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/

Anzo Borrego Campout 2/23-2/25

Posted on Feb 20 2024 - 8:33am

We'll camp with a few other troops and compete in:

  • Fire building
  • Treasure Hunting 
  • First Aid
  • Tying things up
Feb 23 2024
Feb 25 2024

Anza Borrego Campout

Borrego Palm Canyon Campground at Anza Borrego State Park

Date:  Friday 2/23  -  Sunday 2/25 (We will message with an ETA home when we stop for lunch on Sunday.)
Time:  Arrive at church at 6:00 pm sharp to head out to camp.  

Bring cash for lunch on the way home Sunday.

We'll camp with a few other troops and compete in:

  • Fire building
  • Treasure Hunting 
  • First Aid
  • Tying things up

All Scouts MUST bring their 10 essentials.  This will be checked at camp.

  1. Personal First Aid Kit
  2. Flashlight
  3. Trail Food
  4. Matches / Fire Starter
  5. Sun Protection (hat, etc)
  6. Whistle
  7. Extra Clothes / Rain Gear (as appropriate)
  8. Water bottle
  9. Map and Compass
  10. Pocket Knife
  11. Scout Handbook (bonus item... may prove to be very useful)

It's the desert...  it will be cold at night and anything goes during the day.  Pack accordingly.


Please RSVP so that we know who is attending: https://troop918.com/node/3681

Troop Communication - Remind App

Posted on Feb 2 2024 - 5:15pm
Good communication is super IMPORTANT!
Troop 918 uses the Remind mobile app to manage troop texting.
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 a school based app. 
If the sign up asks for 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.

Troop Calendar

Posted on Dec 3 2023 - 9:03am

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

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




New California Child Safety Law

Posted on Feb 22 2023 - 12:31pm


No Scout Left Behind

Posted on Nov 18 2021 - 10:13pm

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 Dave Klein or Committee Chair Eric Schuler.