Boy Scout Troop 173 collected over 3,100 food items during food drive


PARSIPPANY — Boy Scout Troop 173 of Parsippany reached out to the local community with a food drive for the Parsippany Christian Church’s Food Pantry. Parsippany Christian Church operates a food pantry on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. It is open to anyone who needs assistance with food. It is operated solely by the church and does not have an affiliation with any governmental agency.

Troop 173 Scouts collected over 3,100 food items to provide much needed meals for families in need within our community.  We are mindful that there are those who struggle financially to put food on their table. For many years, Troop 173 Scouts have exemplified the Scout oath by taking part in Scouting for Food. We thank the Parsippany community for their generous support. Their efforts help feed hundreds of people in our community.

Community service is an important part of being a Scout; service projects allow our Scouts to develop leadership skills, learn to work as a team and make a direct and positive impact on our community; this year we’ve provided over 650 hours of community service to date.  With over 50 Scouts ranging in age from 11 to 18, Troop 173 is a very active and fun filled troop.  We offer a wide range of activities, learning experiences and community service opportunities for all of our members.   We are a “Family Friendly” Troop that welcomes boys from Parsippany and other near by towns.  If you know of a community organization that might benefit from our help, or would like more information about Troop 173, Click here or email