Chase Ordog - Troop 323 newest Eagle
Nov 7, 2018

On November 7th, Chase Ordog passed his Eagle Board of Review and is Troop 323's newest Eagle Scout.

The addition of Chase to the Troop's Eagles can be viewed in the Eagle Roster.

Colin Steffensen - Troop 323 newest Eagle
Nov 7, 2018

On November 7th, Colin Steffensen passed his Eagle Board of Review and is Troop 323's newest Eagle Scout.

The addition of Colin to the Troop's Eagles can be viewed in the Eagle Roster.

Keaton Marra - Troop 323 newest Eagle
Nov 7, 2018

On November 7th, Keaton Marra passed his Eagle Board of Review and is Troop 323's newest Eagle Scout.

The addition of Keaton to the Troop's Eagles can be viewed in the Eagle Roster.

Keaton Marra Eagle Project
Sept 22, 2018

On 9/22/18, Keaton Marra had his Eagle project at Mountain Sky Middle School. His project was to straighten out old railroad ties that were a hazard. The project was successful and the ties looked great.

Colin Steffensen Eagle Project
Sept 9, 2018

On 9/8/18, Colin Steffensen had his Eagle Project at St. Mark Lutheran Church. The project was to beautify and improve the playground by replacing the old equipment with new equipment, and replacing the wood chips. Once finished, the playground looked great.

Elliot Hull - Troop 323 newest Eagle
Sept 5, 2018

On September 5th, Elliot Hull passed his Eagle Board of Review and is Troop 323's newest Eagle Scout.

The addition of Elliot to the Troop's Eagles can be viewed in the Eagle Roster.

Yearly Planning Meeting
August 18-19, 2018

On August 18th, the troop’s Patrol Leaders Council (PLC), Patrol Advisors, and other troop adult leaders met at Bumblebee Ranch to plan the outings and troop meetings for 2019. This takes a lot of time and discussion to make the troop's activities run smoothly over the next year.

Chicago Basin End of Year Trip
July 11-16, 2018

On July 11, 9 scouts traveled to Colorado to take a steam powered train to the trail head. After a long hike, the scouts stayed at the base camp. Two days later, 5 of the scouts climbed Windom Peak to 14,000 feet of elevation. The next day, the scouts took the train back to Durango to drive back to Phoenix the next day. One interesting part of the trip were the large mountain goats and other abundant wildlife on the mountain.

Greenway Cleanup
June 28, 2018

On June 28th the Gorfs participated in the Greenway Clean Up. Each month our patrols take turns picking up trash along our adopted area of Greenway road. The Gorfs patrol braved the 100+ heat to collect 6 bags worth of trash. We are glad we can help keep our neighborhood looking clean!

Camp Geronimo
June 9-16, 2018

This year’s week at camp Geronimo was amazing. Activities included Merit Badge classes, rock climbing, crayfish catching, horse riding, hiking, and rifle and archery shooting. Some events such as campsite campfires and the Mighty Mogi were not held this year, and there were some fire restrictions, but the 18 scouts that went had a great time. Troop 323 also received another Big G Gold.

Donnie Pichon - Troop 323 newest Eagle
June 6, 2018

On June 6th, Donnie Pichon passed his Eagle Board of Review and is Troop 323's newest Eagle Scout.

The addition of Donnie to the Troop's Eagles can be viewed in the Eagle Roster.

Alex Nicholas - Troop 323 newest Eagle
May 2, 2018

On May 2nd, Alex Nicholas passed his Eagle Board of Review and is Troop 323's newest Eagle Scout.

The addition of Alex to the Troop's Eagles can be viewed in the Eagle Roster.

Horton Springs Outing
Apr 21-22, 2018

On April 28, 19 scouts went to trail 25 to assist Elliot Hull with his Eagle Project. The scouts raked secondary rock off the trail and made Chanel’s for water. At the end, the scouts ate a lunch of sandwiches.

Horton Springs Outing
Apr 21-22, 2018

On April 21, 10 scouts drove up north to Horton Springs. After a 4 mile hike, the scouts made camp. Scouts had fun by the spring and at the campsite despite the fire restriction. In the end, it was a great beginner hike.

