Welcome !

Welcome to Saddleback District's website!

 In order to improve the communication with all the Units, Scouts, Scouters and Parents in Saddleback District, we redesigned and improved your Website.

One feature of this website is the ability to send out weekly Eblasts to all subscribers with up-to-date information and changes as they may occur.  

 Please personally register on this site to receive the weekly Eblast.

 We will be running both sites concurrently.  Please visit http://saddleback.ocbsa.org/ 

 For more information about District events and information to help you serve the youth of Saddleback District, attend the District Roundtable Meetings.

 Roundtable meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the LDS Church, Trabuco Ward Building, 24755 Trabuco Rd, Lake Forest.

This is between Bake and Lake Forest.


Yours in Scouting,

 The Saddleback District Committee


You're Invited to Attend a Wood Badge Beading this Saturday August 30th

Posted by gbeck on Aug 29 2014 - 8:20pm

Saddleback Scouters, 

On behalf of the Saddleback District Committee, I would like to congratulate Jenifer Davies and Richard Leyvas for recently completing their Wood Badge tickets. 

You’re invited to celebrate their achievement this Saturday, August 30th at 11:00am at Oso Lake Scout Camp when Jenifer and Richard and other dedicated Scouters will receive their Wood Badge beads. 

So don your uniform and come out this Saturday for an hour of appreciation and camaraderie.  All are invited. 

If I missed any other Saddleback Wood Badge recipients please let me know.

Greg Beck


Community Service

Posted by jclements on Aug 29 2014 - 12:29pm

Patriot Day Ceremony & Blood Drive

Mark your calendars: 7 September 2014
Rancho Santa Margarita Patriot Day Ceremony

See attached for details. For more info contact Scoutmaster Clements: scoutmaster@troop727.mytroop.us

Community Service

Posted by jclements on Aug 29 2014 - 7:30am

Welcome Home Our Veterans

100 Scouts and Scouters NEEDED!!!

The city of Mission Viejo will officially welcome home our Vietnam Veterans.
Most of you know that when our Veterans returned home after the Vietnam War...they did not receive the proper welcome.

Scouts and Scouters have been asked the line Veteran Way leading up to the Norman P Murray Center in Uniform waving US Flags.

Mark your Pack, Troop, Crew, and Ship calendars now: 20 September.
This is on the District Calendar.

More info to follow as we get closer.

Contact Scoutmaster Jim Clements if info is required now - scoutmaster@troop727.mytroop.us

If you have a US Flag to wave please bring it.

Silver Beaver Award Nominations Now Open!

Posted by gbeck on Aug 24 2014 - 10:27pm

The Silver Beaver Award is the council level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. It is the highest honor a local council can bestow upon a registered adult leader. The award is intended to acknowledge noteworthy service of exceptional character to youth by registered Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity and Venturing leaders within the territory under the jurisdiction of the local Council.

It is considered the highest award a Boy Scout Council can bestow upon a volunteer Scouter.

The Silver Beaver Award is given to individuals who, through hard work, self sacrifice, dedication and many years of service, have evidenced exceptional service to the BSA, service of exceptional character to non-Scouting youth, and service or standing within the community.
The Orange County Council presents Silver Beaver Awards annually at the Annual Recognition Dinner. This year's dinner and award ceremony will be held on March 11, 2015.

Please visit http://www.ocbsa.org/silver-beaver-award-2/ to complete the nomination form.

Nominations for the 2014 Silver Beaver Award are due  by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 17, 2014. Send all Silver Beaver Nominations to:
Orange County Council, BSA
Attn: Elena Garcia
1211 E. Dyer Rd., Santa Ana, CA 92705 or elena@ocbsa.org

Online Advancement Deadline extended to September 1

Posted by pmondello on Aug 23 2014 - 12:08am



Internet Advancement Policy


The OC Council Advancement Committee has made the decision to enact the BSA National Policy that all advancements must be submitted online via the Internet Advancement Page on the www.myscouting.org website at our local council level. There will be a grace period extended until Sept 1, 2014 where the OC Council will continue to accept paper submissions for Advancement. After this date, the Council Service Center will no longer provide the paper advancement form and the Scout Shop will require the online print out of the advancement submission in order to purchase advancements.
If you are new to internet advancements please consult the Internet Advancement Training PDF provided https://gallery.mailchimp.com/1b4789f7f263125755c4f4b12/files/55ec140d-69c3-47dd-b0f3-1fd508270750.pdf

Hunter Educaction Class on Saturday August 30th from 9am to 1pm

Posted by gbeck on Aug 20 2014 - 6:48am

I am providing a free Hunter Education class (formerly Hunter Safety) on Saturday, August 30, 2014, 9am - 1pm at the Mission Viejo Elks Lodge, 25092 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92692

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