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 →

There’s Still Time to Get Your Holiday Wreaths!

These evergreen products make great gifts – have one delivered to friends, family or business associates anywhere in the country! Simply order through www.GiftItForward.com and use the code PK173NY001 The 12th Annual Holiday Wreath Sale is co-sponsored by the St. Patrick’s Cub Scout Pack 173 and BSA Scout Troop 173. These beautiful, fragrant, long-lasting holiday.. read more →

COVID-19 UPDATE

To begin the 2020-2021 Scouting year, we are planning utilize the following requirements to ensure safety for all.     CDC requirements list for every meeting: Scouts will be asked to bring the following: Masks – Scouts and adult leaders will wear masks at all times.  Camp chairs – Everyone will bring their own camp chairs.. read more →

Rocket Night – June 15

Rocket night will be held on June 15 beginning at 7:00pm in the St. Patrick’s upper parking lot. Advance reservations is required! COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES Each family will need to stay in their parking spot. Each scout can come up to the stand and shoot off their rocket but only the scout with his or.. read more →

Online Merit Badge Workshops

Announcing Troop 173 Merit Badge Workshops As we mentioned a few weeks ago, we are moving forward with putting together several online Merit Badge Workshops. These workshops will be multiple day classes designed to foster a cooperative learning experience. Each workshop will be conducted using Google Meet. Scouts should be prepared by reading the pamphlets.. read more →

2020 Scout Dues

Annual dues for 2020 are $130.00 for the year. These dues cover the normal operating costs for the Troop such as: patches, merit badges, rank badges, advancement cards, troop equipment maintenance and repairs, and any other materials the Scouts may need during the course of the year in order to put on a quality scouting program for our scouts. These fees.. read more →

October Court of Honor

On October 28th, Troop 173 held our fall Court of Honor. In addition to awarding nearly 100 merit badges and 14 rank advancements, Troop m173 ASM Harry Zhou received his Wood Badge Beads as part of the ceremony. read more →

Camp Read Adventures, 2019

Every year, we enjoy a week up at the Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation. In addition to tons of merit badge courses, our Scouts take part in white water rafting, hiking up to the top of Mount Stevens, climbing, zip-lining and a variety of other fun activities! Below please find a selection of photos from.. read more →

Intrepid & Con Ed Tours

On June 27th, Troop 173 headed down to Manhattan to take a tour of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum followed by a private tour of a nearby Con Ed facility. We’d like to thank Mr. Muggeo for setting up the Con Ed tour, which was very interesting. Unfortunately, photographs were not allowed to.. read more →

Troop 173 Goes to Boston!

On April 12th, Troop 173 and their families went up to Boston for the weekend. We camped at the New England Base Camp. On Friday we headed in to visit the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, followed by a trip to Fenway Park to see the Red Sox take on the Baltimore Orioles… read more →