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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.".

Crew Heads to Philmont

Posted on Jun 29 2021 - 1:44pm

Three Adult leaders and nine Scouts are heading to the BSA high adventure base in Philmont New Mexico.  They will fly into Denver and stop along the way to acclimate to the higher elevations, and be gone for 10 days including the highlight - a backcountry trek for which the Crew has trained many months!  Best wishes for an Excellent Adventure, and special thanks to Crew Advisors Mike Catapano, Dave Franz, and Matt Rankel!

Eagle Scout Recognition scheduled!

Posted on Jun 29 2021 - 10:14am

While the pandemic did not slow down our Scouts from earning ranks and merit badges, it did prevent public, in-person recognition.  Starting with our newest Eagle Scouts, we are going to begin scheduling opportunities to recognize these deserving Scouts.  Currently there are Eagle Courts of Honor scheduled for the afternoons of Sunday, July 25 and Sunday, August 8.  Both will be in air-conditioned spaces. We will be following all applicable CDC recommendations to keep as safe as possible.  Please sign up online to indicate if you plan to be attending either or both.

Adult Leaders Honored

Posted on May 21 2021 - 7:01am

At the Fishawack District Annual Meeting and Dinner, three adult leaders from Troop 173 and Venture Crew 173 were honored: (left to right)  Membership Chair Paul Lomelo, Assistant Scoutmaster and Venture Crew Advisor Matt Rankel, and Recording Secretary Sal Messana. All have worked, often behind the scenes, to help the Troop and Crew continue to offer an outstanding program to our members in spite of the pandemic.  CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU!

Scouting For Food is **BACK!!**

Posted on Apr 22 2021 - 7:40pm

After a 1 year hiatus,  Scouting For Food, one of our longest running service projects IS RETURNING!

Our Annual Scouting For Food Drive will be taking place on Saturday, May 8.  This Food Drive is one of our largest community service projects as we expect all Scouts to participate and we collect a large amount of Food for the Parsippany Christian Church’s Food Pantry.  The demand is still high, and this pantry provides food to ALL who are in need.  

Congrats to Klondike Teams! - scroll down for photos and plaque!

Posted on Mar 26 2021 - 3:39pm

The Klondike Derby, in spite of the pandemic, and was held on March 20 at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation.  Congrats to all who participated, and to our Youth Leaders who did a fine job of preparing our Scouts with a mix of virtual and in-person practice sessions.  Thanks also to the Adult Leaders who helped to prepare the Scouts AND help run the Klondike. Here is a photo with all youth participants:

Support Patriots' Path Council FRIENDS OF SCOUTING 2021

Posted on Mar 26 2021 - 3:39pm

Our troop has officially kicked off its 2021 Friends of Scouting (FOS) campaign! We hope that every family will consider helping out. PLEASE send in your response by March 31 if at all possible!

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