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Troop 373 is an active, fun organization dedicated to introducing young men from our community to the Boy Scouting values. We work with the scouts at all levels to set goals and work hard to achieve them. We are proud to be the home troop to 180 Eagle Scouts. It is our goal that each of our scouts achieves this honor, and we work with all scouts to accomplish this goal.

We live by the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Scout Motto and Scout Slogan. We're proud to be Scouts, and want to share that pride with others. We are independently chartered and we maintain an active schedule of fun events for the scouts including weekly troop meetings, monthly camping trips, summer camps, merit badge colleges and special events.

Troop 373 meetings are on Tuesday nights 7:00-8:30pm at the Newton Middle School Cafeteria, 4001 E. Arapahoe Rd., Centennial, CO 80122 (Located on the corner of Arapahoe and Colorado - enter from the east parking lot)  We meet weekly during the school year.

We invite you to visit our troop meetings to see what Boy Scouting is all about. Check out our next Troop Meeting date on the right under Upcoming Events. If you have any questions, want more information or want information about joining, please contact our Scoutmaster at scoutmaster@troop373.org.

Check out our Facebook page: Troop 373 Centennial, CO, or view our Photo gallery http://troop373.shutterfly.com/

If you have questions about our Website please send an email to webmaster@troop373.org

PLC and ASM meeting time changes

Posted on Sep 17 2022 - 12:07pm

Please note the time change of this week's PLC and ASM meetings, both will be this Tuesday 9/20 at Newton Middle School

7pm for the PLC (please arrive at 6:45 if you want pizza)

8pm for the ASM 

Philmont Interest 2024

Posted on Sep 16 2022 - 9:19pm

We are looking for indications of interest for a Philmont 2024 trek! Lottery opens October 1 st 2022.
Please signup if you are interested.

Philmont is the premier high adventure Boy Scout backpacking trip in northern New Mexico!
Traditionally our Troop has done a 12 day trek covering 55-65 miles. We pick the shorter treks to give
more time for fun activities. Generally we hike in the morning making camp by 12-1 pm. In the
afternoon we do activities such as shooting (shotgun, 30-06, muzzle loaders), rock climbing, rappelling,
mountain biking, fishing, and more. The crew will pick the trek that has the activities they want to do.
Scouts must be 14 years old or 13 and completed the 8 th grade. Scouts generally carry packs around 40
lbs in weight while adults carry 50 lbs or more.
The cost for Philmont is lower than Seabase and Northern Tiers because we can drive there. Ballpark
cost is $1100 per person.
Philmont is an experience that you will remember for the rest of your life! If you enjoy hiking you really
should not miss a Philmont trek.

The sign up is on the calendar on June 7th 2024

                     Hiking off trail up “the Wall”

                  Fire Mitigation for Service Project

                         Approaching Mt Baldy

                            Trail cooking

                Navigating by map and compass

        Mt Baldy – 12441 ft – highest mountain in Philmont

                           At the summit of Baldy

District Camporee

Posted on Sep 10 2022 - 12:59pm

The Fall Camporee will take place at Tahosa September 30th- October 2nd. 

The 2022 Black Feather & Centennial Districts’ Camporee is our premier fall camping event featuring Troop Patrols and Venturing Crews competing in Scout skills and fun events.

Our Camporee is a weekend campout for Troops.  It is designed to allow Scouts to participate in one of the oldest traditions in the history of Scouting.  Patrols will compete in various competitions testing their Scout skills from the ranks of Scout to First Class, as well as other fun, exciting and teamwork focused events.

Join for the fun, fellowship, and friendly competition! All Black Feather, Centennial District Scout, and all Denver Area Council Webelos and Scout BSA units may register and attend.

https://denverboyscouts.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?...

$20./ person Early bird registration (until Sept 5th)

$25./ person. up until Sept 25th (last day to register)

Annual 14'er Hike

Posted on Sep 3 2022 - 4:20pm

Please sign up for our annual 14'er hike. 

Mt Bierstadt

One of the easiest 14ers. The hike is 7.25 miles long with 2850 ft of elevation gain and graded Class 2
with a short moderate section with some rocks near the top. Hike is open to all Scouts and their family
members.
This was the first 14er hike Troop 373 did back in 2013. So this will be the 10 th year of annual 14er hikes!
The hike starts at Guanella Pass above Georgetown and accessed by a paved road so 4WD is not
required. Parking can fill up early on a weekend so proposing to leave Newton at 4 am from Newton
and arrive at the Trailhead around 5 am. The hike should take about 5 hours round trip so back down
before noon. We usually stop for pizza at Beaujo’s in Idaho Springs. We would return back to Newton
in the mid afternoon.
If you have any doubt that you can complete this hike please plan to bring a parent to hike with you and
drive separately. That way if you have to go back down this does not deplete the group of adult leaders.
Bring – 10 essentials, a few snacks, 1-2 liters of water, a raincoat, extra clothes, comfortable walking
shoes. Bring $20 to cover lunch and gas if you ride with a parent not your own.

A few pictures from last time: 

 

Amateur Radio program

Posted on Aug 31 2022 - 5:16pm
Did you know that the Denver Area Council has an extensive Amateur Radio program?
 
We support three fully equipped Ham Radio Shacks and mobile radio systems allowing us to offer several opportunities to experience Amateur Radio and earn the Radio Merit Badge.
 
  • ScoutNet - DAC Ham Radio Network held every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. All Ham operators are welcome to join in. Exercise your radio skills and equipment and meet other Scouters involved in amateur radio. We regularly have Ham Operators call in from the both the West and East coasts, Canada and even Europe. 
  • Jamboree on the Air / Jamboree on the Internet Event - This is an INTERNATIONAL event held each year around the world using both Amateur Radio and the Internet to communicate with Scouts from other countries. This year JOTA / JOTI will be held on the weekend of October 14 - 16. You DO NOT NEED a HAM License to participate. You can participate in JOTI from any computer with an internet connection. They have all sorts of games and activities available on the website. 
  • DAC 2022 JOTA/JOTI Event - DAC HAM Radio Team will host a JOTA/JOTI Event on Saturday, October 15th from 9am to 5pm at the Hamilton Scout Headquarters. Come operate a HAM radio station and reach across the world. There will also be an Internet room set up to participate in Jamboree on the Internet. Earn the 2022 JOTA/JOTI patch. To register, go to the DAC Activities calendar. 
  • Radio Merit Badge - During the JOTA / JOTI event on October 15th a Radio Merit Badge session will also be held. Earn the Merit Badge and the 2022 JOTA/JOTI patch. To register, go to the DAC Activities calendar. 
  • Invite a HAM to your next Meeting or Event - We have fully portable systems that can be set up anywhere. So invite us to your next unit meeting, camporee or other event to learn more about Amateur Radio.  

Emergency response team training

Posted on Aug 17 2022 - 2:20pm
Scouts, Scouters & Parents,

The EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM for the Denver Area Council conducts meetings on the FIRST WEDNESDAY of each month at Council Service Center.  10455 W 6th Ave., Suite 100, Denver, CO 80215.  On October 5, they will be offering a basic FIRST AID/CPR/AED training.  On November 2, they will be offering Trauma Training (STOP THE BLEED).  

These courses are ideal for anyone aged 14 or older.  For more information go to the Denver Area Council website monthly CALENDAR.

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