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

Troop Christmas Party and Gift Exchange

Posted by eriggert on Dec 16 2018 - 10:47pm

Hello everybody!  The Patenaude family will host our annual Christmas party and Gift Exchange!

Please come out for our last meeting of the year! Bring a Gift Exchange gift ($10-$15).  It can be Scouting or Camping related or just be fun!  Adults are encouraged to bring a gift too!

More details will be emailed out privately ASAP.  Bring friends and family!


Solstice Hike - Top of the World - December 21st

Posted by eriggert on Dec 16 2018 - 10:41pm


Let's celebrate the shortest day of the year and our slow return to summer by getting out on a hike.

This will start out with the sun up but we will watch it set while on the hike.

Should be a fun adventure.

We will meet in Aliso Viejo at Canyon View Park, and have a short hike starting around 2:30 PM.

We plan to be at Top of the World for sunset @ 4:47pm.

Broomball was fun!

Posted by eriggert on Dec 16 2018 - 10:36pm

Thank you to everybody who came out to have some fun with our troop and Troop 634, playing Broomball on December 15th.  We had fun, and went over to the Foothill Ranch Denny's for breakfast at midnight. 

More pictures at the Troop 623 Shutterfly:  Broomball Pics!   (Password:  Portola Hills)

Election follow up

Posted by eriggert on Dec 16 2018 - 10:11pm

At our December 4 elections, we had some problems.  To make sure that every vote is heard, we revisted the election results at the PLC meeting on December 11.   Our SPL, Carter, explained that he should not have changed the rules and asked for a revote after the first vote.  So, congratulations to our new SPL, Corbin Mansell!

Corbin and Carter and the PLC worked hard at the December 11 Patrol Leaders meeting to go through the leadership applications.  The other new members of our PLC will be announed at the upcoming Christmas party. 

Scout on!
Mr. Riggert, Troop 623 Scoutmaster

Reminder! Troop Meeting Tuesday December 4th - ELECTIONS

Posted by eriggert on Dec 2 2018 - 9:36pm

It's time for our twice a year Elections!  Come to the meeting and help elect our new SPL!

We are meeting outside, so bring a warm jacket!  No rain is forecast for Tuesday.

Main topics:

(1) Scouts - what offices would you like to run for in 2019? It's time to turn in your Leadership Applications!

(2) Recharter!  Mrs. O'Connor is handling our recharter!  National Fees have increased in 2019, to $45.  Please look for an email soon about recharter details.

(3) Recruiting - hand in hand with recharter - we're always looking for new Scouts to help along the trail to Eagle.

Pictures posted

Posted by eriggert on Nov 25 2018 - 11:29pm

Our Troop Historian, Griffin, has posted pictures from Halloween Haunt on our Shutterfly page.  Good job, Griffin!

You can see all of them at the Troop 623 Shutterfly Page  (reminder:  there's a password... it's a certain town name, kind of like this PxxxxxxHxxxx)

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