Welcome to Troop 623 of Portola Hills!

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Troop 623 was an American Legion Chartered Boy Scout Troop located in the Portola Hills community of Lake Forest, California.  

Established in March of 2001, and shut down on December 31, 2020, the Troop is grateful to be a contributing member of our community.

Thank you, Portola Hills!  Thank you BSA!  We are proud of the hundreds of Scouts who called Troop 623 a second home.


Posted by admin on Dec 15 2020 - 12:10pm

Range Day is cancelled due to COVID

Special Range Day October 3rd

Posted by eriggert on Sep 28 2020 - 6:41pm

Saturday, October 3, is RANGE DAY, but not just any Range Day.  This Range Day is special in that the proceeds are going to fund veterans programs at the Mission Viejo Elks Lodge.  We will also have modified hours of operation.  The range will be open at 9am and run until 3pm.  All the other rules and conditions apply; see below.  

For those who usually meet at Concourse Park in Portola Hills, that will not happen this time.  Please come directly to the range at Maywood Gun Club.

Veterans Range Day - All are welcome!

Oct 3 2020 - 9:00am
Oct 3 2020 - 3:00pm
Maywood Rod & Gun Club, 24510 Maywood Club Road, Perris, CA 92570

Range Day is open to all Legionnaires, Scouts, and their family and friends 

Meet us at Maywood about 0845.  Shooting is generally from 9:00 - 3:00.  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 present.  This is NOT a BSA event, except for those working on Merit Badges; all Boy Scouts of America rules apply in those circumstances.

Cost is $40 for shooters - It includes firearms, ammunition, and targets.  Non-shooters = $0.  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, Preston Cartagena, Greg Triffet

This event is made possible by the generous grants from the NRA Foundation and the Mission Viejo Elks Lodge!

For God & Country....

Semper Fidelis!

Commander Thom Spratt
Saddleback Valley Post 862
Dept of CA, American Legion

Virtual Conclave

Posted by eriggert on Sep 28 2020 - 6:40pm

[See Calendar for more info!]

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Let's go Go Karting at K1 Speed!

Posted by eriggert on Jul 9 2019 - 6:52am

Go Karting at K1 Speed!  10 AM on Saturday 7/13!

Mount Baden Powell Hike, July 20th

Posted by eriggert on Jul 9 2019 - 6:49am

We're meeting at Concourse park at 6AM for a hike at Mt. Baden Powell with Crew 634 on July 20th.  Please let Mrs. Mansell know if you are coming!

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