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052517 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY MAY 28 – NO MEETING – MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND SUNDAY JUNE 4 – FIRST SUNDAY – TRAIL TO FIRST CLASS ONLY (No PLC) 6-7:30pm: Parent and Volunteer Social....

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051817 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY MAY 21 – Troop Mtg – 6:15 to 7:15 Wear Class A Tent Building Skills!  Please be on time!   FLAG CREMONY: Bass Patrol SUNDAY MAY 28 –...

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051017 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY MAY 14 – NO MEETING – HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! SUNDAY MAY 21 – Troop Mtg – TBD ; ILST Planning Meeting -stay tuned. TONIGHT – WED, MAY 10 – 6 to...

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Knot of the Month – May 2017

All scouts will need to know how to correctly tie the Bowline knot for entry into the troop meetings for the month of May. Bowline knot tying instructions 1. Lay the rope across your...

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Backpacking Outing Checklist

Backpacking Checklist This is a basic checklist – depending on the specific outing, required items will vary. Always be sure to consult with your outing leader about any special equipment requirements. As a general...

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050417 – Troop Meetings an News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  FIRST SUNDAY – May 7.  PLC AND T2FC 6:00.  Wear Class A. 5:00 Parent & Scout Information Meeting – Backpacking Gear.  Meet in Rotunda.  Mr Arthur and Mr Wakimoto leading. ...

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042717 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  APRIL KNOT OF THE MONTH!  THE TAUT-LINE HITCH.  CLICK HERE TO LEARN IT to enter Troop meeting! MEETING – SUNDAY April 30!  6:15.  Backpacking Game and what you should...

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Social Night Fun-Raiser May 10

Troop 718 Red Car Brewery flyer May 10 Click the link to print out flyer Enjoy an evening out with friends and family Date: May 10 2017 Time: 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm Where:...

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Sean LeCon – 10/15/16

On Oct 15 2016 Sean LeCon received his Eagle Scout rank. For his Eagle scout project, Sean managed to make 3 benches for Richardson Middle School. The benches gave a lot of memories for...

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041917 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  APRIL KNOT OF THE MONTH!  THE TAUT-LINE HITCH.  CLICK HERE TO LEARN IT! NO MEETING – SUNDAY April 23 – return from Camporee  MEETING – SUNDAY April 30!  Backpacking...

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041317 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  APRIL KNOT OF THE MONTH!  THE TAUT-LINE HITCH.  CLICK HERE TO LEARN IT! NO MEETING – SUNDAY April 16 – EASTER SUNDAY NO MEETING – SUNDAY April 23 –...

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040617 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  APRIL KNOT OF THE MONTH!  THE TAUT-LINE HITCH.  CLICK HERE TO LEARN IT! MEETING – SUNDAY April 9 6:15 to 7:30pm  Wear Class A Camporee Campers – please come for...

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Knot of the Month – April 2017

The KNOT OF THE MONTH is – The Taut Line Hitch All scouts will need to know how to correctly tie the Taut Line Hitch for entry into the troop meetings for the month...

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Robotics Merit Badge Workshop – 4/29 or 5/6

CLICK HERE to download blank Museum Medical Form CLICK HERE to upload completed Museum Medical Form Save

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032917 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  It’s Tshirt Time! TROOP 718 TSHIRTS AND SWEATSHIRTS WILL BE ON SALE APRIL 2ND!  Tshirts $5-$8.  Sweatshirts $15 while supplies last! “FIRST SUNDAY” April 2 – EL RETIRO Wear CLASS...

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032217 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY MARCH 26 – EL RETIRO WEAR CLASS A 6:15 to 7:30pm Camporee Preparation; Super Fun Game: My Bodyguard SUNDAY April 2 NO PLC tonight. 6 to 7pm T2FC (Trail to...

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Switzer Falls and Bear Canyon Hike – 2017_0326

OUTING PHOTOS – At the Troop 718 Shutterfly Page – if you don’t have access, just request from the home page. OUTING INFO TOPO MAP WITH MILE MARKERS ACTUAL HIKE STATS (below) To view...

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031617 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY MARCH 19 – EL RETIRO WEAR CLASS A 6:15 to 7:30pm 6:15 sharp!  TROOP ELECTIONS!   Time again to elect our Scout Leaders.  See separate eblast for all the...

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030917 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY MARCH 12 – EL RETIRO WEAR CLASS A 6:15 to 7:30pm It’s time for our Annual FIRST AID OLYMPICS!  Scouts “compete to treat” a series of triage ailments...

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030217 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY Mar 5 – FIRST SUNDAY 6:00 – 7:00 PLC in Room; T2FC in Rotunda; new faces are coming – Webelos who are bridging to 718 will be attending T2FC...

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022217 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY Feb 26 – 1st Aid Training for all!   6:15 to 7:30 at El Retiro. Game: Patrols will demonstrate and compete in 1st Aid skills!  Scouts – please...

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021517 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY Feb 19 – NO MEETING due to WInter Camp.  Winter Campers: see Mr Hanhart’s separate email and Mr Pagniano’s separate email! SUNDAY Feb 26 – 1st Aid Training for...

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020917 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  Feb 12 – Wear Class A – El Retiro 5:00 PLC & T2FC 6:15-7:30: Camping Merit Badge workshop led by Mr Hanhart This is an annual Merit Badge workshop...

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020117 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  Feb 5 – NO TROOP MEETING – Super Bowl Sunday Feb 12 – 5:00 PLC & T2FC; 6:15-7:30 – TBA!  Know your February Knot!  Double Half Hitch!  Knot sure?...

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Knot of the Month – February 2017

Scouts should know how to correctly tie a Double Half Hitch during the month of February to enter into troop meetings for the month. Instructions to tie Double Half Hitch Pass the end of...

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012617 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  Jan 29 – Troop Meeting – Wear Class A 6:15 to 7:30 Building Fires!  (Now that the rain has passed…) Scouts – bring a flint & steel starter and 10 Essentials ...

