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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.".

Planning for Summer? -- Don't Forget Camp!!

Posted on Jan 22 2017 - 10:23am

Many families start to plan their summer vacations right after the holidays.  While we've listed our Summer Camp week (July 16-22) on the calendar for some time now, you may not have that week on YOUR calendar!

Next BIG Event is the Klondike Derby

Posted on Jan 22 2017 - 10:17am

The focus of January's troop meetings and campout will be to prepare for the Klondike Derby Scout skills competition on February 4 at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation in nearby Byram Township.  Each team can consist of up to 9 Scouts.  ALL Scouts are eligible to participate, but attendance at  January Troop meetings and at the January campout will be a priority to have a slot on one of the sleds.  Limited Cabin camping is available for the weekend but tent camping is an option weather permitting.  If you cannot come for the weekeend, you can come up for the day.

Philmont for 2018 - Registration closed - Standby only

Posted on Jan 12 2017 - 2:32pm

 If you did not sign up but would like to be on the Standby list, please contact Scoutmaster Les Wu.


Posted on Dec 29 2016 - 1:33pm


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.

Community Service Reminder

Posted on Jun 30 2016 - 2:53pm

Particularly during this summer, Scouts may consider peforming community service which is NOT a scheduled Troop 173 Service Project.  We certainly want to encourage service (A Scout is Helpful, Do a Good Turn Daily, etc.) outside of Troop activities, but the BSA requires that all Community Service for various Ranks and badges be approved by the Scoutmaster IN ADVANCE.  Please see the General Advancement Guidelines and appropriate attachments under Advancement/Equipment under MENU at left.  

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