Pitch in for Parks Wrap-up

On April 24th, Troop 173 went to Blue Mountain Reservation to help out with Pitch in for Parks. Scouts and leaders helped out by clearing up fallen branches, placing tree tubes, and removing barberry from a hiking trail. We had a turnout of over 15 scouts and adults who pitched in and worked hard. read more →

Nooteeming Campout – March 19, 2021

This year’s March campout at Camp Nooteeming was filled with lots of activities. Jack V and Patrick G cooked meals for the entire campout, including mac and cheese, pancakes, and cheese quesadillas. The troop made s’mores, went fishing, and there was a hike led by Timmy V. read more →

Trunk-Or-Treat at the Jefferson Valley Mall

On Halloween we had an amazing turnout of volunteers for this years Trunk or Treat at the Jefferson Valley Mall. Thank you to everyone who pitched in and showed their volunteer spirit! Special thanks to Mr. Zhou who displayed his Halloween spirit by sporting an awesome dinosaur costume! read more →

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 →