News & Upcoming Events

Troop 173 is extremely active with Troop events and community service projects in the greater Yorktown area. Please check out calendar for all upcoming events. The news items below highlight recent and upcoming events and are authored by the participating scouts.

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 →

Holiday Wreath Sale

Thank you for your support during our annual wreath sale! The deadline for wreath orders has passed. If you placed an order, you will be contacted shortly with information regarding pickup. Troop 173 Yorktown and Cub Pack 173 Yorktown appreciate your support! read more →

2018/2019 Scout Dues

Annual dues for 2018/2019 are $105.00 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 the boys. These fees.. 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 →

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 →

Memorial Day Parade 2018

This year, Troop 173 continued our annual participation in the Yorktown Memorial Day Parade. Over 20 of our scouts and 10 leaders gathered on Front Street and marched up to the Jack DeVito Memorial Field to honor those who died serving in our country’s armed forces. After cermeonies on the field, the scouts enjoyed hot.. 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 →