Camp Read 2018

From August 6th to 12th, Troop 173 spent its annual week at Camp Buckskin. While at camp, our scouts took up to 6 merit badges each, and participated in various planned activities. The scouts all had fun ziplining, rock climbing, and white water rafting, and took part in other camp games like the pie eating.. read more →

Troop 173’s New Scout Campout

On Saturday, 5/4, Troop 173 held the New Scout Campout. This campout is geared towards helping the newest scouts in the troop earn requirements for their ranks. New scouts participated in activities such as fire building, flag ceremonies, a campfire, cooking, lashing, and knot tying to help them achieve their Scout rank. While the younger.. read more →

Two Scouts Achieve The Ad Altare Dei Religious Award

Recently, two of our senior scouts, Ryan and Andrew, earned the religious award ‘Ad Altare Dei’. This award is specific to the Roman Catholic faith, however, similar awards for many other religions exist with similar requirements specific to each faith. Ad Altare Dei maens “altar of god,” and the boys learned more about their faith.. read more →

Troop 173 in Washington, D.C.

On Friday, April 20th, the scouts and families of Troop 173 headed to Washington, D.C. for their long anticipated DC camping trip. We stayed at the William B. Snyder Scout Camp in Virginia, which is a terrific facility. Friday, we were able to tour the East Wing of the White House. We were able to.. read more →

March Campout at Mountain Lakes!

On Saturday, March 17th, Troop 173 departed for our March campout at Mountain Lakes County Park. The boys went on an adventurous hike (quite literally), fished, and learned lashings in order to complete requirements for advancement on the road of scouting. The boys also performed various skits and songs at the campfire on Saturday night… read more →

Grand Prix Fun Night!

On Monday, March 12th, our troop went go carting for our monthly fun night. We had 18 scouts and 9 family members racing, while other adult leaders met and discussed our upcoming Washington DC trip. The scouts raced, and then had pizza and played games in the arcade aftewards. The attendees all had lots of.. read more →

Troop 173 Court of Honor

On Monday, February 26th, Troop 173 had its first Court of Honor in 2018! Our scouts earned a total of 16 merit badges and 11 rank advancements. 4 scouts received their Tenderfoot rank, 4 others received their Second class Achievement. One scout each earned First class, Star, and Life ranks. One of our scouts has.. read more →

Troop 173’s Newest Eagle Scout; Nick Z

Congratulations to Nick Z on becoming our newest Eagle Scout. Nick’s project helped build an obstacle course to help train dogs at Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Nick passed his Eagle Scout BOR this past Wednesday, the 20th. read more →

November Family Campout at Durland

Despite bad weather which led to a few cancellations, the scouts had lots of fun at Durland Scout Reservation during our November campout. The attendees participated in a set of scout skill-related activities including fishing, cooking, lashing, and knot tying. Unfortunately our hike was canceled due to inclement weather conditions. Below please find a selection.. read more →

Eagle Scout Court of Honor – Matthew

On Saturday, November 4th, Matthew Buck celebrated becoming our newest Eagle Scout. Troop 173 Leaders, Scouts, friends and family were there to honor Matt on this special day. Several local political dignitaries attended and praised Matt for his accomplishment as well. Congratulations Matt! read more →