting is super important.  Cub Scouts have come back from COVID amazingly slow compared to Troops.  Many have not come back.  There are far fewer AOLs to recruit from.  

Survivor Camp

Posted on Sep 13 2021 - 10:01am

Is your patrol the best tribe?     Can you outwit, outlast, outplay?

Well, we're not voting people off but we are competing in Survivor-based competition games.

We'll also be joined by visiting Arrow of Light Scouts who are looking for a troop to bridge to in the new year. 
Do you want Troop 918 to exist in 5 years, then please help us recruit the future of our Troop 918 and invite them in just like others invited you.

 

We'll carpool from the church meeting at the MO-2 lot Friday September 17th at 6:30 pm.

We'll plan to return to church MO-2 lot late morning but before lunch on Sunday September 19th

$30 includes Saturday breakfast - Sunday breakfast and camping fees.

As usual, RSVP ASAP :-)  https://www.troop918.com/node/3363

Communication tool

Posted on Aug 29 2021 - 7:41am
TROOP 918 is switching from a pay texting method to a free app. Called REMIND 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 
  • texting:      @troop-918 to 81010   
          OR
  • If 81810 gives you trouble, then try sending it to   (281) 519-7496 
          OR
  • Go to:         https://www.remind.com/join/troop-918
If the sign-up asks your role, parents should be parents and Scouts should be students.  This service is school-based app

Good communication is super IMPORTANT
  • 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.

Day Of Giving

Posted on Jul 31 2021 - 6:16am

https://www.ocbsa.org/dayofgiving/

Texting:  101hours to 91999

Troop Calendar

Posted on Apr 5 2021 - 9:20pm

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

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