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/

Troop Leadership Elections

Posted on Aug 31 2014 - 10:23am

Senior Patrol Leader and Patrol Leader elections are this Monday, Sept 8th.  Troop leadership elections are very important, please plan to be there and participate!


Sept Events: Camp on Campus & ScoutEXPO

Posted on Aug 31 2014 - 10:23am

Sept 20-21 will cover both Camp on Campus & ScoutEXPO

This is a relaxed and fun camp on our church campus.  We'll set up a great camp site and hang out on the field over the weekend at church to fly our Troop 918 colors and recruit some new Scouts!

This event is highly important as it raises awareness of Scouting with our Church.  All Scouts are asked to help with this event.  

We'll meet at church at 12:30 to set up camp, have some fun and hang out. Please arrive having already eaten lunch.  Sat evening will have a Patrol dutch oven cooking contest. Compete for your patrol and win the prize. 

There is no cost for this event, however registration is necessary to ensure enough food.  Click here to register
Following Camp on Campus is the ScoutExpo on Sunday afternoon at Oso Lake.  This event is for recruiting new Scouts from the public and more specifically from Cub Scout Webelos looking to join Troops in the fall.   Click here to register for Scout Expo
  ADULTS (PARENTS) will be needed to both clean-up at Church and set-up at Oso Lake in order to help Scouts to support both events. At church we'll likely start cleaning about 11:30 and at Oso set-up will likely set-up at noon.  Times may be updated but are pretty close.

Nathan Hagihara Eagle Project

Posted on Aug 31 2014 - 10:22am
As I have announced previously, my Eagle Project will be taking place on September 6th (Saturday) from8 AM-4 PM on a hillside off of Avery Parkway near the Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club.  We will be planting 600-800 one-gallon, drought-tolerant plants on the hillside.  I hope you will be receiving, or have received, my Eagle Project letter in the mail with a donation form and waiver(s) included.  lease complete these forms and mail them in the envelope provided.  I thank you in advance for your support.
However, I am in need of some materials that I would need to borrow for the day when we are on-site.  These include, but are not limited to; 4 EZ-ups, 4 tables, 8 chairs, 2 coolers, shovels, rope, and cones.  If you have any of these materials, please reply to this email or write what you can provide on your reply forms and let me know what you can bring.  Thank you once again,
Yours with Mustang Pride,
Nathan T. Hagihara

Troop 918 Merit Badge Day

Posted on Aug 31 2014 - 10:21am

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


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

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.  Keep an eye out for a future email with a needs list.  In the mean time, please mark your calendar and sign up here to assist on the day of the event

October Camping

Posted on Aug 31 2014 - 9:27am

October Camping (Oct,18-19)
Hoegees Trail Camp lies along Winter Creek in the canyon adjacent to Sturtevant Falls. The trails begin from Chantry Flats and passes a waterfall along the 4.25-mile out-and-back hike through a lush canyon with 700 feet of elevation change.  Click here to register...

November Camping - Joshua Tree

Posted on Aug 31 2014 - 9:26am

November 7-9 we'll camp at the J-Tree Lake Campground.  More details to come... possibly hiking, rockets and maybe even repelling and climbing.  Click here for registration...

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