Galen Wu attends Township Council Meeting to earn badge

Council President Paul Carifi, Jr. and Galen Wu

Citizenship in the Community merit badge

PARSIPPANY —  Galen Wu attended the Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Council Meeting on Tuesday, February 6 to earn his “Citizenship in the Community” merit badge for the Boy Scouts.

Galen is a member of Troop 173.

Part of the requirements in earning this merit badge are to attend a meeting of your city, town, or county council or school board; OR attend a municipal, county, or state court session; and choose one of the issues discussed at the meeting where a difference of opinions was expressed, and explain to your counselor why you agree with one opinion more than you do another one.

Troop 173 was chartered by the Sedgefield Civic Association in 1957. Yet from its beginning, Troop 173 has included boys from all over Morris County in its programs. While most of our members come from the area of Parsippany from Lake Parsippany to Powder Mill, we have had members as far away as Succasunna and Randolph.

Scouting makes a direct and positive impact on your community by teaching positive values and leadership skills to your child.  With over 50 Scouts, they are a very active and fun filled troop.  Troop 173 offers a wide range of activities and learning experiences for your child that focus on their continued growth as they progress through the program.  They strive to incorporate education, character building, growth, teamwork, and primarily FUN for our Scouts.  They are a “Family Friendly” troop that encourages Moms or Dads to attend our meetings, special events, and  camping trips so that everyone can experience the fun, together.