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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.
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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/

November Camping - Joshua Tree

Posted on Oct 25 2014 - 9:09pm

LAST CAMPING OPPORTUNITY FOR 2014

Joshua Tree camp offers two tracks of activities...   Rocket Launching  OR  Rock Climbing
Mark your choice in your registration and pay for the correct amount as indicated below.

Arrive at church Friday at 6pm having already eaten dinner.
We'll return Sunday mid-afternoon. Please bring some cash in pocket for Sunday lunch on the road.

Camping and activity cost are:
  -  Scouts launching rockets  $45  (Will need to purchase your own rocket... see below)
  -  Scouts rock climbing  $60 Includes climbing gear rental from BSA Council and entry into National Park
  -  Adults $27
Register here:  http://troop918.com/node/1984
     AND
 Pay here
:  http://troop918.com/paypal/pay

Patrol Leaders will set up Patrol Meeting to build your rockets.
Rockets are available at Hobby Lobby. A basic kit ranges from $8-16 dollars.  You will also need to purchase a 3-pack of motors. 
Make sure your rocket and motor size matches.  Size A-F motors will work, however F is not recommended as you may lose your rocket. G and higher require a license or certificate of some type.

No homemade motors will be launched.

Troop 918 Merit Badge Day

Posted on Oct 25 2014 - 8:58pm

Our 4th Annual Troop 918 Merit Badge Day is Saturday, Nov 15th.

CLASSES ARE FILLING...  REGISTER NOW...

Scouts

Sign up to participate in out Troop Merit Badge Day event. Classes will fill! Sign up now to get your choice from almost 40 Merit Badges. Online reservation is available at troop918.com/mertibadgeday

Parents and Scouts not taking Merti Badge Classes
This is our Troop's main fundraiser of the year. It is an all hands on deck event. This is a BIG DEAL for our Troop and WE NEED YOUR HELP.  Parents will be needed for Your help  our help will be needed to support this 

For everyone else, Scouts and Parents, we’ll need help in all kinds of areas:

  • Setting up tables and EZup’s
  • Working the registrations tables
  • Delivering water to instructors
  • Running errands during the day
  • Distributing lunch
  • Cleaning up at the end of day
  • Making an early morning pick-up of bagels and coffee for volunteers (this person is my hero!)
  • And more…

We’ll also need equipment such as ice chests, EZup’s, projectors and more.  Please mark your calendar and sign up here to assist on the day of the event

Easy Fund Raising with Ralph’s Grocery Stores

Posted on Sep 27 2014 - 5:56pm
Did you know that Ralph’s will donate to Troop 918 every time you shop and scan your Ralph’s Club Card?  It’sExtraordinary fundraising from ordinary purchases.  

RALPH'S REQUIRES ANNUAL RESUBMITION - 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!

There are three ways to register:

1.  You can print this letter and have the cashier scan it when you checkout.  That's it, super simple!  This will attach your Club Card to our Troop.  If you register with this method, the name “Troop 918” will NOT appear on the bottom of your grocery receipt.
 
2.  Ask the cashier to scan this barcode. Some phone screens will scan and some will not. It's worth a try :-)   If you register with this method, the name “Troop 918” will NOT appear on the bottom of your grocery receipt.
3.  If you have your Club Card barcode number, you can register on Ralph’s web site:
Go to https://customer.ralphs.com/login.aspx
Click on:  Get Started, Sign Up Today
Click on Community Rewards at the bottom of the screed.
Enter our NPO number of 92221 and select Troop 918

Patrol Flag

Posted on Sep 22 2014 - 9:31pm

Patrol Leaders, don't forget the committment we made at Summer Camp to make a flag for each patrol.  Have you called your patrol together to make a flag.

The Hobobos made a great flag last week!  Who's next??? Check out these examples...

        
  

Troop Pictures

Posted on Aug 23 2014 - 9:15pm

Did you see our pictures from Summer Camp.  If not, go to our private Facebook group and request to join.  Once approved, you can see all of our pictures from camp.  We'll approve known people and your relatives if you vouch for them.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1511267265758356/

Be in the KNOW - Receive Troop Text Messages

Posted on Jun 28 2014 - 12:09am

Weekly emails...  Special announcements...  Detail updates...  Last-minute changes... Arrival back at church after a great event

This all works best when BOTH parents and their Scout are receiving all the communications!

Sign up for our text service!

Please sign up for our new, more secure, texting service using one of the links below.

 
By federal law, you will receive a text asking you to confirm your subscription.  Just respond to that text and you're set.

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