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012217 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS REMINDER FOR TONIGHT!WINTER CAMP ATTENDEES – please bring $170 and permission forms to Mr Hanhart tonight (Forms linked on Eventbrite may be used). FROM 5:15 to 6:15 Parent and Scout...

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011917 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  Jan 22 – Troop Meeting – Wear Class A 5:15 to 6:15 Summer Camp Parent and Scout Meeting Parents please bring check books for a $100 deposit 6:15 to...

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011117 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  Jan 15 NO MEETING due to Camping return  Jan 22 – Troop Meeting SAVE THE DATE!  Wed Jan 18 5:30 to 8:30 – Our first T718 Social Night of the New...

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010417 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Get ready for a new year of Adventure! Jan 8 – El Retiro – Class A 6-7PM – PLC and Trail to First Class 7PM – San...

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Knot of the Month – January 2017

All scouts will need to know how to correctly tie the  Square Knot for entry into the troop meetings this January. Square Knot tying intructions Tie two over hand knots. First, right over left...

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121516 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY DEC 18 – 6:15pm-7:30pm El Retiro.   IT’S A WINTER HOLIDAY PARTY! see separate eblast for info.  Wear Class B or an ugly holiday sweater! No Troop Meetings for the...

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12-21-16 Christmas Lights Stroll

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Community Service to help Ashley Jung for her Gold Award project

What:  Community Service Project to help Ashley Jung When:  Saturday 12/17/16 ,  8 am-12pm Where:  Linden H. Chandler Preserve, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274  – map DOWNLOAD PDF FLYER This is a community service...

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120816 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY DEC 11 – 6:15pm-7:30pm – CLASS A Uniform   The Theme is WILDERNESS SURVIVAL The Skill is SHELTHER BUILDING and we’ll compete to see which Patrol can build the...

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120116 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY DEC 4 – FIRST SUNDAY 6pm-7pm – CLASS A Uniform PLC in Conference Room – Scout Leaders only Trail to First Class Workshop in Rotundra Wed, Dec 7 –...

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Knot of the Month – December 2016

All scouts will need to know how to correctly tie the Timber Hitch for entry into the troop meetings on December.   Timber Hitch tying intructions 1.Pass the working end of a rope around...

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112216 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY NOV 27 – Happy Thanksgiving! – NO MEETING! SUNDAY DEC 4 – FIRST SUNDAY 6pm-7pm – CLASS A Uniform PLC in Conference Room – Scout Leaders only Trail to First Class...

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111716 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY NOV 20 – 6:15  Wear Class A El Retiro  Skills!   Games!   Be there! SUNDAY NOV 27 – Happy Thanksgiving Weekend – NO MEETING! SCOUTING FOR FOOD!  SAT/SUN NOV 19 & 20...

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2016 University of Scouting

CALLING ALL SCOUTS! CALLING ALL LEADERS! Take your skills to the next level! UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING IS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3! Sign up by Nov 19 for discount (see below). If you are a Scout...

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111016 – Troop Meeting and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY NOV 13 – 6:15  Wear Class A El Retiro Skills!   Games!   Be there! Sunday NOV 13 – 6:00 to 7:00 pm.  LAST DATE for ANNUAL RE-ENROLLMENT!  El Retiro Room...

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110316 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY NOV 6 – 6:00 PLC & T2FC  El Retiro  PLC parents – PLEASE attend first part of PLC meeting (at 6:00) to sign a consent form with your Scout....

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2016 Scouting for Food

Commitment, Collaboration, Community SCOUTING FOR FOOD NOV 19 & 20!  SIGN UP NOW! Troop 718 always participates in Scouting for Food, BSA’s annual food drive, with our local Von’s market in the Riviera Village. ...

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110216 – Troop News

NEWSFLASH!  We have some announcements! Standard time starts Nov 6!  Turn clocks back one hour! DON’T FORGET:  This Sunday is the CHESS MERIT BADGE Workshop! Be at El Retiro at 4:00 SHARP!  (There’s a...

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Knot of the Month – November 2016

All scouts will need to know how to correctly tie the Bowline knot for entry into the troop meetings for the month of November. Bowline knot tying instructions 1. Lay the rope across your...

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102716 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY OCT 30 –  El Retiro 5-7pm.  Rotunda.  Class B / comfortable attire. The whole family is invited to the 718 Pumpkin Head Carve-O-Rama Pumpkin Carving Party!  BYOP (Bring Your Own Pumpkin)! Finger...

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Annual Member Re-enrollment

Dear Scouts and Parents, Two years ago, BSA raised annual Scout membership fees by $12 and volunteer fees by $13.   Despite this, Troop 718 kept dues at $125, and absorbed these increases. After much...

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102016 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY OCT 23 – TROOP MEETING CLASS A; 6:15-7:30 – Learn your Lashings!  Knot and Lashings Practice & Race. SUNDAY OCT 30 –  El Retiro 5-7pm.  Rotunda.  Class B...

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101316 – Troop meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY OCT 16 – Class A; 6:15-7:30 WEBELOS RECRUITMENT – We welcome local area Webelos and their parents to learn about our Troop Blind-folded Tent building competition. T2FC Scouts please...

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100616 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY OCT 9 – NO MEETING DUE TO OUTING SUNDAY OCT 16 – Class A; 6:15-7:30 WEBELOS RECRUITMENT – We welcome local area Webelos and their parents to learn about...

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092816 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY OCT 2 – TROOP ELECTIONS 5:00 at El Retiro!   See  JOB DESCRIPTIONS Candidates for elected positions are to email Mr Hanhart at [email protected]; Requests for appointed positions please email...

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Scouting For Food – 2016 : Sign-up Sheet

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS PAGE IN GOOGLE DOCS;  Our Annual “Scouting for Food” food drive will be held on November 19-20, the weekend before Thanksgiving.  Scroll down to sign up. Scout Parents are...

