D. Michael Karn


Mike is Chairman of Saddleback District and Scoutmaster of Troop 918. Previously, he served several years as Roundtable Commissioner, Den Leader, Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 918, Assistant Cubmaster and Den Leader of Pack 703. He completed Wood Badge training in 2011 and was on staff in 2017.

He was recognized with the District Award of Merit in 2017 and is a James E. West Society member. In addition to Scouting, Mike is or has previously been Intern Pastor of Mission Hills Christian Center, Director of Singles Ministry at Mariners Church, and active with Westmont College, Ocean Hills Community Church, Saddleback Church, and Capistrano Valley Church. Mike’s father Donald S. Karn and his Grandfather Grant H. Karn were both Scouts in Ontario, Canada.

He teaches Kung Fu San Soo Martial Arts and a USA Track and Field official. He serves in law enforcement and received the US President’s Lifetime Volunteer Service Award in 2014 and is a Captain (Pilot) for American Airlines. Mike lives in Mission Viejo with his wife Jennifer and two sons Grant and Ryan (both Eagle Scouts), and daughter Chloe.