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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.".

Scouting for Food - Annual "All Scout" Community Service Project

Posted on Mar 14 2023 - 6:33pm

Our biggest Community Service Project of the year will take place on Saturday April 1, when we collect non-perishable food donations from our generous neighbors.    We need to have ALL of our Scouts help out to make this a success, though it will only take a few hours for each family - and Scouts get credit for Community Service time    (read more below)->

2023 Fishawack Klondike Derby Results

Posted on Feb 5 2023 - 8:37pm

The Junior team, led by Michael Corbett, placed second out of 14 teams. The Senior team, led by Jonah Lance and Nick Shatynski, placed third out of 27 teams. Congratulations to all participating Scouts! 

Fishawack's Finest 2023 Edition

Posted on Jan 18 2023 - 1:16pm

We congratulate Brian Nicholas (L), Jaime Ackerman (R), and Cathy Metcalf (not pictured) on receiving the Fishawack's Finest award for their volunteer contributions to Scouting. The awards were presented at the Fishawack District Dinner on Tuesday, January 17. The Committee recognizes the many hours of service and heartfelt commitment to the success of Troop 173. Thank you Cathy, Brian, and Jaime.

Winter for Troop 173

Posted on Jan 15 2023 - 10:30am

A focus of the winter is the annual Klondike Derby Scout skills competition held at Allamuchy Scout Reservation on February 5, but there is MUCH MORE going on - something surely for ALL Scouts:


Posted on Jan 15 2023 - 10:26am

In case of any measurable snowfall, please be sure to shovel out the fire hydrant nearest to your home.  The minutes that saves in case of any fire emergency can make a BIG difference.

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