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092116 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY SEPT 25 – 6:15 – Building Rockets for Roctober! Roctober attendees!  Bring money and paperwork for the Outing.  See below for details. All welcome to help build ROCKETS!! SUNDAY OCT 2...

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Knot of the Month – October 2016

The KNOT OF THE MONTH for October 2016 is – Clove Hitch All scouts will need to know how to correctly tie the Clove Hitch for entry into the troop meetings for the month...

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Knot of the Month – September 2016

The KNOT OF THE MONTH for September 2016 is – Taut Line Hitch All scouts will need to know how to correctly tie the Taut Line Hitch for entry into the troop meetings for...

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090816 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY SEPT 11 – EL RETIRO – CLASS A 5-6PM PLC and Trail to First Class 6PM Shady Grove Planning Meeting (campout attendees only) SUNDAY SEPT 18 – COURT OF HONOR – See...

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CLICK HERE to upload or view photos for Cabrillo Beach August 2015 For upload permission, you will need to log in to Google using : [email protected] -or- your own gmail account. https://goo.gl/photos/scPHRXyKNjdoh3Ss5

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083116 – Troop News

NEWSFLASH!  TROOP 718 IS BRINGING BACK “SOCIAL NIGHT”! Kick-off: Tuesday, Sept 13 at Rock-N-Brews, from 6-10pm. CLICK HERE for flier. What is Social Night?  When 718 was founded, our Troop Families organized occasional restaurant nights, as a fun way to...

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Fall Court of Honor

SEPTEMBER 18 – Fall Court of Honor Date: Sunday, Sept 18 Time: 5-7pm Place: Redondo Beach Women’s Club 400 South Broadway, Redondo Beach (Corner of Broadway & Pearl) Parking is available at the Wells Fargo lot on...

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083116 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY SEPT 4 – NO MEETING – ENJOY YOUR WEEK END! SUNDAY SEPT 11 – EL RETIRO – CLASS A 5-6PM PLC and Trail to First Class 6pm Shady Grove Planning...

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NIK SWENSSON – EAGLE PROJECT

Dear Scouts and parents of 718, I would like to thank everyone who participated in “building the wall” for California Live Steamers last week-end. If I’ve left anyone out I apologize and please let...

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How to use a map and compass

Using a map and compass is a good way to find and to go somewhere, but sometimes, if you don’t use it correctly, you might get lost. CLICK HERE to view the article that explains the...

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082416 – TROOP OLYMPICS!

Calling All Scouts: This Sunday: AUGUST 28 – are you ready to GO FOR THE GOLD?    Be Part of the Troop 718 Olympics and Family Picnic! Be a Part of the Set-Up “Pre-Party”!...

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NIK SWENSSON – EAGLE PROJECT

COME HELP NIK SWENSSON BUILD HIS EAGLE PROJECT!  Spend the day helping Nik and our City! When: Aug 26 and Aug 27, starting at 10:00am each day. Where: 2290 Washington Av, Torrance, 90501 (at...

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FALL COURT OF HONOR

SAVE THE DATE!  TROOP 718 FALL COURT OF HONOR WILL BE SUNDAY, SEPT 18! More information to come! If you have completed any Merit Badges, please submit your signed Blue Cards to Mr Schwartz or...

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081916 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY AUG 21 – El Retiro – Wear Class A 6:15 to 7:30pm TROOP Meeting – Wear Class B for Olympics event practice. SUNDAY AUG 28 – TROOP 718 OLYMPICS...

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081116 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY AUG 14 – NO TROOP MEETING due to Green Valley Return SUNDAY AUG 21 – El Retiro – Wear Class A 6:15 to 7:30pm TROOP MEETING – countdown for Troop...

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Knot of the Month – August 2016 – Two Half-Hitches

The “Knot of the Month” for August 2016 is – Two Half-Hitches. To keep moving our Scouting Skills for Troop 718, we’re introducing the “Knot-of-the-Month”. All scouts will be required to correctly tie the...

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080416 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY AUG 7 – El Retiro – Wear Class A 6:15 to 7:30pm TROOP MEETING – Get ready for the Troop Olympics! Planning & Event Practice FOR AUG 28! NO MEETING AUGUST 14 due...

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072716 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY JULY 31 – El Retiro – Wear Class A 5:00-6:00 Special PLC for Olympics Planning 6:15 to 7:30pm TROOP MEETING – Orienteering Course You practiced last week – now Show what...

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072616 – Cabrillo Summer Camp

NEWSFLASH – REMINDER!    Cabrillo Beach Youth and Water Sports Center is hosting Boy Scout Summer Camp Days August 8-12! That’s right – spend a week at the beach and earn some Merit Badges too!Classes...

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063016 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY JULY 3 – NO MEETING – HAPPY JULY 4TH! SUNDAY JULY 10 – FIRST SUNDAY – PLC & T2FC READY FOR ADVENTURE?  PREPARED FOR SERVICE?   CLICK HERE Jul 15-17 Circle X...

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Bridge to Nowhere

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062316 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY JUNE 26 – NO MEETING FLSR / EMERALD BAY campers off to Camp! SUNDAY JULY 3 – NO MEETING – HAPPY JULY 4TH! READY FOR ADVENTURE?  PREPARED FOR SERVICE?   CLICK HERE Jul 15-17 Circle...

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Emerald Bay Info – Depart 6/26 @ 730am

Emerald Bay Summer Camp participants Depart from USS Iowa (map) at 7:30 am on Saturday – 6/26/16 Return to same location between 10:00-11:30am – Saturday – 7/2/16 DETAILS and PACKING LISTS Rugged Explorers Rugged...

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061616 -Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY JUNE 19 – Wear Class B T-shirt and shorts.  Flip Flops ok.    TORRANCE BEACH NEAR SNACK SHACK 4:00 TO 5:15 pm Calling Summer Campers – sharpen your Dodge Ball skills at the Beach...

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060916 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY JUNE 12 – Wear Class B T-shirt    El Retiro – 6:15-7:30 Make your own Hiking Sticks!  Get ready to drill holes, pound nails, and carve your own CUSTOM hiking stick.  BTW...

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National Trails Day at Lower San Antonio Creek

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How to avoid heat exhaustion

This article is very helpful to show you how to protect yourselves from the heat. CLICK HERE to view the article.   this video will show you how to avoid heat illnesses.  

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060116 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY JUNE 5 – FIRST SUNDAY Wear Class A 5:05-6:00PM ALL PARENTS REQUESTED: STATE OF THE TROOP MEETING AT EL RETIRO ROOM.  (SEE SEPARATE EBLAST) Organization announcements, financial update, summer camp update,...

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052516 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY MAY 29 – NO MEETING – ENJOY THE HOLIDAY!  SUNDAY JUNE 5th – FIRST SUNDAY – wear Class A 5:00 – 6:00 pm PLC and Trail to First Class...

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Packing checklists for camping trips

This is an amazing article that shows you how to pack checklists for camping trips. CLICK HERE to learn more. This video will show you the way to pack for a camping trip.

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051816 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY MAY 22 – It’s our Annual Cook Out! 6:15 to 7:30 Class B uniform in Rotunda Scouts will cook a “tasting menu” for parents and Troop Leaders to judge!   Two main dishes...

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TROOP 718 TAKES TOP HONORS AT CAMPOREE 2016

CLICK IMAGE TO DOWNLOAD TROOP 718 TAKES TOP HONORS AT CAMPOREE 2016! The Tradition Lives On!    See PHOTOS HERE! Winner: Best Overall Troop – Top Prize – The Golden Shovel Award! Winner: Best Campsite! Winner: Scout Spirit...

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How to build a survival shelter

This is a great article to teach you how to build a shelter from materials from the wilderness. CLICK HERE to learn more. This video will show you a way to build a survival...

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051216 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY MAY 15 – NO MEETING – CAMPOREE RETURN SUNDAY MAY 22 – get ready for our ANNUAL COOKOUT!  Scouts will cook a “tasting menu” for parents and Troop Leaders to...

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How to Pack a First Aid Kit

This is an article to teach you how to build a first aid kit. CLICK HERE to learn more.   This is a video to show you the way to pack a first aid...

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Ouch! How to remove a fishhook without making it worse

This is an amazing first aid article you want to know about when you are fishing. CLICK HERE to view.   This is a video explaining ways to remove a fishhook from your skin....

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How to display and fold the American flag

This is a great article that I found on boys life. Click Here to view. Check out this cool video    

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050516 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS SUNDAY MAY 8 – NO MEETING – HAPPY MOTHERS DAY! SUNDAY MAY 15 – NO MEETING – CAMPOREE RETURN SUNDAY MAY 22 – get ready for our ANNUAL COOKOUT!...

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042816 – Troop Meetings and News

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY MAY 1 – FIRST SUNDAY – Wear Class A 5:00-6:00 New PLC – Bring your binders, a pen and a notebook; Parents of PLC members, your attendance is required! See...

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042816 – Cyber Chip

As of January 2016, all ranks up through Star Scout must earn the National CYBER CHIP (Cyber Safety) award, for advancement.   Requirements are grade-specific; some requirements are to be completed at home. PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW. AT HOME:...

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Troop 718 Did a Great Job at CA Trail Days – 4/16/16

ACCOLADES FOR TROOP 718 !  WORDS OF APPRECIATION FROM THE EVENT LEADER Mark,   While I did not get a chance at a more formal introduction at California Trails Day, I did want to...

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Protected: Ernie Howlett thru Hollywood Riviera

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Protected: Malibu Creek to Corral Cave

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TROOP MEETING – Camporee Prep, Cyber Chip and More

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY APRIL 24 – TROOP MEETING: 6:15 – 7:30PM.  Wear Class A. Skills for Camporee! Ticket Sales begin for Hollywood Riviera Sportsman Club Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser (see separate eblast). ...

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Pancake Breakfast – 052816

Hollywood Riviera Sportsman’s Club Annual Pancake Breakfast (held May 28, 7am-12 noon) Help Troop 718 “FUN”draise!  Ticket sales start Sunday April 24!  Every year, HRSC supports local youth groups by holding this wonderful Community event.  Now YOU can...

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Spring Camporee 2016

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April Campout at Firestone Scout Reservation

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Troop 718 ROCKS Service!

Both the HRSC Easter Egg Hunt and CA Trail Trails Days brought out the best in our Scouts! **Egg Hunt: Led by Mr Hanhart, 16 Scouts (many of our newest members!) hid Eggs, blew up...

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Important Meetings – April 17th

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY APRIL 17  5:00-5:45PM – PARTICIPANTS ONLY MEETINGS Firestone Skills Camp Piedra Blanca Backpacking Planning 5:45-6:15PM – PARENTS: INTRO TO BACKPACKING GEAR meeting led by Aaron and Dr Bass. ...

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Introducing our new Patrol Leaders Council (PLC)

Troop 718 is proud to announce it’s newly elected Scout Leaders for May-Oct 2016! If you would like to be considered for one of our many appointed PLC positions, please contact your SPL, Andrew Calbreath and adult...

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Newsletter – Meeting Schedule – Summer Camp dues

718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  NO TROOP MEETINGS MAR 27 – Easter Sunday or APR 3 – Happy Spring Break! SUNDAY APRIL 10 – El Retiro – “FIRST SUNDAY” 5-6pm Trail to First Class / 5-6pm Last Mtg for...

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NEWSFLASH! Volunteer Hours – Easter Egg Hunt at El Retiro – 3/26/16

NEWSFLASH! This SATURDAY, MARCH 26, Hollywood Riviera Sportsmans Club, our Troop’s charter organization, is holding it’s annual Easter Egg Hunt at El Retiro Park! HRSC is calling all Scouts to volunteer from 9am to 11am, to help out,...

