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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.".

Autumn Service Project

Posted on Oct 20 2016 - 9:13am

Community Service Chair Kim Catapano announces a collection to assist  Family Intervention Services of Morris County.  Although we originally asked for frozen turkeys, it is far more practical for ALL concerned to donate gift cards to buy the turkeys as needed.  So if you'd like to donate a turkey (or other supplies) -- in the form of a donation -- see the attached document and we will be happy to accept a the Court of Honor on October 28.  Questions? Contact Kim at 973-386-0146.

Parents complete our fall survey - and you may win a free campout!

Posted on Oct 20 2016 - 9:06am

One reason that Scouting works effectively is because of a high ratio of volunteers to Scouts.   Every family is able to contribute in some way, so we are asking you  (EVERY parent - husband AND wife) to fill out this survey by October 16 

BIG TRIP in NOVEMBER - register by October 16. STANDBY ONLY!

Posted on Oct 14 2016 - 10:00pm

This year's BIG TRIP is to Washington DC, Annapolis, and Baltimore.   See more details on the Troop Calendar.  We've already booked a Navy football game for Saturday, and there are plenty of other highlights. Come Join Us!

2016 Popcorn Sale - *DON'T MISS OUT!*

Posted on Oct 5 2016 - 11:02pm

Thanks for those who helped in our "Show and Sell" Popcorn Sale outside Shoprite of Parsippany, Route 46 at Arlington Plaza. 

Merit Badge Intro Workshop - Registration RESCHEDULED for Sept. 13

Posted on Sep 13 2016 - 7:35am


This annual event sponsored by the Patriots Path Council Advancement Committee is meant to introduce Scouts to one or more Merit Badges that they had not yet begun.

Summer Camp - THANKS TO ALL!!

Posted on Jul 25 2016 - 11:07am

Thirty Eight Scouts attended our week at Summer Camp this year!  We had assistance from at least 6 adults who spent 1 or more full shifts at camp, and others who assisted in other ways during the week and/or behind the scenes.

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