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Welcome to Boy Scouts of America - Troop 618!

 

 

Celebrating 28 years of excellence in Scouting, Troop 618 welcomes members from the surrounding South County/Saddleback Valley communities.  

Troop 618 is chartered to Rancho Santa Margarita Cares Foundation and are members of Saddleback District, Orange County Council.

 

  

 As a Scout led troop, Troop 618 prides itself on providing many different opportunities for Scouts to advance in rank while at the same time have a great scouting experience!  

 

Some of the activities and events that Troop 618 Scouts have recently participated in are:

Troop meetings 2x a month with games, skills instruction and fun! - Plus monthly Patrol activities and outings

Outdoor activities including: 

Rock climbing/bouldering in Joshua Tree - Mammoth Mountain Ski and Snow Boarding - local Ski and Snow Boarding - Canoe Trip - Whitewater rafting - Swimming and Water Slide - Zip lining - Shooting sports - Rocket launches - Hiking Santiago Peak - Grunion Run - and more!

Camping at:

Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center, Oso Lake, Firestone Scout Reservation, ONeill Regional Park, and Caspers Regional Park Summer Camp 2016 @ Camp Kern - Summer camp 2015, 2017 @ Cherry Valley on Catalina Island, Summer Camp 2018 @ Camp Chawanakee

Philmont High Adventure Camp 2016 (2 crews) 

Having fun together:

Patrol activities - Summer BBQ and Pool party - Troop Holiday party

Saddleback District Camporee @ IROEC, Camp Pendleton and Irvine Lake areas 

OCBSA Scout O Rama

Giving Service and Leadership:

 Service project for Las Flores Middle School 

Youth Volunteers for Saddleback District Day Camp 

Order of the Arrow (Ansazai Chapter, Witava Lodge) - Arrow Tour 2015 - Call out -  Service -  Ordeal -  Pow Wow -  Conclave - National Leadership Seminar -  and contingent members to the 2015 100th Anniversary National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) at Michigan State - 

Outoor Ethics - Leave No Trace Trained Leadership (youth and adult)

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) - as participants and leadership staff (youth and adult)

Scouting for Food

Ladera Ranch community activities

Mission Viejo Walk Against Drugs - Mission Viejo July 4th Street Faire

Rancho Santa Margarita Patroit's Day ceremony - Rancho Santa Margarita Zero Trash Day co-sponsor

A Scout is Reverant:

Scout Sunday - Scout Sabbath - Peace Light At Oso Lake

 

 

Troop 618  Mission:

Troop 618 seeks to develop youth with strong moral character who are confident leaders

that have the tools to serve their community and who look back fondly on their experience in the Troop.

 

Come find out how much fun it is to be a Scout in Troop 618! 

 

 

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HOLIDAY PARTY TIME!!!

Posted on Nov 30 2022 - 12:48pm

Mistletoe Pre Event - Monday, November 28th

Posted on Nov 22 2022 - 5:08pm

Monday, November 28th, is mistletoe preparations and packing event. 

Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm

Camp Cherry Valley has been selected as our next Summer Camp

Posted on Nov 21 2022 - 3:16pm

Hello Troop 618, 

Our scouts have voted to attend Camp Cherry Valley for summer camp in 2023. I have created a sign up here.   Please sign up as soon as possible to ensure we get the correct size site with room to accomodate everyone. As per usual, there is a reduced fee for adults, and adults may split a week. 

Elections at Troop Meeting Nov 14th

Posted on Nov 11 2022 - 12:04pm

Hi Troop 618, 

We will be holding our next Troop meeting this Monday November 14th at the Bell Tower.  We have converted the PLC meeting to Troop meeting to get the elections complete before everyone leaves for the Holidays. I hope you can join us!

“Choose a Troop” Night

Posted on Nov 3 2022 - 5:02pm

We need 3 scouts and 3 trained adults to represent our troop on Thursday, November 10th from 6:00-9:00pm for our district’s “Choose a Troop“ night. Please see the attached flyer and sign up, if possible. 

Holiday Wreath Fundraiser

Posted on Nov 3 2022 - 5:01pm

Holiday Wreath Fundraiser