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Newsletter – March 20 New Parent Orientation and More

ALL WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS 718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  NO TROOP MEETING MAR 20 – due to Outing.  New Parent Orientation Meeting at El Retiro room – from 5 to 5:45pm – led by Charlotte Sorensen and...

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Echo Mountain and Inspiration Point – Outing Info

Dear Hikers, ALL OUTING DOCUMENTS – AT THIS LINK IMPORTANT – Action Required Volunteer to Drive and Complete Carpool Assignments AT THIS LINK Download Driver’s Instructions AT THIS LINK The trail plan and trail...

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What is NYLT?

National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops or teams and in other situations...

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Newsletter – Upcoming Court of Honor and More…

ALL WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS 718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY MARCH 13 5-7PM: 718 SPRING COURT OF HONOR Location: Redondo Beach Women’s Club at 400S Broadway, RB (corner of Broadway & Pearl)  See separate eblast for...

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3/10/16 – UPCOMING BOARD OF REVIEWS: PARENTS NEEDED!

UPCOMING BOARD OF REVIEWS: PARENTS NEEDED! THURSDAY NIGHT – MAR 10 7pm-9pm We are in great need of 3-4 adults for the upcoming Board of Review. This is an inspiring and rewarding opportunity to...

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REQUEST YOUR SCOUTMASTER CONFERENCE NOW!

ALL WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS NEWSFLASH! REQUEST YOUR SCOUTMASTER CONFERENCE NOW! Mr Hanhart is setting aside ALL DAY Sunday Mar 6 for Scoutmaster Conferences. Hours 9am-4pm. If you are ready for promotion or very close, please request a conference online...

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Newsletter – Merit Badge deadlines, COH and more…

ALL WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS 718 TROOP MEETINGS AND NEWS  SUNDAY FEB 28 – TROOP MEETING 6:15 to 7:30 Wear Class A Games/Skill: First Aid Fun!  Study up to diagnose and “treat” an emergency! Stand up wrestling...

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Winter Camp 2016 – February 14-15

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Aaron Bass – 11/13/15

Aaron William Bass was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout on November, 13, 2015. Please join us in congratulating him !  

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Sandstone Peak Day Hike – Great for Beginners – Nov 14, 2015

PHOTOS FROM TROOP 718 TRIP TO SANDSTONE PEAK – November 2015 CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW TO VIEW –  FULL (INTERACTIVE) HIKE STATS

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San Clemente Beach Campout – Jan 22-23, 2016

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Troop Newsletter – 10/29/15

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Scouting For Food-2015

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Scouting For Food – 2015 : Sign-up Sheet

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND PRINT THIS PAGE IN GOOGLE DOCS Our Annual “Scouting for Food” food drive will be held on November 21-22, the weekend before Thanksgiving. Please type in your name in...

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Eagle Project – Richardson Middle School – 8/28/15

Come out this Friday to help Sean Lacon with his Eagle Project. Parent and Scout volunteers are welcome – bring gloves and safety glasses if you have them. The point of this eagle project...

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JVP Backpack – Mt San Jacinto – May 1-3 2015

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28TH ANNUAL veterans event

Flags for Vets – Memorial Weekend Celebration

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100th Anniversary “Centennial Camporee”

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Salty Rat Canoe Trip – March 27-29, 2015 – Mission Bay, San Diego

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Forest Lawn Summer Camp June 21-27, 2015

CLICK HERE FOR MERIT BADGE REGISTRATION CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ALL FORMS – UPDATED 5/18/2015 Our Scouts Love Summer Camp and It’s Time to Sign up for 2015!! Head’s Up: Paperwork and first deposit...

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FLSR Summer Camp – Pathfinder Program

Pathfinder information – for 2015 Summer Camp Attendees The FLSR’s (Forest Lawn Summer Camp) Pathfinder Program is an all day program designed for the First Year Scout who is working on his Trail-to-First-Class requirements....

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Lunada Canyon Habitat Restoration – Service Hours

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD DETAILED FLYER WITH DIRECTIONS Do you want to participate in a cool service project in Rancho Palos Verdes? Saturday, January 10, 2015 Time – 9:00am Location – 29200 Rock Park...

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Winter Camp 2015 / Snow Sports M/B – February 15-16 2015

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Red Rocks Canyon Car Camping – Jan 24-25, 2015

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Making a difference

Scouting for Food – 2500 items collected !

“You have no idea how much the hungry kids appreciate what you did.  Extra thanks.” DeDe Hicks President, CEO, The Volunteer Center www.volcenter.org   We are very, very proud of the work that Troop...

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Riley Symons – 10/23/14

On Thursday, October 23rd 2014 Riley Symons received his Eagle Scout rank. Riley has been in scouting since 1st grade from cub scouts through boy scouts. His current troop is Riviera Troop 718. For...

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Boy Scout Trail Backpacking Trip – January 17-18, 2015

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10 Mile Day Hike – January 10, 2015

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Intermediate Hike – Hollywood Sign – Dec 20, 2014

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Last Minute Fun Hike – This weekend – 11/29 – Mt. Baden Powell

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Scouting For Food – Nov 22-23 – NEED VOLUNTEERS ASAP!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS PAGE IN GOOGLE DOCS Our Annual “Scouting for Food” food drive will be held on November 22-23, the weekend before Thanksgiving. Please type in your name in the table...

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Scouting for Food Sign Up Sheet

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS PAGE IN GOOGLE DOCS Our Annual “Scouting for Food” food drive will be held on November 22-23, the weekend before Thanksgiving. Please type in your name in the table...

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ROCtober VII – Rocket Launch – Oct 11, 2014

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Training Level – Backpacking – Bear Canyon Oct 4-5, 2014

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New Rank Advancement Chair and Treasurer

Please join us in congratulating 2 new committee members: Sara Taylor – Treasurer Summer Swenson – Rank Advancement Chair CLICK HERE to view complete Committee Roster.

