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/

Camp Swap

Posted on Jan 19 2019 - 9:39pm

Due to the rain we've swapped our January and February camping plans for safety issues.  Mud Caves needs to dry out a bit before we go out there.

January will now be Snow Camp

February will now be Mud Caves

If you've already paid for mud caves and sign up for Snow Camp, we'll transfer th funds.


Posted on Jan 18 2019 - 7:20pm

Bring your sleds and toobs!  Plan for a great day of playing in the snow!

Cost is $25 per Scout and $15 per adult. This includes food from Sat Breakfast thru Sun Breakfast.  Bring cash for Sunday lunch on the road home.

Meet in the MO-2 lot at church on Friday 1/25 at 5:30pm.  

We will be going to Chilao Campground in the Angeles Crest Forest. It is at 5,300 feet but should be below the snow line. On Saturday we will continue up the hill in search of snow to play for the day. Toboggans, tubes, and other snow toys are encouraged. Aiden has also told me that they will be doing the whittling chip, fire safety and other requirements for the new scouts…..so come on out! We will meet at the Donut Lot at the church at 5:30pm on Friday and return on Sunday early afternoon.

Remember this is a cold weather camp so we need to make sure that we have the right gear (sleeping bag, sleeping pad, etc.). The temperature at night looks like mid 30s to 40 degrees and 65 during the day at the campsite.

COLD WEATHER CAMPING INSTRUCTION will be during the 1/21 Troop meeting.

Mud Caves Camp

Posted on Jan 18 2019 - 7:20pm

Do you like to explore?   Are you ready for some caving?

     Camp and explore the mud caves in the Anza Borrego desert.

This will be a fun and new adventure!

Leave:  Fri, Jan 26th.  Meet at church at 5:30 pm having already had dinner.  
Return:  Sun, Jan 28st mid-afternoon.  Bring cash for lunch on the ride home.
Cost:  $30/Scouts   $20/Adults


Click above to Register NOW
Registration is due Monday, 1/15/2018

We're camping in the desert IT WILL BE COLD AT NIGHT.

Special Gear for use in caves

   Bring a helmet for safety in the caves.
   Gloves would be recommended
   Flashlight and/or headlamp...  I'd recommend both!
   Long pants - you may be crawling at some points.  Jeans would be ideal.
                    A day pack may be a good idea too for carrying water, etc.


No Scout Left Behind

Posted on Jan 12 2019 - 9:30am

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 Calendar

Posted on Jan 12 2019 - 9:29am

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

Easy Fund Raising with Ralph’s Grocery Stores

Posted on Aug 25 2018 - 10:37pm
The new Ralph's Fundraising year started Sept 1st!!!
Ralph's requires all Rewards members to annually re-register to donate to Troop 918!!!
Register your card online or in-store to support our Troop simply by purchasing food!

Do you have family that lives elsewhere in the country? The can register to support us with their Community Contributions card from Kroger, Fred Meyer, Dillons and other stores owned by The Kroger Co.


RALPH'S REQUIRES ANNUAL RESUBMISSION - Even if you've signed up before, each September Ralph’s requires customers to re-register their card to their chosen charity to receive the donations.  Please either register or re-register your Ralph’s Club Card to Troop 918 now!

Grab your Ralph's Club Card barcode number to register on Ralph’s websit. Go to https://www.ralphs.com/topic/community-contribution-2 and click on Enroll Now for instructions from Ralph's 
  • Our NPO number is YR800
It’s Extraordinary fundraising from ordinary purchases, just scan your Ralph’s Club Card!