Our Mission: To build life skills into our young men in a fun and safe environment.

Welcome to Troop 18's website. As the 2014 / 2015 scouting year moves forward, continue to visit our troop's website for more exciting news and opportunities that support our mission, which is "to build life skills into our young men in a fun and safe environment!"

Mr. Dave Dillinder
Scoutmaster, Troop 18
Copyright © Manitou Springs BSA Troop 18. All Rights Reserved.

Troop 18 - Summer Meetings

When: August 4th at 7:00 to 8:00 PM
Where: Mansions Pavilion (behind the Manitou Fire Station)

Troop 18 - Weekly Meetings
During Manitou Springs School Year
Regular Meeting
When: Tuesdays at 7:05 to 8:00 pm
Arrive at 6:45 pm for activities in the gym!
Where: Manitou Springs Middle School (MSMS)
Click Here for Troop 18's Calendar to Confirm...When and Where

Interested in what's happening at Pikes Peak Council?
Click Here for the Pikes Peak Council Calendar

Troop 18 - Five Mile Hike

When: Saturday, July 25th at 7:00 am meeting and begin hike at 7:15 am
We should be back in the parking lot approximately at 9:00 am!

Where: Red Rock Canyon
Drive into parking lot and until you can't drive any further!

Please send Clifton Snow (clsjr311@netzero.net) an email if you plan to attend.
So we know who to look for on the day!

Click Here for a Packing checklists for camping trips
Please add this 11th Essential:
Bring your Scout Handbook for the Scoutmasters to sign!

The hike fulfills a 2nd Class rank Requirement.
ALL scouts, parents, and guardians are welcome.
Wear Troop 18 T-shirts, but dress appropriate for the weather otherwise.
Wear comfortable but appropriate footwear.
NO open toe shoes, flip flops or sandals!
Bring a day pack with the 10 essentials plus your scout handbook.

Troop 18 - Merit Badges

Click Here for Merit Badge Worksheets

Please check Troop 18's Calendar for scheduled Merit Badge meetings.
Click Here for Troop 18's Calendar

Summer Merit Badge Opportunities

What: Soil and Water Conservation, Fish and Wildlife Merit Badges (Two New)
Counselor: Mr. Jim White (Click here to contact)
When: Sunday, July 18th from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Where: at Mr. Jim Day's house behind Miramount Castle, Manitou Springs.
122 Capitol Hill Avenue, Manitou Springs

2015 Merit Badge Saturdays

Merit Badge Saturdays were created by the Pikes Peak Council to provide additional advancement opportunities beyond Troop and Summer Camp experiences.

Click Here or More Information from the Pikes Peak Council


Scouts who have completed
Eagle Scout Service Projects in 2013, 2014, & 2015

Cole C.   Jonah B.   Sam S.   John I.  Conner J.
Jake L.  Drew M.  Ricky M.  Steven J.

Community Service Opportunities

Keep track of your community service hours!
The Scout Oath includes the phrase “to help other people at all times.”
After all, it's important to give back to our community.

Click Here to email Mrs. Shiela Miller or call: 719-330-8173
Click Here to email Mrs. Traci Woofter or call: 719-290-6820


Monthly Campouts, Activities,
Events, and Merit Badges

For most Campouts, Scouts will...
Meet at the Manitou Springs Pool parking lot by 4:00 pm
for a quick departure no later than 4:30 pm

Scout Masters will arrange a roll call to assure all scouts going have a ride.
The Troop Trailer has room for packs and scout gear!
Click Here for Camping Equipment Tips

Hey Scouts: always remember to bring your...
1) Handbook
2) Mess Kit
3) Water Bottle
...to all campouts!