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Del Cerro Training Hike – Survey

THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR COMPLETING THIS SURVEY YOUR RESPONSE WILL HELP US TO CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVE OUR SERVICE TO YOU. Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey , the world’s leading questionnaire tool.

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Troop Newsletter – 9/15/14

  Coastal Clean Up Day is Saturday Sept 20th! Where: Torrance Beach/Miramar Park just show up anytime between 8am and 6pm Contact Organizing ASM: Mr. LeFevre with questions [email protected] Be a part of TEAM...

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Troop Newsletter – 9/11/14

THIS WEEK’S HEADLINES SUNDAY SEPT  14 NO TROOP MEETING (due to Joshua Tree Outing) SUNDAY SEPT 21: TROOP ELECTIONS (see separate email) SAT SEP 20: Torrance Coastal Clean-Up How do I sign up for TROOP EVENTS?  See below...

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Troop Newsletter – 9/7/14

THIS WEEK’S HEADLINES (see details below) SUNDAY SEPT 7 PLC 6:00; Troop Meeting 7:00-8:00 Skill: How to Pack for Outings/Joshua Tree Prep Fun: Catapault throw Tuesday Sept 9: 1 more scout needed for Beacon Light...

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Troop 718 Newsletter

Dear Scouts and Parents – Summer is a time for family and travel and we hope everyone’s summer was great!  As we return to routine, T718 Leaders have an announcement. To be responsive to our Troop’s...

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Beginner Hike – Del Cerro Park – Sept 21 – 1:00- 3:00pm

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Eagle Scout Court of Honor – 082414

CLICK IMAGE BELOW TO VIEW DETAILS Required : Class A with Sash   http://www.evite.com/event/0171I6ZM64L3JIF2AEPEC6KSHGEL4M?utm_campaign=view_invitation1&gid=0171G7WI5ZRTMU6GOEPEC6PZX7QXVM&utm_medium=email&utm_source=EVENT_UPDATE

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08/10/14 – Troop Meeting : Personal Mgmt Merit Badge Instruction

At this Sunday’s Troop Meeting, we will be working on the Personal Management Merit Badge. Please come prepared to participate with your Merit Badge worksheets. THIS MERIT BADGE IS REQUIRED FOR EAGLE RANK. If you...

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Joshua Tree Car Camp – Sept 12-14th

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08/03/14 – 5:50pm – PLC MEETING ONLY

PLC TO START AT 5:50 PM AT EL RETIRO.  NO PATROL/TROOP MEETING. I will not be able to attend so ASM Swensson and Arthur will preside over the meeting.  I will be available by...

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UPDATE – Mt. Whitney VENTURE Backpack: July 26 – Aug 3, 2014

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LIVE “REAL-TIME” LINK Case sensitive password is  — Whitney   The venture patrol is over halfway to their goal of Mount Whitney.  Today they got over and through Forrester...

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Video Update – Summer Court of Honor

    Information: Sunday, July 13th Time: 5:00 Place: El Retiro Community Room   What to Wear: Class A uniforms, long pants, and sash.   What to bring: Please contribute a small dessert dish...

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Deadline 8/10/14 – Joshua Tree Campout

ALL OUTING DOCUMENTS AT THIS LINK REGISTER HERE Our next camping adventure will be out in Joshua Tree National Park on the weekend of September 12th-14th. A couple group campsites have been secured in...

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GVL Updates

Good Morning Scouts and Parents – In a couple days we will be starting our annual camping adventure up at 7000′ in the San Bernardino Mountains at Green Valley Lake. Here are the FINAL...

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Aug 12th – Comedy & Magic Club Fundraiser – last day to buy 8/2/14

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Epic Summer Camp at Forest Lawn

PLEASE COMMENT AT BOTTOM – THANKS ! All Scouts & Parents FLSR Circle X @ Bighorn summer camp was EPIC! Our 27 scouts and 3 adults ruled camp in every way, earning: Over 120...

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NO TROOP MEETING – June 29 & July 6

June 29 – Back from Summer Camp July 6 – July 4th Holiday

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LOST and FOUND at Forest Lawn

FOUND – iPod mini – did someone lose this ?   CONTACT : Webmaster

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ONLY 5 SPOTS LEFT… for Green Valley Car Camp and Ziplining

For the July 18-20 Car Camp and Zipling Outing, there are only 5 spots left. Don’t miss out!  Click on the GREEN button on the HOME page to reserve your spot today! Contact ASM...

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Having a great time at SUMMER CAMP

  SCOUTMASTER UPDATE FROM FOREST LAWN SUMMER CAMP Sent : Wed 6/25/2014 10:28 PM Troop: Everyone is settling in well to camp life.  Wipeout’s food has been great and the staff is, well, amazing...

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Communication M/B Pre-Requisite – June 17th

I will be going to a Torrance City Council Meeting on Tuesday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m., for the Eagle required merit badge, Communication. If you wish to join me, please tell me, and see you...

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PHOENIX PATROL GEAR

Hey guys, this is your patrol leader and I was looking online and found some really cool patrol gear. I was wondering if any of you wanted some? Below are the links to what...

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Join Me – Citizenship in the Nation M/B

Hi Scorpions, I plan to work on the Citizenship in the Nation MB during the summer.  One of my goals as patrol leader is to help other scouts in my patrol to get this...

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Green Valley Lake Campout

***The Green Valley Lake Car Camp Outing is now available to just those who want to camp.*** This is a very good outing for the newer scouts as we can get a number of...

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FLSR Last Minute Details- Please Read

DEPART : 9:20AM Sunday, 6/22 RETURN:1:00PM Saturday, 6/28 Two (2) weeks from today, your scout will be attending their first full day of Summer Camp at FLSR. Many have asked questions regarding preparations for...

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Video Overview – Website Contest Items

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061614 – Monday – Committee Meeting

We will have the committee meeting on Monday 6/18 at 7:30pm at my house (21630 Scannel Ave, Torrance CA 90503). A few agenda items will include the following: •         7/13 Court of Honor •        ...

