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Welcome to the Official Website for BSA Troop 173, Parsippany New Jersey

Scouting makes a direct and positive impact on your community by teaching positive values and leadership skills to your son.  With over 50 Scouts, we are a very active and fun filled troop.  Troop 173 offers a wide range of activities and learning experiences for your child that focus on their continued growth as they progress through the program.  We strive to incorporate education, character building, growth, teamwork, and primarily FUN for our Scouts.  We are a "Family Friendly" troop that encourages Moms or Dads to attend our meetings, special events, and  camping trips so that everyone can experience the fun, together.

Troop 173 consists of boys primarily from Parsippany.  Due to our strength as a Troop and our family centered focus, we also draw from other nearby towns as well.

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"This site is maintained by volunteer Scouts. Although it contains useful information on local Scouting programs, it is not an official BSA web site. The information provided here has not been approved by the Patriots' Path Council or the Boy Scouts of America."  "We are not responsible for the content of the web site(s) that are linked from this site, which may or may not reflect the views and opinions of the BSA, and does not endorse any products or services they may provide.".

April Tent Camping - Last Call!

Posted on Mar 30 2017 - 1:27pm

Register NOW for Durland Scout Reservation in Putnam Valley, NY.   Backpacking to the campsite is on the agenda.  But for Scouts who may not be ready to backpack, we do have a cabin reserved.We will need extra adults to staff both tent camping AND cabin camping.  Or we would have to limit our weekend to tent camping only.  So please sign up ASAP through the calendar!

Be a Friend of Scouting! (matching gifts count too)

Posted on Mar 30 2017 - 1:27pm

Please see the attached letter to find out how you can be sure that Scouting continues to provide the best program possible. Help meet our goal of supporting Patriots Path Council.

Scouting For Food - THANK YOU!

Posted on Mar 28 2017 - 12:38pm



Planning for Summer? -- Don't Forget Camp!!

Posted on Mar 9 2017 - 9:56am

Many families start to plan their summer vacations right after the holidays.  While we've listed our Summer Camp week (July 16-22) on the calendar for some time now, you may not have that week on YOUR calendar! CONGRATULATIONS to Alex Geddes who won the $50 gift certificate towards a week at Summer Camp at the January 27 Troop Meeting!

May Camporee

Posted on Mar 2 2017 - 10:51pm

Sign Up NOW for the NJ National Guard & State Police Camporee in Sea Girt, NJ!  May 19-21 ALL ADULT SLOTS ARE CURRENTLY FILLED. ADDITIONAL SCOUTS ON STANDBY ONLY.We have a limited number of total slots reserved; all late signups will be space permitting and may be at additional fee.  Go to the calendar to sign up.Image may contain: one or more people, sky, cloud and outdoor

BSA Releases EXPLORATION Merit Badge

Posted on Feb 28 2017 - 8:36pm

(February 23, 2017) New discoveries are made every day, thanks to technological advancements and the keen curiosity of today’s explorers. To encourage future discoveries, the nation’s largest youth-serving organization is working to inspire the next generation of explorers by introducing the new Exploration Merit Badge. Created and developed by experts in the field, the Exploration Merit Badge is the 137th addition to the BSA’s bank of merit badge programs and is now available to Scouts nationwide.

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