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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.".

Jacob Kaplan Eagle Presentation July 20

Posted on Aug 1 2022 - 8:11pm

Former Scoutmaster Les Wu with JacobJacob Kaplan completed his Eagle Rank in July of 2021, but headed off to Purdue University (where he studies Engineering) before his certificate from the BSA was made available to present to  him.  The Kaplan family thought it would be a unique and meaningful presentation if we could do it this year at Summer Camp. So on one of many sweltering days, Jacob, his family, Troop 173 adult leaders, T173 Eagle Scouts and those Scouts already in our campsite at Winnebago Scout Reservation for the week were there to present the Eagle to Jacob, and enthusiastically congratulate him on his achievement. Thanks to the Kaplan family for providing refreshments - including plenty of cold beverages. Also Troop 173 Adult Leaders who set up the event, and to all who came to support and congratulate Jacob! (scroll down for photos)

Minor update to Rank Requirements August 1

Posted on Aug 1 2022 - 8:01pm

Please see attached document which outlines in RED those minor changes effective August 1, 2022 for Scout thru Star ranks. However, Scouts may continue using the existing requirements for the rank on which they are currently working.

Congratulations Eagle Scouts

Posted on Jun 15 2022 - 9:09am

On Sunday, June 12, Eagle Scouts Tyler Catapano, Andrew Modin, and Matthew were recognized and congratulated by local legislators, officials, and representatives of community organizations in front of a crowd of about 75 people at Delbarton School. A reception was held afterwords, both inside and outdoors, to congratulate them and their families. Pictured L to R: Tyler, Scoutmaster Dave Franz, Andrew, and Matthew.

Flags placed for Memorial Day

Posted on May 30 2022 - 3:08pm

Flags were placed at graves of veterans in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover, and Vail Cemetery in Parsippany.  Thanks to all who participated!

Congratulations Dan Filipescu and Joe Shatynski - FISHAWACK's FINEST!!

Posted on May 27 2022 - 1:09pm

While ALL of our Adult Leaders are appreciated for their contributions to make Troop 173 and OUTSTANDING organization, Troop 173 congratulations Dan and Joe as being recognized for the Fishawack's Finest Award for their major contributions to Troop 173 as recognized by the Troop Committee. 


Posted on May 23 2022 - 10:21am

A great event held May 21 at Winnebago Scout Reservation for future Scouts BSA members and their parents.  Our gang helped with fishing and rowboats. It was a good day to be by the lake!

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