TROOP ACTIVITIES

UPCOMING TROOP ACTIVITIES

Day Hike to Vasquez Rocks - Sat 2/24/24  9am

Unfortunately, Camp Josepho has canceled all camping trips for February and March due to damage from recent rains, so we are not able to camp there this weekend. Instead, we are heading out for a day hike to Vasquez Rocks this Saturday, 2/24/24. We will meet at the Scout Hut at 9 am then head over to Vasquez Rocks. Be sure to pack a sack lunch and bring a water bottle. Wear your B uniform. If you need to do any hikes for a merit badge or rank advancement let us know the distance needed so that we can make sure to complete the requirement this Saturday. Vasquez Rocks 10700 Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce, CA 91390

Scout Sunday - Sun 3/10/24 10am-11:30am

Sunday, March 10th is Scout Sunday at the First United Methodist Church North Hollywood. Troop 18 will be participating in the service with several readers and a flag ceremony to start the service. Please plan on attending. We will meet at the sanctuary of the church at 10 am to prepare. The service begins at 10:30 am and will be finished by 11:30 am. This is an opportunity to show the members of the church who they are supporting by sponsoring our troop. It also lets us say thank you.


Leo Carrillo Beach Camping - Fri 3/15/24 - 3/17/24

Cub Scouts and youth interested in joining Troop 18 are invited to join us for a fun-filled weekend of games and hanging out at the beach.  We will be camping at Leo Carrillo State Beach Campground 35000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265.  You can join us for the night from Saturday, 3/16/24 to Sunday, 3/17/24, or for the day on Saturday, 3/16/24 click here to sign up.  If you have any questions email us at troop18noho@gmail.com Troop 18 Scouts will arrive on Friday, 3/15/24 to set up.

Backpacking Trip - April 2024 - Location TBD

More details coming soon.

Kelso Dunes Camping & Sand Sledding - Sat 5/18/24 - Sun 5/19/24

More details coming soon.

Lake Isabella Water Sports - Sat 6/22/24 - Sun 6/23/24

More details coming soon.

2024 Summer Camp - Camp Whitsett Sun 7/7/24 - Sat 7/13/24

We are heading back to Camp Whitsett for a week of swimming, canoeing, kayaking, rowing, archery, rifle and shotgun shooting, and crafts.  This is a good opportunity for Scouts to earn some merit badges and work on rank advancements.  Camp Whitsett Forest Rte 22S82, Kernville, CA 93238.  The fee is $550 per Scout and $425 per adult.  Scouts can also sign up for either a 1/2 day or full day of Whitewater rafting along the Kern River for an additional fee, if you are interested let us know.  A $100 deposit per person is due by 3/1/24 and the remaining balance is due 4/15/24.  WLACC offers financial assistance for Scouts in need if you would like to request campership for a portion of the fee click here

Fiesta Island Campout - Fri 8/16/24 - 8/18/24

Fiesta Island is a fun-filled weekend of camping, kayaking, and paddle boarding.  BSA Camp Fiesta Island 1590 E Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109

Kings Canyon Caving - Fri 9/20/24 - Sun 9/22/24

More details coming soon.

Camp Whitsett COPE Course - Sat 10/19/24 - Sun 10/20/24

We will be heading over to Camp Whitsett to complete their COPE high and low rope course.  More details coming soon.

USS Midway Overnight - Sat 11/16/24 - Sun 11/17/24

More details coming soon.

Natural History Museum Day Trip - Sat 12/7/24

More details coming soon.

PAST TROOP ACTIVITIES

Troop 18 Open House - Wed 2/21/24   7pm-8:30pm

Meet the Scouts of Troop 18 and learn how to make some dutch oven donuts, knife handling skills, essential knots and first aid basics!

Scouting for Food Donation Drive - Sat 2/10/24 9am

Our Troop along with other troops in the WLACC Campo de Cahuenga District is participating in a food drive for the North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry in Studio City.  On 2/3/24 grocery bags were dropped off on a few nearby residential blocks.  We are heading back on 2/10/24 to pick up the food donation bags and sort the items for drop-off at the NH Interfaith Food Pantry. Stop by the Scout Hut on Sat 2/10/24 at 9 am to volunteer.

Climbing & Repelling Event at Rockreation - Sat 1/20/24  12:45 pm  to 3:00 pm

We are heading over to Rockreation for some climbing and repelling.  Parents will need to drive their scouts to and from the event.  The fee is $30 per Scout to be paid at the facility.  All Scouts should wear their class B shirts. Be sure to fill out the online climb waiver form https://www.rockreation.com/forms  Roc Creation 11866 La Grange Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90025


Court of Honor & 2023 Holiday Dinner - Wed 12/13/23 

Join us for our Court of Honor and our Annual Holiday Dinner as we recognize our Scouts for their rank advancement and merit badge completions. Dinner is $10 per person and family members are welcome. We will be ordering Italian food from Victorios Ristorante for dinner.  If you are attending, please let us know by Saturday, 12/9/23 how many dinners you will be ordering for your family. Please pay for the dinner via Zelle at troop18finance@gmail.com or Venmo @Troop18NoHo by Monday, 12/11/23.  We ask that everyone also bring either a dessert or beverage, to sign up for same go to SignUp Genius


