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/

Scout Sunday

Posted on Feb 14 2020 - 10:47pm

A Scout is Reverent  

Our Pastor is excited for us to serve as greeters at any of the services on Saturday at 4pm and 6pm and Sunday at 9am and 11am.

Pack 918 will be joining us in our Scout Sunday Service.

Scouts serving should gather at the greeting area on the main patio area in front of the worship center 30 min before services.

MUD Caves

Posted on Feb 14 2020 - 10:03pm

Do you like to explore?   

Are you ready for some caving?


When is this Event:  March 20, 2020 - 4:00pm

Location of Event:  Anza Borrego Desert Mud Caves

Time and Location of Departure: Leave Friday, March 20 from the MO-2 parking Lot at Saddleback Church come already had dinner.

Cost: $ 30 for Scouts and $20 for Adults

Description of Event: We will be camping in the desert... It will be cold at night.

What to Bring to the Event: 

* 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.
* Bring money for lunch on the ride home.



Arrival back From Event to Saddleback Church MO-2 Parking Lot:  Mar 22 2020 - 5:00pm


The Arroyo Tapiado (translation: mud wall wash) is an area of the Anza-Borrego Desert which is home to the world’s largest collection of mud-caves. These caves are over five million years old, and have been formed by erosion. Over the years, when it has rained, the water has cut into the hills, forming the various channels and caves that you can explore. 


Summer Camp 2020

Posted on Feb 14 2020 - 10:02pm

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For 2020 Summer camp will be at Camp Chawanakee on Shaver Lake

This year, summer camp will include bus travel to and from Camp Chawanakee

When:  Saturday, June 13 thru Saturday, June 20, 2020

*** Sign up now for the great adventure ***

Scouts will gain self-confidence, Self-esteem, and Independence.

Scouts will learn to get along with others during this long trip.

Scouts will go to the classes and earn merit badges

Scouts will experience amazing personal growth, and an awesome opportunity to grow closer to God in his environment.

Scout will be unplugged from all the tablets and TVs back home.

Total cost is of the Summer Camp is $600 (includes: Food, Events, Activities and Bus to and from Camp)

If you are able to make payment-in-full or in larger amounts, that would be extremely helpful to the troop as we must make larger payments to the camp in advance.

Payment plan as follows:

(5) payments of $120

February 17, March 16, April 20, May 4, and June 8

RSVP NOW, right away, to reserve your space.

Register here: https://www.troop918.com/node/3202


Pay herehttps://www.troop918.com/paypal/pay

No Scout Left Behind

Posted on Feb 14 2020 - 10:00pm

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 Simon Akhaven.

Upcoming Camping or Events

Posted on Feb 13 2020 - 7:49am

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming camps or events

  • January      12          Whale Watching (done)
  • February    7-9         Snow Camp        (done)
  • February    23          Scout Sunday     (       )
  • March        13-15     Snow Shoe         (       )
  • March        20-22     Mud Caves         (Sign-up now)
  •                               Q2 Service
  • April          24-26     Camporee
  • May           9            Scout-O-Rama
  • May           23-25     White Water
  • June         13-20      Summer Camp
  •                               Q3 Service
  • July          10-12      Navy Camp         (family event)
  • August     21-23      Backpack
  • September18-20      Calico Ghost Town
  •                               Q4 Service
  • October     9-11        Rocks & Rockets
  • November  13-15     Search & Rescue AOL Invite
  • December  14 ???    Christmas Party    (family event)


Adventure Cards

Posted on Jan 30 2020 - 2:31pm

Dear Scouting Families,

The 2020 Adventure Card sale starts up in March. Adventure Cards is a fundraiser for Scouts to sell $10 coupon cards to raise money for their Scouting adventures. A Scout can earn up to $5 per card sold (that’s up to 50% commission). Any unsold cards can be returned at the end of the sale. The Adventure Card is also admission to the Centennial Scout-O-Rama, the biggest Scouting event in Southern California.

The Adventure Card has over $150 worth of savings with coupons for Smart & Final, Subway, Big 5, Six Flags and more! Scouts can sell outside stores, door to door, and sell to friends and family. There are fun prizes available for Scouts that sell, but the best part is the 50% commission. Scouts can use their commission to fund their Scouting adventures (Scout Camp, Day Camp, Jamboree, etc.).


The Adventure Card sale kicks off in March. Please let your Unit Leader know you are interested in selling. Scout Units can sign up online and attend the kickoff on either Tuesday, March 3rd or Saturday, March 7th to pick up cards and learn all about the sale. Units Leaders can go online and see which location best fits their schedule.

Upcoming Events