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.

Congratulations to Troop 173’s Newest Eagle Scouts – Giancarlo and Alessandro!

Giancarlo and Alessandro become the 4th and 5th Eagle Scouts of 2022, and the 107th and 108th overall for the Troop! Both of them did separate but related projects in Angle Fly Preserve to offset flooding on trails created by beaver migrations. Giancarlo guided the construction of a bridge to cross a rerouted rivulet and.. read more →

Global War on Terror Memorial Dedication

Troop 173 – Yorktown Heights, NY was honored to participate in Yorktown’s Veterans Day ceremony, where a new memorial for the Global War on Terror was unveiled. Our scouts and scouting families are so grateful to the men and women who have sacrificed and served our country. Thank you to our town government and VFW.. read more →

Honor Flight

It was an incredible honor for members of our Troop to be able to send off, and then welcome back veterans who traveled to Washington DC for a tour that included several war memorials at the DC Mall. We met veterans who served in World War ll, Vietnam and Korean wars. The day was made.. read more →

Troop 173 – Fall Court of Honor

On October 24th, Troop 173 held our Fall Court of Honor. 19 Scouts earned over 80 Merit badges plus additional awards, including two BSA Scuba Awards, a National Outdoor Achievement Award, a Paul Bunyan Woodsman Award, two Recruiter Awards, one Cyber Chip and a BSA World Conservation Award! We also awarded four scouts with rank.. read more →

Halloween Shootout Campout at Ten Mile River Scout Campground

This past weekend, October 15th and 16th, our Scouts participated in the Halloween Shootout camping event at Ten Mile River. Over a dozen troops from the tri-state area participated in a day of activities which included various firearms, archery and axe throwing, followed by a celebratory banquet. From our Troop Historian:Some scouts camped Friday night.. read more →

Eagle Scout Project Dedication at the Yorktown VFW

On Sunday, October 9th, Veterans from Yorktown VFW Post #8328 gathered along with Scouts from Troop 173 to hold a dedication ceremony for their new fire pit, which was designed and installed thanks to the hard work of our scouts and friends. The project was Matthew M.’s Eagle Scout project, and included memorials honoring each.. read more →

Holiday Wreath Sale

Help Support Our Youth and Join in the Spirit of the Holidays! The 13th 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 wreaths are handmade and shipped fresh from Minnesota. Order yours by October 28th – Our target date.. read more →

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 →

Fall Car Wash

The Troop held our annual fall car wash this past Sunday, and despite the weather we had a lot of fun helping our community out with this great fundraiser. We do this every spring, and have added this fall version the last two years as well. This year we had Town Councilman and friend of.. read more →