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 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month at the Lake Forest Sports Park, 7:00 - 8:30pm.  All are welcome to visit.

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

Court of Honor - September 18th at 7PM

Posted by eriggert on Sep 16 2018 - 8:56pm


On Tuesday September 18th, we'll be having a Troop Meeting and Court of Honor at 7PM.

Please - wear your full Field Uniform including your sash and neckerchief!

Our Scouts have earned many merit badges, rank advancements, and BSA awards since our last Court of Honor.

Please join us and invite friends and family to help us recognize all their achievements.  We will be meeting INSIDE, using a room at the Lake Forest Sports Park building.

We will have cake and other refreshments!

Hollywood - Ready! Action! Scouts! - Camporall coming soon! October 26-28, 2018

Posted by eriggert on Sep 16 2018 - 8:52pm

Camporall is coming soon!  Troop 623 will be participating in Fall Camporall and the 2018 Scout Expo (at Camporall).  Come out and help us compete in events!  Meet visiting Webelos!  Cook your own Patrol food!  Sleep in tents, or if the weather is nice enough... under the stars!

Camporall will be held near Irvine Lake at Lakeside Park, same as usual!  Please come out and help us have a  great presence there. 

This year our SPL, Carter Bohn, will be the co-SPL for the whole event!  Woohoo!

More details TBD as they are announced by our Scouting District.

Halloween Haunt - October 20

Posted by eriggert on Sep 16 2018 - 8:52pm

Troop 623 will be creating a scary maze (or something like that!) at this year's Halloween Haunt at Doheney State Beach.

Bring your friends!  Bring your spooky decorations!  Mr. Riggert will provide a fog machine and strobe light, and the Troop will provide Easy-Ups and tarps!  (and Candy!)

YOU can earn Service Hours!  Just come out and have some fun!

Troop Meeting - First Meeting after Summer

Posted by admin on Aug 29 2018 - 9:47pm

Now that we are back from Summer it is time to get back together again.

This Tuesday September 4th we are having our first Troop Meeting of the school year.

at the Lake Forest Sports Park outside at the Gazebo.

We will be going over the plan for the next year and figuring out some of the fun stuff that we want to do.

Bring some ideas of what you would like to do.

We are looking for things that you have done before and want to do again, 

but also...

some new ideas of things you would like to try.

See you on the 4th of September.

Advancement Items Due 1/4/18

Posted by kbohn on Aug 28 2018 - 8:06pm

Please turn in all advancement related paperwork no later than the Tuesday, January 4th Troop Meeting to Mrs. Riggert.

It needs to be in by this date in order to receive it at the Court of Honor.

The Court of Honor is currently scheduled for January 18th.

September Camping Opportunity

Posted by kbohn on Aug 25 2018 - 5:42pm


Experience the magic of Lost Valley's Summer Camp Program at their Preview Weekend! 

 September 14-16, 2018


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