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 158 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.

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

Flower Sales are off and running

Posted on Mar 15 2018 - 8:32am

With all this warm weather, it's hard not to start dreaming of beautiful flowers and gardens. Our one and only fundraiser for the year has kicked off and every scout is expected to sell at least $250 worth of flowers. The profits earned support our troop to keep dues low. Additionally, scouts have historically earned 20-30% of their sales for the scout accounts which you can then use to pay for camp, gear, dues, etc.

Sign up for canvassing day, take the order for to your work, talk with friends and neighbors and let's make this a great flower sales year!

Attached is this year's flower order form. 

Look at all the campouts!

Posted on Mar 15 2018 - 8:24am

Camping is at the heart of scouting. There are camping requirements for each rank advancement, so sign up for as many of the upcoming camping trips that your schedule allows.

TIP: Your scout can work on skills in multiple rank advancements. For example, your scout could possibly accomplish the camping requirements for Tenderfoot and Second Class all in one campout. It is NOT required that your scout finish all the requirements of one rank before moving on to the next.

PARENTS: Read through the requirements for rank advancements and go over this with your son ahead of a camping trip. Once he accomplishes these goals, have a scout leader who was on the trip sign off on those requirements in your son's book.

TIP: Make sure your son keeps track off all camping nights in the camping log found in the back of his scouting book. He will need at least 20 nights of camping for the Eagle required camping merit badge.

The same is true with merit badges - you can start and finish a merit badge at any time. For example: are you planning a trip to Washington D.C. or some other place where you'll see a national monument? Great - your scout will need that for the Eagle required merit badge Citizen in the Nation! 

PARENTS: Spend some time at MeritBadge.org to familiarize yourself with the merit badges required for Eagle and the 100+ other merit badges scouts can choose from. You'll be happily surprised at how your scout is already doing some of the activities required for certain merit badges. Does  your scout play sports? Great! There's a merit badge for that. Does  your scout play an instrument? Great! There's a merit badge for that.

TIP: Focus on rank advancement the first year of scouting with a goal of becoming a First Class scout by the end of the first year in boy scouts. Going to summer camp (this year we are going to Tahosa) is incredibly important in reaching that goal as new scouts will participate in a "Trail to First Class" program.

Scouts needed for Color Guard presentation at Denver Area Council Dinner

Posted on Mar 7 2018 - 9:29pm

The Denver Area Council has asked our troop to provide up to 7 scouts for the Color Guard at the annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner. Dinner is included (valued at $50/person!). It's a great opportunity to see a broader vision of scouting. Please sign up asap.

Sales Merit Badge Power Point

Posted on Mar 7 2018 - 9:25pm

Attached is Mr. Short's Power Point from Tuesday's Sales Merit Badge.

Meeting March 6th: Salesmanship Merit Badge

Posted on Mar 3 2018 - 1:50pm

To help kick off our upcoming annual Flower Sales, Mr. Short will be teaching the Salesmanship Merit Badge. It's a great way to gain the skills needed for flower sales and earn a merit bagde. Please kick on the link for Troop Meeting for March 6th on the right side of this page for all the information. Your scout will need to do a little work before the meeting.

New Parent Meeting this Tuesday

Posted on Mar 3 2018 - 1:44pm

Everyone (but especially parents of newly crossed over scouts) is encouraged to attend to learn about the scouting program and how to help your son have a great scouting career. Bring your son's scout book. We will be going over things like rank advancement, board of review, health and consent forms and the website. It's a great time to ask questions! We'll gather in the Newton cafeteria for the flag ceremony, then head over to mini-theater.

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