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.

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 →

COVID-19 UPDATE

All Activities Held Remotely – Scouting at Home Hello to all of our scouting family. We hope that everyone is safe and healthy and doing their best to make the most of this bonus family time. As always, the safety of our Scouts and Families is our number one priority.  With this in mind, we.. 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 →

Fun Night Out: The Cliffs at Valhalla

Troop 173 took to the heights of the Cliffs at Valhalla on the evening of Veterans Day. read more →

Blue Star Plaque Dedication

On November 11th, scouts from Pack and Troop 173 were invited to participate in the dedication of a Blue Star Memorial at Patriot garden in Yorktown. The marker highlights a millstone that dates back to the Revolutionary War and was originally located at a farm owned by a veteran of that war. At the ceremony.. read more →

11 Nov 2019
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Veterans Day Parade

An important aspect of Scouting is giving back to the community. We seek to incorporate this value into activities planned throughout the year. One such event that Troop 173 enjoys participating in annually is the Veterans Day Parade to honor our area’s military veterans. 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 →

September Campout at Camp Bullowa/Stony Point

For the first campout of the new scouting season, the Troop stayed for our first time at BSA Camp Bullowa in Rockland County. We stayed from Friday through Sunday and on Saturday we took a tour of nearby Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site. 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 →