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061514 Meeting Agenda – Summer Camp Prep

CLICK THE PURPLE BUTTON AT RIGHT TO VIEW THE DETAILED TROOP MEETING PLAN =>> In this Troop Meeting we will be announcing the Website Launch Contest winners. We will also cover some PREREQUISITES for...

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060814 – Mandatory Meeting – ALL SCOUTS are required to attend

At this Sunday’s Troop Meeting (6/8/14) we will be  launching our Website Contest and starting the Personal Management Merit Badge. The new Riviera Scouting website will officially launch on June 8, 2014.  To kickoff...

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Personal Management Merit Badge – Starting at 6/8/14 Troop Mtg

  At this Sunday’s Troop Meeting (6/8/14), we will be starting the Personal Management Merit Badge as a troop – no BLUE cards required.  We expect that it will take about 3 sessions to...

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06-01-2014 PLC Meeting Agenda

LINK TO DOCUMENTS We will meet for the PLC at 4:50 PM SHARP to set up and have our June PLC. You need to bring your Leader Binders and print out attached. SPL &...

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Nat’l Youth Leadership Training – July 28-Aug 2, 2014

ARRIVE @ FLSR : 11:00AM Monday, 7/28 CLASS END TIME : 2:00 PM Saturday, 8/2 To communicate with other  attendees – Please comment at bottom of post. CLICK HERE for EVENT LINK ATTENDEE LIST Applegate,...

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Green Valley Lake Car Camp and Ziplining – July 18-20, 2014

Type of Outing: Car Camping: -Friday afternoon July 18th through Sunday late afternoon July 20th Cost : $155  Camping and Zip-lining $47  Camping Only Forms needed, and due dates for payment and forms: –...

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Forest Lawn Summer Camp – June 22-28, 2014

DEPART : 9:00AM Sunday, 6/22 RETURN:1:00PM Saturday, 6/28 FUN, FUN, FUN !!!  Summer Camp is here ! We’re camping at the Forest Lawn Scout Reservation at Lake Arrowhead again this year. Lots of great...

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Sequoia National Park VENTURE Backpack – June 20-22, 2014

Venture Backpack Activities (to include as soon as avail, but usually when the event is set up) Uniform : Class A or Class B Type of Outing : Cost: Forms needed: Due dates for...

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SAMPLE – Finish Oceanography M/B

SAMPLE PATROL TALK POST The Phoenix Patrol is currently working on unfinished items on the OCEANOGRAPHY merit badge.  There were a number of items that could not be completed during the outing.  Some of...

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How to pack for backpacking outing

This video gives a quick overview on how to pack for a backpacking outing.  This video courtesy of BACKCOUNTRY EDGE shows how to make the best use of separate sacks and compression sacks for...

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051814 – Committee Meeting

AGENDA 1. Website 2. Communications Strategy 3. Scoutmaster Update 4. Scoutmaster Conferences/BOR/COH 5. Meeting Concerns 6. Food at Campouts 7. Garage Sale 8. Summer Camp Update 9. Finance

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051814 – NO TROOP MEETING

We will not have a troop meeting this week. This is an outing weekend

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Bighorn Peak Day Hike – May 18, 2014

For everyone not going on the training backpack, we will be offering a special day hike. We will be bagging two mini-peaks – Bighorn Peak and Ontario – during a fun 13.5 mile stroll through...

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050414 – PLC Minutes

ATTENDANCE:   BEGIN MEETING: Relay for life: Wasted a lot of food, unorganized, need to plan better, people need to pay more attention to cleaning and being focused. Next time, people can buy food....

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05-11-14 Backpacking Outing Planning

Scouts & parents: At the May 4th Troop Meeting we went over Backpack equipment basics. As promised, attached is a Backpack Gear Guide: 1st Page is various retailers 2nd & 3rd page is a...

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Training Backpack Outing – Valley Forge – May 17-18, 2014

GREAT OUTING ! – VIEW ALL PHOTOS AND VIDEOS HERE Here is the plan for our May Camping Trip:  Training Backpack Outing from Red Box to Valley Forge Campsite, Angeles National Forest. If you...

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Summer Camp Planning Guide – 6/22-28

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL OUTING DOCUMENTS Hello everybody, This information is for scouts attending FLSR this summer June 22nd through June 28th. I have attached two documents with email.  The first being ‘Boy...

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Relay for Life

Troop 718 participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event at South High School on April 26-27, 2014.  It’s a cornerstone fundraising event of the American Cancer Society where participants walk 24...

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Ten Essentials Checklist

DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE CHECKLIST REPRINTED FROM BOY’S LIFE MAGAZINE By Mark Anders From the March 2009 issue of Boys’ Life magazine They’re called “essentials” for a reason. Every packing list starts with these 10 items....

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Warm Weather Outing Checklist

DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE CHECKLIST REPRINTED FROM BOY’S LIFE MAGAZINE By Mark Anders From the March 2009 issue of Boys’ Life magazine You’re frantic. Panicked even. In exactly one hour, your troop is heading out the...

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Cold Weather Outing Checklist

DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE CHECKLIST REPRINTED FROM BOY’S LIFE MAGAZINE You’re frantic. Panicked even. In exactly one hour, your troop is heading out the door on a cold weather outing — and you’re struggling to pack....

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Paddling Outing Checklist

DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE CHECKLIST REPRINTED FROM BOY’S LIFE MAGAZINE By Mark Anders From the March 2009 issue of Boys’ Life magazine You’re frantic. Panicked even. In exactly one hour, your troop is heading out the...

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Bicycling Outing Checklist

DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE CHECKLIST REPRINTED FROM BOY’S LIFE MAGAZINE By Mark Anders From the March 2009 issue of Boys’ Life magazine You’re frantic. Panicked even. In exactly one hour, your troop is heading out the...

