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: "to build life skills into our young men in a fun and safe environment!"

Paul Jensen
Scoutmaster, Troop 18
Copyright 2013 Manitou Springs BSA Troop 18. All Rights Reserved.
Sam S. Eagle Project

When: August 9th & 10th (6 to 8 hours per day, Start Time TBD)
Where: Silver Key Thrift Store at 2250 Bott Avenue, Colorado Springs
How Many Volunteers: 8 to 10 scouts are needed each day
Contact: Sam S. at 719-641-7423 to register for volunteering
John I. Eagle Project

When: August 9th at 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Contact: John I. at 719-684-7740 or email
Click Here for More Details
Troop 18 - Weekly Meetings

When: August 26th at 7:00 to 8:00 pm (First Meeting of New Year)
Where: Manitou Springs Middle School
Community Service Opportunities

The Community Congregational church has always been very supportive of Boy Scout Troop 18! They are looking for scouts who would like to help with some light yard work once a week on Fridays at 10 am.

Please email me back as soon as possible with date(s) that you would like to help! 
We can start with this Friday, July 11th and plan on going into early September.

Also, we have been contacted about presenting the flags at The Relay for Life  Saturday August 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm at the high school.  We would need you to arrive at 5:45 pm and please wear your Class A uniform.

Thanks so much - Traci Woofter
Click Here to email Mrs. Woofter

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.

Troop 18 - Merit Badges

Click Here for Merit Badge Worksheets

2014 Summer Merit Badge Schedule

With Mr. Jim White:
Space Exploration: Saturday, August 2nd at 9:00am to 2:30pm
Details: Scouts will build a rocket from a kit and then launching it!
If you buy and build your rocket before the meeting,
you'll have more time to 5-4-3-2-1...launch it!
(Buy rocket kit from Hobby Lobby or another hobby store before meeting)
Where: at Manitou Springs Middle School (Updated 7-30-14)

Emergency Prep: Monday, August 11th at 4:00pm to 6:30pm (Updated 6-30-14)
(Note: Emergency Prep is the follow up for those who camped earlier this year)
Where: at Mr. Jim White's house

Contact Mr. Jim White with questions at 719-685-5665

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 More Troop 18 Details
Click Here for Pikes Peak Council Registration
Monthly Campouts, Activities,
Events, and Merit Badges

Click Here for Troop 18's Calendar

For most Campouts, Scouts will...
Meet at the Manitou Springs Pool parking lot by 4:30 pm
for a quick departure no later than 5:00 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!
Kick-Off Campout: Lone Duck Campgrounds
When: August 22nd and 23rd, 2014
Details: Kicking off the new scout year,
to bring scouts and families together,
and for scouts to thank Lone Duck for providing Troop 18 a place to store its trailer.
Participating scouts will perform light cleanup around the campground.
Camping is optional for scouts and families!
Click Here to Contact Lone Duck to reserve a camping location.
Campout: Eleven Mile Campout & Backpack 101
When: September 5th, 6th, and 7th, 2014
Details: Backpack and hike into Eleven Mile's backcountry campground.
Scouts participating in Backpack 101 will learn backpacking skills.
Troop equipment will be brought in by boat for scouts not participating in BP101.
Opportunities for Motorboating Merit Badge, Backpacking Merit Badge,
and various Rank Requirements.
Campout: Manitou Watershed Campout
When: October 10th, 11th, and 12th, 2014
Details: Explore the beautiful Manitou Watershed located on Pikes Peak.
Opportunities for Canoeing Merit Badge and various Rank Requirements.
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.