All Saints Church Cleanup
Mar 10, 2018

On Saturday, March 10th, Troop 323 Scouts participated in the semi- annual church cleanup at All Saints Lutheran. The scouts raked, swept and cleaned around the church grounds to help beautify the area. Troop 323 is grateful for the amazing support provided by All Saints and we are glad to help keep the church looking great.

Chase Ordog Eagle Project
Mar 4, 2018

On March 4, Scouts drove to Superior to help Chase with his Eagle Project. His Project was to move large rocks on to the side of a wash to better mark the trail and prevent erosion. Scouts were educated on how to safely move the rocks and use the equipment. The Arizona Trail Organization thanked Chase for helping them with the trail.

Trevin Perdue - Troop 323 newest Eagle
Mar 1, 2018

On March 1st, Trevin Perdue passed his Eagle Board of Review and is Troop 323's newest Eagle Scout.

The addition of Trevin to the Troop's Eagles can be viewed in the Eagle Roster.

Clayten Edwards - Troop 323 newest Eagle
Mar 1, 2018

On March 1st, Clayten Edwards passed his Eagle Board of Review and is Troop 323's newest Eagle Scout.

The addition of Clayten to the Troop's Eagles can be viewed in the Eagle Roster.

Ski Outing
Feb. 23-25, 2018

This year's 323 Troop Ski Outing was very fun and cold. On Friday night, the Troop drove up to Flagstaff, braving a snow storm that turned the two hour drive to a four hour drive. When they finally reached Flagstaff, they stayed in the Fort Navajo Army barracks. On Saturday, the scouts skied and snowboarded at Snowbowl in 12 inches of fresh powder. A delicious lunch was served in the parking lot, tail-gating style! After a beautiful sunny day on the slopes, everyone enjoyed dinner at NAU. On Sunday morning, the Troop cleaned the barracks then left for Phoenix.

Scouting For Food
Feb. 3, 2018

During scouting for food we put out flyers asking people to donate canned food through BSA. A dew days later we collected all the food. It was a great turnout and it will help many people in need.

Superstition Outing
Jan 20-21, 2018

The Superstition Outing was a fun and cold outing. The eight scouts that were on the hike backed packed seven and a half miles before reaching the campsite. During the night, the temperatures dropped below freezing and covered the tents with ice.Thank you to all who made this a successful outing.

Clayton Edwards Eagle Project
Dec 16, 2017

On Saturday, December 16 Clayton Edwards had his Eagle Scout Project at the U.S. Veteran's facility in Phoenix. Seven Troop 323 Scouts joined with Clayten and some adults to paint faded parking lines, a loading zone and handicap symbols. At the end of the project, the paint-splattered scouts got to enjoy pizza and look over a job well done. Way to go, Clayton!

Bike Outing
Dec 9-10, 2017

Troop 323 Scouts and adults jumped on their mountain bikes for the Annual Bike Outing, Dec 9-10 at the McDowell Mountain Preserve. After the first 8 miles, we took a lunch break at Balancing Rock. Most of the scouts took on the entire route, putting over 22 miles on their bikes through the desert. Fortunately, no scouts or cacti were harmed on this outing. That night we were joined by Cub Scouts from Pack 323. We made delicious Dutch oven meals with Mrs. Perdue and had a fire building competition. Everyone had a great time on this favorite Troop Outing!

Jonathan Carver - Troop 323 newest Eagle
Dec 7, 2017

On December 7th, Jonathan Carver passed his Eagle Board of Review and is Troop 323's newest Eagle Scout.

The addition of Jonathan to the Troop's Eagles can be viewed in the Eagle Roster.

Sycamore Reservoir
Nov 18, 2017

On November 18, 2017, nine scouts and six adults traveled to Tucson, Arizona to hike to Sycamore Reservoir. After a five mile hike and passing through a World War II Japanese internment camp, the Scouts reached the reservoir. To retrieve water, we needed to throw bags with rope attached down a 75 foot dam and pull them back up. Our filters were needed to clear up the brown water. When night drew closer, we built a fire to cook our meals and keep warm. In the morning, the scouts encountered a large spider on their way back to the cars. It was a great trip.

Humphrey's Peak Hike
Sept 15-17, 2017

On our last outing, Troop 323 hiked Mount Humphries, the tallest mountain in Arizona. Out of the 15 scouts on the outing 8 summiteers and everyone else got to the saddle. This was a fantastic achievement considering the difficulty of high altitude hiking. The scouts did a great job and were eager to do it again.