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
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
Looking for something to do on your spring break?
Here's a scouting option:

Chess Merit Badge

When: Tuesday, March 24th and Wednesday, March 25th from 6:00 to 8:30 pm
Where: 122 Capitol Hill Avenue, Manitou Springs

If you have any questions, contact Mr. Jim White!
Tel: 719-360-2707
Email: whitej@wwdb.org
Eagle Scout Service Project
Ricky M.

What: We will be doing repair and flood mitigation work on the paved trail linking Manitou Springs Middle School and Manitou Springs High School. This will include painting the railing running the length of the trail and using rock and fill dirt to fill in a ditch that has formed along one side of the trail due to erosion.

Where: The paved trail linking Manitou Springs Middle School and Manitou Springs High School. Meet at the SILC building

When: Saturday, March 28 from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. and Sunday, March 29 from 11 A.M. to completion (In the event of bad weather, work on the trail will be rescheduled to the weekend of April 11th and 12th)

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Please bring work gloves and any of the following items if possible:
Shovels, rakes, buckets, eye protection, and wheelbarrows.

Breakfast, lunch, and refreshment will be provided.


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.

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

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

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


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: 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 Map of Campsites
Click Here for more Information on Camp Alexander