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.

Fred Compton to be Honored on October 20th

On Thursday, October 20th at the Bull & Barrel Brewery in Mahopac, our former Scoutmaster Fred Compton is going to be honored as one of this year’s Scouting Citizens of the Year! Please consider joining in the celebration – the flyer for this event is found below. Click to view an enlarged version.     read more →

14 Sep 2016
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Photos from Camp Yawgoog

Below are a few of the images from our scout’s week at Camp Yawgoog. Considering how quickly plans had to change, the week went fairly smoothly. Life threw a fork at us, but we persevered. Right, Keith? ASM Tom Bodkin shows the Troop 173 Spirit: read more →

Troop Bike Trek

Scouts: Tomas C, James D, Frankie B, Ryan G, Ian S, and Jarrett S Adults: Carlos Cartaya, Jim Dowd, Fred Gonfantini, and Ken Schwartz On the bike trek our scouts went all over Cape Cod, every day biking about 20 miles or so to get from one place to another. Each day they stopped at.. read more →

Camp Read Alternative

Thanks to the efforts of ASM Ed McKearney, we have an alternate to Camp Read for Summer Camp – Camp Yawgoog of the Narragansett BSA, Rhode Island Council. Scoutmaster Holmes spoke at length to their camp reservation director and he can accommodate our scouts. Their programing nearly identical to Camp Read for Merit Badges and.. read more →

Congratulations to Troop 173’s newest Eagle Scout, Robert S!

Congratulations to Troop 173’s newest Eagle Scout, Robert S, Robert, well done! We are very proud of you! Robert is the Troop’s 2nd Eagle Scout this year, the 21st Eagle Scout this decade, the 44th Eagle Scout this century, and the 87th Eagle Scout in the history of our troop! read more →

Troop Rocket Night

Rocket night was a blast. Scouts got the chance to fire off model rockets that they made. Many rockets had successful launches, and the weather couldn’t have been any better. I’m glad that this troop tradition has stuck around for this long, and I hope to see it continue for many more years. read more →

New Scout Campout

On April 23rd, Troop 173 held our annual New Scout Campout at Durland Scout Reservation. This year we had 33 scouts attend, who were comprised of 12 first time scouts, 11 6th grade scouts and 10 older scouts. The new scouts worked on skills essential to Scout camping. In the weeks leading up to the.. read more →

Troop 173 Olympics

For our last regular Scout Meeting of the year, Troop 173 hosted our own Troop Olympics. Scouts were organized by patrol, and participated in the following events: Knot-tying relay Baseball Running Bases Tug-O-War Here are some photos from the events: At the end of the competition, the older scouts squared off against our Scoutmasters for.. read more →

Lash-O-Ree Wrap-up

From April 29th-May 1st, fourteen scouts from our troop participated in the Manitoga-Muscoot Lash-O-Ree. They were joined by hundreds of other scouts from the two districts. As many of you already know, our troop planned, organized, and ran the event, and we are happy to report that it was a huge success. All participants had.. read more →

Saint Patrick’s grounds clean up

Thanks to everyone who came to help out at the Saint Patrick’s Church grounds clean up! Check back for photos soon. read more →