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/

EXTRA Troop Meeting

Posted on Mar 16 2019 - 10:18pm

This month we have an EXTRA Troop meeting on Monday, March 25th, the last Monday of the month.

Come out for climbing training needed for Rock Climbing at Rocks and Rockets Camp

Meal planning will also be done this night.

Rock Climbing and Rocket Launching Camp

Posted on Mar 16 2019 - 10:14pm


Please join us for a weekend of climbing, Rocket Launching, and camping out at Sawtooth Canyon. We will be teaching scouts how to climb and rappel safely and challenge ourselves with this new sport/ experience. While this weekend is not designed to earn your Climbing Merit Badge, depending on the number of climbers, that may be possible.  we will be tracking your climbs and rappels for a Merit Badge qualification!!

Parents:  We are in drivers needed situation for this trip.  Please email me back if you can help drive and camp kleinds@gmail.com

Date:  Fri – Sun Mar 29-31

Meeting:  Friday, Mar 29th at 5:30 at the MO-2 Lot

Cost: $25 each

Meals:  Please arrive Friday night already fed. Bring $$ for a lunch stop on the way home on Sunday. All other food is covered by the $ fee.

Parent support and drivers needed

RSVP Due by Mon, March 25https://www.troop918.com/node/3050

Rockets:  Scouts will need to purchase and build their own Estes rocket that is compatible with a size C engine. The Troop will provide additional engines, igniters, and wadding through a bulk purchase.  Your rockets can be purchased at Hobby Lobby or Michaels.

Mandatory Training:  Ground School is being held Monday Mar 25th at our Troop meeting.  You must attend this meeting/ training to be able to climb with us at New Jack City. We will be reviewing

  • climbing safety,
  • knots,
  • equipment,
  • climbing commands and hopefully
  • do some rappelling!!

Waivers: Please sign and bring the attached Climbing Rules and Release Form to the meeting or to the camping trip. We must have signed forms to allow you to climb.

CampingEquipment: It is starting to get cold at night. Plan on this and bring (in addition to your 10 essentials) a fleece/ jacket/ pull-over, a knit cap and gloves.

  • Sneakers are good climbing shoes. Flip flops are not!
  • Leather gloves protect your hands. Do you have any old ones in the garage?
  • Sun Screen
  • Water bottle – you may be climbing for some time and we need to be hydrated

No Scout Left Behind

Posted on Mar 16 2019 - 10:14pm

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.

Summer Camp 2019

Posted on Mar 16 2019 - 10:13pm

This year for Summer Camp, Troop 918 is at attending:
The Saddleback District Summer Camp Encampment at Lost Valley 

Our Scouts who have attended Lost Valley have had a great time and experienced personal growth opportunities available at no other place but Boy Scout summer camp!

“A week at camp is work 6 months in the meeting room”  - Baden Powell, founder of Scouting

You'll never forget your summer at Schoepe Scout Reservation at Lost Valley. With programs designed for maximum fun and achievement, this camp offers once-in-a-lifetime adventures for a pure Scouting experience.

Tackle some Merit Badge requirements at the nature/STEM center, field sports, handicraft or shooting sports ranges. Take on adventure challenges like ATV riding, climbing & rappelling, mountain biking, zip lining, and horseback riding. Campfires, movie nights, Vespers, and camp-wide games are all a part of the experience at Lost Valley. Getting Lost has never been so much fun!

Dates: June 23-29, 2019 (Sun-Sat)  Before most school sports camps!

Cost $425 ( Less cost than the last four years!!! )

Payments due the first Monday of the month as follows: 
$100 due Mar 4
$100 due April 1
$100 due May 6
$125 due June 3

Register to attend here:  https://www.troop918.com/node/3054
Make payments on our web store here:  https://www.troop918.com/paypal/pay


Posted on Mar 15 2019 - 5:53pm

Order of the Arrow and Troop Leadership Elections are this month. 

Make sure you attend meetings so you can vote

Troop Calendar

Posted on Mar 3 2019 - 9:52am

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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