Welcome to Troop 623 of Portola Hills!

Welcome to the Troop 623 website.  Troop 623 is an American Legion Chartered Boy Scout Troop located in the Portola Hills community of Lake Forest, California.  Established in March of 2001, the Troop is proud of its history and is moving forward to a bright future.  

We meet on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Portola Hills Elementary School, 7:00 - 8:30pm.  All are welcome to visit.

For more information or guest access to our website, contact webmaster@troop623.net

Popcorn Orders Due

Posted by jdbaert on Oct 16 2016 - 5:58pm

All popcorn orders and money are due this Tuesday, October 18th to Keri Baert (Josh's Mom).  Any checks should be made to Troop 623.

Camping Calico Ghost Town!

Posted by kbohn on Oct 15 2016 - 4:34pm

Sign up Now!

for the

Camping Trip


Ready for the Campfire!

Posted by kbohn on Oct 8 2016 - 11:45pm

All Ready for a few Campfires!

 Thanks for all the help with collecting and splitting the firewood:

Hunter, Carter, Trenton, Jackson, Ryan, Colin, Matthew S.

Mr. Culwell, Mr. Counter, Mrs. Schlom, Mr. Barney, Mrs. Barney, Logan, Kiera & Griffin.

Attention All Adults - Merit Badge Counselor Training

Posted by kbohn on Oct 8 2016 - 8:28pm

The District  Advancement and Recognition Committee is offering Merit Badge Counselor Training at the next Roundtable on October 13th. 

Merit Badge Counselor Training is Great for both brand new and seasoned Merit Badge Counselors!

With 136 badges, whether it’s a work related or a hobby everyone has at least a couple of badges they are able to do.

Come join us at the October Roundtable at Saddleback Church on Thursday October 13th at 7:00pm!!!

Sandpit 2017

Posted by kbohn on Oct 5 2016 - 5:38pm

The date for Troop 634 Sandpit 2017 has been set! 

DATE: March 17 – 19, 2017

COST: $90.00 per participant – includes shooting supplies, campsite area, & port-a-potties. Each troop is responsible for their food and tents.

Changes in the availability and distribution of grant money and ammunition have resulted in some necessary modifications:

  • non-refundable deposit of $60.00 per participant will be required by November 1, 2016. There are a limited number of spaces available. There will be a waiting list and any cancellations will be filled from there.
  • One responsible adult for every 12 youth (or part thereof) will be required to assist in range supervision.
  • Balance payment will be due at the Safety Orientation held in the month before Sandpit.

Invitation information attached to this email. 

IMPORTANT!  Please reply to <scoutsareus@cox.net> to confirm you are interested and designate a contact liaison for communications.

Aesthetic Rock Climbing Gym - October 12th 6:30pm

Posted by kbohn on Oct 5 2016 - 5:38pm

Troop 634 has secured the Aesthetic Rock Climbing Gym at 26794 Vista Terrace, Lake Forest CA 92630 on:

Wed., Oct. 12 from 6:30-8:30 (but people can stay longer).

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