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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.".

Big Trip - New England

Posted on Oct 17 2017 - 9:41am

Last Call for signups! A great trip coming up:

  • Thursday, November 9 - Battleship Cove in Fall River Massachusetts.  Tour and overnight stay on Battleship Massachusetts. Three other watercraft open to visit! Depart Friday after breakfast.
  • Friday 1:00 PM: Charles W. Morgan Whaling Museum (New Bedford, MA): 1-1 ½ hour  guided tour.
  • Friday & Saturday nights:  Cabin Camping at BSA Camp Champlin (Cranston RI)
  • Saturday morning 10:00 AM: Fort Adams (Newport, RI)
  • Saturday 11:30 AM: Newport Artillery Museum (Newport, RI) 30-60 minute tour by Commander Craig Mulvey, a former Boy Scout.
  • Saturday afternoon: Newport Cliff Walk (Newport, RI): 3.5 mile self guided tour.
  • Sunday morning:  Fields of Fire-Zipline (Mystic, CT):3 hours, 10AM special early admittance, as we should be the only ones there. Waivers will need to be filled out on-line prior to arriving.
  • Sunday afternoon: Submarine Force Museum/Nautilus (Groton, CT)
  • Depart for Home!

All above admissions and accommodations included.  Bring money for lunch on one day.  We will be driving rental vans.

Popcorn Sale supports T173 - Will your family sell or donate?

Posted on Oct 13 2017 - 3:56pm

HELP KEEP SCOUTING AFFORDABLE IN TROOP 173! Popcorn Sales kits were distributed at the Sept. 8 meeting. If you missed picking up at that time, get yours at the next Troop meeting.  Or contact Popcorn Chair Cathy Metcalf at cathyandbill@optonline.net or phone.  All sales should be turned in by October 20.


Posted on Sep 3 2017 - 9:46pm

Our Scouting Year kicks off on Friday, September 8 at Mt. Tabor School, 7:30 PM.

  • We will have a parents meeting beginning 8 PM.
  • You may pay for the September and October Events. Learn more about and sign up for our November BIG TRIP
  • You should turn in the 2017-2018 Permission Form (No Scout may attend future meetings or activities without this)  See attached or SCOUT FORMS at left

Merit Badge Workshop - REGISTER EARLY!!

Posted on Aug 29 2017 - 8:52pm

he Merit Badge Intro Workshop & Den Chief Training will be held on Saturday, November 4th at Brooklawn Middle School in Parsippany.

 Registration will open on September 8 at 9:00 am.  A schedule of classes is attached to help you plan your selections and be ready to register.  SPECIAL NOTE: Do not register for more than one section of each class.  For example, all Emergency Prep classes 1,2,3 & 4 are the same.

Changes to Eagle Palm Requirements

Posted on Jul 26 2017 - 8:59pm

Eagle Palms are bronze, gold and silver awards presented to young men who earn five, 10, 15 or more merit badges beyond the 21 required to become an Eagle Scout.

Camping Requirements Update for 2nd and 1st Class

Posted on Jul 26 2017 - 8:48pm

Effective August 1, the  BSA has issued the following changes:

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