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PLEASE READ : Eagle Project Page

On this page, Eagle candidates can blog about their projects. A short video or any background information will be a great way to promote their project and ask for assistance. Everyone can communicate via...

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ScoutMaster Hanhart – District Award of Merit

Troop 718 is proud to announce that ScoutMaster Hanhart has received the Award of Merit from the Pacifica Council.  On February 20, 2014 at the 2014 Pacifica District Annual Dinner, Brian Hanhart accepted this...

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Summer Camp Fees DUE

4/XX/2014 is the last day to pay the balance of monies due for Summer Camp  at Forest Lawn this summer.  If you need to make special arrangements for payment, please contact Brian Schrunk directly.

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Venture Backpacking – Telescope Peak – April 25-27, 2014

This is a backpacking trip to Telescope Peak in Death Valley. VENTURE PATROL ONLY Depart : 4/25/14 @ 4:00pm Return : 4/27/14 @ 3:00pm Limited to 20 total Adults and Scouts Organizer ASM D’Ambrosio

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04-27-2014 No Troop Meeting

We will not have a troop meeting this week.  This is an outing weekend.

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04-13-2014 Meeting Agenda

April 13, 2014;  Games at 6:00 PM, Meeting 6:15 PM to 7:45 PM.Going over Cooking MB Requirement #8.Planning for April 25-27th Outing.  We have to get all of the planning done at this meeting. ...

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Relay For Life – American Cancer Society

Scouts & Families: This is an opportunity to make a difference: American Cancer Society RELAY FOR LIFE, Torrance – April 25-27, 2014 – South High, Torrance, CA. This is a fund raising event for...

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04-06-2014 Meeting Agenda

Scouts: Quick reminder that there is a Patrol meeting tonight from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM to discuss and plan the next two upcoming outings of Relay for Life, April 25-27, 2014 (Outing Information...

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Sample Outing – Gallery Post

This is a sample OUTING POST.  This post uses a Gallery Style post where photos display as a slideshow.  Gallery or Photos are not necessary to post an outing – however, a featured image...

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03-30-2014 Meeting Agenda

Scouts & Parents:This Sunday is an important meeting.  March 30, 2014;  Games at 6:00 PM, Meeting 6:15 PM to 7:45 PM.It is time for Troop Elections and our Annual Constitutional Rights & Obligations Discussion...

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SAMPLE – Meet the Mayor

SAMPLE PATROL TALK POST Scorpion Patrol is scheduled to meet with the Mayor and City Council on June 1st.  Do you want to join in ?  Scorpion Patrol is scheduled to meet with the...

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SAMPLE – Service Hours Opportunity

SAMPLE PATROL TALK POST Some of the scouts in my patrol (Badgers) need more service hours to complete their 1st Class requirements.  Does anyone in your patrol need hours too? I spoke with the...

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California Trail Days – April 12, 2014

Just a note that we will be supporting California Trails Day on Saturday April 12th in the Angeles National Forest.  This is a great opportunity to help repair some of the damage done to...

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Cameron Lippon – 03/13/14

Scouts & Parents: Last night, Founding Scoutmaster Andrew D’Ambrosio and I; along with his family, presented Eagle Scout Candidate Cameron L. for his Eagle Scout Character Board of Review. At 7:50 PM, March 13,...

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Epic Camporee – Best Overall Troop!

Spring Camporee – Location : El Dorado Park, Long Beach, CA Troop 718 had an Epic Camporee!       Under the Leadership of Garvin S., Outing SPL; assisted by Sean L., Patrol Leader; Jakob...

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03-09-2014 Meeting Agenda

Tonight is a TROOP Meeting – Lashing & Gateway. THE TROOP MEETING STARTS AT 6:15 PM AND THE GAME AT 6:00PM AND ENDS AT 7:45PM. WINSTON WILL NOT BE AT THE MEETING TONIGHT, ASPL’s...

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Helping Scouts Develop Resilience

By Mark Ray Illustrations by James Steinberg From the March-April 2014 issue of Scouting magazine THESE DAYS, READING, writing and arithmetic are just a few of the skills children need to learn in order...

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Sample Post non-T718 : Lutheran Cross PreSchool

THIS IS A SAMPLE POST FROM AN EAGLE SCOUT CANDIDATE – HE IS ASKING FOR HELP ON HIS EAGLE PROJECT VIA WEBSITE POST Hi Troop, this is Alex Davani.  For my Eagle Project, I...

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Quiz: How well can you use a map and compass?

By Cliff Jacobson Illustrations by Steve Sanford From the March-April 2014 issue of Scouting magazine EVERY FIRST CLASS Scout can compute a bearing from a map and follow it on the ground. But can...

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Leave No Trace: Share the Responsibility

By Wade M. Vagias, Ben Lawhon, and Jeff Marion Read a detailed Leave No Trace guide for leaders (that appeared in our March-April 2012 edition) by clicking here. How you can ensure you and...

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How to survive a bear encounter

By Josh Piven Illustrations by Frank Stockton From the May-June 2013 issue of Scouting magazine EMERGENCY SITUATION: After another perfect day hiking Philmont’s trails, you’re fast asleep. Suddenly, you hear one of your Scouts...

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Proper Tent Care and Maintenance

If you’ve been assigned to clean a tent, please set it up in an open space at your home and leave it to dry. Make sure that there is no dirt on the inside,...

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How to alleviate or, better yet, avoid an encounter with poison ivy

By Josh Piven Illustrations by Yuta Onoda From the March-April 2014 issue of Scouting magazine Emergency Situation: You’re day hiking with your troop when suddenly you get the almost irresistible urge to scratch at...

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Community Service

Community Service – What is the Requirement? Over the past several weeks (months? years?) I have had many Scouts and parents ask “what is the community service requirement to advance?”  I wanted to spend...

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Court of Honor – June 10, 2013

Troop 718 Celebrates What a great Court of Honor yesterday.  I am really impressed with all of our Scouts on so many fronts.  First, I love the progress in rank advancements that they are...

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