Event Canceled will Reschedule to Later Date - Climbing & Repelling Day Event - Sat 12/2/23   12pm-2pm

We are heading over to Roc Creation for some climbing and repelling.  Parents will need to drive their scouts to and from the event.  The fee is $30 per Scout to be paid at the facility.  All Scouts should wear their class B shirts. Be sure to fill out the online climb waiver form https://www.rockreation.com/forms  Roc Creation 11866 La Grange Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Pinz Bowling Day Event - Sat 11/18/23   1:00 pm

Scouts are heading out for a day of bowling at Pinz Bowling. Scouts are encouraged to invite friends who may want to join the troop or just come to see what we are about! All scouts should wear their class B t-shirts. Everyone will be responsible for their own shoe rental.  We will split the cost of the lanes between everyone.  Pinz 12655 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

Trunk or Treat First United Methodist Church - Mon 10/30/23 4pm-6:00pm

Join us as we set up Troop 18 spooky camping trunk at this years 2023 FUMC Trunk or Treat.  We will be decorating, setting up and giving out candy. 

Day of Service at Club 21 Walk - Sat 10/21/23 8:30am-1:30pm

We are heading out to volunteer at Club 21's annual Together is Better Walk.  Our troop will be manning the Frisbee painting booth.  This is a good opportunity to earn some service hours.  Central Park 275 S. Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105.

Verdugo Oaks Camporee - Fri 10/13/23 - Sun 10/15/23

Camporee is a Council-wide annual event designed to emphasize the patrol method, allow Scouts to put their outdoor skills to use, and test how well patrols work together while competing against other Scout patrols. Teamwork is essential for success! Verdugo Hills Council and the Campo de Cahuenga District-WLACC are hosting "Quest for Indy" Camporee 2023.  Competitions include Air Rifle, Action Archery, Mine Cart Lashing, Map & Compass, Tomahawk throwing and other challenging events.  We will meet at the Scout Hut on Friday 10/13/23 at 4:30 pm.  Scouts need to pack a sack dinner for Friday night. The fee is $40 per person.  Camp Verdugo Oaks  38001 Golden State Hwy, Castaic, CA 91384

101323 Verdugo Hills Camporee Packing List and Forms.pdf

Noah Castiel Eagle Project - Sat 10/7/23 9am-4pm - Sun 10/8/23 9am-4pm

We will be helping Noah who will be refurbishing and reorganizing the drama room and a storage container at John Burroughs High School.  In addition, Noah will be constructing a ramp to transport costume racks and props to and from the stage, as well as a shelf to store props used in the class daily.  Noah is also raising funds to cover the materials for the ramp and prop storage, and cleaning supplies for his project.  As well as for food for the volunteers. If you wish to donate please do so via Venmo @Noah-Castiel or by check to Troop 18.  To Volunteer to help Noah with his project stop by anytime this weekend, Sat-Sun, 10/7-10/8, between 9AM-4PM.  The location of his project is John Burroughs High School - Drama Room 1920 W Clark Ave, Burbank, CA 91506. Enter through the gate on N. Keystone Street. If the gate is not open please enter through the door labeled Artist Entrance and go through the choir room towards the Drama Room.  Volunteers of all skill levels are welcome and appreciated!

Court of Honor - Wed 10/4/23 7pm

Parents, family and friends are invited to join us for our Court of Honor as we recognize our Scouts for their rank advancement and merit badge completions. Scouts be sure to wear your full Class-A uniform with your sash (if you have one).  Parents, please help make the event special by donating some snacks and beverages to enjoy at the ceremony.  Click on the SignUp Genius link to sign up to donate.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4CACAC2CA4FF2-44797324-troop

Recruitment Meeting - Wed 9/20/23 Scout Hut at 7pm

Meet the Scouts of Troop 18 for some team-building exercises, games, and learning to tie some essential knots.  Then enjoy a slide show featuring our 2023 activities. We encourage Scouts to bring a friend who is interested in joining the troop.

Fiesta Island Campout - Fri 9/8/23 - Sun 9/10/23

Fiesta Island is a fun-filled weekend of camping, kayaking, and paddle boarding.  BSA Camp Fiesta Island 1590 E Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109

Annual Planning Meeting for 2024 - Sat 8/26/23 1pm-4pm

All Scouts are encouraged to attend to help plan our 2024 Campouts.  Meeting at the Scout Hut. 

2023 Summer Camp - Camp Hi-Sierra - Sat 7/15/23 - Sat 7/22/23

2023 Summer Camp is up in Northern California we will be heading out to Camp Hi-Sierra for a week of swimming, boating, climbing, welding, mountain biking, archery, shooting and crafts.  With plenty of merit badge classes and rank advancement opportunities.  Camp Hi-Sierra 29211 State Highway 108, Long Barn, CA 95335.