Boy Scout Troop 623 was chartered by the First Congregational Church in 1920. Troop 623 has been an active troop in southwest Michigan for over 90yrs. We are part of the Southern Shores Field Service Council of Michigan in the Wabano District.
The troop currently consists of 50 youth and 26 adults. We meet at the First Congregational Church on Monday nights from 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. We meet year round except for Mondays with holidays.
The troop raises money by selling popcorn and setting up a food booth at the Tri-state Regatta each Labor Day as well as the Triathlon in St. Joseph parking cars and in 2012 we also began setting up food booth for the Bridgman fall Festival. Our service projects consist of providing some yard work for the church in the spring and fall and providing service to other churches, schools and the community. We also do an annual Highway Clean up and do a clean up/conservation project before leaving from a weekend camp out.
Our troop participates in camp outs at state parks as well as the periodic district/council Camporees. We also like to throw in the occasional High Adventure. In the past we have taken backpacking trips to the Manitou Islands out in Lake Michigan; visited the Air Force Museum, in Ohio, the National Scout Museum when it was in Kentucky and gone white water rafting in West Virginia. Troop members have participated in and been staff members for the last five National Jamborees.
Click below to see the official Troop 623 Handbook: