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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.".

Tradeshow of Scouting - June 4 - PLAN TO VISIT!

Posted on May 17 2018 - 10:08pm

**FREE** Tradeshow of Scouting at nearby Birchwood Manor, Jefferson Road in Whippany.  EZ to get to.   5:45 to 9 PM. ALL Parents are invited, Scouts First Class and above STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to visit. 

Gettysburg Camping May 18-20

Posted on May 12 2018 - 12:38pm

An exciting weekend touring Gettysburg National Historical Park, and surrounding areas.  Hike the historic trails.  Scout/non-driver fee of $75 includes all admissions and meals, as well as cost for the camping accommodations.  As  needed, adults who can drive, camp, and take campers with them will stay at no charge. 

Scouting For Food - THANK YOU!

Posted on Apr 15 2018 - 12:52pm

THANK YOU ALL WHO HELPED! Additional donations can always be delivered to the Church. Please see attached letter.

PLANNING FOR SUMMER?

Posted on Apr 5 2018 - 9:00am

We know that many of our Scout parents need to plan out their summers well in advance.  Please be reminded that Troop 173 will be at Summer Camp at Winnebago Scout Reservation July 15-21.  Attendence with Troop 173 STRONGLY recommended for all of our Scouts, but especially those not yet First Class rank. ONLINE SIGNUPS ARE NOW OPEN! Early Bird deadline for all but our newest Scouts is APRIL 27. PLEASE! Go to that date on the calendar to sign up - you may also pay there if you wish, but we recommend you only pay after you read the attached Summer Camp 2018 letter.

Be a FRIEND OF SCOUTING!

Posted on Apr 2 2018 - 10:29pm

We are part of the Patriots Path Council (geographically covering central to northwest NJ) which provides the programs and facilities that our Scouts and adult leaders need. The Council must rely in part upon Scout families for some financial support through the Family Friends of Scouting program.

Eagle COURT OF HONOR Sunday April 29

Posted on Mar 28 2018 - 10:25am

We will start out the evening with presenting rank awards and merit badges earned since last fall.  The highlight of our evening will be the presentation of the Eagle Rank to David Dodd and Michael Gaudio.                   

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