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 current concerns regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), all Pathway to Adventure Council in-person meetings and activities have been canceled through May 1, 2020. The Service Centers and Scout Shops in Arlington Heights, Chicago, La Grange and the temporary location in Highland, Indiana will also remain closed during this time. For more information, check out the "Latest News" section of our website homepage. Thank you, and stay healthy!
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.
Please stay tuned for future announcements as we all deal with this situation.