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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.".

Make Troop 173 Better for All Scouts - Parents complete our fall survey!

Posted on Sep 20 2016 - 4:56pm

As you heard at the Parents meeting on September 16, 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 September 25

Fishawack District Fall Camporee

Posted on Sep 20 2016 - 6:48am

Don't miss out! Sign up today for this special event with some great activities you won't find at any other campout this year.

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.

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.  

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