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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.".

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. 

*FREE* Family Festival At Lewis-Morris Park June 11

Posted on May 23 2022 - 10:24am

SIGN UP for the afternoon of June 11 with an awesome cookout for supper, games, and other activities at the Sunrise Lake section of Lewis-Morris Park.  Scouts and parents are also invited to camp Friday and Saturday night elsewhere in the park.


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!

Place your "Class B" shirts and sweatshirts now! Scouts AND Adults!!!

Posted on May 12 2022 - 5:01pm


The online ordering portal is now open. If you wish to purchase Troop 173 t-shirts (long & shortsleevee), hoodie, or sweatshirts place your order BEFORE May 25. George Vornehm is coordinating pick up and delivery from Alfred's Sporting Goods (Madison, NJ). He will have them locally (at his house on Park Road) or you have the option of picking up your order directly from the store.

Signup for Summer Camp

Posted on Apr 27 2022 - 7:06pm

This is ONLY for our Troop Camp Week July 17-23 at Winnebago Scout Reservation. We need you to sign up on the Troop Calendar during our Camp Week if you did not already sign up as an Early Bird.  For your convenience you may pay online via PayPal (you don't need a PayPal account) but if you pay  by check you will save the bank fee which we must include in this online payment. SIGN UP online even if you pay by check. Please DO not use the online payment if you have submitted for financial aid, or for any other Summer Camp week. 

Scouting for Food - THANK YOU!!

Posted on Apr 15 2022 - 9:05am

On April 9, Troop 173 conducted its annual Scouting for Food drive.  26 Scouts participated along with their parents, and a number of them handled two routes.  Thanks to everyone's efforts some 3200 items were collected and delivered to the Morris County Interfaith Food Pantry in Parsippany.  Special kudos to Chairs  Ericka Parker and Maria Shatynski.

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