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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.".

MB Intro Workshop Nov 21 - REGISTER on 9/21!

Posted on Sep 20 2020 - 9:25pm

This year's Patriots Path Council Merit Badge Intro Workshop will be ONLINE on Saturday, November 21 beginning at 8 AM. REGISTRATION GOES LIVE on Monday, September 21 at 9 AM.

Important Advancement Update due to Covid-19

Posted on Sep 3 2020 - 7:23pm

Due to the continuing pandemic, please see attached document with updates regarding the Swimming requirements for Second and First Class, as well as for Camping Merit Badge.  Note there is an additional update regarding extension for Life Scouts working on Eagle.

Rain Garden maintenance at Parsippany Town Hall

Posted on Sep 3 2020 - 7:04pm

Earlier this summer, at the request of Mayor Soriano, Scouts and parents from Troop 173 helped to improve the condition of the rain garden at Town Hall under the direction of Len Cipkins.  (Hard to tell who all is behind the masks!).   

Bird Houses built for Elks Camp Moore

Posted on Jul 25 2020 - 6:54am

Thank you again to all the Scouts and Parents that helped build more bird houses for the special needs camp sponsored by the Elks Club.  They truly appreciate all your hard work and they look great!  Have a wonderful summer! 

Summer Camp **CANCELLED**

Posted on Jun 12 2020 - 8:45pm

Patriots Path Council will NOT Be offering Troop Camp weeks this summer, due to lack of approval by the State of NJ. Refunds have been requested from Council and upon receipt the money will be returned.   Scouts should consider Patriots Path Outdoor Academy, offering online classes for Merit Badges.

Weekly food collection at Parsippany PAL

Posted on May 12 2020 - 10:46am

FOOD DRIVE - Parsippany Community Food Bank.  This will be an on going weekly collection.  Please see the PAL Facebook page for details. Attached is the last published list of suggested donations.

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