Welcome to the Scouting family where we help enrich the lives of boys and endeavor to make a positive impact in the kind of men they become. By becoming a parent of a Boy Scout, you are setting your son out on the grand adventure of Scouting. This is a tremendously important and rewarding endeavor that you will be able to share with him. Troop 173 is dedicated to fulfilling the Mission of the Boy Scouts of America by providing a safe and fun program of service to the community, leadership development, and outdoor adventure to its youth members, based on the values contained in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Using the Patrol Method of organization, the Troop is "boy run" with Adult Scouters serving as coaches and advisors. For more information please see our New Parent Guide or contact us.
Troop 173 Bulletin Board
Troop News and Information
Congratulations to Scoutmaster Fred Compton, 2013 Silver Beaver Recipient
TROOP 173 WINS 10TH CONSECUTIVE KLONDIKE DERBY SKILLS COMPETITION: Congratulations to the Scouts of Troop 173 winning the Manitoga District's 2013 Klondike Derby skills competition for the 10th consecutive year with the Fighting Irish Sled scoring a perfect score of 100! The U.S.A. Sled scored 94, which placed them third out of the twenty sleds from across the Manitoga District that competed this year. The troop 173 scouts in our other sled worked hard and did an excellent job as well (scoring 89 points) and was another top scoring sled! The competition was held in sub-freezing temperatures at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights on Saturday, January 26. Notably, the Fighting Irish Sled also won the sled race. Play Race Video
TROOP 173 FACEBOOK PAGE IS HERE: Get notifications about activities and access to additional photos not on our website! Here's the link: Facebook Page
MEDICAL FORMS: PARENTS!!! something for you to do : Mrs. C. needs some info from all of us--- updated medical forms are due and please review your autos on file to see if any changes need to be made to the cars owned and listed with the Troop and/or the insurance policies with them!! Thank you for taking the time to help keep the Troop Paperwork Straight!!
TROOP 173 IN THE NEWS: As we have for many years past, Troop 173 honored our veterans, both living and deceased, as well as our active duty armed forces by marching in the Yorktown Verteran's Day Parade on November 14, 2010. This year, a photo of Troop 173 marching in the parade accompanied a story in LoHud (the Journal News internet site), which you can view by clicking HERE!.
MERIT BADGE COUNSELORS: Thank you for volunteering to help our Scouts with their Advancement. A list/database with updates contact information for any and all Merit Badge Counselors in our Troop has been created. Look for the new link on the navigation bar at the top of this page, to a list of Troop 173 merit badge counselors, merit badge requirements and information for, and about becoming a, merit badge counselor.
YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING is REQUIRED for all adults who have regular contact with scouts. The course certification must be renewed EVERY TWO YEARS. The course is available on-line at Youth Protection Training. Scott B. is maintaining the Troop's adult training records and asks that you provide him with a copy of your Youth Protection certificate of completion and also askes that you send him copies of any other courses you may have completed so he can update the adult records. Thank you for your cooperation.
BOARD OF REVIEW Adult Volunteers. Please contact the Troop if you would like to have your name added to the list of volunteers to assist with Board of Reviews. New parents are encouraged to get involved. The dates for the BORs are set for the year. Please see the Troop Calendar.
SCOUTMASTER CONFERENCE AND BOARD OF REVIEW. To sign up for the upcoming SMC and BOR (see calendar), please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the Friday before the SM conference or BOR. Make sure to come prepared with the BOR form (see our website) completed and your Scout Handbook You can find the Troops advancement procedures HERE
SCOUTING NEWS LINKS :
Merit Badges Will Be Going Mobile With New iPhone App:Beginning in early 2011, Boy Scouts will be able to manage their merit badges with an interactive application for the Apple iPhone.
Ten Boy Scouts Who Became BILLIONAIRES
SAT/ACT Software Available to Scouts. BSA News Release
Click HERE to find links to official and unofficual Scouting websites.
National Catholic Committee on Scouting•
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Ktemaque Lodge # 15, Order of the Arrow•
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