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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.".

2016 Popcorn Sale - *THANK YOU!*

Posted on Aug 23 2016 - 11:29am

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

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.  

Pedals for Progress, June 11, 2016

Posted on Jun 13 2016 - 5:28am


 19 bicycles and 3 sewing machines were collected.  A fly over occurred with pictures.  Bicycles are schedualed to be sent to Nigeria.  Thanks to all the scouts and parents who participated.  See Photo Album for more Pictures.

Scouting for Food 2016 Thank You!

Posted on Jun 8 2016 - 8:07pm

Please see attached letter from Parsippany Christian Church.  Thanks to all Scouts and parents who participated, and especially to Terri Summa and Michelle Dowling who coordinated this Service Project

We need you to be a FRIEND OF SCOUTING

Posted on Apr 10 2016 - 12:15pm

Troop 173 would not exist without the support and facilities provided by the Patriots Path Council.  All families are asked to make a voluntary donation once a year to help defray the costs of providing for the BSA program beyond the regularly collected camping and registration fees.

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