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

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UPCOMING | AT A GLANCE

Devil's Lake, WI

* Activity Date: October 8 - 10, 2021

* Waiver, Permission Slips & Money Due: SEP. 30

For the October outing we will be hiking and camping at Devil’s Lake. Devil’s Lake was founded in 1911. It is the third oldest park in Wisconsin, and the largest and most visited. Devil’s Lake offers magnificent views from 500-foot quartzite bluffs overlooking a 360-acre lake. Enjoy lakeshore picnic areas and 29 miles of hiking trails. Devil’s Lake is a beautiful year-round park with an intriguing natural history along the 1,000 mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail.