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/

New Advancement Resource Website - Work in Progress

Posted on Jun 29 2015 - 4:13pm

Current FCE Scouts,

I don't know if you have used the First Class Emphasis page, but it is going to be emptied by July 3rd. We have created a new FCE Advancement website with plenty of resources to help you all continue your path to advancement.  You can find it at: www.troop918fceadvancement.webs.com  Go check it out today!

BSA Youth Safety Video: A Time To Tell

Posted on Jun 27 2015 - 1:20pm

Parent attendance is strongly suggested on Monday, July 20th at 7pm for a Parent Preview of the of the BSA youth safety video entitled: A Time to Tell

The video A Time to Tell shows several strategies child molesters use to attempt sexual molestation. In addition, one scenario introduces bullying as a personal safety concern. The Boy Scouts of America uses a simple way to help Scouts learnto prevent sexual molestation. The three R’s of Youth Protection convey a simple message the BSA wants its youth membersto learn:

  • Recognize situations that place him at risk of being molested, how child molesters operate, and that anyone could be a molester.
  • Resist unwanted and inappropriate attention. Resistance will stop most attempts at molestation.
  • Report attempted or actual molestation to a parent or other trusted adult. This prevents further abuse and helps protect other children. Let the Scout know he will not be blamed for what occurred.

This video will be shown to all Scouts the during the July 27th Troop meeting. Because of the nature of the content of this video, it is important that parents view the video prior. In addition, BSA suggests showing the video to just parents and then showing to the Scouts only with minimal adults present to minimize their level of discomfort based on the topics and tofacilitate their willingness to engage in discussion. We will ask that prents not be present for the Scout showing.

Due to the legnth of the video and time for discussion, both of these evenings will run till 9pm

If you are unable to attend the video, please let us know so we can make another preview or a copy of the video available to you. 

Save the dates:

7/20:   7pm, Parent preview
7/27:   7pm, Scout viewing

Camp Emerald Bay

Posted on Apr 23 2015 - 7:40pm

Camp Emerald Bay (our 2015 Summer Camp destination) made the Scouting Magazine Cool Camp Series. Click on the picture to watch the video.

Summer Camp 2015

Posted on Feb 14 2015 - 10:31am

RSVP has passed, but we still have a few of our reserved spots available.
If you are interested but have some questions or concerns or need to discuss
finances, please hesitate to contact Mr. Klein 949-463-3253 or kleinds@gmail.com


Back by popular demand for 2015…   Summer Camp at Emerald Bay on Catalina Island!!!!!

         Mark your calendars for July 5th to the 11th.

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

Unique Catalina Opportunities…
Kayaking, Marine Science, Oceanography, Energy, SCUBA Diving, Snorkeling

Archery,  Art,  Astronomy,  Basketry,  BSA Aquarist,   BSA Lifeguard,   BSA Naturalist,   BSA Oceanography,   Camping,   Canoeing,  Environmental  Science, Fish & Wildlife Mgmt,   Geology,   Kayaking,   Leatherwork,   Lifesaving,  Mammals Study, Mile Swim, BSA,  Motor Boating,  Mountain Biking,  Nature, Oceanography  Orienteering   Pioneering,   Pottery,  Rifle Shooting,  Rowing,  Shotgun Shooting,  Soil/Water Cons,  Snorkeling BSA,   Small Boat Sailing,  Swimming,  Water-Sports  Wilderness Survival,   Wood Carving     *List subject to change in 2015

SCUBA Merit Badge and a half-day “Discover Scuba” program are offered for Scouts age 12 and older (BSA policy)

This year’s basic camp will cost each camper $490.00 for the week including Summer Camp program, food and boat transportation from San Pedro Harbor (no bus add on like last year).   SCUBA programs and certain other merit badges are available at an additional cost.

The Troop is required to make scheduled payments prior to Summer camp.  We therefore need to start collecting money from Troop parents.  In order to make this easy on everyone, we have again set up a payment schedule.   Each payment is due as follows:

January 26th  -  $100
February 23rd  -  $100
March 23rd   -  $100
May 4th   -  $100
June 8th  -  $99

Please keep up with the payment schedule.  If you wish to pay the entire balance at once, that is OK too.

Register here   AND   Make payments for this event at our Online Payments page

As always, if your son WILL NOT be attending Summer Camp this year, please register your regrets online.  This will REALLY help with our planning.

We will be providing more details on Summer Camp as we get closer to the event.  If you have any questions about Summer Camp please email Dave Klein at kleinds@gmail.com

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

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.


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