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

Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) Meeting

Posted by kbohn on Feb 7 2018 - 8:08pm

Remember we have a Patrol Leaders Council Meeting this Tuesday!

at: The Lake Forest Sports Park.

If you are in a leadership position, you should be in attendance.

If not, you are more than welcome to join.

Lytle Creek Backpacking

Posted by kbohn on Feb 7 2018 - 8:08pm

Lets Go Backpacking!

Lytle Creek Backpacking trip is coming up in March.

Space is limited,

For more information and to sign up

go to: https://portolahills623.mytroop.us/node/4407

National Youth Leadership Training

Posted by kbohn on Jan 26 2018 - 5:52pm


National Youth Leadership Training is a council run intensive six day course designed to teach key team building and leadership skills

that can be used in Scouting, School, and other youth group settings.

This course for the youth is lead and taught by youth from prior year's courses under the supervision of adult Scoutmasters. 

Monday June 25th to Saturday June 30th at Schoepe Scout Reservation at Lost Valley

If you are interested talk to Mr. Bohn and for more information go to: http://nylt.ocbsa.org

2018 Range Days Posted to Calendar

Posted by admin on Jan 8 2018 - 8:10am

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 0945, if you can find it.  We return to Concourse Park about 1600.  Please arrange for your own transportation; carpooling is highly recommended. 

Uniform:  Weather can be extreme at this range, plan appropriately - shirt, pants or shorts, sturdy shoes, hat, eye and ear protection (we have them if you don't).  Do not wear sandals or your BSA Class A shirts.  Troop shirts are fine.  We have bathrooms, water, and picnic tables for your convenience.    

Bring your own lunch, drinks, and sun block:  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 $40 for shooters - It includes firearms, ammunition, and targets.  Non-shooters = $0 (sign up as a guest).  Bring a check made out to American Legion Post 862 (NO CASH) the day of the event.  You may bring your own firearms and ammunition.  However, if you use any of the American Legion's equipment we ask that you pay the $40 fee to help us cover supplies and maintenance expenses.  Thank you.

BSA/NRA Rangemasters:  Thom Spratt, Larry O'Connor, Craig Dickens, Steve Nightengale

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

Advancement Items Due 1/9

Posted by mriggert on Dec 31 2017 - 11:57pm

Please turn in all advancement related paperwork no later than Tuesday, January 9th (that's the PLC meeting). If you believe that you are eligible for a board of review please contact Mrs. Riggert by January 2nd (preferrably before the meeting) at 949-678-9847 and leave a message. The Court of Honor is currently scheduled for January 16th.

Sign up Now! - Best way to keep updated, especially from events.

Posted by kbohn on Dec 30 2016 - 11:01pm

Sign up now for text updates to Late Breaking News and Last Minute Changes!

We are starting to use Remind for schedule changes, important reminders and updates from longer events like Summer Camp.

I encourage both scouts and parents to sign up.

Let me know if you have problems and I can add you from my account

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