A STEP AHEAD SINCE 1931
Our Troop was originally chartered in the spring of 1931, when several Mount Prospect members of the American Legion Post 525 felt that Mount Prospect deserved its own Boy Scout Troop, according to Ralph Hauptley, one of 16 charter members of Troop 23 and its first Eagle Scout. So, a group of Legionnaires formed the Troop and John Babb served as its first Scoutmaster.
For years the Scouts met at the old Central School, where the Mount Prospect Public Library now stands. The American Legion Post 525 served as the Troop's sponsor and continues to do so today. The Troop continued through the height of the Great Depression, and there was much camaraderie among the boys. That enthusiasm was maintained throughout the Depression and World War II, even though several alumni of the Troop lost their lives in the war. Troop 23 also boasted a drum and bugle corps in the early days.
Troop 23 continues to prosper and will continue to prosper through active participation of parents and interested adult leaders.
Scoutmaster - Dave Baysingar | Committee Chair - Dan Dusek
UPCOMING | AT A GLANCE
Due to the recent concerns surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and following the recommendations made by local, state, and nation health officials, the Pathway to Adventure Council has made the decision to close all service centers and cancel or postpone all in-person Council, District, and Unit events beginning at close-of-business on Friday, March 13, 2020, and lasting through March 30, 2020.
This in-person cancellation includes all council, district, and unit events, including roundtable, meetings, trainings, and activities, including Blue and Gold Banquets. All service centers (Chicago, La Grange, Arlington Heights, and Highland (the temporary location for the Munster office)) will be closed to foot traffic, but staff will be available via email or phone call. We plan to reopen the Service Centers beginning March 31. The Scout Shops will also be closed.
Please stay tuned for future announcements as we all deal with this situation.