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

Annual Planning Potluck

Posted by kbohn on Jul 19 2016 - 10:58pm

This is the 2016-2017 Annual Planning Event 

We will focus on coming up with the major events for the coming year.

This will focus on Day Trips, Service Projects,

Overnight trips both Backpacking and Car Camping both short and long,

and where we would like to go Summer Camp next year. 

For More Info and to sign up goto:


Summer Camp Parents Meeting

Posted by kbohn on Jul 17 2016 - 8:06pm

Summer Camp Parents Meeting!

We will be having a Mandatory parents meeting during the next Troop Meeting.

July 19th 7:00pm at Concourse Park

There will be some important information discussed for the families of scouts going to Summer Camp next weekend.

Please make sure you bring any final paperwork and any questions.

How do I get credit for My Leadership Position?

Posted by kbohn on Jul 17 2016 - 8:05pm

Congratulations on either being elected or appointed to

a Position of Responsibility or Leadership Role!

Your fellow scouts thought highly of you to select you for this.

But getting credit for this toward your rank requirements takes a little more than wearing that new patch.

All positions have:

General Requirements and Leadership Responsibilites

Along with

Specific Responsibilites for your Position

Please review the Youth Leadership Guide for more info at:


Also, a leadership evaluation is required to be turned in and discussed with the Scoutmaster

I.L.S.T. - I Love Scout Training! AKA, 'Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops'

Posted by kbohn on Jul 14 2016 - 12:50pm

We will be conducting Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops or I.L.S.T.

for youth leaders during the camping trip at Oso Lake on July 15 - 17th

This is a required training for your leadership position


you will learn the basics of your leadership role and the other leaders in the troop.

Summer Camp Prep - Camping Trip

Posted by kbohn on Jul 3 2016 - 11:07am

Summer Camp Shake-Down Camping Trip

Sign up Now before registration closes on Tuesday!

Summer Camp Merit Badges

Posted by kbohn on Jun 5 2016 - 5:15pm

Summer Camp Merit Badges

Get your choices in before the classes fill up!

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