Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

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Photos from Camp Yawgoog

Below are a few of the images from our scout’s week at Camp Yawgoog. Considering how quickly plans had to change, the week went fairly smoothly. Life threw a fork at us, but we persevered. Right, Keith? ASM Tom Bodkin shows the Troop 173 Spirit:

Camp Read Alternative

Thanks to the efforts of ASM Ed McKearney, we have an alternate to Camp Read for Summer Camp – Camp Yawgoog of the Narragansett BSA, Rhode Island Council. Scoutmaster Holmes spoke at length to their camp reservation director and he can accommodate our scouts. Their programing nearly identical to Camp Read for Merit Badges and…
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Troop 173 Olympics

For our last regular Scout Meeting of the year, Troop 173 hosted our own Troop Olympics. Scouts were organized by patrol, and participated in the following events: Knot-tying relay Baseball Running Bases Tug-O-War Here are some photos from the events: At the end of the competition, the older scouts squared off against our Scoutmasters for…
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Lash-O-Ree Wrap-up

From April 29th-May 1st, fourteen scouts from our troop participated in the Manitoga-Muscoot Lash-O-Ree. They were joined by hundreds of other scouts from the two districts. As many of you already know, our troop planned, organized, and ran the event, and we are happy to report that it was a huge success. All participants had…
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Fun Night at The Cliffs at Valhalla!

Recently our scouts held their Troop Meeting at The Cliffs at Valhalla. 19 scouts plus ASMs and family members had a great time learning climbing skills and having fun scaling the walls there. Here are a few scenes from out fun night at The Cliffs

Congratulations to Eagle Scout Tim Henning!

It is with our heartfelt congratulations that we announce our newest Eagle Scout, Timothy Henning. congratulations Tim, and best of luck in the future with all of your endeavors!

Save the Date – WPC Fishing Derby

The WPC Fishing Derby for this year will be held on September 24th, 2016 at Camp Seton in Greenwich, CT. The derby this year will be expanded to the largest event we have held in its 5 year history! Online registration will begin by September 1st, but put this event on your calendar now! There will…
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Klondike Photos

Here are some photos from the Klondike event held on February 27th, 2016. Congratulations to Troop 49 (Ossining), Troop 36 (Montrose) and Troop 911 (Yorktown) for their excellent performance!

2016 Ski Trip Recap

This past weekend several Troop 173 Scouts met up in Hancock, MA at Jiminy Peak for some winter skiing and snowboarding fun. After the initial meet-up a few people who were on the slopes for their first time took lessons, while the rest headed up the mountain to enjoy the trails. Conditions were rather good…
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Troop 173 Leadership Change

Troop 173 has a dedicated group of adult leaders and volunteers who contribute much of their free time and talents to helping our boys grow. We’d like to welcome Keith Holmes, an already dedicated and experienced ASM, to the role of Scoutmaster effective immediately.