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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.".

Congrats to Adult Leaders

Posted on Jan 15 2018 - 9:49am
Les Wu  will receive the BSA District Award of Merit at the Fishawack District Annual Meeting and Dinner on January 30.  He is one of only a few volunteers who have been selected for this honor, and his selection speaks to his work in Scouting above and beyond what he does as Scoutmaster for Troop 173!

Klondike Derby

Posted on Jan 15 2018 - 9:29am

January will focus on preparation for the fun outdoor competition to be held at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation on Saturday, February 3.

Salvation Army Toy Drive

Posted on Jan 4 2018 - 10:14am


Troop 173, Pack 142 and Pack 5 have teamed up! We would like all our Scouts to participate in collecting toys for the Salvation Army.  We are supporting this Patriots Path Council service project. In the Spirit of Giving, please collect new and unwrapped toys for children of all ages in need.    

Support Family Intervention Services at Thanksgiving!

Posted on Oct 28 2017 - 7:49pm

Attached please find the flyer for the Thanksgiving Food Drive.  Troop 173 will be collecting for Family Intervention Services of Morris County again this year.  We would also like to offer the option of giving a Shop Rite Gift card. Attached are instructions on how you can order a gift card. Of course you may purchase yourself at ShopRite!  Thank you and please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions.  Kim Catapano

Help with Project Homeless Connect!

Posted on Oct 26 2017 - 5:48pm

This annual event is held in Morristown.  You might think of this as a "trade show" for the homeless.  Please see the attached flier for details. You can help with donations, setup, and -- if OKd by your school -- you may be able to help at the event itself.   Donations can be brought to the October 27 and/or November 3 Troop Meetings.

Big Trip - New England

Posted on Oct 19 2017 - 5:03pm

Last Call for signups! A great trip coming up:

  • Thursday, November 9 - Battleship Cove in Fall River Massachusetts.  Tour and overnight stay on Battleship Massachusetts. Three other watercraft open to visit! Depart Friday after breakfast.
  • Friday 1:00 PM: Charles W. Morgan Whaling Museum (New Bedford, MA): 1-1 ½ hour  guided tour.
  • Friday & Saturday nights:  Cabin Camping at BSA Camp Champlin (Cranston RI)
  • Saturday morning 10:00 AM: Fort Adams (Newport, RI)
  • Saturday 11:30 AM: Newport Artillery Museum (Newport, RI) 30-60 minute tour by Commander Craig Mulvey, a former Boy Scout.
  • Saturday afternoon: Newport Cliff Walk (Newport, RI): 3.5 mile self guided tour.
  • Sunday morning:  Fields of Fire-Zipline (Mystic, CT):3 hours, 10AM special early admittance, as we should be the only ones there. Waivers will need to be filled out on-line prior to arriving.
  • Sunday afternoon: Submarine Force Museum/Nautilus (Groton, CT)
  • Depart for Home!

All above admissions and accommodations included.  Bring money for lunch on one day.  We will be driving rental vans. JOIN THE FUN!

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