About the BSA
The Boy Scout program is for boys who are 11 through 17 years of age. The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.
About Troop 473
Boy Scout Troop 473 was founded in 1981. We are proud of our affiliation with St. Joseph Catholic Church, and of our more than 50 boys who have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, Scouting’s highest honor.
We meet on Thursday evenings from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. On the second Thursday of each month, our Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) meeting takes place from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m., and on the third or fourth Thursday of each month, our Troop Committee meeting is held during the same timeframe. All meetings are held in the school cafeteria.
Our activities include monthly campouts, summer camps at BSA reservations, and high adventure summer camps in such places as the Florida Keys and the mountains of West Virginia.