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 Time!

Posted by kbohn on Sep 19 2017 - 4:46pm

This is the 2017-2018 Annual Planning Event 

Please RSVP your attendance on the Troop website and what side dish you will be bringing.

Scouts, make sure you bring your ideas of what you would like to do the next year.

What do you want to do again?

Where do you want to go again?

What do you want to try that is new?

Where have you not been that you want to goto?

What have you thought would be cool to do? 

This is an opportunity for you have a say in what we do and where we go.

You, as in the SCOUT! 


Please RSVP your attendance on the Troop website at:https://portolahills623.mytroop.us/node/4389

Fall Court of Honor

Posted by kbohn on Sep 17 2017 - 7:59pm

It's time for our Fall Court of Honor

Tuesday, September 19th, 7:00pm


Portola Hills 1 Clubhouse 

This is an opportunity to recognize our scouts for their accomplishments during Spring & Summer.

We are still finalizing the location so check back soon.

Congratulations Ryan!

Posted by kbohn on Sep 17 2017 - 7:59pm

Congratulations are in order

On Thursday September 7th Ryan Rupp became our 53nd Eagle!

Patriot Day Ceremony - 9/11

Posted by kbohn on Sep 8 2017 - 10:41am

Patriot Day Ceremony - 9/11

Please join the veterans of American Legion Post 862 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6024,

the Marines of 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines,

the Boy Scouts of America,

and American patriots 

as we pay tribute to those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice during the War on Terror

at the annual Rancho Santa Margarita Patriot Day Ceremony this Monday, September 11, 2017, 5:30 - 6:15pm, at the RSM Civic Plaza.  

Please bring your own chair or blanket for the grass area and feel free to invite everyone you know.  

This event is open to the public.

2017 Range Days Posted to Calendar

Posted by admin on Jan 6 2017 - 2:10pm

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 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 $25 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 $25 fee to help us cover 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!

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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