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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.".


Posted on Sep 6 2022 - 8:18pm

Please come on Friday, September 9 to St. Christopher's Church, Rt. 202 Parsippany we meet 7:30  PM in the All Purpose Room.  At least ONE parent from each family needs to attend our very important parents meeting.  We are also kicking off our Popcorn Sale. Be sure to pick up your sales info kit at the meeting.  Sign up to let us know you plan to be there!

Summer Camp Review

Posted on Aug 29 2022 - 1:56pm

Thirteen Scouts from Troop 173 spent a week at Winnebago Scout Reservation this past July; under the leadership of MaryEllen Spada as Summer Camp Scoutmaster, and Andrew Nicholas as Summer Camp Senior Patrol Leader.  Special thanks to the other adults who shared their time and talents at Camp.  The Troop won First Prize in the Camp-wide game, and continued to win the greasy watermelon contest in the water carnival (3rd place overall) for the 6th year in a row. The Scouts completed 45 merit badges at Camp. Seven Scouts had their Board of Review for their next rank either at or following Summer Camp week.   Great Job, everyone!!

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!

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