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 - Weekly Meetings

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


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

Cole C.   Jonah B.   Sam S.   John I.  Conner J.  Jake L.
Hey Life Scouts!

You'll find the next scheduled Eagle Fledgling at the Pikes Peak Council on
November 11th and December 9th at 6:30pm!

Click Here for Troop 18's Calendar

Popcorn News
Important Dates, Times, and Places

Saturday, November 1, Noon-4:00 p.m.
Scouts pick up popcorn for distribution at Manitou Springs Middle School
Please have all popcorn picked up no later than 4:00 p.m.
Please do not bring money at this time. Thank you!
Questions? Contact Mrs. Katie Gardner at 719-651-6890

Monday, November 17
Popcorn forms and money due to Katie Gardner.
Time and location to be determined.
Please make checks payable to Troop 18.

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.

Thanks so much! - Traci Woofter & Shiela Miller
Click Here to email Mrs. Traci Woofter or call: 719-290-6820
Click Here to email Mrs. Shiela Miller or call: 719-330-8173

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

Merit Badge Saturdays
Pikes Peak Council

Merit Badge Saturdays were created to provide additional advancement opportunities beyond Troop and Summer Camp experiences.
Click Here for More Information from Pikes Peak Council
Click Here for Pikes Peak Council Registration

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!
Campout: November Campout Location TBD
When: November 7th, 8th, and 9th, 2014
Details: To be Determined and Explored by Scouts during Weekly Troop 18 Meetings.

Activity: December Outing
When: December, 2014
Details: No Campout
Christmas Tree & Wreath lot sales begin on November 29th and run through the first three weeks of December, 2014 or until inventory is exhausted.

Campout: J. Don Campout at Camp Alexander
When: January 16th, 17th, and 18th, 2015
Details: Meet Pack 18 & 33 scouts and families.
Opportunities for Merit Badges and Rank Requirements to be determined.

Activity: Troop 18 Ski Trip
When: February 20th, 21st, and 22nd, 2015
Details: Location to be determined but expected to be Monarch Mountain.
Opportunities for Snow Sports Merit Badge and fun with scouts and families.

Campout: Hut Trip to Vance's Cabin
When: April 24th, 25th, and 26th, 2015
Details: 10th Mountain Division Hut Trip to Vance's Cabin

Campout: Camp Alexander
When: June 28th to July 4th, 2015
Details: Mr. Jim Felix will lead this campout.
Troop 18 will be at the Crow Campsite. More details to follow!
Click Here for a Camp Alexander Map of Campsites