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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.".

Jack Summa's Eagle Project

Posted on Feb 15 2019 - 4:12pm

My name is Jack Summa and I am starting my Eagle Project. I am asking for money to buy supplies and materials. We will be renovating a storage room for the Parsippany Historical and Preservation Society in the Smith Baldwin House. The money will be used to purchase paint and wood for shelving units. We plan on removing  the carpet, repainting the  walls, and building shelves. The project will be beneficial because it will create more room in the house and organize historical documents. Any extra funds  that are donated will be donated to the Parsippany Historical and Preservation Society.

Ryan Porcelli Eagle Project Benefits Parsippany P.A.L. - THANK YOU!

Posted on Feb 15 2019 - 4:11pm

I am raising money to improve the video communications and promotions at the Parsippany P.A.L. building.  I will need to purchase 2 new big screen TV’s, a software package, and supplies.

KLONDIKE DERBY 2019 - Congratulations!

Posted on Feb 3 2019 - 1:24pm

All four of our teams placed in the top 5 in their respective classs (Junior, Senior, or Crew), our Crew Sled team placed first in their category!

Project Homeless Connect **THANK YOU**

Posted on Jan 29 2019 - 1:09pm


Many thanks to the members of Pack 5 and Troop 173 for supporting the annual Project Homeless Connect this year; it was a very gratifying event. Special thanks to Dominique Forte for coordinating the T173 effort.  Whether your family donated, assisted in sorting donations and/or attended the event, all contributions again made it possible for Scouting to be majorly involved in this community service project. The Morris County Mental Health Association relies heavily on our Scouts and families to assist in collecting donations as well as to assist in setting-up and handing out the donations on the day of the event. 

Your BSA Registration is renewed for 2019!

Posted on Jan 5 2019 - 4:07pm

49 Scouts and 27 Adult leaders registered with Troop 173 for 2019.  We are looking forward to a GREAT year of Scouting!


Posted on Dec 11 2018 - 6:50pm

**ALL PARENTS** have been asked to complete this survey as we are always looking to share the time and talents with our Scouts.  If you are already doing these activities, please fill it out anyway so we have all the information in one place as a resource for our Youth and Adult leaders.  Your assistance is MUCH appreciated!

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