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

Range Days Posted to Calendar

Posted by kbohn on Apr 29 2016 - 9:18am

Range Day is open to all Legionnaires, Scouts, and their family and friends 

We will meet at Concourse Park (Saddleback Ranch and Ranchwood, Portola Hills, Lake Forest) at 0800 to caravan to the range; or you can meet us there about 0930, if you can find it.  We should be home about 1600.  Please arrange their own transportation; carpooling is highly recommended.  Uniform:  an appropriate shirt, pants or shorts, sturdy shoes, no sandals.  Bring your own lunch, drinks, sun block, and a hat:  Be prepared for extreme weather.  

For anyone under 18 without a parent present, a signed permission slip is mandatory.  Children under 11 are allowed only with their parent.  This is NOT a BSA event, except for those working on Merit Badges.

Cost is $25 for shooters - It includes firearms, ammunition, and targets.  Non-shooters = $0 (sign up as a guest).  Pay Online or bring a check made out to American Legion Post 862 (NO CASH) the day of the event.

BSA/NRA Rangemaster Thom Spratt

This event is made possible by the generous grants from the NRA Foundation!

Medical Forms For Summer Camp

Posted by kbohn on Apr 29 2016 - 9:18am

For Summer Camp you need to make sure you have Form Part 'C' filled out by a doctor.

If needed here is an option:


California Heart Connection Family Picnic - Service

Posted by kbohn on Apr 29 2016 - 9:18am

Our troop will be supporting a group that has helped one of our families in a difficult time. We will be helping serve food, play games, and creating a memorable day for families in the congenitalheart world.

When: Saturday, May 21, 2015 11am - 3pm

(Setup at10:00am)

Where: William R. Mason Regional Park, Irvine

(Near the 405 Freeway and Culver)

Troop Meeting-April 19, 2016

Posted by jdbaert on Apr 15 2016 - 9:08pm

-Bring dry good bins to next troop meeting

-Day camp sign-ups now thru May 7 @ SoR

-Archery sign-ups opened April 1

-Bring Scout O Rama money

Lytle Creek - Backpacking

Posted by kbohn on Apr 10 2016 - 11:53am

Are you ready for a Backpacking Adventure?

We are Meeting Saturday Morning at:

Concourse Park - 18891 Saddleback Ranch Rd, Portola Hills

We will be leaving at 6:00 AM

For more info go to: 


2016 Spring Camporee

Posted by kbohn on Apr 8 2016 - 8:13am

Spring Camporee is Coming!

Get your patrols ready for all the fun and games.

Sign up by April 13th

Let us know either way on the website if you can or cannot go

for more information and to sign up go to:


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