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/

Color Guard Needed This Tuesday

Posted on Nov 18 2018 - 8:16pm

Color Guard Needed This Tuesday


Our city of Lake Forest has asked for our help!  The city is opening the new Veterans Park and have asked us to provide a Color Guard for the beginning of the ceremony.

When:  This Tuesday 3:45-4:30

Where:   Lake Forest Veterans Park, Ridge Route and Murilands  

     Map Here:  https://goo.gl/maps/mQprKqSSdsx

We need a few adults to be with the Scouts too.  Our ASM corps are all working and would appreciate your help.

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!

Merit Badge Counselor Training

Posted on Jun 10 2018 - 9:24am

Our Council has decided to require to require that all MB Counselors become trained.  Knowing the importance of having a trained MB Counselors working with our Scouts, I am sure you would agree that this is an important and valuable updated requirement.

Previously registered counselors need to take the training by the end of the year. 
All new counselors must complete the training as part of registering as a merit badge counselor. 
Youth protection training remains a required for MBCs and must remain current.

There are two ways to become trained:  Online  or  Live and In-Person Training. 
Either training is fine, however, I strongly recommend the live class.

There is a live, in person class scheduled for Saturday, June, 9th from 9-10:30 am, in the Refinery.  We may also schedule a Troop 918 specific opportunity for the training at a later date.  I highly recommend attending the Class on the 9th.

For online training log into my.scouting.org with your user ID and password and select the MB Counselor training modules.  These modules can take 1-2 hours to complete and all modules are required.  Once complete send your certificate of completion to Dave Klein at kleinds@gmail.com so it can be recorded.

Troop 918 Gear

Posted on Jun 10 2018 - 9:24am


Scouts need to have Class-B shirts for summer camp.  Order now if you need more?
Recommendation:  At least 3 is good.  

Order online now for your Troop Class B T-shirts and Troop Sweatshirt needs
Order NOW at: https://www.troop918.com/paypal/pay

Reimbursement Receipts

Posted on Mar 19 2018 - 7:43pm

Do you have receipts for camping food or other expenses?  

You can submit your receipts to the Troop Treasurer for reimbursement. Click on the Files link on our website menu to find a reimbursement request form. Fill it out and submit it to our Troop Treasurer, Mrs. Susan Wongso.  She can also be reached by email at treasurer@troop918.com

Don't forget:  Our budget plan for meals is 3-4-5.  We plan to spend $3 for breakfast, $4 for lunch and $5 for dinner per scout in your patrol.  Account for the total meals your patrol will be preparing and the amount of Scouts registered to attend from your patrol and then do the math.  You should also plan to make you any dessert, snacks or other special purchases fit within that budget as well.

Troop Calendar

Posted on Mar 3 2018 - 7:23pm

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

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