Troop 173 at Fright Fest – Six Flags New England!

This past Saturday, 10 scouts and their families spent the day at Six Flags New England, including a behind the scenes tour of Superman – the acclaimed roller-coaster which includes a 213 foot drop and reaches speeds in excess of 77mph! Troop Eagle Scout Matt Buck was able to secure this tour for our scouts.. read more →

Kick-off Campout at Durland!

On the weekend of September 17th, our scouts kicked off the new scouting year with the first campout of the season! This was a great campout to start the new scouting year, with lots of cool activities. With the newly assigned patrol positions, many of our younger scouts were introduced to the patrol method for.. read more →

Advancement Day

On Saturday, December 8th, many of our scouts got together at the Stone Church to work on (or help others work on) rank advancement skills. From knot-tying to cooking, patrol method and roles to fire-starting, all attending scouts below the rank of first class were able to make progress on their rank advancement, and our.. read more →

Fall Court of Honor

Troop 173 scouts and families gathered on Monday, October 29th to celebrate our Fall Court of Honor. 5 of our scouts advanced to the Tenderfoot rank, having learned some basic first aid skills and how to tie knots and improving their physical fitness. 2 scouts earned the rank of Second Class. These scouts have participated.. read more →

Thunderbird Games 2018

On October 13th, the Westchester Putnam Council held the annual Thunderbird Games, and once again Troop 173 helped provide a fun friendly event for Cub Scouts across the region. We want to thank all of the Scouts, leaders and parents who helped make our station successful! read more →

Congratulations to Troop 173’s Newest Eagle Scout, Ryan H!

Congratulations to Troop 173’s newest Eagle Scout, Ryan H. James is the 2nd scout to earn his Eagle in 2018 and the 96th young man from Troop 173 to earn the Eagle Scout Rank. For his Eagle Scout project, Ryan designed and built platform step-benches for the classrooms at St. Patrick’s School, designed to help.. read more →

Congratulations to Troop 173’s Newest Eagle Scout, James D!

Congratulations to Troop 173’s newest Eagle Scout, James D. James is the 1st for 2018 and the 95th young man from Troop 173 to earn the Eagle Scout Rank. For his Eagle Scout project, James built a new stick-built shed for St. Patrick’s Church. Way to go, James! 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 →