Join the fun at our Troop Meetings

Who:  All scouts and prospective scouts

Where:  Las Flores Middle School, 25862 Antonio Pkwy, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 (unless otherwise noted)

When:  second and fourth Mondays (unless otherwise noted) plus

  • Parent Meeting on second Mondays
  • Board of Reviews on fourth Mondays


  • 6:45 pm:  Meeting room setup
  • 7:00 pm:  Unit formation in patrols and post the colors
  • 7:10 pm:  Activity (upcoming event planning and logistics, merit badge, …)
  • 8::10 pm:  Adult and scout announcements
  • 8:20 pm:  Scoutmaster’s minute
  • 8:25 pm:  Retire the colors and unit dismissal
  • 8:30 pm:  Meeting room breakdown

Dress code:  Class A (tucked and tidy)

Jacob Giddens Eagle Project

Posted on May 26 2023 - 6:45pm
May 27, 2023 - 9:00 am
May 27, 2023 - 2:00 pm
Tesoro High School at the Nature Trail Pond
Where: Tesoro High School Nature Trail Pond Location at 1 Tesoro Creek Rd, Las Flores, CA 92688


Follow 618 on Instagram

Posted on Feb 5 2023 - 2:34pm

Don’t Forget to follow RSMTroop618 on Instagram to get pictures and updates while we are at camps.  We posted a bunch of pictures and videos.  

Please note that the administrator may send you a direct message to confirm your identity before accepting your follow request.  Be sure to respond to this message so we can get you in the group.  This is for privacy purposes.

Congratulations to Troop 618's Extra Milers and District Award of Merit recipients

Posted on Mar 10 2019 - 12:23am

Congratulations to our extra miler nominees!  We appreciate everyone for their support of the troop.  Working together, many hands make light work.  The following individuals were nominated by the adults in the troop for making a difference and going the extra mile....  

  • Gil Caron
  • Steve Clegg 
  • Kim Clegg
  • Craig Duerr 
  • Heidi Duerr
  • Ed Fredette
  • John Sahagian
  • Christa Smith
  • Kevin Stiles  

Congratulations to the following individuals who have been selected as the extra milers for 2018 and will represent Troop 618 at the Saddleback District Dinner.

Paul Crocker James Froggatt Neil Greene Josh Hodgson

 Please help say thank you to each of our wonderful and amazing volunteers!

Proof Earning Eagle Scout Makes a Difference In College Applications

Posted on Nov 14 2018 - 11:43pm

We’ve all heard that Scouting experience will give a young person a leg up at a college, university or trade school.

But it’s always nice to see tangible proof that this is still the case.

The latest example comes from Andrew, an Eagle Scout from Texas. His proud grandfather, Randy Konkel, noticed that the young man’s acceptance letter from the University of Oklahoma specifically called out Andrew’s Scouting experience.

“While reading your application, we noticed you are an Eagle Scout,” the letter states. “Your commitment and perseverance are to be commended.”

Next, the letter-writer outlines the many ways Andrew can get involved as an OU undergrad. He could participate in student government, volunteer to help others or join a student group.

Andrew is told these opportunities are perfect because they will “further develop your already strong aptitude to lead.” To this admissions counselor, the words “Eagle Scout” represent leadership.

Click here to read the full article on Scouting Magazine's Blog.

How to....

Posted on Sep 8 2018 - 8:52pm

We will be featuring a How To series on the bi-weekly eblast.... This week's feature has to do with flag ettiquitte




Woodbadge - the ultimate personal and professional growth training program

Posted on Jul 21 2018 - 7:37am

Do you want to receive the ultimate personal and professional growth training program offered by the Boy Scouts of America? Do you want to enhance your leadership skills through hands-on experience and make sure the Scouts in your unit have the best trained leader possible? Come join us at Wood Badge.

What is Wood Badge? Wood Badge is a national course curriculum delivered locally by our Council's volunteer staff. It is intended for leaders at all levels of Scouting.

What can I get out of Wood Badge? The skills learned at Wood Badge are applicable to all aspects of your life, not just Scouting. This training will allow you to assist your unit or District to develop effective youth and leaders.

Next WOOD BADGE Course -  Scheduled for September 2018

Location: Outdoor Education Center 2 Irvine Park Rd, Orange, CA 92869

Course Director: David Ruiz

Copy and paste the link below to register!    https://orangecounty.camp-master.com/